“The ATF has been without a Senate-confirmed director since 2006, with both the Bush and Obama administrations unable to overcome opposition from gun-rights groups to win approval of nominees.”
How hard it is to find someone to lead the ATF that is not anti-gun?? What happens when you have someone who is anti-gun in charge? Programs like the “Fast & Furious” that allows thousands of illegal guns to go to Mexico while at the same time the administration is saying it is the FFLs fault while it is the FFLs that are telling the ATF that they don’t want to sell the guns and the ATF is telling the FFLS to sell the guns.
When you have anti-gun people in charge they will always choose to do the wrong thing that will go after the good guys and leave the criminals alone.
Kenneth Melson, acting ATF director since April 2009, ousting will set up Andrew Traver, who is even worse, to be named acting director.
“In November, President Barack Obama nominated Andrew Traver, the head of the ATF’s Chicago office, as permanent ATF director. The nomination stalled in the Senate after the National Rifle Association said Mr. Traver had a “demonstrated hostility” to the rights of gun owners.”
“Fast and Furious” is a program that is coming back to bite the ATF and axing Melson is like cutting off an extremity so the poison does not move further up to the head.