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       I did some searching on the Black Talon and found that media reports at the time were highly inaccurate, to say the least. No surprise there, I guess. I stand corrected.

       From the ATF website:

       

    Mission

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is a principal law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice dedicated to preventing terrorism, reducing violent crime, and protecting our Nation. The men and women of ATF perform the dual responsibilities of enforcing Federal criminal laws and regulating the firearms and explosives industries. We are committed to working directly, and through partnerships, to investigate and reduce crime involving firearms and explosives, acts of arson, and illegal trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products.

    I know all about Ruby Ridge and Waco. They fucked up badly. But  LaPierre is out of line comparing these guys to "goosestepping Nazis". That kind of rhetoric does nothing to advance the discussion. I am, by the way, a gun owner and supporter of gun rights.

       Unquestioning obeisance? Sheesh.
       

       

    What's the difference between Vietnam and Iraq? Bush knew how to get out of Vietnam.

    by happy camper on Tue Dec 26, 2006 at 08:19:12 AM PST

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    •  It's a start... (0+ / 0-)

      But did you know that the ATF is actually a tax-collection agency? It's true; they report directly to the treasury dept. And they have their own air force.
      You see, there are many things you've been misled about regarding gun control, from Black Talons to "undetectable" plastic Glocks to .50BMG rifles as terrorist weapons.
      I would encourage you to take the time to research the subject yourself and separate the fact from the rhetoric.
      Best,
      -John

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