To the DOJ

Here’s what I sent along:


I’m writing in regards to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives continuing efforts to revoke a federal firearms license from an Twin Falls, Idaho dealer known as “Red’s Trading Post” for what amount of minor paperwork issues, that, from my understanding, amount to 0.4% paperwork.

As a taxpayer, I would prefer BATFE concentrate its efforts on pursuing criminal trafficking of firearms, and not spend limited resources fighting in court to revoke licenses of firearms dealers who are making an honest effort to navigate the admittedly complex maze of federal gun laws and regulations.

Langhorne, PA

Yes, I signed my real name, not my pseudonym. Basic, to the point, not to long. Let’s them know we’re concerned. As much as I would like to say “I’d prefer ATF go **** themselves” that approach doesn’t tend to work very well. Let them know we’re watching. If there’s anything bureaucrats don’t like it’s the spotlight shining on their activities.

If you make it too long, or just drone on about the second amendment, or something like that, they’ll just trash it.  I know this seems hard to believe, but government bureaucrats don’t generally tend to care too much about your constitutional rights.

4 Responses to “To the DOJ”

  1. Nate says:

    I hope it’s ok, but I copied and pasted this (changed the name and location) and sent it to the BATF as well. I think we should all do it, because if you do nothing, you have no right to b*tch.

  2. Linoge says:


    Going to change the verbage a bit, but thanks for posting this!

  3. I’ll be speaking at an event that Red’s is doing next week.

  4. Sebastian says:

    That’s great Clayton. Let us know how it goes.


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