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Holy BATFE Batman!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Blackcloud6, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. Blackcloud6

    Blackcloud6 Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    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...
  3. FJC

    FJC Well-Known Member

    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...
  4. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Could also call them Treasury Agents, Second Class (couldn't get into Secret Service).
  5. Waitone

    Waitone Well-Known Member

    Prime Directive of ANY and ALL bureaucracies is to expand their scope of responsibilities.
  6. Airwolf

    Airwolf Well-Known Member

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

    :what: :evil:
  7. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member


    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. :(
  8. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. George Hill

    George Hill Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. cordex

    cordex Well-Known Member

    I'd say take the job ... we could use some good people inside there.
  11. thisaway

    thisaway Well-Known Member

    Isn't the BATF already responsible for explosives? :confused:
  12. Jeff White

    Jeff White Moderator Staff Member

    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:

  13. Byron Quick

    Byron Quick Moderator In Memoriam

    We should promote honesty in government and start a campaign to change their name to F Troop.
  14. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Well-Known Member

    Can it wait until after I accept the job offer?

  15. Bob Locke

    Bob Locke Well-Known Member

    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...
  16. PATH

    PATH Well-Known Member

    Cowpies by any other name would still smell as bad!;)
  17. Goldendog

    Goldendog Member

    I hold a blaster's license in **********. Now I have to get a Federal background check along with the DOJ check.

  18. Steel

    Steel Well-Known Member

    BJOE...Bureau of Justify Our Existence


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

    Frohickey Well-Known Member

    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:
  20. larry_minn

    larry_minn Well-Known Member

    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.

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