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Bryan Malinowski, the 53-year-old executive director of the Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas, died two days after exchanging gunfire with ATF agents who raided his home at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. His death raises questions about whether he knew he was trading gunfire with federal agents, or if he thought their no-knock raid was a home invasion.

Malinowski’s family cannot understand what led to the gunfight and believes other less-lethal tactics should have been incorporated into ATF’s arrest strategy.

“The ATF burst into his house, and they did it in a manner that was the most dangerous combination possible.” Bryan’s brother Matthew Malinowski told local media Wednesday. “The easiest way to have taken care of this situation – the most common way – would be to wait until he gets in his car, pull over and arrest him. Or you wait until he comes to work, and you arrest him there.”

One ATF agent received non-life-threatening wounds during the gunfight and is expected to fully recover.

After the ATF SWAT team breached the front door, an agent whose name has not been publicly released shot Bryan Malinowski in the head with what his brother described as a “high-caliber rifle.”

Private sales to prohibited person?

According to the ATF’s search warrant affidavit, Malinowski was suspected of selling guns at gun shows without a Federal Firearm License, including several sales to prohibited persons. The affidavit states he purchased 142 firearms from 2019 to 2023.

Six handguns he sold were later used in crimes, the affidavit states. One of those arrested cooperated with the ATF. In addition, undercover ATF agents bought three guns from Malinowski at a gun show.

“Malinowski was operating as a vendor with approximately 2-3 tables by himself. The tables Malinowski was operating had a rack with AR style pistols, two containers with various pistols, and several boxes of various types of ammunition. Underneath the table were recognizable gun boxes and other firearms not on display. The first undercover agent approached Malinowski, who began describing various firearms he had on display. Those firearms included pistols manufactured by Glock, SCCY, and Beretta. Malinowski further described the AR style pistols as not considered rifles because they did not have an arm brace on them. Malinowski stated he sells at gun shows in Benton (Arkansas), Conway (Arkansas), and at a music hall in Memphis (Tennessee). Malinowski stated he sells out of AR pistols, like the ones he had on display, very quickly at the Memphis gun show,” the affidavit states. “Malinowski stated he was a private seller therefore no paperwork was needed to be filled out for a purchase. Malinowski stated the customer just had to be over 21. Malinowski stated he receives payment via cash, PayPal, and Zelle.”

A statement by Malinowski’s family who had seen the affidavit, said he was “accused of making private firearm sales to a person who may not have been legally entitled to purchase the guns.”

“Our family has endured an unspeakable tragedy and one that is almost impossible to understand. We are mourning the loss of Bryan, who passed away earlier today. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to the government agent who was injured yesterday, and to his family. We do not understand the government’s decisions which led to a dawn raid on a private home and triggered the use of deadly force. We are obviously concerned about the allegations in the affidavit released by the government today. Even if the allegations in the affidavit are true, they don’t begin to justify what happened. At worst, Bryan Malinowski, a gun owner and gun enthusiast, stood accused of making private firearm sales to a person who may not have been legally entitled to purchase the guns. For now, we will wait for all the facts to come out. In the meantime, we ask that the public and the media respect our privacy,” the statement reads.

Malinowski’s family hopes something good can come from their loss.

“We’re looking for organ donations, if possible. The funny thing is you can’t even do that because his body hasn’t been released by the ATF. So even if he was able to donate organs – and he’s got very many healthy organs – we can’t even do that because the ATF is not responding. So, not only is the ATF hurting him, they’re hurting other people, too,” Matthew Malinowski told local media Wednesday.

Bryan Malinowski collected firearms and rare coins, his brother said. He was a prominent and respected member of the community, lived in an affluent West Little Rock neighborhood and earned more than $250,000 per year at the airport.

“Something stinks to hell,” Matthew Malinowski told a local NBC affiliate Wednesday.

The fatal shooting will be investigated by the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division. The CID commander, Major Stacie Rhoads, did not return calls seeking her comment Thursday. Once CID’s investigation is complete, state prosecutors, not federal, will determine whether any ATF agent should face criminal charges.

According to his airport bio, Bryan Malinowski had more than 30 years of airport leadership experience. He first joined Clinton National in 2008 as director of properties, planning and development, and was promoted to deputy director a year later. He became executive director in 2019. Malinowski was a pilot and certified flight instructor.

