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Old 06-21-2013, 06:31 AM   #11
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I don't think the FBI gives a crap about people owning firearms, they're a little busy investigating actual criminals like IRS, NSA, and DOJ agents.

Putting the ATF under the FBI would be a little bit like big brother watching little brother do his chores around the house. Lots of arguing and threats to call Mom (POTUS) in to make little brother do what he's supposed to do. That and I'd imagine that the ATF would be busy partying because they know Mom will blame big brother for not keeping little brother in line.

Maybe I missed something, but that's how I see it.

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The B and the A are more treasury / commerce related, and the F seems to be paperwork pain in the backside no other agency wanted. Most of what BATF does is paper suffering.

At about the time of the Waco raid, the BATF was gaining arrest authority along with budget increases to allow them to be more of a law enforcement agency, and less like an accounting ferm.

The botched Waco raid, and the horrible publicity that followed, tore the heart out of an agency looking to be an equal to the FBI and the CIA.

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Let them make their threats. The FBI won't have BATF agents.

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