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Today’s blacklisted American: Biden administration increases closures of gun stores by 500%

The goal of Democrats: Banning the 2nd amendment
The goal of Democrats: Banning the 2nd amendment

They’re coming for you next: The Biden administration has increased its forced closures of legal gun stores by more than 500%, often revoking licenses for minor reasons such as typos.

In the years before the Biden-Harris administration took over the White House, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives usually revoked an average of 40 Federal Firearm Licenses (FFLs) per year. But, in the 11 months since Joe Biden declared war on “rogue gun dealers,” the ATF has revoked 273 FFLs — an increase of more than 500%. However, rather than targeting the true rogues, Biden’s ATF is revoking FFLs for the most minor of paperwork errors, which were never a concern for the ATF until Biden weaponized the agency.

“This has nothing to do with the ATF and everything to do with the DOJ,” said John Clark of FFL Consultants. Clark is a firearm industry expert who said the ATF announced the number of revocations at a recent Firearm Industry Conference. “The vast majority of the ATF don’t like this any more than the industry does,” he said. “It’s Biden.” [emphasis mine]

Meanwhile, the investigative journalism project of the the Second Amendment Foundation has been stonewalled by the ATF, having filed freedom of information requests with it on this issue almost a year ago, with no response.

The consequences of this harsh Biden policy has of course not reduced the number of gun crimes, in the slightest. What it has done however is to discourage gun dealers from working with the ATF, out of fear of being shut down for the slightest infraction:

Agents in ATF field offices who chose to remain anonymous have told NSSF [National Shooting Sports Foundation] the “zero tolerance” policy will do more harm than good. It will dry up their most valuable source of intelligence on criminal activity — the local gun store owner who wants criminals to be locked up.

Now, owners are forced to consider the unintended consequences of trying to do the right thing. Tips of suspect activity could lead to an inspection and a misplaced entry in a record book could put that gun store owner out of business.

Moreover, the policy has shifted the ATF’s resources away from actual criminal investigations. Rather than investigate crimes of violence that involve guns, the Biden administration is forcing the ATF to focus on going after legal gun dealers who only sell guns to ordinary Americans, and in the past were glad to work with the ATF to catch real criminals.

As always, the insane brainless calls for “gun control” from the left have nothing to do with reducing crime. These draconian actions are entirely aimed at preventing ordinary Americans from having guns, on canceling the second amendment of the Bill of Rights, and for increasing the power of the government against those citizens so that it will have an easier time smashing its boot into their faces.

Meanwhile, these same Democrat politicians are doing everything they can to release violent criminals as they simultaneously let them get away with murder, literally.

Sure doesn’t seem like these leftists really care about preventing crime, does it? No, what they actually care about is power, unfettered and uncontrolled power, giving them the ability to crush anyone that stands in their way.

It is time that ordinary Americans not only stop listening to these politicians, it is way past time for ordinary Americans to remove them all from office.

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  • Cotour

    There is a reason why there are 4 or 5 hundred million guns and the ammo to use with them in the hands of the public.

    And its not because guys like to hunt.

    By any means necessary means by any means necessary and they mean it now on every front and full spectrum.

    If there is a midterm election in November and if it is relatively secure and relatively honest the Democrats will be experiencing the beginning of their loss of political power for at least the next ten years, hopefully more. They have revealed themselves for exactly what they are, radical, Leftist, Globalist aligned Socialists. And the majority of Americans can no longer not see that.

    So they must load as much into the next few months as they can.

  • Jay

    Talking with my friend who is part of gun rights podcast, he mentioned that because of this, a lot of FFLs are no longer transferring guns. It is just not worth it.
    This is one of many bag of tricks that Biden and the ATF, which has a horrible reputation, are using to curb legal gun ownership.

  • Col Beausabre

    What used to be dealt with by a letter pointing out a violation and requiring a correction, now leads to revocation of one’s license – which means you have lost your ability to earn a living (as it does for any employees). “Zero tolerance” say the idiots in DC, who are just fine with putting violent felons with long histories of arrests back on the street. Just one example

    “Harris was supposed to have a bond hearing Tuesday morning. Court watchers said they were prepared to go to court to monitor his case when they realized there was no bond hearing because Harris was already out of jail – and not because he posted bond.

