ATF Invasion Of Missouri And Response By AG and Sheriffs

BY Herschel Smith
1 year, 9 months ago

The ATF wants to perform an audit in the show-me state.  From reader Wes, the Missouri AG told the ATF to stay away from Missouri.  This is a good letter, but misses one important aspect.  More on that in a moment.

Here’s an update from Sheriff Bryan Whitney.

“As the sheriff of Scotland County, I want all my citizens to know that I will not allow, cooperate or release any CCW information to the FBI, ‘even at the threat of a federal arrest,’” Republican Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney wrote to residents of his community on Monday.

“Point Blank, ‘I will go down with the ship if need be,’” the letter, which was reviewed by Fox News Digital on Tuesday, said.

Whitney said he was prompted to send the letter to his community in northeastern Missouri after he was alerted to the FBI audit set to be carried out in 24 counties in Missouri next month. It’s unclear which counties will be included in the audit.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt also demanded that the FBI “cease their attempts to illegally obtain information from local sheriffs on Missourians who have concealed carry permits,” and sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on the matter last week.

“The FBI has absolutely no business poking around in the private information of those who have obtained a concealed carry permit in Missouri,” Schmitt said, according to a press release. “The Second Amendment rights of Missourians will absolutely not be infringed on my watch. I will use the full power of my Office to stop the FBI, which has become relentlessly politicized and has virtually no credibility, from illegally prying around in the personal information of Missouri gun owners.”

Schmitt outlined to Wray that under Missouri law it is illegal to share the confidential list with the federal government. The law was passed after “it became known that the Obama Administration wanted to know which Missourians had firearms, supposedly to establish who was entitled to federal benefits.”

No, no, no, no, no, and a thousand times no.  NO!

Don’t go “down with the ship.”  Do your job and keep the ship from sinking to begin with.

Send your deputies to arrest agents of the FedGov as soon as they cross the county line and throw them in prison.  Only release them at the county line, sending them packing on their way back to whatever rock they crawled out from under.

Do the right thing, Sheriff.  Protect the citizens of your county.  This is what the AG should have said.  They will be arrested if they try to do this.

I cannot locate any email address for the Sheriff or I would send this to him for encouragement to do the right thing.


Comments

  1. On July 19, 2022 at 11:43 pm, Chas said:

    The sheriff needs to start mass deputizing..

  2. On July 20, 2022 at 7:39 am, Tom said:

    All ! States should do this ! Obviously, blue states won’t.

  3. On July 20, 2022 at 8:23 am, J said:

    Just sent him an email w/link to this article. His email is: scsosheriff@memr.net

  4. On July 20, 2022 at 8:32 am, J said:

    BTW Herschel, it took me three minutes on the internet to find the Scotland Co. Elected officials and phone/fax numbers. I called and a very nice lady provide the sheriff’s email address.

  5. On July 20, 2022 at 3:55 pm, Ozark Redneck said:

    Thanks for the info. I emailed my Sheriff to warn him of the FBI request, and sent him the links to the AG’s office & statement.

  6. On July 20, 2022 at 6:16 pm, Elmo said:

    Note to Herschel- It’s the FBI that wants to conduct this ‘audit’, not BATFE.

    California was nice enough to allow the FBI not to trouble themselves with actually having to show up in the state. The CA DOJ released the personal information of over 200,000 people who had applied for and received concealed carry permits in a ‘data breach’. This happened on June 27th. They also released information from dealer records of sales in order that the FBI could ‘improve’ their registry.
    Meanwhile, Attorney General Rob Bonta apologized and assured citizens that his agency will investigate itself in order that this kind of thing never happens again.

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