Bill Walker, chair of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission, announced Malinowski’s death Thursday on the airport’s website:

“With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of our executive director Bryan Malinowski. Bryan was a 16-year employee of the airport. Under his leadership, our airport has experienced significant growth and success, expanding services and offerings to our community and state. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Bryan’s wife, Maer, loved ones and friends.”

A history of violence  

This is not the first time ATF has been accused of using excessive force. There were scores of lives lost at Waco, and a Deputy U.S. Marshal and Randy Weaver’s wife and son were killed during ATF’s Ruby Ridge siege. The agency’s infamous Operation Fast & Furious resulted in the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexican nationals.

After Waco and Ruby Ridge, like in Malinowski’s case, ATF officials were criticized for not using other less-lethal arrest tactics.

In a similar raid last year, more than a dozen ATF agents wearing tactical gear and armed with AR-15s stormed the rural Oklahoma home of Russell Fincher, a high school history teacher, a Baptist pastor and a parttime gun dealer. Fincher now believes their goal was to scare him into relinquishing his Federal Firearm License.

“It was like the Trump raid. They called me out onto my deck and handcuffed me. My son was there and saw the whole thing. He’s 13 years old,” Fincher told the Second Amendment Foundation last year. “They held me on the porch for about an hour. I was surrounded by agents. One by one, they yelled at me about what I was doing. In my mind, I decided if they were going to beat me up over every little thing, I’m done. As soon as I said, ‘If you want my FFL, you can have it,’ one of the agents pulled out a piece of paper and said, ‘Well then sign here.’ He had made three copies in case I screwed one up. It was exactly what they wanted. I was shocked.”

The raid prompted Fincher’s state representative, Justin “JJ” Humphrey, to call for a state grand jury to investigate ATF’s conduct.

Humphrey, who has served as a law enforcement officer for more than 30 years, prepared a probable cause affidavit that he presented to the Oklahoma Attorney General and Fincher’s local sheriff, which outlines the crimes and civil rights violations he believes ATF agents committed when they sent the 12-man SWAT team to Fincher’s home.

“I struggle with seeking charges against fellow police officers,” Humphrey wrote in the affidavit. “However, it appears ATF is abusing their police powers and violating their oaths of office. I believe the ATF has committed crimes and violated Fincher’s civil rights and due process of law.”

Officials at ATF’s Little Rock Field Office did not return calls seeking their comments for this story.

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  1. I wondered when this would hit TTAG.

    “According to the ATF’s search warrant affidavit, Malinowski was suspected of selling guns at gun shows without a Federal Firearm License, including several sales to prohibited persons. The affidavit states he purchased 142 firearms from 2019 to 2023.

    Six handguns he sold were later used in crimes, the affidavit states. One of those arrested cooperated with the ATF.“

    • oh, wow- you’re right… good kill.
      look femwee, nobody wonders what you wonder about.
      i knew about the bp/ amoco merger before you.
      follow? go ahead peepee toucher, state that this man deserved to die. dare.

      • yep, along comes Miner49er, like all left wing anti-gun, to metaphorically dance in the blood of atrocity once again.

      • “i knew about the bp/ amoco merger before you“

        Sure you did.

        But I must tell you, I don’t view someone bragging about their close ties to multinational Big Oil as necessarily all that patriotic.

        But I’m sure you make lots of money and that’s all that matters to you, right?

        “go ahead peepee toucher“

        There you go again, thinking and posting about other men’s genitalia, it’s just creepy AF.

        • theBidens granddaddy was a CEO for Standard oil I think.
          It’s probably what helped keep our beloved president in new cars when he was a highschooler.

        • Hey ArseMiner, why do you hate black people so much? Gangs are the gun problem, and NOTHING else, but you evil leftists never mention gangs. I wonder why?

      • “What crime did he commit other than doing things Democrats don’t approve of?“

        From reading the article, it seems he sold guns to prohibited persons. And it seems some of those firearms were used in crimes.

        The article indicates that information came from the search warrant affidavit, which was presented to a judge to attain a search warrant.

        While I realize many folks on this list think guns should be supplied to anyone who has the money, regardless of criminality, age or mental defect, America still has laws against that sort of thing.

        Of course, if he had been required to do universal background checks, he would’ve known that those he was selling to were prohibited persons.

