NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)- Some 33 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have written the Inspector General of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and that department’s office of professional responsibility asking for an immediate investigation into the program dubbed “Operation Choke Point.”
The DOJ initiated program was launched to cut off access to financial services to specific businesses, starting with non-depository lenders but quickly adding other industries including firearms and ammunition manufacturers and retailers. [and any DOJ decided were “icky” (sic)]
In the letter, the members cited the May House Oversight and Government Reform Committee report documenting “egregious abuse of power that we believe merits your full attention and a formal investigation.”
NSSF has been assisting the committee and members with unraveling the details of how Operation Choke Point has affected the industry.
Read the letter.
About NSSFThe National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 6,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.