Monday, February 13, 2006

BATF Abuse at Gun Shows.

Most people remember the ATF and their shenanigans surrounding Virginia gun shows.

No? Well, the ATF decided to harass law-abiding gun show patrons by releasing the records to local law enforcement, which in turn, when to the homes and jobs of several of the people identified by the ATF. Asking neighbors, family, and employers about their feelings about the person owning firearms.

Some very stupid things to do in my opinion.

On February 15, at 4:00 p.m., the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security will hold an oversight hearing to investigate apparent wrongdoing by BATFE at a Richmond, VA gun show last August.

In 2004-05, a troubling pattern emerged at a number of Richmond, VA-area gun shows, where hundreds of BATFE agents and state and local police staked out local shows. Immediately upon learning of these incidents, NRA began investigating and working to ensure congressional oversight hearings would be held to determine any wrongdoing and ensure BATFE was not overstepping its bounds or violating the law.

More information can be found here.
and here

Will this acomplish anything? Probally not.

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