This was an obvious attempt to intimidate most United States citizens to stay away from a gun show.
From the ether: "In your article "Virginia Police Accused of 'Persecuting' Gun Shows" you named Brian McComas as the belligerent ATF agent. His real name is RY (space added by FrPR) AN McCO (space added) MAS. I should know, because we were classmates for 10 weeks at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy. The class consited of 24 ATF agents and 24 agents from other agencies, mostly Inspectors General. I can assure you that McComas fits the definition of the Jack Booted Thug, and anybody who ignores the Constitution he has sworn to support and defend has no business in law enforcement and gives the rest of us Special Agents who love this country and the Constitution a bad name. Thanks for your article. Please don't use my name, as I particularly don't want a visit from the ATF."