Obama Regime Forcing Gun Buyers To Declare Race, Ethnicity On ATF Form

Obama Administration Forcing New Gun Buyers To Declare Race, Ethnicity – Washington Times

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The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling.

With little fanfare, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2012 amended its Form 4473 – the transactional record the government requires gun purchasers and sellers to fill out when buying a firearm – to identify buyers as either Hispanic, Latino or not. Then a buyer must check his or her race: Indian, Asian, black, Pacific Islander or white.

The amendment is causing a headache for gun retailers, as each box needs to be checked off or else it’s an ATF violation – severe enough for the government to shut a business down. Many times people skip over the Hispanic/Latino box and only check their race, or vice versa – both of which are federal errors that can be held against the dealer.

Requiring the race and ethnic information of gun buyers is not required by federal law and provides little law enforcement value, legal experts say. And gun industry officials worry about how the information is being used and whether it constitutes an unnecessary intrusion on privacy.

“This issue concerns me deeply because, first, it’s offensive, and, secondly, there’s no need for it,” said Evan Nappen, a private practice firearms lawyer in New Jersey. “If there’s no need for an amendment, then there’s usually a political reason for the change. What this indicates is it was done for political reasons, not law enforcement reasons.”

ATF said the change came about because it needed to update its forms to comply with an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reporting standard put into effect during the Clinton administration. The ATF declined to comment on why race and ethnicity information are needed in the first place or what they are used for. On its prior 4473 forms, the bureau had been collecting race data.

“OMB’s race and ethnicity standards require agencies to ask both race and ethnicity in a specific manner (as done on [Form 4473]), and agencies may not ask for one without asking for the other,” wrote Elizabeth Gosselin, a spokeswoman for the ATF, in an emailed response to The Washington Times. She did not say why the agency suddenly made the change in response to a rule that was more than a decade old.

For ATF to ask for a purchaser’s race and ethnicity is not specifically authorized under federal statute, and since a government-issued photo ID – like a driver’s license – and a background check are already required by law to purchase a gun, the ethnicity/race boxes aren’t there for identification reasons, Mr. Nappen said.

“There is nothing [in ATF or OMB’s website links addressing the change in policy] that supports the requirement that ATF collect race-based information. The OMB guidance merely describes what categories of race should look like if information is collected,” Laura Murphy, the American Civil Liberties Union director for legislative affairs in Washington, said in an emailed statement.

In addition, Mrs. Murphy notes, the OMB guidance was supposed to be implemented by 2003; there’s no information given why ATF decided to make this change almost a decade later, she said.

“If there is a civil rights enforcement reason for the ATF to collect this data, I have not heard that explanation from ATF or any other federal agency,” said Mrs. Murphy.

Both the NAACP and the National Council of La Raza – the nation’s largest national Hispanic civil rights group – declined comment.

Access to the form

The 4473 form is supposed to be kept in a gun retailer’s possession at all times — allowing ATF agents to inspect the form only during the course of a criminal investigation or during a random audit of the dealer. The form is to be kept out of the hands of the government, hence the distinction between “sales/transaction form” and “registration form.” But that isn’t always the case, gun rights advocates say.

“We’ve been contacted by several dealers saying ATF is or has been making wholesale copies of their 4473 forms, and it’s just not legal,” said Erich Pratt, spokesman for Gun Owners of America, a gun advocacy group. “If this is what they’re doing somewhat out in the open, what’s going on behind closed doors? Are these names and demographic information getting phoned [in and] punched into a government computer? Do they ever come out?”

During the time ATF revised its 4473 form to include Hispanic or Latino as an ethnicity, the Obama administration was building gun control cases by saying U.S. firearms dealers were supplying Mexican gangs with weapons and that violence related to the sales was seeping across the border.

In March 2009, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Mexico City and gave a speech against American gun stores and owners – blaming them for the drug cartels’ violence. Mrs. Clinton subsequently told CBS News that “90 percent” of the “guns that are used by the drug cartels against the police and military” actually “come from America.”

