Earlier this year a story broke that has had the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Fire Arms in damage control mode.
According to various media including CBS, the ATF allowed guns to be purchased in the
U.S. by know drug cartel members and transported into . Mexico
ATF field agents notified superiors of what was happening and were told to stand down.
This “stand-down” policy contributed heavily to the problem of
guns in the hands of the drug cartels, the main reason cited by the Whitehouse for seeking to revise gun control laws. U.S.
The federal law enforcement and investigative agents I have known over the years have all been committed to protecting the
The last thing field agents need is for management to handcuff (yes, another lame pun) their enforcement duties. If management feels a law is unenforceable, seek to have the law amended or abolished. U.S. They have all been well trained and educated.
As liberal gun control advocates seek to disarm lawful U.S. citizens by creating new laws that are even more restrictive, we must recognize that current laws are under enforced at all levels.
Until current gun control laws are fully and fairly enforced by field agents with the support of their respective supervisors and prosecutors, the legislature and White House should steer clear of proposing new restrictions that will soon fail from lack of enforcement.