Skip to comments.BREAKING! Rep. Young wants ATF explanation about AK records checks
Posted on 04/26/2012 9:30:14 AM PDT by marktwain
Alaska Congressman Don Young today demanded to know why agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been asking gun shop owners in the 49th State for copies of their gun sales records.
As this column reported, ATF agents had contacted gun shops in Anchorage for the bound books which contain information on gun buyers. Federal law prohibits federal agents from doing that, and they know it. Gun rights activists across the Northwest are furious.
The situation has caused an uproar in the firearms community, and Young a member of the National Rifle Association Board of Directors is adamant in his two-page letter that he wants answers. Here is a press release Youngs office forwarded to this column:
Rep. Young Demands Answers from ATF
WASHINGTON, D.C. In a letter sent today, Alaskan Congressman Don Young called on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to explain why its agents have been visiting Alaskan gun dealers and asking for copies of their gun sale records (bound books and 4473 forms). While BATFE agents are permitted to conduct routine compliance inspections, federal law strictly forbids the removal or copying of a Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) records. Despite what the law clearly states, Ive heard from several Alaska gun shop owners who are being hassled by the ATF, said Rep. Young. As I have told the gun shop owners, the ATF has no right to either copy or remove their records and if any attempt is made, they should refuse it. Over the past 30 years, Congress has consistently passed legislation prohibiting the collection of information from gun dealers that would go towards the creation of a list/database of gun owners. In 2011, that prohibition was made permanent.
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September 1st? Is that a special date?
yep...Tea Party Festival....super hugh.....as Drudge would say
Arresting them is exactly what county sheriffs ought to be doing.
I could not put the book down, and as the reviewer ask. Could this happen?
I think it has started already....
Yeah.....my tag line....let’s roll....
I didn’t keep the link but within the last few months IIRC some gunshop owner was complaining about the feds wanting his books. Looks like this behavior is spreading.
I hope that the 3 dealers that complied and handed the files over go out of business.
Obamah wants our guns.
That's what Fast & Furious was all about, to proclaim US guns were responsible for border violence. Yeah, US guns ATF provided to criminals.
official announcement is April 30th
That’s why Republicans who are neutered pantswetting bunny rabbits are worse than useless. That’s not even counting the ones who are actually liberals.
You guys are teasing me.
I want something to chew on! (Besides the restraints...)
If your tagline is something going to happen, makes me wish I lived closer than 3000 miles to DC...
not DC....out west
You could always fly in and rent a truck...;)
Or better yet, fly to NH and ride shotgun with me!
I think that if they close they are supposed to forward the records to the BATF (assuming that their dog didn't eat them). You want the BATF to be justified?
I know what TEOTWAWKI means, I just wondered if you had something specific in mind.