Friday, March 6, 2015

Republican proposes abolishing the ATF amid bullet ban controversy

Via avordvet

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) has reintroduced legislation to do away with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Sensenbrenner, a senior Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said the policies under ATF's jurisdiction could be easily incorporated into other agencies. Moreover, he argued, the ATF has become embroiled in too many controversies in recent years, like the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation.

"The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that lacks a clear mission. Its 'Framework' is an affront to the Second Amendment and yet another reason why Congress should pass the ATF Elimination Act," Sensenbrenner said in a statement.

More @ The Hill


  1. They will just rename to RHO, redneck harassment organization. Alcohol, tobacco and firearms define our heritage;)

    1. Whatever they name it, they will make Al Capone proud. :)

  2. Embroiled in too many controversies?

    Gee let's see if we can come up with an gvt agency that Doesn't have rampant corruption and "controversy" surrounding it.