A new report shows that the Obama administration’s ATF has been illegally stockpiling the personal information of gun owners.
According to the Daily Caller, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted an audit of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and discovered gun owner information was not being removed as required by law.
A common fear of many gun owners is that the government is keeping information about firearm purchases and information that doesn’t belong to it, and according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), that’s happening.
The GAO released a June report after it conducted an audit of the ATF and found that the government agency has been storing the personal information of gun owners in noncompliance with federal law. In particular, two of the four systems were were storing information it’s specifically prohibited from doing.
So this data storage is a mistake that ATF heads purposely want to make. Using the guise of safety and protection, the government wishes to have gun registration without the voluntary gun registration. In other words, every purchase you make is logged, stored, and viewable by any government entity that takes an interest in you.
This should worry every law abiding gun owner in America.
Judge Andrew Napolitano blasted the administration over this report calling their actions ‘reprehensible’ and ‘lawless.’
“It’s reprehensible, it violates federal law, it violates a Supreme Court opinion, it violates our natural right to self-defense, which is protected by the Second Amendment,” he charged.
Napolitano also stated, “This lawless administration has broken (the) law and retained that information.”
Watch his fiery commentary below …
Cross-posted at the Political Insider