America’s New Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & (NO) Firearms

January 4, 2011 15:40

Your 2nd amendment rights are in jeopardy again as Obama appoints another anti-gun fanatic to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

by Susan Dale at Human Events


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is clearly is a pivotal federal agency in our national effort to protect Americans from international terrorism.

So, why then, was an individual just appointed to head this agency who has spent his entire professional life working against Americans’ Second Amendment rights?

Special Agent Andrew Traver has just been appointed by our current President, Barack Hussein Obama, to be the new head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Formerly Director of the Chicago AFT office, Agent Traver is perhaps best known for a rather dramatic on-air television appearance in which he was working to make a point involving the highly controversial, at the time, ‘assault weapons ban.’  With the cameras rolling, Agent Traver handed the machine gun, which, of course, had nothing to do with the assault weapons in question at the time, to a female NBC reporter, and told her to fire at certain targets.  The obliging reporter, knowing a great broadcast possibility when she saw it, indeed fired away, incidentally missing everything at which she fired. Sure enough, this broadcast made the national news, again, and again.

Agent Traver thus became, for the elites, the man to watch at the ATF.


President Obama’s newest appointee to the ATF has spent his long career with the agency espousing numerous and varied gun control and anti-gun activities, among them calling for the repeal of the Tiahrt Amendment, which restricts the use of the ATF’s firearms database to criminal investigations, and who has regularly conflated black market automatic weapons with legal semi-automatic “assault-style” rifles.  This has occurred with such regularity that upon hearing of Travers’ appointment, Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Institute to Prevent Gun Violence, was moved to say: “This long-needed appointment is welcome news.”


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