Billions of dollars.
That's what may be waiting for potentially thousands of gun
owners who have been falsely incarcertated due to the random,
capricious, and yes -- fraudulent -- firearms testing performed
by promotion-driven ATF thugs. The Congressional Research Services'
memo ( www.jpfo.org/ATFguntests.pdf
) verifies the lack of legitimate and standardized testing procedures.
Furthermore, in a letter dated March 2, 2006, the ATF acknowledges
this lack and states, "...the Firearms Technology branch
is in the process of converting these procedures into written
form." ( www.jpfo.org/atfwritingprocedures.pdf
Believe it or not, this is GREAT news. Why? Because heads of
this bureaucracy have officially acknowledged -- in writing!
-- that thousands of prosecutions have not been based on accurate
standardized testing procedures. _Every case_ can be
re-opened and CHALLENGED!
So who's going to pay for these lawsuits? In an ideal world
where justice prevails, those who profited by railroading innocent
gun owners with flimsy and misleading "evidence" should
be tried in court. If found guilty, they should be held accountable:
in additon to losing their jobs, they should forfeit all of
their government benefits, have their assets seized to recompensate
their victims, and even serve time.
Do we think this will happen? No. Unfortunately, jobs for "the
boys" are more important than justice for American citizens.
The taxpayers are going to end up footing the bill, but even
this isn't entirely bad. Watching their hard-earned money disappear
into lawsuits, taxpayers will be far more critical of the ATF's
actions when it becomes known they THEY must pay for the ATF's
incompetence and malice.
Recently, Carl Truscott stepped down as director of the BATFE,
and has been replaced by Michael Sullivan, a sitting US Attorney.
Could the Department of Justice be waking up to the massive
liability posed by the BATFE? Are they trying to get the BATFE
under control before "billions" becomes "trillions"?
Or is it merely smoke and mirrors, putting on cosmetic reforms
while going about business as usual?
We suspect the latter.
This dark episode of government criminals falsely jailing Americans
is a cancer that cannot be solved by reform, readjustment or
realignment. Like all cancers, it must be eradicated completely.
All government agents, including members of Congress, must be
held accountable for their actions. This is especially true
for apologists like James Sensenbrenner, who uncritically praises
the ATF ( http://www.jpfo.org/images/sensenbrenner.jpg
) and bottles up legislation that could help ensure simple fairness
in firearms testing ( http://www.jpfo.org/alert20050519.htm
), all while boasting of his support for the Second Amendment.
It is estimated that right now there are over 1000, perhaps
even 2000, innocent gun owners who are rotting in federal prisons
due to the actions of both major political parties who continue
to fund the BATFE. We MUST let everyone know the danger this
rogue agency poses for Americans, and why we must fight to abolish
Our new documentary _The Gang: Using the Law to
Destroy Your Freedom and Security_ will not only
get the word out, but make it easier to pursue the lawsuits
that could result in the destruction of the BATFE. But it won't
happen without your support. Visit The
Gang to learn more about this documentary, and how you
can support us in our efforts to abolish the BATFE forever.
Remember, the sooner _The Gang_ is
made, the sooner we win ... and they lose.
The federal regulation of firearms is destroying our freedoms.
_Anybody_ who defends the BATFE must be given the boot!
Protect your rights -- pass this alert along.
- The Liberty Crew
PS: LAWYERS WANTED! Are you a lawyer who specializes in civil
rights violations cases? If so, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We are creating a registry of lawyers to whom we can refer
gun owners whose rights have been violated.