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renaissance_warrior
November 09, 2008, 03:49
Law Without Legality

As a subscriber to your good magazine, I am writing to you to find out if you are aware of the recent announcement of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service that it intended to
"change" the regulations of the Federal Firearms Act. Of course, these "changes" turn out to be a drastic and vicious tightening of this act far beyond anything contained in the act itself, such as entering premises for
search and seizure without a warrant or warning, presumably on any pretext or none at all, and other equally reprehensible features.
In effect, this power-greedy bureau is writing its own law to supersede that of the Congress.

Perhaps I should draw your attention to the fact that this dangerous action, and others more and more restrictive that may logically be expected to follow in due time constitute not only a serious threat to shooters but to patriotic citizens as well; and that this time, they are not emanating from the crackpots and members of the lunatic fringe but from the henchmen of the administration itself. What can be done about this situation? Something should be.

George W. Courtney
Richmond, Indiana

Copied from 'Guns Magazine' October, 1957. Any questions about that 'slippery slope' and 'mission creep'?