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Obama dropping original ATF nominee from Denver (Andrew Traver)
koaa ^ | Jan 17, 2013 1:53 PM | Juice Godfrey

Posted on 01/17/2013 6:15:25 PM PST by Red Steel

DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama is dropping his original nominee to head the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

In announcing his gun control proposals on Wednesday, Obama said he intends to nominate the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, Todd Jones, to lead the ATF.

The agency hasn't had a permanent director since 2006.

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No doubt a super gun grabber. And Obama is fulfilling one of his absurd Executive Orders ordering himself to select a new ATF Director.
1 posted on 01/17/2013 6:15:30 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
he intends to nominate the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, Todd Jones, to lead the ATF.

Will have to research this fellow.
Probably a rabid anti-gunner who will have no qualms sending his goons out against American citizens.

2 posted on 01/17/2013 6:21:44 PM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: Red Steel

Let’s put light upon this topic. In 2006, under GW Bush...the ATF seat was empty. The senate was composed of 49 Republicans and 49 Democrats. No permanent choice was made.

In 2008, things shifted. The Democrats arrived in the senate with 57 members. A Democratic President arrived. Nothing happened to place a permanent choice into the ATF.

In 2010, 51 Democrats held control over the Senate. Nothing happened with a permanent choice in the ATF.

Here in January of 2013, there will be 53 Democrats in the Senate. The odds of a permanent pick for ATF? Well...you just don’t know.

At the rate of dysfunction...within twenty-five years...most government agencies will have fill-in leaders because no decision can be made. I would hate to suggest it...but even the government of Uruguay probably is more capable of making better decisions presently than the government of the United States of America.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 6:26:23 PM PST by pepsionice
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