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BATFE nominee gets hot opposition

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Dave Workman, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    “The nomination of Andrew Traver is more proof that Barack Obama has complete disregard for the Second Amendment and the rights of firearms owners. We have serious concerns that the agency, under his leadership, will maintain any semblance of cooperation with the firearms industry, over which BATFE exercises considerable control.”—Alan Gottlieb, CCRKBA



    Traver nomination to lead BATFE sparks hot opposition - Seattle gun rights | Examiner.com

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  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    The gun grabbers have figured out that they can't get further gun control laws passed in Congress so they are now going to try to regulate the second amendment out of existance.
     
  3. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Obama, the gift that keeps on giving.

    Thanks libs.
     
  4. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Worst president ever.
     
  5. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    Some one with some photo chap skills needs to make that picture and that line into a DE-motivational poster.
     
  6. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    You don't even need that. Despair.com has a diy area. All you need is a photo and some witty text. Hopefully, someone does better than I do.

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  7. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    :buttrock:

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  8. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    In terms of 2nd amendment issues, I would have to disagree. Bill Clinton actively pursued an anti-gun agenda, signed the AWB into law, and oversaw many horrific abuses of authority by the ATF (Waco, Ruby Ridge etc.) in the mid-90's.
     
  9. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    In-so-far, with that as the only subject, i will have to agree. But it's not over yet.

    In general, yea, i'll go with worst ever.
     
  10. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    NRA Strongly Opposes Gun Grabber Andrew Traver to Head BATFE

    Yea, its not over yet. I don't think he is going to go directly after gun, but slowly put people in positions of power that will be able to.
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    The NRA strongly opposes President Obama’s nomination of Andrew Traver as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE).

    Traver has been deeply aligned with gun control advocates and anti-gun activities.

    This makes him the wrong choice to lead an enforcement agency that has almost exclusive oversight and control over the firearms industry, its retailers and consumers.

    Further, an important nomination such as BATFE director should not be made as a “recess appointment,” in order to circumvent consent by the American people through their duly elected U.S. Senators.

    Traver served as an advisor to the International Association for Chiefs of Police’s (IACP) “Gun Violence Reduction Project,” a “partnership” with the Joyce Foundation.
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    NRA Opposes The Nomination Of Andrew Traver to Head BATFE

    Both IACP and the Joyce Foundation are names synonymous with promoting a variety of gun control schemes at the federal and state levels. Most of the individuals involved in this project were prominent gun control activists and lobbyists.

    The IACP report, generated with Traver’s help, called on Congress to ban thousands of commonly owned firearms by misrepresenting them as “assault weapons,” as well as calling for bans on .50 caliber rifles and widely used types of ammunition. The report also suggests that Congress should regulate gun shows out of existence and should repeal the privacy protections of the Tiahrt Amendment—all efforts strongly opposed by the NRA and its members.

    Traver also participated in an extremely deceptive NBC Chicago report (City Sees Assault Weapons Increase on Streets | NBC Chicago ) in which he referred to “the growing frequency of gang members and drug dealers using heavy caliber military-type weapons” and described them as if they were machine guns: “Pull the trigger and you can mow people down.”

    Traver and his agents provided the reporter with a fully automatic AK-47, with which she was unable to hit the target. He then said that stray bullets are “one of the main problems with having stuff like this available to the gangs.”

    As the Agent-in-Charge of Chicago’s BATFE office, Traver knows that fully automatic firearms are not available through normal retail channels—the opposite of what was implied in the report.

    An agency involved in the regulation of a fundamental, individual right guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution should not be led by an individual with a demonstrated hostility to that freedom.