        But really, I don’t think he cared, he was just wanting to make money and wasn’t worried about the dangers of arming those who have proven themselves unworthy of possessing firearms under our laws.

        • “America still has laws against that sort of thing”

          You never answered my question. What crime did he commit? Name it for us.

        • This is what they suspected to initiate the fatal raid. I’m looking at the probable cause. So far, it sounds like they didn’t have evidence that he committed a crime.

          Title 18
          922(a)(1)(A) dealing in firearms without a license
          922(a)(6) unlawful acquisition of a firearm

        • Here it is on page 35 of the file, paper page 29:
          Based on the foregoing information, they believe there will be evidence of crimes located in Bryan’s house and car. That’s it. That’s why they got the warrant. There was no crime committed that they knew of.

        • @Miner49er

          “Here’s the search warrant affidavit, I hope this answers your questions:”

          A search warrant affidavit is not substantiation or evidence or actual probable cause of a crime committed.

          the question was this:

          “What crime did he commit?”

          Miner49er, learn what context means.

        • @Dude

          “So far, it sounds like they didn’t have evidence that he committed a crime.”

          And you would be correct. They had zero “evidence that he committed a crime”, without intent to commit a crime for their allegations there was no committed crime – that’s why they needed the search warrant, it was a fishing expedition for evidence. Its also why they did not have actual probable cause, they did not have intent, thus there was no arrest warrant. That’s also why they needed the search warrant, it was a fishing expedition for evidence to substantiate intent to substantiate actual probable cause to effect an arrest.

      • And thank you very much, I think it’s clear now why you avoided posting the citation or web link to the text you quoted.

        Really, is your authority on this Elizabeth Warren?

        “By making it harder for people to discharge their debts and keep current on their house payments, the 2005 bill made the 2008 financial crisis significantly worse,” she argued.“

        Do you think that because Joe Biden and other Democrats would not go the full distance that Elizabeth Warren wished for, that somehow means the legislation was bad for consumers?

        Well, I’m sure glad to see that you are recognizing Senator Elizabeth Warren as an expert on the value of financial legislation for Americans.

        Can we expect your support on other bills she sponsors?

        • She wasn’t the only person making that argument. That’s even a different quote than the one I originally used. Go back and reread it. I wasn’t try to hide information that wasn’t even present. Nice try deflecting. Which part of the quotes do you disagree with, Miner? As usual, as soon as I provide the source you were crying for, you change the subject.

          The fact that Progressives were against Biden & Company on this is an even better reference. Elizabeth Warren is the progressive among Progressive Democrats. You have previously proclaimed that you’re a Progressive. Are you saying that you’re actually aligned with Big Finance, and against consumers?

          Your problem is the same problem with most on the Left. You don’t really believe in anything except power.

          “Can we expect your support on other bills she sponsors?”

          You seem to forget that I’m not a partisan. You’re projecting again.

        • “making that argument“

          Yes, some were making arguments for and against, that’s the nature of legislation.

          But you still have not specifically identified what in the legislation harmed American consumers.
          Just saying ‘some people made an argument’ against the legislation is just more empty speech.

          “I’m not a partisan“

          It makes no difference whether you are a partisan or not, you are citing Senator Elizabeth Warren‘s arguments against this Bill as justification to attack Joe Biden over his support of the legislation.

          Again, I’m impressed you are attaching merit to progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren’s opinion regarding this legislation, I think we’re making progress!

        • “But you still have not specifically identified what in the legislation harmed American consumers.”

          What are you talking about? It’s self-explanatory. People were already deep in debt when the economy crashed. Then, thanks to Joe & Company, some of them no longer had a way to get out of that debt, which made a bad situation much worse. Are you seriously that dense?

          “I’m impressed you are attaching merit…”

          In other words, you can’t find anything to disagree with. I was right from the beginning. You’re twisting yourself into a pretzel again because you’re a disingenuous person who doesn’t believe in anything other than The Party. If you disagree with anything I said, then, by all means, lay it out. If not, then move on.

        • Anyone who cites Warren as an expert for any reason will be interested in a time share condo Ihave for you in Port au Prince. Surely someone of your obvious intellect will be willing to invest a mere 2 million after demonstrating your intellectual acumen so publically.

