New Bill Introduced in Congress Aims Abolish the ATF
OutdoorHub Reporters 01.13.17
Taking a stroll down the list of introduced legislation on congress.gov, we found something that piqued our interest, and we think it will do the same for you.
Introduced 1/12/2017, H.R. 509:
To abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, transfer its functions relating to the Federal firearms, explosives, and arson laws, violent crime, and domestic terrorism to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and transfer its functions relating to the Federal alcohol and tobacco smuggling laws to the Drug Enforcement Administration, and for other purposes.
As of now, this bill, which aims to abolish the ATF, has only just been introduced to the House. We will definitely be keeping a close eye on this though, as any shakeup of functions or duties of the ATF could potentially be very big news.