From the Congressional Record;
Between 12:10p and 12:20p on February 8th, 1995.
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."
Source: Human Events, Sept. 16, 1994 issue
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"
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 (email@example.com), who says:
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