        • The person making an argument doesn’t matter if the argument is correct. I don’t agree with most of her positions. However, she has a long history of being a consumer advocate. That put her at odds with Biden, Hillary, & Company who were working on behalf of Big Finance. Word is that Warren was also a decent professor, unlike the Puppet, who is so senile, he now believes his own lie that he was a professor.

        • “Then, thanks to Joe & Company, some of them no longer had a way to get out of that debt“

          Still no specificity, exactly what section of the bill affected folks, what particular policy was implemented and how did it negatively affect those in debt? You’ve got no answer, it’s hilarious.

          “Anyone who cites Warren as an expert for any reason… “

          Yeah, I was really surprised when he cited her and expressed admiration for her advocacy for stronger legislation.

          Dude, I like her position of consumer advocacy as well, but politics is the art of the possible and the Democrats realize they can’t get everything they want in every bill so we are willing to compromise.

          You know of course on both the 2009 predatory lending bill and the 2015 bill we’re discussing, the Republicans opposed any protection for consumers.

        • “…the Republicans opposed any protection for consumers.”

          You think I care about that because you’re projecting again. You’re a partisan cheerleader. I’m not. I’ve told you before countless times. You can’t seem to grasp it because you either don’t try to understand any perspective outside of your own, or you’re incapable of understanding simple concepts because you are literally not very intelligent. After years of observing you, I believe it’s a mix of the two.

          “You’ve got no answer, it’s hilarious.”

          It’s self-explanatory. The reason Big Finance wanted Joe to push for that bill is so that it would be more difficult for people to declare bankruptcy. This happened right before the economy tanked. That made a very bad situation much worse. A child could understand that. Now the Puppet is pretending like he’s trying to fix a problem that he helped to create with the student loan debt.

          “I was really surprised when he cited her and expressed admiration for her advocacy for stronger legislation.”

          You’re only surprised because you are extremely unaware and dense, as I explained above. There is right, and there is wrong. I don’t care who is saying it because I’m not a partisan, blindly loyal to a political party that doesn’t care about me. I only care about what is right. You’re focusing on political parties and nonsense because you know you can’t object to anything I said. I said much more than this in the original comment, and you begged me for citations. I gave you everything you asked for. You aren’t disagreeing with me about anything. Take another loss, and move on Miner. As usual, you have no idea what you’re talking about.

      • minor49iq…You may be helping to cover up a murder. Let’s say you sold your car and the assumed buyer used it to run over pedretrains. If the DMV showed up at 6:00am and shot you in the head over that would that be OK with you on face value alone? Answer Yes or No.

        TRUMP 2024.

      • “gives Minor69er a hard on“

        Good grief, now you’re posting about other men’s genitalia.

        You really need to get out more, or maybe try ‘Adult Friend Finder’ like Donald Trump‘s pal Bernie Moreno in Ohio.

        • Ah gee after you recommended that male hooker to Nancy Pelosi’s husband I thought you’d be able to come up with something better than adult friend finder, especially since you and Obama were so close.

        • “You really need to get out more, or maybe try ‘Adult Friend Finder’ like Donald Trump‘s pal Bernie Moreno in Ohio.”

          It would be better than trying to get lucky by sniffing and groping women and children, and inviting ‘imaginary women’ in the form of trans to the white house, like Biden does.

    • So what? The sales were legal. The only thing they had on him was “engaged in the business” without a license. That was yet to be proven in court. If you think the ATF hit (and it was a hit) was just, I sincerely hope that you’re next and I’ve never wished anything like that on anyone in my life.

  2. The ATF had been following him, had a tracker on his car, knew where he was all the time, literally had hundreds of other times they could have arrested him. But instead, on the most flimsy of excuses, not justification but excuse, in the entire thing the ATF chose to literally create a condition where they could exercise their readiness and willingness to kill and that’s exactly what they did and, essentially, murdered him.

    The ATF is sending a message to the gun community and that message is ‘We are going to kill you and will create the conditions under which we can do it and the president has essentially ordered your death by creating executive orders weaponizing us against you.’

    The guy did nothing that justified this. Every one of these ATF agents involved in this should face criminal charges, and if Dettlebach signed off on this he should face criminal charges also.

