Congress Looks To Abolish The ATF

In a bill that was introduced last week, congress looks to disband the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Representative F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr, a Republican from Wisconsin, is the sponsor of the bill H.R. 509.

The overview of the bill reads as follows:

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. The bill still needs to pass committee and be voted on by the entire house before it can seek senate approval and end up on President Trump’s desk.

The bill can be viewed by HERE