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Posted: 2/13/2006 11:12:22 AM EDT
If you get the chance to watch this webcast it should be interesting:

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OFF ALERT 2/13/06
CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS OF BATF ABUSES SCHEDULED.

Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership has sent an alert concerning Congressional hearings on recent outrageous actions taken by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.

You may have received an alert from JPFO yourself, but if not, the hearings are scheduled to take place on the Wednesday, February 15th at 1:30 Pacific time.

For background on this issue, please visit this site <http://www.jpfo.org/alert20060209.htm>

These hearings are scheduled to be webcast, so you can watch them on your computer.

You can use this link to connect to the hearings <http://judiciary.house.gov/schedule.aspx>

Click the calendar on the 15th, and scroll down to link to the BATF hearings.

As you know, this agency has a long history of abusing its power and attacking innocent gun owners. These hearings should be interesting to say the least.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:19:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 8:08:36 AM EDT by Noxspector]
Maybe they shipped Alma out of the country on vacation so they couldn't get their hands on her to testify?



LOL!
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 11:25:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Noxspector:
Maybe they shipped Alma out of the contry on vacation so they couldn't get their hands on her to testify?



LOL!



And you think you were joking ....
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:04:15 PM EDT
anyone hear the results of this hearing?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:49:56 PM EDT
Wasn't able to watch this earlier.

Haven't been at a location I could watch it yet.

Anyone know if there's a recorded copy available to watch?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 11:46:45 PM EDT
Hrmm.

Well.

judiciary.house.gov/oversight.aspx?ID=214

The Chairman's Opening Statement, and the statements of 3 witnesses are online.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:08:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kythri:
Hrmm.

Well.

judiciary.house.gov/oversight.aspx?ID=214

The Chairman's Opening Statement, and the statements of 3 witnesses are online.




Thanks for the link. I read the first two before I had to hit the sheets last night.

WOW!

DEA gone Gung-Ho!!!!
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 3:04:28 PM EDT
you mean....someone is actually doing something about that virgina thing? Wow....
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 11:56:45 AM EDT
OFF ALERT 02/19/06
HEARINGS ON BATFE ABUSE BECOME FORUM FOR NEW GUN CONTROL

If you missed the BATFE hearings in the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, held on the February 15th, we'd like to give you a brief wrap up.

Annette Gelles, a gun show promoter, testified about outrageous harassment and abuse at the hands of ATF agents and other law enforcement officers at gun shows in Virginia.

Stories were told of customers having agents show up at their homes to grill their family members about gun purchases, sometimes before they even returned home from the show. If no one was home, neighbors were questioned.

James Lalime, a private citizen who worked as a salesman for an FFL dealer sometimes, was detained and questioned, all while law enforcement agents, some with obscenities printed on their tee shirts, made ridiculous and unsupported accusations against him.

But as is so often the case, the star of the show was a FFL dealer whose comments were largely an attack on private collectors. John White, a former police officer, seemed more concerned that collectors were able to sell guns without the onerous background checks that are required of dealers, than he was about the abuses being perpetrated by the ATFE agents and other police officers.

The legislators present expressed more than a little skepticism at the stories they were told. Congressman Delahunt, from (where else?) Massachusetts, virtually accused the witnesses of lying about the good men and women of BATFE. And he and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee used the hearing to promote even more gun control.

The Chairman,Howard Coble, missed no opportunity to repeat over and over, that they were NOT there to criticize ATFE.

No one from ATFE testified, although the chair indicated that they would be at a future hearing.

We believe that these hearings may easily turn into a new attempt to impose Oregon style gun show restrictions (or worse) on a national level.

The behavior of law enforcement at gun shows in Virginia was inexcusable and frightening. BATFE has a long history of abuses against gun owners, and this was only one more example of that abuse. If Congress members continue to bend over backwards to defend or deny the actions of BATFE, look forward to a new attack on your rights and privacy, both by rogue law enforcement agents and members of Congress.

You can watch the entire hearing on line using his link:

<http://boss.streamos.com/real/hjudiciary/crime/crime021506.smi>
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:58:16 PM EDT
Man someone needs to be kicked in the nuts at the ATF. That is some serious bullcrap. Anyone trying to justify their actions needs their heads checked. Pretty soon i will need an anal probing to buy a new mountain bike if this keeps up.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:56:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sortafast:
Man someone needs to be kicked in the nuts at the ATF. That is some serious bullcrap. Anyone trying to justify their actions needs their heads checked. Pretty soon i will need an anal probing to buy a new mountain bike if this keeps up.



Who *needs* an assault-bike like that !?!?!
They are inherently dangerous and should be banned -- its for the children!!!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:54:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 7:55:26 PM EDT by Sortafast]

Originally Posted By PhilipPeake:

Originally Posted By Sortafast:
Man someone needs to be kicked in the nuts at the ATF. That is some serious bullcrap. Anyone trying to justify their actions needs their heads checked. Pretty soon i will need an anal probing to buy a new mountain bike if this keeps up.



Who *needs* an assault-bike like that !?!?!
They are inherently dangerous and should be banned -- its for the children!!!


yeah who needs to go 20ft into the air anyway. 3ft is good enough right?

And yes it is my bike (not my wife's) and yes those parts a purple.
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