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Thanks for posting

And good job by that TV station for doing some serious
investigative reporting.

This whole civil forfeiture thing was a bad idea when they
first started doing it (under Reagan) and has gone completely over the top.

Consider the forfeiture language in the S.649 gun bill -

If convicted of selling a gun or ammo to someone "knowing or having
reason reasonable cause to believe" that they are a "prohibited person"
(neither seller or buyer have to actually know the recipient is prohibited)
then you are not only looking at a federal felony rap but also:

`Sec. 934. Forfeiture and fines
``(a)(1) Any person convicted of a violation of section 932 or 933
shall forfeit to the United States, irrespective of any provision of
State law--
``(A) any property constituting, or derived from, any
proceeds the person obtained, directly or indirectly, as the
result of such violation; and
``(B) any of the person's property used, or intended to be
used, in any manner or part, to commit, or to facilitate the
commission of, such violation.
``(2) The court, in imposing sentence on a person convicted of a
violation of section 932 or 933, shall order, in addition to any other
sentence imposed pursuant to section 932 or 933, that the person
forfeit to the United States all property described in paragraph (1).

Translation - sell a gun to someone you "should have known" was, say,
a marijuana user at your house or business and the government will
take said house or business (plus you will be fined on top of all the above).

Obviously anyone who doesn't support such reasonable measures wants
innocent children to be mowed down by assault rifle wielding psychos...