Skip to comments.Rep. Sensenbrenner: Abolish the ATF
Posted on 07/11/2014 4:02:18 PM PDT by RC oneEdited on 07/11/2014 4:11:23 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Citing ATF’s recent operational failures and its overlap with other federal law enforcement, Sensenbrenner is preparing a bill to dissolve the agency and have existing agencies in the U.S. Justice Department take on its duties.
“By absorbing the ATF into existing law enforcement entities, we can preserve the areas where the ATF adds value for substantially less taxpayer money,” Sensenbrenner said. “While searching for its mission, the ATF has been plagued by decades of high-profile blunders. …We cannot afford to ignore clear changes that will greatly enhance the government’s efficiency.”
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No. Keep law enforcement balkanized. You do NOT want to concentrate power.
The ATF was always a trailer-park trash outfit from the very beginning. They literally had nothing to do after the end of Prohibition. Tobacco and firearms were rolled in to give them something to do. They have the lowest standards of any federal law enforcement agency. The dumber and more corrupt you are, the easier it is to get in.
I just like the idea of thousands of unemployed ATF NAZIs.
alcohol, tobacco and firearms are all legal
2012 budget - $1.15 Billion
And alcohol, tobacco and firearms are all legal.
How will the Cartels get the weapons they desire??
That’s a quarter million dollars per employee...and I assume most of their cost is employees....OMG....!
LOL Well. There IS that. I like the way you think.
To be honest, I thought he was advocating combining it with another Agency. And while that does result in a little downsizing, the usual result is more centralized police power.
Just make them into the “AT”, let them keep their badges and pull their guns.
Make them into an entity that attends to tobacco and booze paperwork matters.
Constitutionally, the feds have no business dealing with alcohol, tobacco, or firearms at all. Let the IRS handle the tax issues. Police powers belong at the state level, never at the federal government level.
Concentrate it, and kill it (metaphorically speaking).
The EPA has to go.
Makes too much sense.....Will never happen.
I’m sure the FBI wouldn’t mind enforcing the law on explosives in conjunction with state and local law enforcement.
What a stupid statement. They are just different arms of the same concentrated power coming at you from different directions.
ATF is just a dumping ground for losers who aren’t smart enough for any other govt. agency.
The money could hire 10,000 new Border Patrol officers
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