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Tuesday, August 23, 2005


What Country Is This Again?

Last time I checked, it was the United States of America...but then I read this:

(CNSNews.com) - The federal agency that regulates U.S. gun dealers stands accused, along with at least three Virginia law enforcement agencies, of trying to shut down legal gun shows through alleged intimidation of gun buyers and sellers. The law enforcement organizations also allegedly broke the law by sharing gun buyers' information with members of the public.
According to the complaints he received, Van Cleave said officers were dispatched to the homes of the prospective gun buyers to speak with family members, asking for example: "Gee, did you know your husband was going to a gun show today? Do you have his cell phone number? Did you know he was buying a gun?

"If people weren't home they, in some cases, went to neighbors" to ask the same questions, Van Cleave said.
Title 18 Section 923 of the U.S. Code concerns the licensing of gun dealers and appears to support Van Cleave's position. It contains the following restrictions on the information collected during the process of a gun purchase:

"(g)(3)(B) Except in the case of forms and contents thereof regarding a purchaser who is prohibited by [federal law] from receipt of a firearm, the department of State police or State law enforcement agency or local law enforcement agency of the local jurisdiction shall not disclose any such form or the contents thereof to any person or entity, and shall destroy each such form and any record of the contents thereof no more than 20 days from the date such form is received."
Your Papers! Show me your Papers!

This is absolutely beyond the pale. The ATF has apparently taken upon themselves to abuse their stature as 'law' enforcement to intimidate people who were acting not only within the law, but within their Rights. Whomever is responsible for this breach of trust needs to be canned. Simple as that.

When will people wake up and realize that all of our rights are important, not just the ones in the 1st amendment? I hope it's before we complete the ongoing transformation into slaves of the State.


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