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Sun Apr 9, 2023, 02:19 PM Apr 2023

Missouri gun nuts accidentally stop gun stores from opening [View all]

This is hilarious 🤣


Missouri officials in one county have refused to work with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, claiming that the government agency is unconstitutional.

Six top elected officials in Camden County signed a letter to the ATF saying as much, according to the NPR affiliate KCUR 89.3.

But here's the kicker: the gun stores can't open or do the required background checks without the requested info.

The ATF was attempting to get zoning information to process applications for four individuals trying to open gun shops in the county, the outlet reported. John Ham, the public-information officer for the ATF's Kansas City Field Division, told KCUR that the bureau is trying to help civilians open gun stores, not prevent them from doing so.

"We use that information to put people in business, not to take people out of business," Ham told KCUR, adding that he had never seen a county refuse to provide such information, which is required to open new gun businesses.
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