Heavily Armed ATF & IRS Agents Raid Montana Gun Shop, Confiscate Documents

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) raided Highwood Creek Outfitters gun store in Great Falls, Montana, last Wednesday. Gun store owner Tom Van Hoose told local news outlet KRTV that 20 heavily armed agents swarmed his business, confiscated 13 years of 4473 forms, and copied the firearm acquisition and disposition book.  He said the IRS claimed he underreported and failed to report millions of dollars of income, but he believes the raid was likely part of a trend nationwide by Biden’s ATF. Van Hoose said, “The current administration seems to be hell-bent on getting those guns out of the hands of average Americans.”  Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) sent a letter to the agencies demanding answers and calling for the agencies to “cease conducting these Soviet-style intimidation raids.”