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Weaponized government

Barack Obama weaponized the government for use against his political opponents. The IRS, Operation Chokepoint, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, etc. He was, of course, planning on handing that over to Hillary. Oops.

Apparently, weaponizing the government is just what democrats do: Unable to Ban Guns, Lawmakers Want to Weaponize the ATF Against Gun Dealers

As to their big plan:

Ostensibly, the “Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act” (a name that maintains the congressional tradition of pompous bullshit) is aimed at “gun dealers who engage in illegal sales practices,” which is to say it’s supposed to make it more illegal to do illegal stuff. This isn’t a new practiceRepresentatives Ted Deutch (D Fla), Jim Langevin (D R.I.), and Gwen Moore (D Wis.) are hardly alone among lawmakers in thinking that what the country with the highest incarceration rate in the world (although we should take a few countries’ official numbers with a grain of salt) needs is more people behind bars. And these three are also in good company in thinking that augmenting legal penalties with arbitrary harassment is the key to a better world.

Let’s make it illegaler!

6 Responses to “Weaponized government”

  1. nk Says:

    Ted Deutsch is the Congressman of Coward County, in case you didn’t know. Along with Debbie Wassername-Schulz and Alcee Hastings.

  2. Phssthpok Says:

    Wait, wait, wait….

    Are we talking about the very same ATF that strong-armed certain FFL’s into completing transfers they didn’t want to do in ‘Fast and Furious’ which those FFL’s pro-actively tipped off the ATF as being highly questionable?

    They want the “Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act” to empower **that** ATF even MORE?

  3. JTC Says:

    The conscription of private businessmen into service as defacto federal agents is more than anything else why I don’t do the FFL thing anymore.

    But I do take solace in the fact that I did my part in expanding the private national armory inventory, which in the last decade or so has been expanded by a number roughly equal to the total in the century or so prior to that (thanks BHO and HRC!). IOW a conservative 150,000,000 added in that period to the existing 150,000,000 means about 300 million firearms are in circulation today.

    And consider this little nugget from ATF regs:

    “When a transaction takes place between unlicensed persons who reside in the same State, the GCA does not require any record keeping. An unlicensed person may sell a firearm to another unlicensed person in his or her State of residence and, similarly, an unlicensed person may buy a firearm from another unlicensed person who resides in the same State. It is not necessary under Federal law for a Federal firearms licensee (FFL) to assist in the sale or transfer when the buyer and seller are “same–State” residents.”

    “Unlicensed person” and “Nonlicensee” translates to “private citizen” in the real world. And as to that “state of residence” thing? Pretty much means what you want it to mean. Good luck to fedgov’s “weaponized agencies” in regulating that. Sorry to my former brethren in the biz, they’re just not that needed anymore to exercise your Constitutional rights.

    But it’s also reason for concern and vigorous opposition when various gov agencies start in with retroactive “bans” even of stupid shit like bumpfires, etc.

    None of this is to say or encourage any kind of illicit activity, the prudence you use in all your other activities apply, just not at the point of the gun of gov agent. The private national firearms marketplace is open; patronize it every chance you get for these reasons and others. It’s the only way I buy anymore.

  4. Lyle Says:

    Outlaw assault and murder. Problem solved.

  5. Ron W Says:

    “The private national firearms marketplace is open; patronize it every chance you get for these reasons and others. It’s the only way I buy anymore.” –JTC

    Yes!

  6. Richard Says:

    Tit for tat is the only strategy that works. Counter-weaponize and they will be incented to give it up or better yet just leave. And if it doesn’t work, we have still hurt our enemies.