Thursday, November 5, 2009

Abolish the BATFE

Long ignored in Congress and the Whitehouse, the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution mandates that the Federal Government is forbidden to engage in any function not expressly laid out in the Constitution.

For example, the creation of The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE, one of approximately 50 federal police agencies) is not authorized by Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution.

The history of the BATFE is riddled with murder, theft, perjury and obstruction of justice and the BATFE continues to terrorize and imprison law-abiding gun owners and dealers. This is the same gang whose agents admit to routinely falsifying documents and perjuring themselves to get warrants and wiretaps against law-abiding gun owners. The BATFE has been flooding the peaceful homes of law-abiding gun owners with rivers of blood for more than two decades.The BATFE even used my tax dollars to buy its agents Leatherman knives engraved with the words “Always Think Forfeiture!”

Hardly a year goes by without another slew of scandals -- tales of misconduct, abuse of power, sexual harassment and corruption. It never ends.

Why should innocent, law-abiding gun owners and dealers have to live in fear of a rogue, anti-gun federal agency? I urge Congress to abolish or defund the BATFE (and most of the other federal police agancies) before any more innocent people are killed, lives ruined, or property stolen.

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