About a week later, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. made the same points at a gun trafficking conference outside of Mexico City. In April, the president himself flew down to Mexico to inform President Felipe Calderon that Mr. Holder was going to review U.S. law enforcement operations, according to a 2011 report by the American Thinker.

This political worldview may have fueled decision-making at ATF, Mr. Nappen suggests. Around the same time that ATF started specifying “Latino/Hispanic” on their U.S. purchasing forms, they also required border firearms dealers in Texas, Arizona, California and New Mexico to start reporting multiple rifle sales.

In 2012, when ATF made the Form 4473 modification, they insisted their new reporting requirement for multiple rifle sales in those border states had led to “follow-up investigations involving transactions that might indicate firearms trafficking activities.”

“Was it coincidental [that] about the time the form changed the requirements came in that border states had to report multiple rifle sales, and there was a push in the antigun movement to claim American guns were arming Mexican cartels south of the border?” asked Mr. Nappen.

Although gun advocates speculate on the reasoning behind changing the form, on one thing they are clear: Requiring ethnicity and race to purchase a gun is a clear government overstep, violating Second Amendment rights.

“It’s an overreach, not authorized by Congress, taken upon [by ATF] unilaterally,” said Mr. Pratt. “The president has said his biggest frustration has been not getting gun control enacted – but we can see he’s been very active with his phone and his pen. And this certainly – either intentionally or unintentionally – feeds that notion.”

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Hey kids, take a look at our Bottom Feeding Race Pimp of the Day!

He is a doctor, and kinda full of hate for any Black person that thinks for themself

Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere is a professional Psychotherapist with an office in Columbus Ohio.  He is also a Black Panther and leader of The Black Nationalist Network currently calling for the public “whipping” and “lynching” of Martin Baker

Lei Millere is the ANGRY looking guy. Note his pose of outrage, he thinks it adds legitimacy to his claims of oppression. In reality it just makes him look like a douche. Or maybe he is just constipated, who knows. Baker is the guy who is smiling. He is the target here because he dared think in a manner that the race pimps find inconvenient. When people like Mr. Baker do not toe the line they might make it difficult for race pimps, like LeiMillere to make a living by spreading lies, bigotry, and RAAAAACISM!

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According to Mr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere’s Facebook page, he tried to intimidate Mr. Baker by encouraging people to, “catch, beat, drag and whip” Mr. Baker for being a reasonable man. Here is a screenshot from his page:

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Well, someone is stirring the pot a bit. Talk about a despicable little troll. The Last Refuge has more info on our race Pimp. And of course, you ought to check out the website of the Black Nationalist Network as well. Seems like Lei Millere is looking to cash in on some hate!

Race-Baiting Democrat Councilwoman Walks Out Of Public Meeting After Cop Berates Her (Video)

NY Dem Who Said Feds Are Preparing To Exterminate Black Race Storms Out Of Meeting – Daily Caller

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The New York Councilwoman who claimed the federal government of “AmeriKKKa” is going to “round up and execute” black people following the Ferguson shooting stormed out of a meeting Thursday after a new accusation was leveled against her.

Sgt. Tom Hoffman, president of the Police Benevolent Association, said in the meeting that Democratic Councilwoman Anastasia Robertson took part in a group effort to incite a white police officer to violence, because he was talking to a black woman involved in a domestic dispute, reported the Times Union.

“This is why the black community doesn’t respect the police,” Robertson allegedly said with a camera pointed at the officer. “You only go after black people.”

Hoffman said her effort to foment anti-police sentiment was “unethical and unprofessional,” and asked the Ethics Committee to consider removing her from her position.

She serves on the Public Safety Committee, in addition to her elected position on the Troy City Council.

“I’ve been a proud member of the Troy police department for almost 25 years,” he said as Robertson gathered her things and walked out. “And I have never witnessed a more disrespect towards the group of men and women, who put their lives on the line everyday for the citizens of this community.”

One woman is heard in the video yelling at Robertson to “sit down and take it!”

