Just sent this (slightly modified):
I urge you to become an original co-sponsor of Rep. Bill Sali's "Always Think Freedom" bill, which will be introduced shortly.
As part of its Asset Forfeiture training program for agents, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ordered 2,000 Leatherman tools inscribed with the words "Always Think Forfeiture." The program urges agents to focus on seizing private property. I do not think this is funny, nor do I think it is professional, nor is it befitting from ANY governmental agency.
What next? Coffee cups with "Guilty until proven Innocent!" around the BATFE offices?
The agency, which has been the frequent subject of congressional inquiry into its heavy-handed law enforcement tactics, should focus on protecting our Constitutional rights.
Rep. Sali's bill will simply prohibit the agency from making purchases of tool kits "on which any reminder of forfeiture appears."
I think this behavior on the part of a US Government agency is outrageous and speaks to their institutional disdain for law abiding American citizens and our Constitution. I do not wish to live in the America that the BATFE envisions. Please ensure this does not happen and support this bill by signing on as an original cosponsor.
Hugs and Kisses,