    • They get the evil bad guys at home soe’s in case of a shute out it doesn’t happen in public where innocent bystanders might get hurt.
      Oh duh on me, it’s the BATFE, there are no innocent.
      I suppose they chose not to torch the place because of the rare coin collection.
      Melted coins aren’t of much value.

      • Yes, you are correct, if they attempted to take him down in a public area, there could easily be innocent victims.

        If there are indications service of the search warrant will be resisted, they come early in the morning so there’s not likely to be people out in the neighborhood and the subject is more likely to be psychologically and physically unprepared to resist.

        • Justifying the atrocious practice of early morning police raids. I thought you “liberal” types were against such things. They are needlessly dangerous.

          He worked at an airport. Probably a pretty safe place to arrest him. It’s full of people like you, in TSA uniforms, keeping everyone nice and safe.

        • “Probably a pretty safe place to arrest him. It’s full of people… “

          No, it’s not a “pretty safe place” because “it’s full of people”.

          At any given time there are hundreds if not thousands of people in a confined area, and while there are security checkpoints for some areas, the executive Director could carry anything he wanted anywhere in the airport without question so he would be even more dangerous than the average suspect.

          I am sure glad you’re not scheduling Search warrants for the ATF, that would be really bad.

        • Just as the ATF used a gas on women and children at WACO that was banned under the Geneva Convention the ATF was again proves that it excels at the slaughter of defenseless civilians. No doubt it recruits using DEI methods and has recruited many of miner’s kinfolk. You know all those academic sociology types like to interbreed, especially after their done with those sheep. Like the FBI who specialize in shooting down dangerous women armed with deadly babies miner defends fascists because he longs to man the ovens. What’s the matter chinless wonder, Antifa and BLM too rough for you? I mean all those butch wymen too tough for you?

        • “At any given time there are hundreds if not thousands of people in a confined area, and while there are security checkpoints for some areas, the executive Director could carry anything he wanted anywhere in the airport without question so he would be even more dangerous than the average suspect.”

          now you invent even more unsubstantiated BS.

    • “undercover ATF agents bought three guns from Malinowski at a gun show” – sounds like entrapment to me/authorization for an execution by the JBTs.

      Why aren’t the ATF JBTs down at the border helping “process” “migrants”? Perhaps Obiden has them doing more important things?

    • “The guy did nothing that justified this“

      Well, if he had complied with the law and not been selling lethal weapons to prohibited persons, perhaps law-enforcement would’ve had no reason to be involved.

      • The sales were legal, nitwit. The warrant says he was “engaged in the business” without a license. Private sales do not require a background check in many states. That the guns were later used in crimes is irrelevant.

      • Who were those prohibited people. None were named nor the items specified. And as we all know the Feds never, ever lie, especially Biden’s stasi.

      • “Well, if he had complied with the law and not been selling lethal weapons to prohibited persons, …”

        For which there is absolutely zero proof that he committed any crime or did not comply with the law. They didn’t even have probable cause to get an arrest warrant, and on the application for the search warrant they could not check the box for ‘arrest’ under the basis section because they did not not have probable cause for an arrest. If that box is checked you have to supply the probable cause for the arrest, they couldn’t supply that because they did not have probable cause.

        For around two years the ATF followed this guy, had a tracker on his car, had him under surveillance, yet not one shred of evidence or intent he actually committed a crime or did not follow the law, never applied for an arrest warrant because they did not have actual probable cause, never tried to arrest him because they did not have actual probable cause, and then finally had to apply for a search warrant so they could go on a fishing expedition to find evidence.

    • Amen, this is EXACTLY what the message is. They murdered him and they did it to show “We The People” not to buy, sell or own guns.

      • No, the people can buy, sell and own guns, they just can’t sell guns to folks who have been prohibited by laws passed by the United States Congress.

        • Well, per ATF best practices:

          “An unlicensed individual may transfer a
          firearm to another unlicensed individual
          residing in the same State, provided that he
          or she has no reason to believe the buyer is
          prohibited by law from possessing firearms.”

          https://www.atf.gov/file/58681/download

          You missed a few words there, as is your habit. In federal law, it isn’t necessarily illegal to transfer a firearm to a prohibited person in a private sale. It is illegal to do so if you have a reason to believe that the buyer is a prohibited person. “…reason to believe…”

        • Show the Marxist British Subject, doesn’t know US gun laws and is a propagandist who is willfully a paid propagandist by the ANTI-GUN cabal!!!

