Daines Demands Information on Great Falls Gun Shop Search

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the IRS demanding more information after Highwood Creek Outfitters in Great Falls was searched by federal agents on June 14, 2023.

“I write today seeking further clarification surrounding events that took place on June 14, 2023 at Highwood Creek Outfitters gun shop in Great Falls, Montana. According to the owner and local reporting on the event, 20 armed federal agents entered the store, remained on the premises for several hours, and confiscated several boxes worth of documents. Among the documents reportedly seized were Firearms Transaction Records (ATF Form 4473) that contain the personally identifiable information (PII) of prospective firearm purchasers. With the PII of an unknown number of Montanans potentially collected by your agents, the store’s customers and the community are rightfully concerned. As a result, local law enforcement has been inundated with calls and inquiries seeking information they are unable to provide,” Daines’ letter reads. 

Read the full text of Daines’ letter to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel HERE