The head of ATF is a key law enforcement position. It’s particularly critical now, as the U.S. grapples with weapons smuggling from this country to Mexico. As Tribune Newspapers reported Friday, ATF ran a weapons-tracking operation that went terribly awry, allowing hundreds of firearms into Mexico that were later used in crimes.
It went terribly awry, so clearly ATF needs anti-gun leadership at the top. The bureaucrats solution to failure is more funding. The spoils of success is more funding. They can’t lose. It’s a shame we the taxpayers certainly can.