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REPORT: ATF, FBI Are Snooping on More than 1,000 Lawful Gun Owners

Many Second Amendment advocates of the no-compromise persuasion have long warned about the dangers of the federal gun control bureaucracy and the threat it poses to the civil liberties of many gun owners.

Websites like AmmoLand News have served as watchdogs against the ATF’s long list of abuses. Back in April, they were able to acquire a leak from the ATF demonstrating that the agency was surveilling people’s firearms transactions.

John Crump of AmmoLand wrote a recent piece demonstrating that this wasn’t just any broad-based surveillance of gun owners, but of individuals who could perhaps “commit a crime in the future. Using the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the ATF kept tabs on over 1,000 American citizens.”

What we should not forget about the people being surveilled by the ATF is that they are lawful Americans who have no criminal records, nor are they facing any kind of investigation. Nevertheless, the ATF and other federal bureaucracies like the FBI insist that these people run the risk of committing a crime in the future.

For years, the no-compromise wing of the Second Amendment movement has been sounding the alarm on the threats that background check systems like NICS would be used to harass lawful gun owners. Now their worst fears are being confirmed.

Gun Owners of America even went out of its way to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to figure out how many Americans the ATF and FBI are snooping on.