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September 28, 2006

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ATF Gets Slapped: House approves new rules for gun dealers

Since the highly publicized incidents at a Virginia gun show in which Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents were widely considered to be overly aggressive and even unruly with gun dealers, some legislators seem to be looking to slap them on the wrist. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan, NRA-backed bill (277-131) that would force the ATF to consider intermediate penalties, including civil penalties or a license suspension, that fall short of automatic revocation of a dealer’s license. Click here for the story.


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