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Fred Thompson on Gun Control – again – yet again

Over at Petzal’s, Fred fields some questions:

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives should have as its priority its efforts to combat violent crime, violent criminal gangs, and to interdict and disrupt the gun traffickers who supply violent gang members with firearms. While one way to curb illicit gun trafficking is to ensure that legitimate dealers maintain their paperwork in good order, these paperwork violations should in no way be BATFE’s focus. I would also consider giving BATFE a wider range of sanctions so that dealers’ simple paperwork violations do not result in license revocations. Finally, having a politically accountable BATFE Director, who is now subject to Senate confirmation, instead of a career bureaucrat should also help change BATFE’s priorities and make the agency more responsive.

As I’ve said before, going after the paperwork violations is a good way to inflate their numbers without the risk of, you know, getting shot.

4 Responses to “Fred Thompson on Gun Control – again – yet again”

  1. bwm Says:

    Fred Thompson: “Make the ATF better!”

    Ron Paul: “Get Rid of the ATF”

    I know which sounds better to me.

  2. Sebastian Says:

    Yeah, except one you might be able to get out of Congress, and the other you can forget about.

  3. Hemlock Says:

    Ron Paul: “Get Rid of the ATF”
    I know which sounds better to me.

    Sounds great but that will happen about the same time
    I get one of those hollywood movie guns that never
    needs reloadin’, won’t heat up and hits everything
    while I’m diving sideways.

    Seriously, when has the .gov ever disbanded anything
    the size of the ATF? …I’d guess never.

  4. Lyle Says:

    Senate confirmation? Like that’s been working ever so well lately. How about having the ATF director elected by the NRA board– you know, some people who actually know something about guns? I know; snowflakes in hell…

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