Posted March 12, 2024 6:01 am by Comments

By Lee Williams

(Photo illustration from licensed Shutterstock account.)by Lee WilliamsAn ATF Industry Operations Investigator violated the Second Amendment rights of a central Florida man last month, when he ordered a gun dealer to halt a pistol sale because he believed the purchaser possibly smelled of marijuana.The Industry Operations Investigator, or IOI, who is based out of ATF’s Tampa Field Office, was conducting a routine audit of a Plant City-based gun dealer when Daniel walked in to pick up a 9mm Beretta APX he had ordered through Gun Broker, which had been shipped from a pawn shop in Alabama.The Second Amendment Foundation agreed to withhold Daniel’s last name from this story. He had already completed an ATF form 4473, denying he was “an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance,” passed a background check and was ready to take his new handgun home until the IOI intervened and ordered the gun dealer to stop the sale.“I wasn’t high,” Daniel told the Second Amendment Foundation. “None of this makes any sense to me.”There are many reasons why Daniel could have smelled like marijuana – if the IOI’s allegations are even true.Florida legalized medical

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