Sunday, February 19, 2006

Others' thoughts on the BATF hearings

I've babbled on enough on this week's hears on the BATF-Richmond Showmasters gun show hearings of this week. I thought you might want to read what some others are saying.

The Farce on Capitol Hill

At the end of the hearing, Chairman Roble (ah guys, that's "Coble"--FH) mentions that the ATF will be present at a subsequent hearing on the 28th to answer questions. It is interesting to note, however, that the Congressional calendar shows no events listed for the 28th, ATF-related or otherwise. Will this future hearing be public, or a closed-door "inquiry" that is nothing more than a farce?

Congress Told of ATF Seizures, Threats to Gun Buyers

Agents of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), allegedly acting without warrants or legislative authority to do so, seized firearms from at least 50 gun show patrons in Virginia according to congressional testimony and an agency document made public Wednesday. Witnesses also testified that African-American and female gun buyers in Richmond, Va., and Pittsburgh, Pa., were profiled based on their race or sex and some in Pittsburgh were threatened with arrest by ATF agents for alleged actions that are not violations of law.

I find it interesting to note that the legacy media is totally mute on this story.

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