        • Really a judge said illegals can own guns. I guess according to the Left it really depends on who the Left approves of who can own a gun or not rather than what the law says. After all we need only look at NYC to see how the Left tortures the law and makes a mockery of justice or the Jan 6 hearings to see how they torture the truth. In fact I’ve seldom seen a liar like miner, not Schummer, AOC, Pelosi. He is a psychopathy in his own league. I wager he is a prize employee of Soros.

  3. Well heres hoping a speedy recovery for the heroic unnamed BATFE agent.
    It takes a lot of intestinal fortitude to blitzkrieg a lone American citizen when your only armed with automatic weapons and wearing bullet proof vest.
    I’m over exuberant that our President has authorized the killing off of all these citizens whom think they have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
    Long live the Democracy. 🇺🇸🤣

    • Good that they remembered to reset theie Stazi issue sundials or it would have been light when they conducted their home invasion.

    • “these citizens whom think they have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms“

      That was not the reason, he received the attention because there was evidence he was selling firearms to prohibited person.

      He had been exercising his right to keep and bear arms for decades and there’d been no problem. The justice system did not become involved until he broke the laws passed by Congress against selling lethal weapons to prohibited persons.

        • Pretzel. Miner keeps saying he broke laws, but he won’t tell me which ones. The warrant admits that they didn’t have evidence that he broke any laws. They thought there would be evidence in his house and/or vehicle.

      • Which prohibited persons skippy? What laws were broken? Why wasn’t he charged at his place of work? Because Biden’s Stasi aims to intimidate and terrorize ordinary citizens. Meanwhile the Left tells us illegal aliens can own weapons.

        The lawless Left is such a joke. They need to be taken out and given the Antifa treatment they so defend. I self identify as BLM. Therefor we should burn down every blue city in America because of racism.

        • “Which prohibited persons skippy?”
          The investigation is not over, that information is usually withheld until it’s presented in court. A sitting judge read the application, and signed the search warrant, that’s what’s known as ‘due process’.

          “What laws were broken?”
          Typically, charges are unsealed when the subject is arraigned, in this case because the subject is deceased, that information will be revealed when the investigation is complete.

          “Why wasn’t he charged at his place of work?”
          The subject worked at a major airport where there are thousands of uninvolved individuals in close proximity, the search warrant was not for the airport but rather his personal residence.

          “Meanwhile the Left tells us illegal aliens can own weapons“
          No, it is the constitution and the militia Act that expressly recognize the right of people (as opposed to just ‘citizens’) to keep and bear arms.

      • “he received the attention because there was evidence he was selling firearms to prohibited person.”

        false.

        there is what the ATF says, and thats not evidence.

        There is absolutely zero proof that he committed any crime or did not comply with the law. They didn’t even have probable cause to get an arrest warrant, and on the application for the search warrant they could not check the box for ‘arrest’ under the basis section because they did not not have probable cause for an arrest. If that box is checked you have to supply the probable cause for the arrest, they couldn’t supply that because they did not have probable cause.

        For around two years the ATF followed this guy, had a tracker on his car, had him under surveillance, yet not one shred of evidence or intent he actually committed a crime or did not follow the law, never applied for an arrest warrant because they did not have actual probable cause, never tried to arrest him because they did not have actual probable cause, and then finally had to apply for a search warrant so they could go on a fishing expedition to find evidence.

      • Do you honestly believe governments never make mistakes? When governments killed 260 million people in the 20th century it was justified? Is that your stance Miner?

    • I wouldn’t do hunter with your d*ck.

      The big guy will arrange for hunter to od before he can bring down the ‘family’.

        • “Wow, now you’re posting about other men’s junk, get a room!”

          Why are you so concerned about people mentioning male genitalia in conversations you are not part of?

          Is it because you miss yours after ‘transitioning’ in identity?

    • Hunter Biden self-reported that he had been using illegal drugs when he purchased a firearm.

      When charged, Hunter Biden surrendered, was arraigned and made bail, and is now awaiting trial.

      • Talk about BSing..

        He denied he was on controlled SUBSTANCE when he filed out the 4473 form..

        Talk about blatant lie!!!