    Jail records show that Harris has been arrested 10 times since 2013. The charges include breaking and entering, burglary, gun charges, possession of stolen goods, resisting a public officer, felony larceny, felony conspiracy, interfering with an electronic monitor and probation violation.”

    Where’s “Zero Tolerance” here.? What has happened to “Three strikes and you’re out” laws? No let’s concentrate on minor errors in paperwork, that will keep our communities safe.

    And for how many years have we heard the lie, “We’re not out to take your guns, we just want “better” gun laws”?

  • Andi

    Minor edit in paragraph after second quote : “going after legal gun dealers”

  • Andi: Thank you as always. Fixed.

  • pzatchok

    I can not see how this will slow down the sale of firearms legally, now do I see it slowing down the illegal trade in firearms.
    But then again I am not a fascist democrat progressive.

  • Alton

    Leader of the Senate Gang of 20 Boo-ed at the Texas State Republican Convention:

    STARTING at 1:25

    A New Twist…..the Great ? AOC from NYC
    Gun Control is……… RACIST……..!

  • James Street

    I lost all my registered guns in a tragic boating accident last week.

    It appears ammo will be a better investment for the coming underground economy than the stock market.

  • Cotour

    Related, its all related:


    I am receiving flyers and promos for the coming political primaries in NY.

    And there is a young person who seeks the Democrat seat for state assembly, and they promote themselves as being: “Principled”, “Innovative” and “Moral”. And they proudly tell everyone that they are endorsed by, AOC. And due to their promotions, I now understand that they are a Democrat Socialist, are “Progressive” and will tend to be a part of the extreme radical Left “Fundamentally change America” movement. And we see now where that has delivered us all. You see it and you know it.

    What bothers me specifically about their stated “Morality”? You can be principled and innovative; I have no problem with those alleged attributes, they are easy enough to establish over time whether you as an empowered politician in fact possess them and the electorate can make their adjustments going into the future in subsequent elections.

    BUT, when an aspiring politician tells me that they are “Moral” and I understand they are a part of the extreme Radical Left Democrat Socialist party, that gives me extreme pause. What does their subjective flavor of “Morality” indicate in the context of what they are a part of and the political power that they seek?

    From what I have been able to establish through evidence is that these kinds of people are very much authoritarian and can justify ANYTHING based on their subjective morality. These kinds of people guided by their subjective interpretation of their morality see themselves, as all socialist social engineers, as more qualified than you to make essential decisions for you, your family and the direction of your community and country. We all saw how these types of ideological people acted during the Covid pandemic. They all to a “Progressive”, Democrat Socialist man and woman were ready to mandate through force that you be injected with what is still an experimental mRNA drug into your body without much choice, locked down, isolated and whether you could even work or not.

    They have also determined that violent criminals who in many situations need to be isolated from civil society need to be not locked up and are to be set free to do as they please. The total promotion of chaos and insanity in the name of “Social Justice” and “Equality”. Which is a total confabulated and self-serving “Progressive” Leftist load of BS.

    My conclusions? Trust no aspiring or empowered politician that tells you how moral they are, especially if they are established to be a part of a Democrat Socialist movement or ANY extreme group of zealots in America. The only result that can manifest is their being able to force their subjective authoritarian morality on you, your family, your community and your country. They are telling you who and what they are, are you listening?

    It always leads to oppressive authoritarianism: See yesteryears authoritarian Democrat Socialists below. What’s old is new.–~D

  • Max

    pzatchok’s comment reminded me of one Joe Biden made, and voted. apparently you were in agreement 30 years ago.

  • Star Bird

    Shut down Gun Shows but allow for Looters, Rioters and Arsonists to run loose we have even more reasons to have Biden Impeached

  • pzatchok

    When your boss is yelling to get something done about the gun problem all the flunkies can think of doing is going after the low hanging fruit, the easy targets. the law abiding citizen.
    They can’t go after the real criminals, if they could do that they already would have.

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