After watching these SOB's for over 20 years I'm convinced the agency should be abolished, its staff fired and its responsibilities turned over to the FBI.
Remember, it wasn't the BATFE that burned down the "compound" in Waco, it was the FBI. The BATFE didn't shoot Vicki Weaver at Ruby Ridge, Lon Horiuchi of the FBI did. Now in both cases the BATF was the instigator of the "action", but the FBI provided the "muscle". Not that the BATF hasn't stomped a few kittens and slammed a few pregnant ladies up against a few walls, causing them to lose their babies.
Still, you might want to rethink that last part. How about we just eliminate the BATFE and the laws which they enforce. Turn the explosives safety stuff over to OSHA and/or the EPA and just eliminate the rest of the Unconstitutional laws they enforce. (They no longer collect the taxes on the "A" and "T", since they were moved to Justice from Treasury in the Homeland Security reorganization).
From there, they have found incident after incident to somehow justify their crusade on the RKBA, all funded by our tax dollars, naturally.
I guess the game kept them from ending up as mall security guards somewhere, 'cause you gotta have a Law Degree to be a FeeBIe, and their cannons were a bit loose for the DEA deck.
Which leaves what? Bank guard? Not enough jizz for those operators.
They 'saved' their jobs and only had to kill 82 people to do it.