The BATFE, Harassing Americans Since Inception

As anybody who reads the rambling I post can tell I hate the BATFE. I hate the agency because they justify their existence by harassing innocent Americans. Take for example this…

The BATFE is doing their best to go door to door an harass the inhabitants of the area because Mexico is blaming us for their crime problem. There are some gems in this article…

In front of a run-down shack in north Houston, federal agents step from a government sedan into 102-degree heat and face a critical question: How can the woman living here buy four high-end handguns in one day?

The house is worth $35,000. A screen dangles by a wall-unit air conditioner. Porch swing slats are smashed, the smattering of grass is flattened by cars and burned yellow by sun.

How can a woman living in a $35,000 house buy four “high-end” handguns in one day? Well first of all what business is it of the BATFE’s? Americans have a right to bear as many arms as they damn well please. Just because somebody lives in a small home doesn’t mean they can’t afford guns. Hell maybe they purposely bought a cheap home because they feel their money is better spent elsewhere. I know several people who have small homes because they don’t care about their dwelling and they would rather put their money into something to do care about.

All told, Mexican officials in 2008 asked federal agents to trace the origins of more than 7,500 firearms recovered at crime scenes in Mexico. Most of them were traced back to Texas, California and Arizona.

I love how the media loves to bring up the total number of guns handed over for tracing but never report how many guns actually traced back to America.

It turned out two handguns, of a type drug gangsters prefer, were bought by a pastor for target practice.

And what type of handgun do gangsters prefer? As far as I know gangsters prefer whatever they can get that will do the job. Some basic details would be nice to have. For all we know they could be .22LR pistols.

The lamest so far came from a police officer: He said he bought a few military-style rifles, left them in his car and — on the same night — forgot to lock a door. He couldn’t explain why he didn’t file a police report or why he visited Mexico the day after the alleged theft.

This I’m actually impressed with. You notice they said military-style rifle instead of “assault weapon.” As for the rifles going missing unless proof can be presented that officer is innocent under out laws. I’m not saying he didn’t sell guns across the boarder but I’m saying he’s innocent until proven guilty.

This sort of shit really pisses me off. It’s one thing if you question somebody because you have evidence pointing to the fact they are doing something illegal. It’s another thing to go door to door inquiring about a household’s firearms. Just remember everybody that without a court order you don’t have to answer an law officer’s question nor do you have to let them into your home. If you get a BATFE officer questioning you about your guns refuse to answer those question. If they knock and your door and want to come in don’t let them unless they have a warrant.

I also love how this article pointed out a handful of cases where the BATFE found weapons potentially crossing the border but didn’t report on the number of leads that ended up going nowhere. Bias? I think so.