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.
— 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
— 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
— DallenH (@d_allen_h) September 20, 2014
@EmilyMiller Illegal Document
— Leo Smith (@NJlamer) September 20, 2014