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Armed ATF & IRS Agents Hit Montana Gun Store With "Soviet-Style Intimidation Raid"

• by Tyler Durden

Tom Van Hoose, the owner of Highwood Creek Outfitters, told the local media outlet KRTV that 20 heavily armed agents swarmed his gun shop on Wednesday morning, confiscated 13 years of 4473 forms, and copied the firearm acquisition and disposition book.

"The fact that they think we make so much money as a gun business that they had to come investigate all the thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of dollars whatever it is we supposedly absconded with, anybody that knows the margins in the gun business knows they're not that high," said Van Hoose.

He said the reason for the raid is unclear. He believes it could be part of a nationwide trend by Biden's ATF: 

"I can only assume that it's because of the style of weapons that we have and the press that's so against them.

"The current administration seems to be hell-bent on getting those guns out of the hands of average Americans."

Van Hoose spoke to the firearms blog The Truth About Guns, stating that the IRS claimed he had underreported and failed to report millions of dollars of income. The shop owner denied the accusation.