Brink's fights BATFE hard over FFL revocation

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    Brink's fights BATFE hard over FFL revocation

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    DALLAS (CN) - Brink's wants to depose a director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over the revocation of a federal firearms license that allows the armored car company to buy thousands of guns at a discount.

    Brink's filed a petition for discovery in Federal Court, seeking to depose Megan Bennett, Director of Industry Operations for the BATF.

    Brink's says it owns more than 14,000 guns, which are used by its 9,000 employees in 220 branches across the country.

    Brink's says that after the BATF inspected its facility in Coppell, Texas in December 2010, it received a notice of revocation from Bennett.

    It claims the revocation is illegal and against the BATF's own policies.
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    I'd bet $100 that brinks is right. As a employee of the Govt. I regularly see the Govt. tripping all over it's own rules. The term "idiocracy" comes to mind.
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    Good ol' Brinks, protecting the medium of trade and commerce (money) can't keep its legally-obtained FFL, yet the Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service - branches of government with no specific law enforcement purpose or charter - get to buy all the guns they want.
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    I'm cheering for Brink's on this one. They provide infinitely more valuable service to society on any given day than the ATF ever has or will.

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    ...you can bet Brinks will not be shipping any guns to Mexico to see if they "fall"into the hands of criminal armys...BATF has always been stuck on stupid...

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    whats next armored transportation companies are not allowed to carry guns. sometimes our government makes most idiotic choices. Bureaucracy at its finest.

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    If Brinks is using their FFL to purchase firearms, then loaning them to their employees, they may be in violation. If instead Brinks is purchasing them, filing 4473s, and reselling them (even at cost) to their employees, then the BATF is wrong.

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    Does anyone know what violations were cited?

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    Interesting. Got to be a catch re the batf, but hopefully it shakes out. Those folks aren't paid enough to work with protection let alone without it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoLockNLoad View Post
    If Brinks is using their FFL to purchase firearms, then loaning them to their employees, they may be in violation....
    Wouldn't police departments that "issue" weapons, (not making their officers buy them) be in violation also?
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    Brinks is huge. I worked for them. we had lotsss of guns. MP9 and MP40s great guns, brand new stuff too.

    I hope they win the fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    I'd bet $100 that brinks is right. As a employee of the Govt. I regularly see the Govt. tripping all over it's own rules. The term "idiocracy" comes to mind.
    I feel no need to leave a response at this point. It's already been said and better than I could have said it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Wouldn't police departments that "issue" weapons, (not making their officers buy them) be in violation also?
    I think that would depend of whether or not the department is purchasing as an FFL or a company.

    Also, LE/MIL/GOV are exempt from many BATFE regulations.

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