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How about some hard truth?

Andrew Klavan does what so few of us have the guts to do where issues of race are concerned. He speaks clearly, and make some of the very same points I have been trying to make for years.

American black people are being lied to and the lies destroy them. They are being lied to by corrupt people like Attorney General Eric Holder and Al Sharpton Jr. and Jesse Jackson and the leftists in our news media. They are being told that their poverty is due to prejudice and that the police are targeting them out of bigotry. They are being told that the dreadful existence of slum life grew out of slavery and is being perpetuated by hatred.

The Left has used race AGAINST Black people, and against other minorities as long as, well, their was a Left. They do this as part of the larger strategy of creating divisions based on race, gender, sexual orientation, age, income, you name it. The left uses this to get people obsessed with their “identity”. They seek to make all of these “minority groups” into victims, who blame every negative experience on discrimination against their identity. They wish them to think a certain, way, and yes vote a certain way based on that “identity”. The idea is to create not individual thinkers, but group thinkers who are so consumed with their gender/race/religion, etc. that they lose any sense of individuality. This strategy has been effective to varying degrees, but it is has been used most destructively against Blacks in America.

But the poison of lies does not discriminate. It taints the lives of white people too. White people see blacks rioting when a thug like Michael Brown gets shot by a cop. They see network news people trying to portray this thug as “a gentle giant,”a “little kid in a big body,” an “unarmed teen,” as if a six-foot 250 pound 18-year-old man at the very height of his strength couldn’t rip a cop’s head off with his bare hands!  White people see the Attorney General, the chief law officer of all the people, identifying himself as a “black man,” and calling blacks “my people.” They see looters from out-of-town robbing stores and saying, “We deserve this.” They see lowlifes like Sharpton and Jackson being treated like statesmen. They see a cop being set up as a scapegoat in the name of the narrative. They are told it is politically incorrect to describe what’s right in front of them.

And they get angry. Well, of course they do. It’s not right. It’s not fair. White people get angry and they fall into the trap of their anger. They start to think the problem is black people. “Black people are natural thugs; black people are given to violence; black people would rather wallow in their state-funded poverty than pull themselves up by their bootstraps.”

Which is also nonsense. The behavior of poor black people is much the same as the behavior of poor people everywhere: the poor Irish the British used to hate, for instance, or the poor ashkenazi Jews who were once the despised Russian criminal class. or anyone trapped in the hellish slums of post-industrial cities. Even the shenanigans of cheapjack political sharpies like Holder had their analogues in the political histories of other races on the rise. When it comes to sin and corruption, we are none of us exempt.

The narrative of racism is just as much a lie on one side as on the other. The path out of poverty lies through free market capitalism, family, education and hard work. It’s the same path for every race and every race can take it. Black people are special only in that they are being kept off the path — kept from even seeing the path — by the Holders and Sharptons and network news teams who benefit from their poverty in all kinds of ways.

How true. We are all tricked, or most of us into looking at only race when events like the ongoing fiasco in Ferguson happen. Whatever racial aspects there are to that shooting, and right now NO ONE knows if race had a damn thing to do with Michael Brown being shot, we are focused on nothing but race, race, race. This is because of that division game the Left has mastered. The media talks of nothing but race, and usually push not facts, but the version of the facts they wish to push. They have their minds made up. If a Black youth is shot by a police officer it is race driven. Likewise Blacks who have been taught their whole life that EVERYTHING negative they ever experience is due to racism, and that the only meaningful thing about them is to be found in their skin color, and that America, and law enforcement are inherently racist, will likely see race as THE issue. The tragic fact is Black Americans are taught that their color is WHO THEY ARE, and that they must hold certain ideological opinions or else they are a traitor to that color.  Again, throw in that so many Black educational and political leaders are Leftists who profit from the racial divisions, and you see how such things occur. 