      • “Hunter Biden self-reported that he had been using illegal drugs when he purchased a firearm.”

        False.

        He lied on the 4473. denied that he was a user of a controlled substance.

        • The only way you know any of this about Hunter is because Hunter self reported in his book that he had purchased a gun while he was using illegal drugs.

          There was no investigation, there was no police report, Hunter Biden authored a book wherein he publicly stated his mistakes while he was addicted.

          “In several recent court filings, special counsel David Weiss extensively cited the president’s son’s 2021 memoir, “Beautiful Things,” as evidence that he claimed improper tax write-offs and that he was using drugs when he bought a gun.“

          “Weiss has also charged Biden, in a separate case in Delaware, with unlawfully owning a gun as a drug user. In proceedings in that case, he has cited Biden’s book as evidence that he used illegal drugs regularly during the time he bought the gun.“

          https://www.politico.com/news/2024/01/24/hunter-biden-memoir-criminal-evidence-00137708

          I’m surprised you folks didn’t realize that Hunter self reported his purchase of the gun during his addiction.

      • bit…according to you Miner49er > “…when he purchased a firearm.”

        when he purchased the firearm he lied.

        He lied on the 4473. denied that he was a user of a controlled substance.

        learn what context means.

        • “He lied on the 4473. denied that he was a user of a controlled substance“

          Yep, and he self reported his crime three years ago in his book, and they’re using that as evidence to justify the charge.

          Besides, you folks have claimed for decades that form 4473 is unconstitutional, yet now you want to prosecute Hunter Biden over it.

          Smells like… Acute hypocrisy.

        • you claimed this… “…when he purchased a firearm.”

          that is false.

          “…when he purchased a firearm” he lied on the 4473. denied that he was a user of a controlled substance.

          as usual you lied Miner49er, and now you are trying to weasel out of it by claiming he self reported in a book.

          the fact is this, contrary to your false clime that “Hunter Biden self-reported that he had been using illegal drugs WHEN he purchased a firearm.” …he did not self-report WHEN he purchased. had he told the truth on the 4473 WHEN he purchased them he would have self reported WHEN he purchased.

          your claim was 100% false.

          he lied on the 4473 WHEN HE PURCHASED. denied that he was a user of a controlled substance by checking the box claiming that he was not a user of a controlled substance.

          which part of logical context do you not understand? oh wait…never mind the question cause you don’t know what context means.

        • “Besides, you folks have claimed for decades that form 4473 is unconstitutional, yet now you want to prosecute Hunter Biden over it.

          Smells like… Acute hypocrisy.”

          its not hypocrisy to want what ever the law is applied fairly and evenly to all even criminals like hunter Biden.

          that’s the standard you want to apply to this man the ATF essentially murdered with no probable cause or evidence at all used to actually arrest and prosecute him.

    • The political appointees are easy to root out. It’s the middle level professional bureaucrats that the appointees hire, who keep their ship on the correct (read: wrong) heading for decades after the appointees have gone. THAT group is growing in number, and is the snake that will bite us in the end.

  4. Now that the courts have ruled illegals can possess firearms, the whole rationale for background checks is moot. Get rid of NICs and the 4473 form. And the ATF.

    • exactly if illegals with no provable identity can own guns then why should anyone else heve to show I’d?
      today I woke up and feel like being a Honduran or something, where’s my phone and ebt card?

  5. First off, the FBI was responsible for the deaths at Ruby Ridge, not ATF. It was not a “no-knock” warrrant; if it was that would have to be justified in the warrant affidavit, which it wasn’t. If you shoot at a Federal agent, you get what you have coming.

    • How would you know if they were Federal unless they identified themselves? Otherwise, just thugs stealing his coins and firearms.

      • They are required to knock and announce, which is usually done several times before making entry. In addition, they could have been identified through their markings.

        • I imagine they recorded it on video for their own liability protection. They should go ahead and release the video so people don’t speculate about it.

          You’d have to be a nut to intentionally fire on federal agents. I wouldn’t want them to even see me holding a gun. That would be begging for an execution. This guy doesn’t seem to fit the nut profile, but maybe more will come out later.

    • “It was not a “no-knock” warrrant; if it was that would have to be justified in the warrant affidavit, which it wasn’t. If you shoot at a Federal agent, you get what you have coming.”

