Friday, October 26, 2007

Congress Rebukes BATF For Going After Gun Dealers

From WorldNetDaily:

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been given a
by Congress for its aggressive attacks on firearms dealers who may have paperwork errors in their record-keeping.

The citation in the 2008 Appropriations Bill was pointed out by Ryan Horsley, who manages the historic Red's Trading Post in Twin Falls, Idaho, and blogs about 2nd Amendment issues.

As WND has reported, his company is in a court fight now with the federal agency over paperwork errors that largely involved insignificant issues, such as a missing poster or a purchaser failing to provide a county of residence to accompany and street and city address.

Inspectors for the BATFE have been visiting his business regularly in search of records mistakes, he said.

Read it all at the link above.

This kind of thing must be stopped.

What did Congress say?:

"The committee has heard reports that AFT has pursued license revocations and denials against firearms dealers based on violations that consist largely of recordkeeping errors of various types that are unlikely to impede tracing investigations or prosecution of individuals who use firearms in crime," the members of Congress said. "The Committee encourages AFT to consider lesser gradation of sanctions for recordkeeping errors."

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