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Sen. Roy Blunt blasts race and ethnicity checkboxes on gun purchase form


Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) wrote a letter to the ATF this weekend, demanding to know why the AFT would need to collect data on gun buyers’ race and ethnicity.

.@TheHill reported on my calls for the Obama Admin to explain why it wants/needs racial info about gun purchasers http://t.co/qqWNmkXp11 #2A

— Senator Roy Blunt (@RoyBlunt) September 22, 2014

“It is disconcerting that the U.S. government is gathering this type of data on citizens when there is no connection between purchasing a firearm and an individual’s race or ethnicity,” Blunt wrote, according to a report in The Hill. “Any measure that may interfere with a citizen’s ability to exercise his or her constitutional right to purchase a firearm needs to be questioned.”

Fox News’ Shannon Bream promises to cover the story later this week.

Why is ATF suddenly asking for race/ethnicity for gun purchases? Heated reaction from right AND left. I'll bring u the story later this wk.

— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) September 22, 2014

@ShannonBream I would really like to know.

— Steve (@MACHTink) September 22, 2014

@ShannonBream haha the Obama mob has no shame horrible #1/20/17

— Taz (@moose_taz) September 22, 2014

@ShannonBream my answer "human"

— Doug Adamavich (@DougAdamavich) September 22, 2014

That is great question. @ShannonBream @ArizonaNewsnet

— Allen Gardner (@gardnerallen90) September 22, 2014

“Emily Gets Her Gun” author and Fox 5 DC chief investigative reporter Emily Miller tweeted a picture of the form with the race and ethnicity fields.

This is the ATF background check form for gun buyers. The race/ethnicity questions are 10a and 10b pic.twitter.com/2QroXlr6KN

— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) September 20, 2014

@EmilyMiller What's the stated purpose for those illegal questions?

— Carl Gottlieb (@c_cgottlieb) September 20, 2014

@EmilyMiller gotta love people that still think there are no background checks.

— Kris Williams (@KrisWilliams81) September 20, 2014

@EmilyMiller @nranews I suggest, based on example provided by @SenWarren, that we could all check all the boxes.

— DallenH (@d_allen_h) September 20, 2014

@EmilyMiller Illegal Document

— Leo Smith (@NJlamer) September 20, 2014


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/22/sen-roy-blunt-blasts-race-and-ethnicity-checkboxes-on-gun-purchase-form/

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