As John D. Lewis Jr. wrote in "American Gestapo," the cover story of Reason's April 1980 issue, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) raided homes and gun shows at a time when the agency was trying to transition from targeting bootleggers to enforcing gun control laws. The ATF's toolbox included entrapment, unsavory informants, and vague regulations. These are all tactics, Ed Krayewski points out, that have become familiar among the numerous armed agencies operating in the United States today.
The Supreme Court weighs police shootings and unreasonable seizures in Torres v. Madrid.
The former vice president's vision of an all-powerful government goes far beyond massive spending and tax hikes.
Who could have predicted that intolerable rules won’t be tolerated?
Glenn Greenwald Resigns from The Intercept, Citing 'Pathologies, Illiberalism, Repressive Mentality' of Pro-Biden Newsroom
The progressive outlet's co-founder claims he was prevented from publishing an article because it was critical of Joe Biden.