This video gives us all sorts of feels. First, for as big a criminal organization as Black Lives Matter is, this ATF agent was certainly taking advantage of his white privilege. Second, it makes us wonder how gun confiscation is going to work when the government makes AR-15s illegal to possess. Who’s going to go door-to-door to retrieve those weapons?
The Columbus Dispatch reports that the ATF agent is suing the police officers for using excessive force:
Agent James Burk, a 16-year veteran of the ATF, said in the lawsuit he was working a “routine” assignment on July 7. That afternoon, he went to a home on the 3300 block of Edgebrook Drive near Dublin to retrieve a shotgun from someone who was not permitted to have a firearm.
The lawsuit said Burk was in his normal work attire, which was described as “casual professional” with his credentials in a pocket and an ID card around his neck.
When Burk knocked on the door of the home, a person inside called 911 and read the dispatcher Burk’s badge number while refusing to open the door.
According to the lawsuit, this happens routinely and Burk had never had any issue with dispatchers or officers verifying his status as an ATF agent on assignment.
However, in this instance, Burk said the dispatcher told the 911 caller not to answer the door and dispatched Columbus police officers Joseph Fihe, a 20-year member of the division, and Kevin Winchell, who is also a 20-year veteran officer.
An ATF agent showed up at a citizen's home to question him about a shotgun he was not "permitted" to have.
The citizen called 911 and told them someone was at his door trying to take his guns.
Police end up ARRESTING the ATF agent.pic.twitter.com/D7kMW0kkIl
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) August 4, 2022
This was 2 years ago.
— Erik Soderstrom (@soderstrom) August 4, 2022
And it’s still hilarious
— Ksicotte (@curlsforgurls) August 4, 2022
This is the kind of thing that almost gives me hope for this country.
— ジョン・デンバーは最もセクシーです (@KEYST0NELIGHT) August 4, 2022
Funny how the federal agent won’t comply with police but would expect citizens to do the same for them.
— Josh (@J2dano23) August 4, 2022
This should happen to every single ATF agent.
— Sean Dempsey (@realseand) August 4, 2022
The ATF agent should have known the officers were just securing the scene. If he would have just complied, all would have been shorted out. But to not follow orders and then resist. He got exactly what he deserved.
— Brett Gushow (@BrettGushow) August 4, 2022
This is exactly what I plan to do if AFT ever shows up at my door.
— Boggyboy72 (@AJennings1972) August 4, 2022
This is exactly what should happen including charging him for not complying. He assumed he was above being questioned or stopped by police.
— Glass Half Wrong (@GlassHalfWrong) August 4, 2022
Jokes on him, he did indeed get on the ground.😂😂😂
— bryan garrison (@bryanga48657448) August 4, 2022
This should be served as dessert at a restaurant
— Jason Alexander Stallings 🐻 (@JasonAl10664455) August 4, 2022
Should have just complied. Same as the rest.
— CJ (@ChrisGaines12) August 4, 2022
This is one of the best things I've seen in years. If there is one Federal agency that deserves this, it's the ATF. Hands down
— Jaygo Sev (@JaygoSev) August 4, 2022
Love how he goes to the "I've got a medical condition" card once the cops are on him
— Skip Johannson (@pcz852) August 4, 2022
Bu bu but the rules don't apply to me!
Uh. Sure bro. Here's a taser.
— TurdFerguson (@C1evrNameHere) August 4, 2022
“I’m a federal agent!” Everyone should use that line when they get pulled over.
Same federal agent that was charged a couple of years ago for stealing $200 worth of cheap wine https://t.co/Dz33rDK9r5
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 4, 2022
Beto O’Rourke flip-flops again on gun confiscation; Now he’s for it https://t.co/upvleRIAuA
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 1, 2022