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Unintended Consequences Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part II: Growth, February 17, 1982 - April 19, 1993 Summary

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Part II: Growth, February 17, 1982 - April 19, 1993 Summary

This section is primarily concerned with the increasingly violent activities of the ATF, as it conducts raids across the country, in order to find and confiscate illegal weapons. As well, new legislation is outlawing machine guns and other types of automatic weapons and ammunition, and gun owners and dealers are scrambling to acquire these within the one-month window before the law goes into effect.

Henry is following the raids with interest, along with his fellow gun enthusiasts in the St. Louis area. They are particularly appalled at raids in Philadelphia and Waco, Texas, which have made national news due to the "overkill" of the intensity of the raids and the deaths of women and children. As well, another shootout with bank robbers in Florida demonstrates that the FBI is horribly under-trained and unable to use its weaponry...

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