With hundreds of thousands of illegals flooding into this country, the law enforcement leadership is concentrating on harassing law abiding gun owners!
From today's VCDL VA-ALERT. For those of you not in VA, you can still follow the instructions below, as it will work with all 50 states:
In the NRA's Cam Edward's interview of the CNSnews.com reporter, a new allegation came out: the BATFE had planted hidden cameras at the last few Richmond gun shows and lied to the building owners saying that the BATFE had permission to do so from the gun shown owner, Annette Gelles!
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Trouble is that it was illegal since things like filming are controlled by gun show management.
Annette learned by accident, when a similar attempt in NoVA was brought to her attention by building management. In that case BATFE was sent packing.
I am getting tired of shaking my head at the shameful actions of BATFE.
Roy B. Scherer has been going after information from Richmond and the VA State Police.
Richmond Police officer Major McCoy acknowledged Richmond having 8 officers at the show, but didn't mention the patrol officers who were dispatched to people's houses.
VASP representative Corrine Geller acknowledged the task force, but said that the State Police did not go knocking on doors.
We still haven't heard from Henrico, who also had their hands in this mess.
Member Hank Moody asked that I share information to those who might like to help Annette cover her legal fees in the fight against BATFE. If you are so inclined, here is her contact info:
P.O. Box 10277,
Blacksburg VA 24062
Many of you have already contacted Senators Allen and Warner and your local representative. Member Mike Wright said that Virgil Goode's office is investigating.
IT'S NOW TIME FOR US TO ACT
We need to contact Senator Allen, Senator Warner, and your local Congressman.
Simply go to the VCDL web page:
And at the bottom of the right-most column and in the section labeled 'Write to Congress,' type in your ZIP code and click "GO"
You will then be at the NRA email system for the Federal Government with contact info for Senators Allen and Warner and your Representative.
At a Richmond gun show in on August 13th and 14th the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) stepped way over the line by actually sharing National Instant Check System (NICS) information with local police, who then dispatched officers to the houses of people who were in the act of purchasing guns at the show! Family members were asked questions like, "Did you know your husband was buying a gun today?" "How many guns does your husband have?"
Worse, if no one was at home, neighbors were contacted about the purchase!
Other law-abiding citizens who attended the show were harassed by the BATFE and then let go since those citizens had done nothing wrong.
The police presence at the show was so overwhelming as to be intimidating to both lawful customers and dealers.
More information on these BATFE abuses can be found in the CNSnews.org article that first broke the story:
I urge you to demand an explanation from BATFE about this operation and have a Congressional hearing on the matter since it appears that Federal privacy and gun laws were broken.
We are a nation of laws in which the ends does not necessarily justify the means. The rights and freedoms of the good people of this Country are sacred. Perhaps the time has come to ask if the 'F' in 'BATFE" should be removed.
Please let me know what you are going to do about this abuse of power by the BATFE.