Van Hoose told KRTV his store has been a target of federal scrutiny and surveillance for two years. “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.” In an interview with Dan Zimmerman, managing editor of The Truth About Guns website, Van Hoose said the federal agents confiscated thousands of firearms transaction records from his store. Van Hoose told Zimmerman the records covered firearms sales he’s made since he opened the store 13 years ago. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
I’m incredibly disturbed by initial reports that the IRS and ATF closed Highwood Creek Outfitters without any warning today. This is yet another example of the Biden Administration weaponizing federal agencies to target and harass hardworking Americans.— Matt Rosendale (@RepRosendale) June 14, 2023