Obama Appoints Gun-Grabber Head of ATF

Chris Johnson, CNSNews.com

Gun rights advocates are unhappy with President Barack Obama’s pick  to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Obama announced on Nov. 15 his intent to nominate Andrew Traver, presently the special agent in charge of the ATF’s Chicago office, to be the director of the agency.

Both the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) criticized the president’s selection.

According to the NRA, “Traver has been deeply aligned with gun control advocates and anti-gun activities. This makes him the wrong choice to lead an enforcement agency that has almost exclusive oversight and control over the firearms industry, its retailers and consumers.”

Alan Gottlieb, chairman of CCRKBA, told CNSNews.com that as ATF director, Traver would exercise vast control over all levels of the firearm industry.

“First of all, the big concern that we have is that the agency that he would be overseeing controls all the firearm regulations against everybody in the United States starting with the manufacturers and the wholesalers and the distributors down to the gun dealers,” said Gottlieb.

“They can deny dealers licenses, they can decide that a person doesn’t sell enough guns to be a dealer or sells too many guns and should be a dealer, all kinds of regulations on how the stores have to operate, what kind of security devices they have to have, all kinds of inspections,” said Gottlieb. “There are a whole lot of monkey wrenches that can be thrown into the firearm industry very quietly behind the scenes.”

“And there’s not a whole lot anyone can do about it.” He said,  “because Congress has given them the authority to basically impose their own regulations.”

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  1. obama is determined to leave us broke and defenceless, and the liberals will kiss his A@@ and try to get the DESTROYER relected again, do they not care about our country or are they really stupid and blind, they fit the jackass logo 100%!

  2. When this jack-booted thug shows up at your door, Aim for the Head! Never surrender anything to these miserable little useless hacks!

  3. 68Truthseeker says:

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  4. I am so sick and tired of hereing all the libs saying that Obeyme has said he believes in our rights and hasn't done anything to tke oue 2nd Amendment rights away from us.
    Well folks if you look very carfully you will see just what is happening. He is placeing every anti 2nd Amendment,every anti gun person he can find in high places like old hillary as sec of state and the UN rep to try and get the small arms treaty though and signed when it is time and he has appointed some others in other places also including the SCOTUS, and now the BTAFE. They are just waiting for the right time and then WAM BAM GOTCHA. For one good ol Bloomy should be in prison for felany straw buys and conspiricy to comitt sraw buys and is still running around NYC with a bunch of anti gun mayors trying to take our guns away saying that no guns no crime .
    God Bless America and Our Troops Past Present and Future
    Keeping to My Oath Locked Loaded and Keeping My Powder Dry
    Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US

    • I see that to .. He (oblowme) appoints others to do his dirty works so he can say I didn't do anything to end your 2nd amendment rights .

  5. Edwardkoziol says:

    Obuma is doing the Hitler playbook of how to take over America so he can reign as king like his Saudi counterparts.Our only hope is for the republicans can put up road blocks until 2012 and we vote his half black ass out

  6. I'm unhappy with anyone obummer appoints. They are probably as corrupt as he is.
    Can't trust him.

  7. Oh trust me there is no mistake here. It is called Marxism!

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