House of Representative's Minority Leader Dingel (D-Mich) on the BATF


Yes, read for yourselves what the very liberal Congressman John Dingell of Michigan said during the debate on the EXCLUSIONARY RULE REFORM ACT OF 1995:

From the Congressional Record;
Between 12:10p and 12:20p on February 8th, 1995.

PAGE H1382

Mr. DINGELL: "The consequences of the behavior of the BATF in these kinds of cases is that they are not trusted. They are detested, and I have described them properly as jackbooted American fascists. They have shown no concern over the rights of ordinary citizens or their property. They intrude without the slightest regard or concern.

Now, if you want a more recent event, take a look at what they did in Waco, TX. Is that a defensible event? Scores of Americans were killed because of ineptitude by BATF acting under legal process, as they said, and that whole matter is going to be suppressed after scores of Americans have been killed because of the ineptitude and crass misbehavior of the BATF."


And it was the very same Congressman John Dingell, as the liberal chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who called the BATF "... [a] jack-booted group of fascists who are perhaps as large a danger to American society as I could pick today." in reference to the BATF's actions during the Waco tragedy.

Source: Human Events, Sept. 16, 1994 issue


In 1983, Congressman John Dingell, as the liberal chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, called the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms "a jack-booted group of fascists who are perhaps as large a danger to American society as I could pick today."

Source: Stephen Halbrook "Afraid to Trust People with Arms" in The Free Market Reader, ed. Lleyellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. (Burlingame, CA; Ludwig Von Mises Institute, 1988), p. 153"


And in a commercial video Congressman John Dingell made for the NRA in 1981, John called BATF agents "jackbooted American fascists".

And let's not forget that in November 1993, President Clinton borrowed John Dingell's Winchester shotgun and enjoyed a day on the marshes hunting ducks with this known purveyor of "hate speech".

Oh, the shame of it all! What will President Clinton do, now that one of his fellow liberal Democrats is guilty of "hate speech"?

Does it not seem extremely biased for the media to only chastise - ad nauseam - NRA comments, when it's obvious and a part of public record, that Congressman Dingell has used "jackbooted American fascists" to describe some of the ATF's agents?

Taken from a post to talk.politics.guns by Johann Opitz (johann_opitz@smtp.svl.trw.com), who says:
All Disclaimers Apply (so as to protect my employer).


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