We must stop this cycle and reject the train wreck that is Leftism. All people, regardless of gender of color or religion or orientation are individuals. Just as we should not judge others because of those factors, we should never think as anything but an individual. We were all created as such, as individuals. We were blessed with brains not to conform, but to think. Not for our race, not because of our race, but for ourselves. We are Individuals with many differences, many cultures. But, there is one thing all of us do share as Americans. We have individual liberties that cannot be taken away. Those liberties matter so much more than pigmentation, and if we cease to think, and act as individuals, those liberties will soon be meaningless.

 

 

 

Another Day, Another Riot (Edward L. Daley)


In a press briefing today, President Asshat Obama said he “understands the passions and the anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown.” I suppose if you’re a racist dirtbag, you’d be angry about somebody who happens to have the same skin color as you getting shot by a cop with different skin color. Then again, if you’re a normal, decent American, you’d probably react like I have to the information made available thus far, which is to not judge the case until all the facts are made known. So, like our glorious leader, I too understand the passions and anger of the rioting cretins in Ferguson; they’re lawless parasites who automatically assume the cops are at fault whenever a black guy is shot dead by a police officer.

Obama also stated that his Justice Department – headed by the most corrupt, racist Attorney General in modern history – has opened a civil rights investigation into the incident. What he doesn’t explain is why he finds it necessary to open any sort of federal investigation into a police shooting where no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the officer involved has yet to be revealed.

Let’s take a look at what we actually KNOW happened, not what we think may have happened.

1. On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson were caught on surveillance video apparently stealing cigars from a convenience store in Ferguson, Missouri a short while before being confronted on the street by police officer Darren Wilson.

2. Michael Brown was an intimidating figure of a man who was over 6’4″ tall and weighed nearly 300 pounds.

3. Officer Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown.

4. Michael Brown had the cigars he allegedly stole on his person when he was killed.

5. A preliminary, private autopsy performed by Dr. Michael Baden – former forensic medical examiner for the New York State Police – found that Michael Brown was shot four times in the right arm and twice in the head.

6. The fatal shot entered through the top of Michael Brown’s head, suggesting that he was bent over when the shot was fired.

7. All the shots came from the front.

8. Michael Brown had marijuana in his system when he was shot.

So, is it possible that the officer in question shot Michael Brown just because he doesn’t like black people? Sure, but it’s also just as likely that the shooting was completely justified, or that it was unjustified but not racially motivated. The fact is we don’t know what happened in this case, and until more evidence comes to light, it is irresponsible for anyone to be speculating about it, or calling for investigations by any entity other than the Ferguson Police Department.

As for the people currently plundering the town of Ferguson, don’t think for a minute that they’re doing so simply to make a political or social point about poor, innocent Michael Brown. No, they’re also doing it because they’re crooks, and crooks are always looking for an excuse to take things that aren’t theirs and destroy other things just for the fun of it.

Trust me on this, normal, law-abiding people don’t go on violent rampages no matter how morally outraged they may claim to be. Only criminals do that.

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A very sad commentary on the mindset of too many Blacks in America

In seeking to memorialize Saint Mike Brown, residents of Ferguson set up a shrine to honor his memory, H/T Clash Daily

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It amazes me how Liberals do not look at such scenes and say WTF? What are the people who placed those objects trying to say about Brown, and, more importantly, what are they saying about their community? Is this really what they honor? It baffles me how some in the “Community” are always going to attack the police, no matter the facts. And it amazes me that these same folks will defend the “victim” no matter what he did. Yes, there are cases of police abusing their power, yes, those cops ought to be punished, but there is no sane reason for the riots, looting, and thuggery, none at all. 

The sadness of this photo is also that the race pimps of this nation have brainwashed so many Liberals, especially Black Americans into not merely believing their race propaganda, but somehow NEEDING to believe it. Honestly, I can think of nothing more despicable than to tell a race of people that everything, everything about them is based solely on their skin color. To teach them, that everything bad in their life is because of their race, and of course because of the Republican Party. Of course, race pimps have to make a living, so actually helping to solve problems in the Black community? No, that does not pad their wallets, that does not keep Blacks voting almost exclusively for the Democratic Party now does it?