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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Red's Trading Post Saga

I try to post on items directly related to Virginia gun rights or of interest to Virginia gun owners. I think this is one such item. The number of Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealers has been reduced dramatically since the beginning of the Clinton years, and the Bureau of Tobacco, Alcohol, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) has been directly involved in this phenomenon. There is a direct relationship between the number of gun dealers and the availability of firearms for law-abiding citizens.

Readers of the VSSA blog may be familiar with the ongoing battle between BATFE and Red's Trading Post in Idaho but if you are not it is worth a few minutes visit tothe blog of Red's owner, Ryan Horsley. Red's Trading Post is a longtime staple of the business community in Twin Falls, Idaho and Ryan is continuing the family business against the unlimited wallet (i.e. yours and my tax dollars) of BATFE.

Ryan has been featured on NRA News several times as well as numerous other news outlets that report on gun related news. Check Red's blog for regular updates on this abuse of power by the ATF Seattle Field Division.

1 comment:

The Mechanic said...

I tried to become a BATF&E agent but failed the written test. I could tell the difference between a women holding a baby and a man holding a rifle. That is a failure to the feds.