They have much respect for the first amendment as they have for the second
An OIG audit of their bungling of a an FFL revocation case concluded: “that the New Orleans Field Division did not comply with ATF’s administrative action policy in the Guns & Ammo case and did not follow instructions it received from ATF headquarters…(and) also found that this case highlighted the problems that can result from the delays in ATF’s inspection process”
Seems they were left out of the loop and the FBI traced the Navy Yard shooter’s gun without them. So, any federal agency can track guns to their owners. That database we’re not supposed to have.
Also, the bit about ATF struggling for relevance made me laugh. Good.
ATF has released their proposed rule in
sticking it to bitter clingers err trusts.
Looks like the NFATCA petitioned for a look at the rules and ATF went and made up different rules, then cited NFATCA.
ATF also cites one case of someone trying and failing to get a suppressor after being denied. Yes, ATF noticed that the owner of the trust was a prohibited person and denied the transfer. Odd.
Also, genius from the comments:
Something has to be done. Too many criminals paying $500 to a lawyer to establish a trust, then spending $15k more to buy a machine gun, $1k more to buy a silencer, $400 more in tax stamps and waiting 8-10 months to go kill a bunch of people. Enough! We need tougher gun control! This is way too easy!
So, why are ATF agents talking registration with firearm dealers?
Here’s the White House press office piece. Short version is that there will be no more re-importing of weapons that the US government gave to foreign countries. And for a trust or corporation to purchase an NFA item, individuals associated with the entity would have to undergo a background check. You know, because of all those times NFA weapons and imported collectible firearms are used in crime. Oh, wait. That hardly ever happens. I can think of two weapons that involved NFA crimes, one was a doctor who shot the woman he was having an affair with with his MAC-10 and the other involved a stolen suppressor. These happen so infrequently that when they do, they’re a big deal on blogs. And on the trust issue, it’s already illegal for a prohibited person to possess a weapon. And ATF doesn’t prosecute for attempted illegal purchases anyway, so the background checks are mostly useless.
Mostly, these actions target law-abiding folks who don’t commit gun crimes. So, there will be no reduction in gun violence.
What others are saying (or, rather, what I’m paraphrasing they are saying):
These are not real, actual problems. Well, yes.
But this was all the gun control lobby could get for $7M.
I’m kind of surprised to see this endorsement.
No, I think it’s already out of the media’s attention. Not like it ever really was.
“Individuals (who) steal firearms are more likely to commit violent crimes with stolen guns, transfer stolen firearms to others who commit crimes and create an unregulated secondary market for firearms,” the ATF report stated.
CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer. She’s the CBS news person who started taking some bloggers seriously and reported and fast and furious.
Gee, I wonder who did that?
DOJ IG to investigate another “botched” ATF operation. Seems “botched” is the new term for things happening as intended.
Chutzpah. Remember fast and furious?
ATF agents running an undercover storefront in Milwaukee used a brain-damaged man with a low IQ to set up gun and drug deals, paying him in cigarettes, merchandise and money, according to federal documents obtained by the Journal Sentinel.
Why is it that all of ATF’s Operation whatevers result in putting more guns in the hands of criminals?
To keep track of who your friends are. This already exists and is a product the police use. I know because a policeman acquaintance of mine showed it to me. He entered my name and some identifying info and it spit out people that I knew. This was 8 or so years ago. Kind of creepy.
40 agents showed. No arrests and no firearms confiscated. Odd case. What it was about seems to be this:
A person is required to obtain a federal explosives manufacturing license if they intend to engage in the business of manufacturing explosives for sale, distribution or for their own business, Coes said.
The ATF believed that Myers was violating this law.
“The claim is that he was using explosives and getting paid for it via YouTube,” Coes said.
So, you can’t use your product in advertisement?
A key piece of the White House’s gun control plan — the process by which the feds use serial numbers and descriptions to trace the original source of a gun sale — is at risk of failure. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is using 1960s era technology to manage a 21st century problem. And nothing is being done to fix it.
ATF sets up fake gun store to catch illegal gun dealers. Loses machine gun. Catches no illegal dealers.
Seems that the DC police cannot confirm TMZ’s source that David Gregory got a get out of jail free card. Now, DC police and ATF are having a back and forth over.
It’s a bit ironic to me that Gregory is now victim of something ATF is famous for: Giving you approval and then later changing its mind.
Pistol purchased by ATF agent found at alleged cartel crime scene in Mexico. Also, seems the agent provided false information on his 4473 which is a crime that the ATF would arrest you for.
Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.
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