Tell Me This Is Not Retribution!

Michael Cargill is the owner of Central Texas Gun Works in Austin. He is also the plaintiff in Cargill v. Garland which successfully challenged the BATFE’s ban on bump stocks. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals found for Cargill in an en banc appeal in January. The US Justice Department appealed that decision to the Supreme Court and is seeking a writ of certiorari.

With that as a background, I find the following full blown audit of Central Texas Gun Works by BATFE inspectors as rather suspicious.

It would be hard to convince me that this is a normal routine inspection and not an effort at retribution by the Justice Department and their henchmen at BATFE. Given the Biden Administration’s new policy of “zero tolerance”, one is left to wonder if they are not seeking a way – anyway! – to put Cargill out of business. I don’t think two misspellings of the city name “Austin” are worthy of it but one never knows with the BATFE.

As with the IRS raid on a gun store in Montana, I think it is time for publicity by the representatives and senators from Texas. While the representative who covers the district where the store is located, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-37), is an anti-gun tool in the pockets of the Demanding Moms, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John Cornyn (R-TX) need to step up and start asking questions.

If you are a Texan reading this, call Cruz and Cornyn and demand they get answers. Being an out-of-stater they don’t have to listen to me but they sure need to listen to a constituent.

Update On Rep. Harriett Hageman

I had suggested that Rep. Harriett Hageman (R-WY) would make a great addition to House Judiciary Committee. This was in my post entitled An Interesting Factoid On Cargill Win. Rep. Hageman was one of the attorneys representing Michael Cargill in his appeal in the 5th Circuit on the bumpstock ban.

Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) must have been listening as she is one of the new members of the committee.

From his release last week:

“We’re excited to welcome all new and returning members of the House Judiciary Committee to the 118th Congress. House Judiciary Republicans are ready to get to work on the important issues facing the American people by passing legislation that will secure the southern border, investigating the weaponization of the federal government against the American people, and reining in Big Tech’s censorship of free speech.”

New Republican Members of the House Judiciary Committee:

Rep. Ben Cline (VA-06)
Rep. Lance Gooden (TX-05)
Rep. Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02)
Rep. Barry Moore (AL-02)
Rep. Troy Nehls (TX-22)
Rep. Russell Fry (SC-07)
Rep. Harriett Hageman (WY-At Large)
Rep. Wesley Hunt (TX-38)
Rep. Kevin Kiley (CA-03)
Rep. Laurel Lee (FL-15)
Rep. Nathaniel Moran (TX-01)

Returning Republican Members of the House Judiciary Committee:
Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-50)
Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04)
Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-01)
Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04)
Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05)
Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04)
Rep. Tom Tiffany (WI-07)
Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-04)
Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21)
Rep. Dan Bishop (NC-09)
Rep. Victoria Spartz (IN-05)
Rep. Scott Fitzgerald (WI-05)
Rep. Cliff Bentz (OR-02)

Rep. Hageman is one of six GOP freshmen appointed to House Judiciary Committee.