I want to introduce you to a web site where you can get the facts about the ATF and the desperate need to clean it up or eliminate it altogether. It is CleanupATF.org.
From the "About us" tab on the web site:
There is more detail. Read the entire mission statement here.
www.CleanUpATF.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to returning integrity, accountability and decency to the management of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE or "ATF").
In recent years, ATF management has become widely and officially known for corruption, self-service, and at times, overt incompetence. Moreover, ATF managers at all levels routinely retaliate or discriminate against employees who make good faith attempts to address significant cases of flagrant abuse, unlawful acts, waste of taxpayer resources, etc. Managers often use the threat or actual imposition of unfounded disciplinary actions, Internal Affairs “investigations”, punitive transfers, and other flagrantly unethical measures to suppress dissension and subvert legitimate complaints about serious abuses.
A fine example of ATF incompetence is reported below. Watch the ATF "expert" who claims anyone could convert the toy guns into a machine gun. Watch him try to insert a magazine backwards.