Interesting article in this week's (9/2) Las Cruces Bulletin. BATF agents entered gun stor

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Interesting article in this week's (9/2) Las Cruces Bulletin. BATF agents entered gun stores and copied the names of everyone who purchased a gun in the last 6 months. They then have harrassed people who are on this list: "One caller [to the Heart to Heart radio show] said he had been stopped for a minor traffic violation and when the police officer ran a routine computer check, was told that a warrant had been issued for his arrest. Apparently, BATF had filed for the warrant because he had moved from the address he lived at when he purchased the gun and was not there when the agents tried to confirm the information found on dealer records." The BATF has been giving different stories to different gun shop owners as to why they have been doing this: "The 'gun smuggling' story was told to some; others were told the bureau was doing this 'to prevent another Waco' (!) or as part of a criminal investigation. Still other teams reportedly said they didn't know why they were taking down the information." Interestingly enough, the BATF p.r. person Franceska Perot stated when asked about agents copying down every name "That's not my understanding of what they were supposed to be doing." If you want a copy of the paper (I have no afillation with them), call (505) 524-8061. To complain to the BATF (Houston office) call (713)449-2073. ============================================== Another file from The Soapbox BBS "Your Infotainment Specialist" An all text BBS specializing in e-zines and other unique text files. (919) 387-1152 - Up to 16.8 kbs - 8N1 Fidonet 1:151/142 - FREQ FILES for file list ===============================================

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