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  • BREAKING: After Scrapping AR-15 Ammo Ban, ATF Director B. Todd Jones Resigning

    03/20/2015 11:26:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | March 20, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    UPDATE: ATF has officially confirmed Jones' departure without stating a specific reason for his resignation.  B. Todd Jones to depart @ATFHQ.— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) March 20, 2015 “ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public to make our nation safer every day,” said Jones. “I have seen firsthand their extraordinary commitment to combatting violent crime, ridding the streets of criminals, and leveraging all available resources to keep our communities safe," Jones said in a statement. “I will truly miss leading and working side-by-side with these men and women in their pursuit of ATF’s unique law enforcement and regulatory...
  • ATF chief steps down after bullet ban controversy

    03/20/2015 9:31:37 AM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is stepping down following controversy surrounding the agencys proposal to ban certain types of ammunition. The ATF announced Friday that Director B. Todd Jones is resigning at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities in the private sector." ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public to make our nation safer every day, Jones said in a statement. I have seen firsthand their extraordinary commitment to combating violent crime, ridding the streets of criminals, and leveraging all available resources to keep our communities safe....
  • ATF and Some Democrats Already Looking at Ways to Revive Ban on AR-15 Ammunition

    03/13/2015 7:50:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | March 13, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this week the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms announced it would temporarily delay a ban on AR-15 M855 "green tip" ammunition."Although ATF endeavored to create a proposal that reflected a good faith interpretation of the law and balanced the interests of law enforcement, industry, and sportsmen, the vast majority of the comments received to date are critical of the framework, and include issues that deserve further study," an ATF press release stated. "Accordingly, ATF will not at this time seek to issue a final framework. After the close of the comment period, ATF will process the comments received,...
  • Sig Sauer Lawsuit Against ATF Muzzle Brake/Silencer Ruling has Merit

    04/18/2014 9:55:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from the ATF letter. Sig Sauer never contended that the muzzle brake would not function as part of a gun muffler/silencer/suppressor Sig Sauer, Inc., the well respected firearms manufacturer, has filed suit against B. Todd Jones as the Director of the ATF for ruling that the muzzle brake that they submitted for evaluation is "a part intended only for use in the assembly or fabrication of a silencer and therefore is a silencer..." as defined in U.S. statutes. The case document can be read here. It is nine pages long, and makes a fascinating read. Sig Sauer Inc.,...
  • Judiciary Committee and tell them you want answers to these Critical Questions for B. Todd Jones

    06/07/2013 6:23:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Firearms Coalition | 3 June, 2013 | The Firearms Coalition
    What did he know, when did he know it, and what has he done about it? Was ATF Director Appointee, B. Todd Jones, involved in the inception of the felony stupid program known as Fast and Furious? What has he done regarding the scandal in the year and a half that he has been Acting Director? What specific actions does he intend to take to focus ATF enforcement efforts on violent criminals and reduce the incidence of prosecution of unwitting technical violations by regular gun owners? The Judiciary Committee of the US Senate is scheduled to begin hearings on the...
  • B Todd Jones - Obama ATF Nominee

    04/26/2013 4:39:10 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 3 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 04/26/13 | LD Jackson
    Some things just never change. As would be expected, most conservatives do not agree with many of President Obama's decisions. When it comes to the people he nominates for positions in our government, he seems to have a knack for ruffling our feathers. Such was the case with both of his nominees to the Supreme Court and several of his nominees to join his Cabinet and other prominent departments in Washington. I don't expect Obama to nominate a full-blown conservative to any position he has open, but does he have to nominate people who have a natural affinity to continue...
  • 'Climate of Fear'? Obama's ATF pick facing probe over retaliation claim

    04/25/2013 5:34:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    fox ^ | 4/25/13 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON An independent government watchdog agency is investigating allegations that President Obama's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives retaliated against employees for whistle-blowing, has learned. The allegations against B. Todd Jones, a Minnesota federal prosecutor who also is serving as acting director of the ATF while his nomination is pending, include claims that he mismanaged the prosecutor's office and presided over a "climate of fear." Specifically, he was accused of retaliating against whistle-blowing with "a suspension and a lowered performance appraisal." In a letter dated July 20, 2012 to the Office of Special...
  • Obama's ATF Nominee on DOJ's Fast and Furious Design Team

    01/21/2013 4:37:36 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-19-13 | Matthew Boyle
    As part of President Barack Obamas 23-point gun control plan, he nominated Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Joneswho currently doubles right now as the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosivesto be the ATF director. Jones was personally a part of the high-ranking Department of Justice unit that first met on October 26, 2009, to create the new DOJ policy that was used to justify gunwalking in Operation Fast and Furious. In Fast and Furious, the ATF walked roughly 2,000 firearms into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels. That means through straw purchasers the agency...

    09/25/2012 10:13:47 PM PDT · by Rabin · 23 replies
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ^ | September 19, 2012, Immediate Release | Public Affairs Division, Violent Crime Bureau
    WASHINGTON B. Todd Jones, Acting Director of the ATF, issued the following statement: Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General (grovel) is rightfully critical of ATF's handling of Wide Receiver and Fast and Furious investigations. ATF accepts full responsibility for failure up and down the chain of command... led to a series of "regrettable events" (bumps in the road). I have referred the findings of the OIG report to our Office of Professional Responsibility and Security Operations to determine if any adverse actions are warranted. The Privacy Act prohibits us from discussing any personnel actions related to those named...
  • "Fast And Furious" Just Might Be President Obama's Watergate

    09/28/2011 8:34:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 54 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 28, 2011 | Frank Miniter
    Why a gunrunning scandal codenamed Fast and Furious, a program run secretly by the U.S. government that sent thousands of firearms over an international border and directly into the hands of criminals, hasnt been pursued by an army of reporters all trying to be the next Bob Woodward or Carl Bernstein is a story in itself. But the state of modern journalism aside, this scandal is so inflammatory few realize that official records show the current director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), B. Todd Jones yes the individual the Obama administration brought in to...