Conservatives love the T-shirt "Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency."
The bureaucracy's attempt to ban ammunition may pave the way for doing just that.
In the wake of that unconstitutional action by agency employees, Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin re-introduced legislation to eliminate the agency.
The FBI would assume the ATF's duties.
The congressman said in a statement: "The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that lacks a clear mission. Its 'Framework' is an affront to the Second Amendment and yet another reason why Congress should pass the ATF Elimination Act."
Maybe something will come of this.
As the Hill pointed out, he is not the first congressman to propose abolish the agency, which is a leftover from the Nixon administration. In 1993. Democratic Congressman John Conyers introduced a similar bill. The two have worked together on other legislation and issues, including reform of asset forfeiture.