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Anchors
03-22-2011, 3:27 PM
I saw this on another forum I was lurking and couldn't find a dupe on here.

3/11/11
Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, which must be reauthorized soon, is of particular concern.

This section allows the FBI to seize business records — including the 4473 forms that gun buyers fill out. The only significant caveat is that the FBI must claim that the seizure of records is needed pursuant to “an authorized investigation.”

But since a secret court is required to rubber-stamp the government’s request (unless it fails to make even a specious case), the FBI can easily abuse its authority. The Inspector General found that, between 2003 and 2006, the FBI may have violated the law over 6,000 times with respect to their authority under various provisions of the PATRIOT Act.


:TFH:

http://www.ammoland.com/2011/03/11/will-congress-lay-the-groundwork-for-gun-confiscation/