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Posted: 9/7/2010 4:38:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/7/2010 10:08:25 AM EDT by david_g17]

http://www.bradycampaign.org/

Brady Report Blasts Obama for Not Filling Top Leadership Position at ATF
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The Brady Center issued the report, Leadership Vacuum, which criticizes the Obama Administration for failing to nominate a Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The year and a half vacancy of the top law enforcement position has seriously weakened efforts to enforce Federal firearms laws, thus jeopardizing public safety and national security.





Link to report:
http://www.bradycenter.org/xshare/reports/fedleg/LeadershipVacuum.pdf
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:40:54 PM EDT
Toothless old hag of an organization needs a cup of shut the fuck up.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:43:23 PM EDT
I'm pretty sure it's not slowing the organization down. We're probably saving $300,000 per year.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:45:14 PM EDT
Hmmm...Mayor Daley of Chicago not running for re-election...vacant ATF director position open...Obama anti-gun and from Chicago gets to pick appointment to this position...
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:45:35 PM EDT
I thought Mike Sullivan was the director,/ and or acting director?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:48:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By novaDAK:
Hmmm...Mayor Daley of Chicago not running for re-election...vacant ATF director position open...Obama anti-gun and from Chicago gets to pick appointment to this position...

Oh



Fuck.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:49:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 4:51:45 PM EDT by Mal_means_bad]
My guess is that anybody Obama really wants in the position would spark an epic confirmation battle, and he's had bigger fish to fry lately.

The acting director is Kenneth Melson, what's up with him?

Originally Posted By Gunnerpalace:
I thought Mike Sullivan was the director,/ and or acting director?


Resigned effective the day of Obama's inauguration
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:00:34 AM EDT
Originally Posted By novaDAK:
Hmmm...Mayor Daley of Chicago not running for re-election...vacant ATF director position open...Obama anti-gun and from Chicago gets to pick appointment to this position...


no way, man. he's got "supreme court justice" written all over him.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:24:47 AM EDT
I'm in the market for a new job. If the money is right I'll think about it.

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:35:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By novaDAK:
Hmmm...Mayor Daley of Chicago not running for re-election...vacant ATF director position open...Obama anti-gun and from Chicago gets to pick appointment to this position...


It's scary that it makes sense.

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Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:38:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Mal_means_bad:
My guess is that anybody Obama really wants in the position would spark an epic confirmation battle, and he's had bigger fish to fry lately.



Good guess.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:40:59 AM EDT
Not a fan of Obama. No assault rifle ban, no ammo tax, hasn't repealed conceal carry, Heller, McDonald on his watch, failed to ban .50 cal. I'll be voting republican this year thank you very much.



Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:59:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:06:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I honestly don't really think Obama gives a shit.


I mean, to start with, the guy doesn't really have any principles or anything he cares about other than himself. He (like many politicians) takes positions on issues based on what he thinks people want and what will get him votes and what sounds good in a speech, and he's is entirely a political creature.

So I think that because there isn't really much interest in the country for increased gun control, and because a lot of Dems in the House don't have much appetite for it, he doesn't really give a shit what the far left wing in his party thinks. He used those suckers to get elected, but he's got no loyalty to them at all.

Unless there's some GIANT rash of school shootings with black rifles, or something like tha, or Reid loses his re-election and we get Chuck Schumer as Senate leader, I don't think we'll see any serious push for gun control during Obama's next two years.


nail meet head

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 5:16:09 AM EDT
Bottom line is gun control is a polticial loser for the left. HOWEVER they don't hesitate to nominate dirtbags to SCOTUS who hate the Second Amendment.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:29:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:


http://www.bradycampaign.org/

Brady Report Blasts Obama for Not Filling Top Leadership Position at ATF
Click on arrow to learn more!

The Brady Center issued the report, Leadership Vacuum, which criticizes the Obama Administration for failing to nominate a Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The year and a half vacancy of the top law enforcement position has seriously weakened efforts to enforce Federal firearms laws, thus jeopardizing public safety and national security.

"The failure to nominate an ATF director for over a year and a half is unprecedented and threatens our nation’s ability to combat gun crime and trafficking that arms criminals and terrorists,” the report states. "No other President has allowed this critical position to remain vacant for so long.”

The organization sent a letter to President Obama on June 10 stressing the importance of naming a Director for ATF, but has not received a response.

In early August, a number of former ATF Directors and agents also sent a letter to the President urging him to nominate a director of this critical agency.

Link to report:
http://www.bradycenter.org/xshare/reports/fedleg/LeadershipVacuum.pdf

What bad could come from the ATF being shut down altogheter?
That's a serious question. I'm asking.

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:00:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GLADIO:

Originally Posted By david_g17:


http://www.bradycampaign.org/

Brady Report Blasts Obama for Not Filling Top Leadership Position at ATF
Click on arrow to learn more!

The Brady Center issued the report, Leadership Vacuum, which criticizes the Obama Administration for failing to nominate a Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The year and a half vacancy of the top law enforcement position has seriously weakened efforts to enforce Federal firearms laws, thus jeopardizing public safety and national security.

"The failure to nominate an ATF director for over a year and a half is unprecedented and threatens our nation’s ability to combat gun crime and trafficking that arms criminals and terrorists,” the report states. "No other President has allowed this critical position to remain vacant for so long.”

The organization sent a letter to President Obama on June 10 stressing the importance of naming a Director for ATF, but has not received a response.

In early August, a number of former ATF Directors and agents also sent a letter to the President urging him to nominate a director of this critical agency.







Link to report:
http://www.bradycenter.org/xshare/reports/fedleg/LeadershipVacuum.pdf

What bad could come from the ATF being shut down altogheter?
That's a serious question. I'm asking.



The figuring is that the FBI would take over and then go on a all out crack down.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:11:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunnerpalace:
Originally Posted By GLADIO:
What bad could come from the ATF being shut down altogheter?
That's a serious question. I'm asking.



The figuring is that the FBI would take over and then go on a all out crack down.

You mean the FBI would introduce even more strict regulations about firearms?
Or would they try to handle it in a more professional manner?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:13:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GLADIO:

Originally Posted By Gunnerpalace:
Originally Posted By GLADIO:
What bad could come from the ATF being shut down altogheter?
That's a serious question. I'm asking.



The figuring is that the FBI would take over and then go on a all out crack down.

You mean the FBI would introduce even more strict regulations about firearms?
Or would they try to handle it in a more professional manner?


Probably both.
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