Legal Curbs Said to Hamper A.T.F. in Gun Inquiries
Link to NY Times article to follow:
I knew that the Federal Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearm agency was still quite battered from the last time the Dems pushed through a semi-automatic weapons ban in the 1990's, one that expired during Bush's 2nd(?) term. The agency is so hamstrung with limits and for not having a leader vetted by the Senate, that the system to track arms used in felonies requires hand work, not computer searches.
If a new banning of assault weapons passes, this agency would have to oversee its implementation.
Good luck with that. Congress lives in fear for re-elections.
Here is a link that might be useful: Legal Curbs Said to Hamper A.T.F. in Gun Inquiries