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Friday, June 22, 2012

ATF tells Alaska Congressman it broke no laws

In a breaking follow up to a previous story concerning possible violations of federal law by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in Alaska, the ATF has written an official letter to an Alaska Congressman stating that it broke no laws.
U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, sent a letter to the ATF in April inquiring about reports that agents had visited numerous gun stores in the state asking that they turn over their "bound book" containing the names of customers and their purchases.
Government agencies are prevented by law from receiving or keeping such information unless it is part of an ongoing criminal investigation, and even then the requested information must be specific to the crime being investigated.

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