      You are correct, this search warrant was never authorized for no-knock. The ATF ignored that, they intentionally did it no-knock.

      The ATF essentially murdered him by intentionally creating an intentionally hostile and dangerous situation that looked exactly like a criminal home invasion happening in hours of darkness (it was still dark there) by executing the search warrant as a no-knock warrant when it was not authorized for that.

      I’ve been talking to a couple of the cops that were there, a couple I know in Little Rock. They were told by ATF they were just going to serve the search warrant normally and knew the warrant was not authorized for no-knock. They were shocked when the ATF did what they did, and although they were outside they were close enough and never heard the ATF announce who they were or they had a warrant. This looked exactly like a criminal home invasion happening in hours of darkness (it was still dark there), of course the guy was going to try to defend his home from what he had every reason to think was a criminal home invasion.

      • “They were shocked when the ATF did what they did, and although they were outside they were close enough and never heard the ATF announce“

        That’s certainly some momentous information, I am somewhat surprised they are talking out of school.

        Of course, if this information isn’t made public, these officers will come forward with their story to the press.

        So we can look forward to learning much more about this in the immediate future I imagine.

  6. Let’s take a closer look:
    The ATF  “rule” that defines what requires a license;
    “you need a license if you are ‘Engaged in the business’ of buying and selling guns.
    That means devoting time and attention to making a livelihood selling guns.”
    But, the reality;
    ‘There is NO established number in the LAW that turns you into a Dealer that must have a FFL’
    Bryan Malinowski sold 150 guns over a 33 month period.
    Thats about 4.5 guns a month, for those of you in the ATF who are numerically challenged, its; ‘Four and a Half’ guns a month.
    How can that be construed as ‘Livelihood’?
    More like ‘A Hobby’
    What about that Director Dettelbach?
    solution;
    Dissolve the ATF,
    All ground level agents in good standing transferred to FBI DOJ, US MArshalls etc,
    All GS-13s given choice, resign, retire or be fired, and all those above that level; Fired.

    • BS. ALL armed fed personnel outside of the Marshalls and Dept of War should be discharged with prejudice. These personnel can ENLIST in the Army/USMC if they want to continue in gov’t service but cannot ever be promoted above E6. ALL weapons to be sold to the public thru the CMP.

      Marshalls (armed) can continue to exist and will take over POTUS Security. FBI to be dissolved – their pseudoscientific “law enforcement” BS to be assigned some other Fed agency.

      • “Marshalls (armed) can continue”

        I’m sure Ernie Herrman, the CEO of Marshalls will be glad to hear that.

        Oh wait, you meant federal marshals… L O L.

    • “More like ‘A Hobby’

      It’s not a hobby if you make a profit, if you purchase guns for inventory, if you set up tables and display your stock in multiple locations, all these things indicate a business as opposed to a hobby.

      • Show post the prices he was charging for his firearms!!!

        You have ZERO FACTS to prove he was profiting from the sales!!!

      • “It’s not a hobby if you make a profit, if you purchase guns for inventory, if you set up tables and display your stock in multiple locations, all these things indicate a business as opposed to a hobby.”

        100% false.

        If there was no intent to operate as a business-dealer-requiring-FFL – its a collector/hobby activity.

        Stop using the self-satisfying contrived ATF excuse.

        This is still the United States Of America – intent to commit a crime or criminal offense still needs to be proven ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ – yes, even with the newer safer communities act.

      • GREAT JOB!! MajorLiar must strut his communist bona fides -Americans apparently may ONLY resell personal property at a loss, elst they will be deemed to be “in a business” – and are apparently only allowed to, for example, have a yard sale if they don’t “set up tables”. When do you propose to offer us your “rules” on when we allowed to wipe our arses, and what brand of TP we have to use, you Leftist/fascist @$$clown???? I forgot that the Leftist mantra is, “That which is not mandatory, must be forbidden.”

        Just f*ck right the hell off, MajorMistake.

  7. We need to abolish ALL the three letter agencies that make unconstitutional rules because it is too hard for the DEMONcRATs to get it done the right way through congress. FJB, FGN

  8. This is the real reason for the raid. We are going to close the dreaded gun show loophole and make sure Universal Background Checks enforced. Most of all, we don’t care how many dead bodies are stacked up.