Monday, December 10, 2007

Anti-Second Amendment Individual Tapped to Head BATFE

Gun Owners of America recently released this alert regarding the Bush administration’s pick to head the BATFE. The candidate, Michael Sullivan, has the ringing endorsement of leading anti-Second Amendment proponent Senator Ted Kennedy:

"We'll miss him in Massachusetts, but he'll be a strong leader at ATF, and I look forward to working with him on key issues on gun control."

The recent record of the BATFE is replete with instances where the department has overstepped its authority and bounds, and received a stinging rebuke from the House Commerce and Justice Committee during the discussions around the 2008 appropriations bill:

"The committee has heard reports that ATF has pursued license revocations and denials against firearms dealers based on violations that consist largely of recordkeeping errors of various types that are unlikely to impede tracing investigations or prosecution of individuals who use firearms in crime. The Committee encourages ATF to consider lesser gradation of sanctions for recordkeeping errors. [House Committee report on HR 3093.]"

The last thing America needs is a strongly anti-Second Amendment individual running the BATFE. This nomination represents a clear and present danger to the Civil Rights of American citizens. I urge you to go to the GOA site which will direct you to their Legislative Action

Until next time!!!

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