ATF Plans Massive Intrusion Into Our Privacy

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. pspr


    The danger posed by these massive government databases that are coming online is enormous.

    A recent solicitation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) reveals that the agency is seeking a "massive" online database capable of pulling up individuals' personal information, connections and associates.

    On March 28, ATF posted the notice on, entitled "Investigative System." The solicitation was updated on April 5 with a few minor changes.

    The document says that the system will be utilized by staff "to provide rapid searches on various entities for example; names, telephone numbers, utility data and reverse phone look-ups, as a means to assist with investigations, and background research on people, assets and businesses."

    The system is described as a "massive online data repository system that contains a wide variety of data sources both historically and current that can be utilized in support of investigations and backgrounds."

    The overview of the solicitation states:

    Staff will utilize "a number of internal databases as well as external sources to provide timely and relevant information and intelligence products to law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels."

    The system "provides a means to rapidly check records across the country" and is "necessary in assisting investigators, agents and analyst to find people, their assets, relatives, associates and more."

    The ATF says they will use this system to provide information to Intelligence Analysts, Special Agents, Inspectors, Financial Investigators and Law Enforcement.

    The investigative system will allow ATF to "obtain exact matches from partial source data searches such as, incomplete social security numbers, address, VIN numbers, etc."

    The system will also have the ability to "link structured and unstructured data to find connection points between two or more individuals."
  2. LEAPup


    When I was working my way through college (a few moons ago), I was a Trooper with a State Police agency. We used to work cases with the ATF, and all I can say is these guys are a bunch of thugs, period!

    The shit they used to get away with was unimaginable!

    And to top it off, I once told an agent I wanted a full auto MP-5, and he said to me standing there in my uniform, badge and gun: "just what do you think you need with that?" Hell, I had an M-16 in my trunk that was department issued! I told him, "to protect my Family. Btw, why do you need to ask me what I need that for?" And that was 15+ yrs ago!

    We didn't get along AT ALL after that little exchange.

    These days, I say FUCK EM! I'm sick and tired of their gestapo tactics, and OUT OF CONTROL laws! I was a Trooper when Waco went down, and like a dumbass, sided with the gubment then. Now? Even though the kooks in Waco were just that, I ABSOLUTELY side with them as the gubment has ZERO business pulling what they pulled! ZERO!:mad: