You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
This discussion would require an entirely new thread.hahah...am I evil?
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
This is a good article on the subject of crime guns. Money quote:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...ocon/guns.htmlATF officials say that only about 8% of the nation's 124,000 retail gun dealers sell the majority of handguns that are used in crimes.
I didn't know this either, but I was trained by the ATF this year. I'd say that one of the most valuable things that the ATF does is to attempt to deter/prosecute these kinds of illegal sales of weapons.
FWIW, the BATFE (mostly known as the ATF) is my favorite federal agency. Most of the guys and gals who work for BATFE have street cop experience before they go to work for BATFE, and their work shows. I know that they are the favorite punching bag of the far right, but when it comes to actual street level crime, BATFE is the best federal ally that most local police agencies have access to. They aren't afraid to get their hands dirty and work in the street, they share information readily, they serve willingly on joint task forces, and they don't have to own everything that happens. This is very dissimilar from other federal agencies.
Last edited by Catz Part Deux; 01-27-11 at 05:11 PM.