The ATF may go wireless, nationwide.
The Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has announced plans to field a nationwide wireless broadband telecommunications and Web portal. The agency said in a procurement notice issued last week that it seeks to award a contract by November for a wireless system based on technology from iPass. As it pressures gun shops to fork out significant amounts of dough for certain record keeping software.
Ryan Horsely questions if they are creating a gun registry. And forcing not just computerized systems, but certain computerized systems on gun dealers would make that a lot easier, all in the name of efficiency.
Clayton Cramer asks:
...is it possible that some sort of corrupt deal has been made by some ATF bureaucrat to require a particular software vendor's system? If you don't buy a system from a particular vendor, you get extra special scrutiny, and then get closed down for trivial errors on paper forms?Via the War on Guns and Instapundit.