Violating one right always leads to violating other rights. The history of enforcing gun control laws is very bloody.
ATF agents, acting on a faulty tip, break into an military collector's home and shoot him.
Congressional subcommittees find ATF actions "constitutionally, legally and practically reprehensible." (And that's before all the other incidents listed below.)
When a sporting goods store owner refuses a warrantless search, the ATF revokes his Federal Firearms License and threatens him with jail.
Based on an unreliable informant's tip, the ATF and other federal agencies terrorize a family with a military-style attack on their home.
ATF serves search warrant by demolishing house, leaves note: "Nothing Found -- ATF."
ATF serves search warrant while woman is bathing baby, interrogates woman for several hours leaving baby unattended.
ATF entraps man into selling shotgun, then tries to blackmail him into becoming a ATF informant. After he refuses, ATF sieges his home, first killing his dog, then his son, then his wife.
ATF demolishes woman's home, terrorizing her and her daughter, before realizing they have the wrong person.
ATF breaks into religious living quarters murdering several people. After being repulsed, ATF joins with FBI to siege the group, ultimately burning more than eighty men, women and children to death, then destroying evidence of their crimes.
The ACLU, NRA and other organizations call for a national commission to investigate abuses by federal law enforcement officers and recommend limits on federal police powers.
ATF raids home of gun collector for supposedly falsifying forms. Agent roughs up three-month pregnant wife, who has miscarriage. Judge throws trumped-up charges out of court.
ATF breaks into gun show organizer's home and terrorizes couple while searching for non-existent "machine gun." Agents kill three pet cats.
ATF, searching for non-existent guns and non-existent drugs, breaks into Monique Montgomery's home and shoots her.
The NRA, once again, calls for a national commission to investigate ATF abuses.
For the politically incorrect act of carrying a gun at home, police kick in the door of disabled veteran John Lekan. Lekan defends himself, shooting a police officer. After three days of siege, the bodies of Lekan and his son are removed from the remains of his house.
Black agents claim institutional racism pervades the ATF.
Although quick to respond to private citizens supposedly keeping bad records, the ATF merely erased all record of more than a hundred guns not found in one of their own inventories.
Criticized for calling federal police "jackbooted government thugs," the NRA responds with evidence supporting their claim.
Unaware their intended victim left through the back door, the ATF conducts a twelve-hour military-style siege of an empty house.
Faced with mounting evidence of federal police abuse, Congress schedules hearings to answer the public's questions.
ATF acquires 300mph-aircraft with Sidewinder missiles, 500-round machine guns and cluster bombs.
A "police officers' gathering" organized by ATF agents sported racist T-shirts and posters, and may have involved drug use and sexual assault.
ATF raids a small religous community in Montana, looking for explosives, wrecking the place as usual, and not finding anything.