Skip to comments.BATFE Killing Idaho's Oldest Gun Shop
Posted on 03/22/2007 3:29:49 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Red's Trading Post in Twin Falls, Idaho, is the state's oldest gun shop, opened since 1936. In 2004, a routine BATFE audit revealed minor clerical errors. According to Red's, out of nearly ten THOUSAND firearms transferred between 1996 and 2004, the alleged error rate did not even reach 1%. Even the BATFE acknowledges these are minor paperwork errors -- there are no missing firearms and no willful illegal acts.
And yet the BATFE has revoked the ability of Red's Trading Post to acquire firearms for resale, although they're still permitted to sell the firearms in stock ... for now. But that's not enough -- the BATFE wants to revoke Red's license permanently.
Red's appealed, was denied, and are now headed to federal court. They have spent over two years and $20,000 in legal fees in this battle and are now taking it public. You can read more about Red's Trading Post at http://www.redstradingpost.com/atf.php and view their fact sheet (in MS Word format) at www.jpfo.org/redsatffactsheet.doc .
The Red's Trading Post site even includes an article about a competitor -- Blue Lakes Sporting Goods -- who was similarly railroaded by the BATFE. In an act of supreme hubris, the BATFE actually denied the Blue Lakes the right to appeal until AFTER they were in the middle of a "Going Out of Business" sale!
Unfortunately, as our readers know, this is hardly unusual behavior for the BATFE.
During the March 28, 2006 Congressional BATFE hearings, attorney Richard Gardiner testified that the BATFE's "enforcement" tends to focus on trivial violations that do not affect public safety, and that the BATFE imposes an unreasonable standard of perfection on FFLs ( http://judiciary.house.gov/media/pdfs/gardiner032806a.pdf ). That latter is especially ironic considering the extremely poor state of the BATFE's own record-keeping, about which they routinely perjure themselves in court (see and hear it from the mouth of the NFA Branch chief himself at http://www.jpfo.org/rollcall.mp4 ).
JPFO understands that enough is enough. We plan to bring this rogue agency to its knees with our upcoming documentary _The Gang_ ( www.jpfo.org/thegang.htm). Throughout its production, we've received help from criminal investigators, historians, attorneys, BATFE victims, rock legend Ted Nugent, Knob Creek Enterprises, _Unintended Consequences_ author John Ross, and many others. Everyone who understands the true threat to our freedoms that the BATFE poses owes these people a very big thank you.
We plan to list these heroes in the Producer's Circle of the film credits -- it's the least we can do. And it's not too late for YOU to join them. If you want to be listed in the Producers circle, we need your contribution RIGHT NOW. Go to http://shop.jpfo.org/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=16 . A donation of $250 or more will get you listed, plus you'll receive a free DVD copy of the finished film and a copy of our book _"Gun Control": Gateway to Tyranny_.
Do it for Red's Trading Post. Do it for Blue Lakes Sporting Goods. Do it for ALL the victims of the BATFE's arbitrary, capricious "enforcement". Most of all, do it for yourself.
Do it today.
- The Liberty Crew
P.O. Box 270143
Hartford, WI 53027
Phone (262) 673-9745
Fax (262) 673-9746
JBT's in action.
If this is the BATFE under GWB, I shudder to think how they will be under Giuliani (who understands the 2nd amendment now!)
Another outrage from a "we know better than you do" government agency.
Your friendly neighborhood JBT coming to a gun store near you.
Another federal agency funded by the citizens completely out of control. Shut it down. The sooner, the better.
just remember where g. gordon said to aim for on these nazis.
If I were the President, I'd shut the BATF and E down if I saw only a single tiny mispelling error or numbers additions mistake on their annual budget submission.
If that's true, every FFL in the country ought to get together to fight this crap...
Well, the Republicans were working on a bill to deal with this problem .
Now the Dims have control, so we can forget about the bill's passage . It's just another reason why it was imperative to keep Republicans in power . This will be a long hard painful lesson for our side , and maybe one day we can get the Congress back in Republican hands .
In violation of the Constitution, Congress gives legislative power to unelected bureaucrats. The problem with these government agencies is the arbitrary nature of their actions which have the force of law. Thus, we have a renegade agency driving legitimate businesses out of business.
Comrades, it will get worse.
I don't buy that. Republicans had the majority for 4 years, and the VP as backup. If this was a priority you'd think they'd have done this before McCain-Feingold and the Drug Prescription for Seniors bills.
This problem wasn't brought to their attention that long ago. These problems take time to get to Congress and then legislation has to be crafted . Then it has to make it through the whole legislative process . In this case it was from the bottom up, not from the top down, like the bills you're comparing this to.
So if you don't buy that , see how you like the Dim solution to this problem . It will be non-existent .
Could be worse.
Unfortunately, you've got that right...
"Well, the Republicans were working on a bill to deal with this problem ."
The Republicans had 8 years to deal with this problem. 8 YEARS and sat on their fat sorry behinds and did nothing to aleviate the problem.
Time to take matters into our OWN hands unless we lose it all.
In pursuance to the Constitution, it is time for the people to remedy the problem by authority of the Second Amendment which is activated when the security of a free state has been breeched. That happens when the feds send in armed thugs and goons to repress the people.
Time to put them on immediate notice and order them to hand over all their weapons. They have assumed powers we did not authorize them to have.
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