Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
    (Susquehanna County)
    Age
    75
    Posts
    1,803
    Rep Power
    338342

    Default G.O.A Alert on B.A.T.F's Michael Sullivan

    G.O.A Alert on B.A.T.F's Michael Sullivan

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Senate Close To Confirming A Ted Kennedy-style Liberal To BATFE
    -- Contact your Senator immediately

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    http://www.gunowners.org

    Tuesday, December 4, 2007


    "We'll miss him in Massachusetts, but he'll be a strong leader at
    ATF, and I look forward to working with him on key issues on gun
    control." -- Senator Ted Kennedy


    The above quote highlights all you need to know about Michael
    Sullivan, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
    Firearms and Explosives.

    Sullivan was, unfortunately, nominated by President Bush to
    permanently take over ATF this year. Right before Thanksgiving, the
    Senate "hotlined" his name for unanimous consent approval.
    (Hotlining is a parliamentary maneuver which allows non-controversial
    bills or nominations to be unanimously approved by the Senate without
    debate or a vote.)

    GOA immediately sent a letter to each Senator's office, urging them
    to oppose the Sullivan nomination. Thankfully, one senator
    subsequently objected to Sullivan's approval, and his nomination was
    put on hold. However, that legislator is now coming under fire from
    other senators, who are asking him to withdraw his "hold."

    That's why it's important for gun owners to contact their two
    Senators. Under Sullivan's leadership, the ATF has gone berserk.
    Sure, the problems at ATF didn't originate with him, but Sullivan has
    certainly done nothing to put out the fire.

    While discussing the agency's 2008 appropriations bill, the House
    Commerce & Justice committee issued a stinging rebuke for the ATF:

    "The committee has heard reports that ATF has pursued license
    revocations and denials against firearms dealers based on violations
    that consist largely of recordkeeping errors of various types that
    are unlikely to impede tracing investigations or prosecution of
    individuals who use firearms in crime. The Committee encourages ATF
    to consider lesser gradation of sanctions for recordkeeping errors."
    [House Committee report on HR 3093.]

    The strategy, that was begun long before Sullivan arrived, has
    continued unabated under his tutelage. ATF inspectors try to find
    any violation they can, usually focusing on clerical mistakes.

    A family gun business that had been in operation for years in
    Baltimore, Maryland was attacked because of the "wanton, repeated
    crime" of abbreviating Baltimore as "Blto" on the teeny,
    tiny spaces
    on the 4473 forms.

    Now, the agency has turned their collective guns on Red's Trading
    Post in Idaho, among others. Even though one ATF agent told the
    manager that Red's was "one of the best small gun shops" he'd ever
    seen, the ATF has continued its assault on this gun shop (which has
    been in business for decades) for minor clerical mistakes and failing
    to put up a poster.

    According to WorldNetDaily, one judge who is familiar with the Red's
    Trading Post case found "the ATF speaks of violations found during
    the inspections of 2000 and 2005, but fails to reveal that additional
    investigations in 2001 and 2007 revealed no violations or problems."
    The judge also noted the ATF was exaggerating the situation by
    "double counting" some violations.

    The agency holds a continuing animus against gun owners and dealers.
    Inspectors have no handbook under which to operate, and the absence
    of such written procedures allows them to be arbitrary and
    capricious.

    Americans don't need an anti-gun cop from Massachusetts as the
    Director of the federal gun police.

    CONTACT: Please ask your Senators to oppose anti-gunner Michael
    Sullivan as the Director of the BATFE. You can use the pre-written
    message below and send it as an e-mail by visiting the GOA
    Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm
    (where phone and fax numbers are also available).


    ---------- Pre-written letter ----------

    Dear Senator:

    I urge you to OPPOSE the nomination of Michael Sullivan for the head
    of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Under
    his leadership, the ATF has gone berserk. Sure, the problems at ATF
    didn't originate with him, but Sullivan has certainly done nothing to
    put out the fire.

    In July, a House committee report on HR 3093 rebuked the ATF for
    pursuing license revocations and denials against firearms dealers
    based on "violations that consist largely of recordkeeping errors of
    various types" that are unlikely to impede tracing investigations or
    prosecution of individuals who use firearms in crime.

    Red's Trading Post in Idaho is one of the many gun dealers that have
    been frequently harassed by the ATF. Even though one ATF agent told
    the manager that Red's was "one of the best small gun shops" he'd
    ever seen, the ATF has continued its assault on this gun shop (which
    has been in business for decades) for minor clerical mistakes and
    failing to put up a poster.

