Holy BATFE Batman!


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Blackcloud6
January 12, 2003, 10:23 AM
I got a notice to FFL holders yesterday. When the BATF moves from Treasury to Justice it will become the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. I wonder if they'll get to slide down poles into a car with fins when going on a call?

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Tamara
January 12, 2003, 10:39 AM
They need to become the BULTA (Bureau of Unemployed or Laterally-Transferred Agents).

Someone remind me what they do that can't be administered better or more efficiently by someone else, or isn't completely unconstitutional to start with...

FJC
January 12, 2003, 10:44 AM
And I noticed that the Alcohol and Tobacco regulatory and tax enforcement stuff was going to stay with Treasury Dept anyway, with a new organization called something else.

So I'm a bit surprised they didn't drop Alcohol and Tobacco from their name...

4v50 Gary
January 12, 2003, 10:51 AM
Could also call them Treasury Agents, Second Class (couldn't get into Secret Service).

Waitone
January 12, 2003, 11:33 AM
Prime Directive of ANY and ALL bureaucracies is to expand their scope of responsibilities.

Airwolf
January 12, 2003, 11:48 AM
I got a notice to FFL holders yesterday. When the BATF moves from Treasury to Justice it will become the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

And I noticed that the Alcohol and Tobacco regulatory and tax enforcement stuff was going to stay with Treasury Dept anyway, with a new organization called something else.

So I'm a bit surprised they didn't drop Alcohol and Tobacco from their name...

The BFE. The beefy's? Sounds like male strip club performers to me.

:what: :evil:

Gewehr98
January 12, 2003, 01:28 PM
I still have a standing offer to go work for the ATF upon my military retirement.

Wife think's I'm stupid for not accepting the GS-11 position. I've been softening, and somewhat intrigued with being on the inside over there.

Better go see my head doctor soon. :(

Hkmp5sd
January 12, 2003, 02:12 PM
Could also call them Treasury Agents

I'd rather see them called something like Federal Alcohol Revenuers, Tobacco Inspectors and No Guns. (2nd Amendment followed to the letter)

F.A.R.T.I.N.G. Agents.

George Hill
January 12, 2003, 02:42 PM
LOL, that was pretty good.
But I'd rather call them DISBANDED.
They have outlived all usefulness. All BATF persons should have to apply for a limited number of postions within the US CUSTOMS, US BOARDER PATROL and DEA.
If they are not hired... too freaking bad. Find another line of work. I hear Pinkerton and Wackenhut are hiring.

cordex
January 12, 2003, 02:47 PM
Gewehr98,
I'd say take the job ... we could use some good people inside there.

thisaway
January 12, 2003, 06:56 PM
Isn't the BATF already responsible for explosives? :confused:

Jeff White
January 12, 2003, 08:53 PM
George,
What makes you think Pinkerton and Wackenhut would want them? They have their public image to protect and don't have the government's deep pockets to pay off the inevitable lawsuits.

However my oldest son is having trouble hiring back line cooks at his Hardees....if they really want to work :rolleyes:

Jeff

Byron Quick
January 12, 2003, 09:02 PM
We should promote honesty in government and start a campaign to change their name to F Troop.

Gewehr98
January 12, 2003, 09:51 PM
:cool:

Bob Locke
January 12, 2003, 10:38 PM
Guess this signals a formal shift from tax collector to law enforcement status for them. We all know that was de facto many years ago, so this is basically a paperwork cleanup.

I wonder if they'll get nice arm badges now...

PATH
January 12, 2003, 10:44 PM
Cowpies by any other name would still smell as bad!;)

Goldendog
January 12, 2003, 11:02 PM
I hold a blaster's license in **********. Now I have to get a Federal background check along with the DOJ check.

MF

Steel
January 12, 2003, 11:23 PM
BJOE...Bureau of Justify Our Existence

or

BPPS...Bureau for the Perpetuation of a Police State

Frohickey
January 12, 2003, 11:29 PM
When was the last time a government agency was ever phased out never to return again? Renaming does not count. Neither does the changing of a government during a revolution or transfer of power.











Okay, that was a trick question... the answer is NEVER.:fire:

larry_minn
January 13, 2003, 02:17 AM
ATF already deals with explosives. That is what they told me when they paid me a visit. I was not very polite to begin with as they drove past a few times and then pulled up to a shed that was clearly NOT occupied. I was driving around to figure out who was checking out my home so I wound up blocking them in with my truck. OPPS.

larry_minn
January 13, 2003, 02:18 AM
ATF already deals with explosives. That is what they told me when they paid me a visit. I was not very polite to begin with as they drove past a few times and then pulled up to a shed that was clearly NOT occupied. I was driving around to figure out who was checking out my home so I wound up blocking them in with my truck. OPPS. Another error message. Will submit again.

eoR
January 13, 2003, 06:01 AM
Just announced ~ the new bureau's highest award is going to be known as the "Citation for Exemplary Service" hereafter known as BATFECES

eoR
January 13, 2003, 06:06 AM
oops... double tap

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