PM: ATF too busy breaking laws to enforce them
Hat tip to SayUncle:
PajamasMedia: Obama’s ATF: Too Busy Gun Smuggling to Arrest Criminals?
A new report from Syracuse University researchers notes that the Obama administration fails to prosecute violent criminals who most likely contribute to gun-related violence. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is supposed to investigate and arrest those who violate federal gun laws (e.g., felons in possession, straw purchasers).
Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) reports that January 2011 was “the lowest level to which federal weapons prosecutions have fallen since January 2001, when they were 445 at the time President George W. Bush assumed office.”
Fighting crime by going after criminals? What a concept!