    According to WorldNetDaily, one judge who is familiar with the Red's
    Trading Post case found "the ATF speaks of violations found during
    the inspections of 2000 and 2005, but fails to reveal that additional
    investigations in 2001 and 2007 revealed no violations or problems."
    The judge also noted the ATF was exaggerating the situation by
    "double counting" some violations.

    Finally, the fact that Ted Kennedy wants to work with Sullivan on gun
    control is reason enough to find another candidate to head up the
    ATF. Kennedy said, "We'll miss him in Massachusetts, but he'll be a
    strong leader at ATF, and I look forward to working with him on key
    issues on gun control."

    Because of these concerns, I would ask that you please oppose the
    Sullivan nomination, and instead work with Gun Owners of America and
    the NRA to find a nominee who will protect the rights of innocent gun
    owners.

    Sincerely,


    ****************************

    Find YOUR Senators' FAX/phone number here:

    http://www.theorator.com/senate.html


    spy1
    View Public Profile
    Send a private message to spy1
    Send email to spy1
    Find all posts by spy1
    Add spy1 to Your Buddy List

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Houtzdale, Pennsylvania
    (Clearfield County)
    Age
    50
    Posts
    144
    Rep Power
    13

    Default Re: G.O.A Alert on B.A.T.F's Michael Sullivan

    E-mail sent,thanks Larry
    Steve

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    DELCO, Pennsylvania
    Age
    60
    Posts
    70
    Rep Power
    7593

    Default Re: G.O.A Alert on B.A.T.F's Michael Sullivan

    Received an email this evening from G.O.A. also and was about to post the same Alert. Sent emails to both Senators. Thanks for posting Larry.

    John

    CONTACT: Please ask your Senators to oppose anti-gunner Michael
    Sullivan as the Director of the BATFE. You can use the pre-written
    message below and send it as an e-mail by visiting the GOA
    Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm
    (where phone and fax numbers are also available).

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Dover, Pennsylvania
    (York County)
    Posts
    2,131
    Rep Power
    1861

    Default Re: G.O.A Alert on B.A.T.F's Michael Sullivan

    Message sent.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    State College, Pennsylvania
    (Centre County)
    Age
    35
    Posts
    598
    Rep Power
    214765

    Default Re: G.O.A Alert on B.A.T.F's Michael Sullivan

    Quote Originally Posted by Brown-Bear View Post
    Message sent.

    ditto!

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
    Oh yes, thats how it starts. The road from legitimate suspicion to rampant paranoia is very much shorter than we think.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Pottstown, Pennsylvania
    (Montgomery County)
    Age
    41
    Posts
    266
    Rep Power
    5306

    Default Re: G.O.A Alert on B.A.T.F's Michael Sullivan

    Nice of Bob Casey to make an email address so available and easy to find....


  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
    (Wayne County)
    Posts
    314
    Rep Power
    14

    Talking Re: G.O.A Alert on B.A.T.F's Michael Sullivan

    emails sent also sending snail mail letters.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    somewhere, Pennsylvania
    (Berks County)
    Age
    45
    Posts
    6,912
    Rep Power
    2967463

    Default Re: G.O.A Alert on B.A.T.F's Michael Sullivan

    Closing this thread, there's already a discussion in the National Law and Politics section:
    http://www.pafoa.org/forum/national-...-sullivan.html
    "Political Correctness is just tyranny with manners"
    -Charlton Heston

    "[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms."
    -James Madison, Federalist Papers, No. 46.

    "America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy." [sic]
    -John Quincy Adams

    "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies."
    -Thomas Jefferson

    Μολών λαβέ!
    -King Leonidas

Similar Threads

  1. What the Sullivan County cheriffs office just told me.
    By icp4life162005 in forum General
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: January 23rd, 2008, 08:22 PM
  2. Replies: 11
    Last Post: December 7th, 2007, 11:07 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: July 3rd, 2007, 05:09 PM
  4. St. Michael
    By PA Dave in forum General
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 15th, 2007, 05:58 PM
  5. Replies: 4
    Last Post: September 24th, 2006, 12:02 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Local gun shops | Local shooting ranges | Philadelphia Shooting Ranges | Philadelphia Gun Shops | Pittsburgh Shooting Ranges | Pittsburgh Gun Shops