It has long been known that the ATF is underfunded and can't do its' job effectively for lack of funding for staff and other resources. The agency has gone without a Director for at least 6 years now. Why? Follow the NRA. Last night, Jon Stewart, host of the Daily Show, used props to help his viewing audience understand the problem. Words can't say it much better than he did so here is the video from the show:
|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|There Goes the Boom - ATF|
What has happened defies common sense. When the NRA hypocritically says that we should enforce the laws already on the books, look no further than the NRA lobbyists and leaders for the reasons why that is so difficult. Also look at the bought and paid for members of Congress for cynically going along with this dangerous agenda. Lives depend on getting this right and supporting the ATF. As a country aren't we better than this?