As reported by Fox News today, according to an audit, 76 ATF weapons and 418 laptops were lost, stolen or missing over the last 5 years. This rate of loss for weapons is nearly double that of the FBI and DEA. Furthermore, the ATF didn’t even know whether most of its lost, stolen or missing laptops contained sensitive or classified information.
What more can one say? This is government incompetence at it’s best. They tell you what to do with your guns, but they don’t even keep track of what they do with theirs. Then, they set up sting operations to entrap law-abiding citizens into violating one of the hundreds of complex firearm laws that the ATF supposedly “enforces.”
Who’s great idea was it anyways to let a bunch of yahoos with “Special Agent” status regulate our alcohol, tobacco and firearms? Back in the days of our founding fathers, access to these things was part of being American. They were a part of life. Now, the almighty federal government gives you the privilege of having these things, as long as you follow their rules.
– John H. Bryan, West Virginia Attorney.