Skip to comments.Attorney responds to claim that consistency was purpose behind ATF form change
Posted on 07/12/2012 9:21:13 PM PDT by marktwain
An attorney reporting a change to ATFs Form 4473 Firearms Transaction Record requiring gun buyers to identify if their ethnicity is Hispanic or Latino, says dismissing the revision as simply a move to standardize race and ethnicity on all federal forms is a lame excuse that ignores several key considerations. Evan F. Nappen responded this morning to follow-up questions to yesterdays Gun Rights Examiner report about a revision to the gun purchase form that went into effect on Monday.
If this is just a consistency update, then it is to make sure every federal agency is consistent with their racism, Nappen responded.
A government agency, during the Clinton administration, after studies by social scientists and comments from activists from different groups, says use this racist approach for reporting and that somehow makes it okay to NOW use it on a 4473 and enforce via NICS [National Instant Check System], he explained, admitting that while ATFs latest change does mimic a government-wide 1997 directive from the Office of Management and Budget, that directive only pertained to agency action such as statistical reporting, general program administrative and grant reporting, and civil rights and other compliance reporting.
Plus, he added, it was supposed to be implemented by 2003.
There are key differences here, Nappen elaborated, explaining A 4473 is not included in the above categories. A 4473 is not agency reporting. It is a mandatory government document that stands between us and the free exercise of a right."
Because it is blatantly racist, strict scrutiny applies here and three tests must be satisfied for it to be lawful, he continued. It must be justified by a compelling governmental interest, it must be narrowly tailored to achieve that goal or interest, and it must be the least restrictive means for achieving that interest.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
I hope the attorney Mr. Nappen holds true to his word and makes a federal case out of this.
I look forward to the day when the only “compelling interest” government has is in how long it will be before the People get tired of their crap and start building scaffolds in front of capitols and courthouses.
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