A Rare Peek into the BATF Monster Government agency gone wild!!! Again! The highlights: ■ Agents pay for tattoos to promote store ■ Mentally disabled used, then charged ■ Storefront stings near schools and churches ■ Felons hired to boost arrest numbers ■ High gun prices spur thefts ■ Buildings damaged, landlords unpaid ■ Felons leave storefronts with guns Read more from Journal Sentinel: ATF Uses Rogue Tactics in Storefront Stings Across Nation. http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/wat...234916641.html "Aaron Key wasn't sure he wanted a tattoo on his neck. Especially one of a giant squid smoking a joint. But the guys running Squid's Smoke Shop in Portland, Ore., convinced him: It would be a perfect way to promote their store. They would even pay him and a friend $150 apiece if they agreed to turn their bodies into walking billboards. Key, who is mentally disabled, was swayed. He and his friend, Marquis Glover, liked Squid's. It was their hangout. The 19-year-olds spent many afternoons there playing Xbox and chatting with the owner, "Squid," and the store clerks. So they took the money and got the ink etched on their necks, tentacles creeping down to their collarbones. It would be months before the young men learned the whole thing was a setup. The guys running Squid's were actually undercover ATF agents conducting a sting to get guns away from criminals and drugs off the street. The tattoos had been sponsored by the U.S. government; advertisements for a fake storefront. The teens found out as they were arrested and booked into jail."