Tuesday Roundup: BATFE Burns Another Dealer, Seig Health!, Urban Core Meltdown & More

The Texas Observer has a definitely-worth-your-time investigation into the BATFE’s railroading of a Plano gun shop owner. Now, for those who don’t know, the BATFE is the bottom run of federal law enforcement, where the worst of the dregs wash up. This is an agency that goes after gun dealers for “not keeping proper records of gun sales” because — and I do not exaggerate — sometimes buyers will write the abbreviation for a state rather than the full state name on forms. It appears as though now the BATFE has helped put a man in jail for an arson he didn’t commit. Good stuff. (Hat tip: Unfair Park.)

First they come for smokers, now they’re coming for transfats. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

And Mr. Obama’s wise decisions touch down like a tornado in Fort Worth.

I don’t know what it will take for Dallas to reverse this trend — I have my doubts a park along the Trinity (with or without tollroad) and a half a billion empty convention center hotel will help — but it doesn’t auger well for Big D in the long run.

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  1. Frank R says:

    The whole transfat issue is considerably overblown to boot. My rule on nanny state issues is: Any issue on which the media and politicians are in full agreement must bear greater scrutiny. This is especially true if we are looking at new laws being passed.

  2. Sharon says:

    When I first saw the news about the transfat ban in NYC I though everyone would be shocked and appalled but of course, my college friends all thought it was a good idea.

    How are we failing to educate people about personal liberty. People think if it’s something they would like then it’s a good idea without any concern to the liberties affected.

    Don’t we have enough real problems to solve without the city and state getting into stuff like this? How bought bringing business back to Dallas? How about getting the homeless out of my backyard digging through my trash bin?