by Daniel Stephens
A recent report from the Government Accountability Office uncovered that the ATF (Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms) has not been abiding by the law when it comes to handling data related to gun ownership in the US. Prominent libertarian and Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano was on Fox and Friends this morning talking about this blatant violation of federal law by President Obama‘s administration. Fox Insider reports:
“Congress decided that since the states regulate guns – not the federal government – the federal government would never be able to keep a list of every gun owner and every gun owned by that person,” Judge Napolitano said. “But they are … This lawless administration has broken that law and retained that information.”
The Judge opined that this sort of flippant disregard for the law in the past has emboldened the present administration to use ever more personal discretion as to when to obey the law and when to do whatever they like; and that this sort of behavior will only encourage additional lawlessness by executive fiat in the future. Do you agree with the Judge? Watch the whole segment and then let us know your thoughts on Facebook or in the comments below.