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on yesterday's House hearings

Discussion in 'Legal' started by alan, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. alan

    alan Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    sowest pa.
    People who weren't able to view yesterday's web cast might find the foowing of interest.

    America's Aggressive Civil Rights Organization

    February 16, 2006

    JPFO ALERT: The Farce on Capitol Hill

    For those who were unable to watch the BATFE Congressional
    Hearings, JPFO has an audio recording available for
    download at www.jpfo.org/batfehearings.htm . We anticipate
    aquiring a transcript of the hearing by early next week.

    Despite the ostensible purpose of the proceedings -- to
    investigate allegations of abuse by ATF agents -- a fair
    amount of airtime was spent on the subject of private sales
    at gunshows, or "closing the gun show 'loophole'." One
    firearms dealer suggested all private sellers be required
    to retain a copy of the purchaser's ID, while a Congressman
    suggested requiring background checks on all private
    purchases. One must question why our leaders find the
    private sale of firearms so worrisome...and what they
    intend to do about it.

    Some additional quotes from the hearing:

    "'The problem is 90% black.'" - Annette Gelles (Owner,
    Showmaster Gunshows), quoting ATF agents

    "Under 30 and black, that's what they're looking for." -
    Susan McCoombis (private investigator)

    "'We have to do some [residency checks on white buyers]
    or we'll catch flack.'" - Susan McCoombis, quoting ATF
    agents at Richmond gun show

    "Every woman who comes to my table to buy a firearm is
    automatically a straw purchaser." - John White (gunsmith)

    "I find it very difficult to believe ATF agents were
    engaging in racial profiling!" - (Congressman, name

    At the end of the hearing, Chairman Roble 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?

    Download the file, listen to it, and distribute it widely.
    Ask yourself, "Do my representatives really represent ME?"
    And then ask yourself, "Aren't I ready for a Bill of Rights
    culture?" ( http://www.jpfo.org/borculture.htm )

    - The Liberty Crew


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