BATF--Books, Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms?
Is the tax collection agency expanding its authority to include book burning?
by Don Harkins
MIDWEST, USA--A gun dealer known as "Winchester Man" was exhibiting for sale at a gun
show, among other things, copies of the novel Unintended Consequences
when "suits" who identified themselves as (Books?) Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
[B?(ATF)] agents indicated that they did not approve the commerce of that particular
According to Second Amendment proponent and editor of the PR Oponent Colonel Harry S.
Bachstein, "Apparently they told him they couldn’t force him to stop selling the novel,
but he noted that they strongly seemed to imply that they could make life tough for
him if he didn’t comply with their wishes."
The 863-page book by John Ross is a fictionalized history of Second Amendment rights
in America and how, generation by generation, our Second Amendment rights have been
eroded through gun control legislation.
Unintended Consequences fictionalizes personalities that are reminiscent
of players in contemporary gun control legislation controversies. The book also
critically fictionalizes the heinous activities of the (B)ATF along lines that are
representative of real life atrocities that have been committed by that federal agency
in recent years.
The book’s title comes from what happens in the novel once Americans decide that they
will no longer take their disarmament laying down and begin to hold those who are
determined to take their guns away accountable for their unconstitutional behavior.
"So this is what it comes down to," said Colonel Bachstein. "It’s not just ‘gun control’
any more, but ‘book control’ as well. This goes right along with ‘Internet control’
and every other recent attack on the Bill of Rights by so-called ‘federal’ law
enforcement," said the Colonel.
Apparently, the (B)ATF harassment has been effective. The Winchester Man who, after
all, is just a man trying to make a living, has stated that since he does not make
that much money on the books anyway, he will not order any more of them after he sells
his current inventory.
Colonel Bachstein commented that, "Inside my head it wasn’t Winchester Man talking,
but some German shopkeeper back in the thirties. He was telling me that he didn’t
want ‘trouble’ from the Brown Shirts and even though they didn’t have the right to
choose his customers, only a small fraction of his business was from Jews anyway, so
it didn’t matter."
"It is PRO’s suggestion to Winchester Man and anyone else trying to avoid "trouble"
from the socialist-fascist faction in our government that they dig out a good history
book and take a gander at just the photographs...nothing else...of what Germany looked
like by the end of WWII. Then, having done that, come back and tell us exactly how
much ‘trouble’ those shopkeepers saved themselves in the end by going along with Nazi
Colonel Bachstein can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. His publication PR
Oponent, of Columbus, Ohio, can be reached through Colonel Bachstein’s email
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