A proprietor of a gun store in Montana claims that “heavily armed agents” targeted him before his store opened this week. “Dozens of boxes” of ATF Form 4473s, which are needed to conduct background checks on gun buyers, were confiscated by federal officials. How politely should I express this? WTF is happening?
Owner of Highwood Creek Outfitters, Tom Van Hoose, told KRTV that he has been the target of surveillance for the past two years by “federal and state agencies, involving the FBI, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the DHS, the State of Montana, as well as now the IRS Service,” according to the news source.
Van Hoose made the following assumption as to why his business was being closely watched:
“I can only guess that it’s due to the design of our weapons and the media’s strong opposition to them. The present government appears to be adamant about removing those weapons from common Americans’ hands.”
Since the beginning of the worst presidency in the history of the United States for the American people, gun-grabber Joe Biden and his team have shown themselves hell-bent on limiting the rights of law-abiding individuals who own guns.
The ultimate goal of gun grabbers along with their lapdog state-controlled media is to take away Americans’ Second Amendment-protected right to bear arms by inventing absurd, meaningless terms which include “gun violence,” “assault rifles,” “weapons of war,” “commonsense gun legislation,” and other such nonsense.
So, here is the crucial query:
What statute gives heavily armed IRS agents the authority to seize dozens of boxes containing the names, addresses, birth dates, states and cities of origin, genders, social security numbers, and serial numbers of all firearms purchased by law-abiding Americans who have submitted background checks?
Austin Knudsen, the attorney general of Montana, said this week to Breitbart News:
“I met with the store owner, who revealed to me that 20 heavily armed IRS officials from several states in our area executed a warrant before the opening of his establishment. They grabbed more than a decade’s worth of 4473s in hundreds of cartons. This is very disturbing since it appears to go beyond the parameters of the search order, which restricted the investigation to financial documents.”
“These are records of authorized gun purchases, not financial information. What in the name of God does the IRS require 4473s for? The ATF in Washington, D.C., as well as this situation, appear to be attempting to collect as much of this purchase-related information as they can.”