The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is a federal law enforcement organization within the United States Department of Justice. Its responsibilities include the investigation and prevention of federal offenses involving the unlawful use, manufacture, and possession of firearms and explosives; acts of arson and bombings; and illegal trafficking and tax evasion of alcohol and tobacco products. The ATF also regulates via licensing the sale, possession, and transportation of firearms, ammunition, and explosives in interstate commerce. Many of the ATF's activities are carried out in conjunction with task forces made up of state and local law enforcement officers, such as Project Safe Neighborhoods. The ATF operates a unique fire research laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland, where full-scale mock-ups of criminal arson can be reconstructed. The agency is led by Regina Lombardo, Acting Director, and Ronald B. Turk, Acting Deputy Director. The ATF has 5,101 employees and an annual budget of $1.274 billion (2019).

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    National  BATF, Band of Autocratic Thieving Federals

    They rob $25,000 in firearms. Another little tidbit, they tell the guy they stole from that they Know he has other firearms. It is against federal law to maintain a registry of firearms ownership, so how does the ATF know this? The second video has much more detail. Distribute these to other...
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    National  ATF on Pistol Braces

    Here's the link to the actual statement and request for comment from the ATF on pistol braces. Please take the time to read it and comment, if for nothing else, than to comment on their lack of clarity and consistency in making rulings. Federal Register :: Objective Factors for Classifying...
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