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Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants ATF Agents Arrested, Prosecuted After Raid On Gun Dealer

•, by Tyler Durden

Oklahoma state Rep. Justin Humphrey (R) says he's filed a probable cause affidavit with the state Attorney General, and has demanded that agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) be arrested and prosecuted following a June 16 raid on a gun dealer which resulted in the confiscation of more than 50 firearms.

Humphrey says that the document he filed - which he collaborated on with the Pushmataha County Sheriff's office - focuses on the agents who raided the home of FFL holder Russell Fincher.

According to the affidavit, the ATF agents should be investigated for extortion, terroristic threats and misuse of their authority as law enforcement officials, among other charges.

What's more, weeks after the raid the ATF sent Fincher a list of the 50 confiscated firearms, marked each one down to $10, and allegedly offered him the option of forfeitting them in exchange for a check.

"When you abuse your law enforcement position, I think you ought to be arrested," Humphrey told the Epoch Times.

Fincher told the outlet: "I just want them to really investigate it," adding "I feel like there's no accountability for the ATF."

An ATF spokesman, Ashley Stephens, told the outlet that the assertion that the ATF is confiscating guns for no reason or offering to sell them back to owners for pennies on the dollar is "a mischaracterization of what happened."

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Handcuffed in Front of Son

Mr. Humphrey worked for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for 20 years as a probation officer. He said that as a former law enforcement officer, he believes the ATF agents abused their power to intimidate and coerce Mr. Fincher into giving up his property and federal firearms license.

He is accusing the ATF of not clearly stating what crime, if any, Mr. Fincher is accused of and of pressuring him to give up guns and his FFL by handcuffing him and searching his property in front of his 13-year-old son.

"I've looked up all the statutes that I believe were violated," Mr. Humphrey said.

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