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Tue May 12, 2020, 06:13 PM

Trump Justice Department asks for more resources to enforce gun laws

Source: Politico

The resources are also to help confiscate guns from people who shouldn’t legally be able to own them.

By BETSY WOODRUFF SWAN

05/12/2020 05:47 PM EDT

As gun sales surge during the coronavirus pandemic, the Justice Department is asking Congress for more enforcement resources — including to confiscate guns from people who shouldn’t legally be able to own them.

In recent outreach to Capitol Hill, DOJ made two requests related to the spike in gun purchases, according to two sources with knowledge of those asks. First, the department asked for funding to help the FBI hire more staff to keep up with the growing number of background checks and appeal requests going through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The bureau runs that system, which handles background checks on millions of gun buyers every year.

“The top priorities for the Department of Justice are to protect the safety and security of the American people and to ensure that Americans are not deprived of their constitutional rights,” said Stephen Boyd, the head of the department’s Office of Legislative Affairs, in a statement. “Increased funding for NICS and ATF at this time is important to achieving those goals.”

The department also asked for more resources and personnel for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to deal with firearm retrievals and other field work related to delayed denials, according to the two sources. The term “delayed denials” refers to situations where people buy weapons and take them home before the NICS system can flag those buyers as ineligible to own guns.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/12/justice-department-resources-gun-laws-252398

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2naSalit May 2020 #3
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:16 PM

1. Hmm. Reading between the lines, maybe they see they have

created a monster.

Just like the orange monster in the WH and the Turtle monster in the Senate.
This is the DU member formerly known as PatrickforO.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:23 PM

2. 2000 former justice dept employees want you to fucking resign, Barr religious fascist

Not only will you not do that, you plan on arresting patriots dont you.

If I had one wish... ... ...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:30 PM

3. They aren't doing any of that!

They just think it's a good excuse to steal more of our money.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:58 PM

5. This is it. They know the economy is going to crash,

so they are trying to rake in all the free dollars they can.
Traitors. I hope we all see them in orange jump suits.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:38 PM

4. If trump's admin is serious about keeping gunz from those who don't qualify,

I’m all for it.

If he’s just trying to process ignorant white wing gun-humpers’ applications quicker, not so much.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:29 PM

6. Wait.... he's gonna grab their gunz?

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