Monday, September 24, 2012

End the ATF

The ATF (technically the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) has changed its name to the Violent Crime Bureau.

I have to laugh at this. Who does the ATF think it is? A spin-off of the Law and Order TV franchise?

If I were President one of the first things I'd do is dismantle the ATF. Every President seems to have a scandal originating from the ATF (Waco, Ruby Ridge, Fast and Furious, etc.). Nothing but bad news. Offer any ATF employee within 5-years of retirement a package. Let all qualified field agents go to work at the FBI. Give the rest of the ATF employees 4 weeks severance. Done. No more ATF. No more need for a name change.

Who would complain about doing this? Who out there is pro-ATF?