Mission: ATF protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. ATF regulates the firearms and explosives industries and Federal licensees to ensure that the rights afforded to every citizen under the Second Amendment are not diverted for criminal activity or gain.
ATF partners with communities, industries, law enforcement, and public safety agencies to safeguard the public through information sharing, training, research, and the use of technology.
Resources: The FY 2014 budg et request for ATF totals $1,230 million, which is a 6.8 % increase over FY 2012 Enacted. A rescission of $12.4 million in prior year balances from S&E is also proposed.
Organization: ATF is headed by a Director, who is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. During FY 2013, ATF operated a total of 25 Domestic Field Division s. Also, during FY 2013, ATF maintains a presence in 14 international offices in 8 countries.
Personnel: The ATF's direct positions for FY 2014 total 5,192 positions. ATF's FY 2014 request includes an increase of 91 positions over the FY 2012 Enacted level of 5,101 direct positions.
iprazhm: I live in Fl and Rubio used to be the Florida Speaker of the House. As Speaker, he refused to allow bills on the floor for a vote, that hindered illegal aliens. On CNN, he said that he's willing to take the right to own a gun from Florida citizens. Traitor
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iprazhm: “I absolutely believe that in this country if you are 18 years of age, you should not be able to buy a rifle, and I will support a law that takes that right away,” U.S Senator Marco Rubio Fl qz.com/1213296/parkland-florida-shooting-fou
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avordvet: If a citizen is old enough to carry a rifle in the military service, then they are old enough to buy/own a weapon and exercise their god-given natural right to self-defense.
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iprazhm: I have come to believe that God placed Trump in office to help Israel, and nothing else. He is clearly not there to secure the republic or promote decency. Only when the people return to serving Christ, will our country return to being great again.
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avordvet: Welcome thomas
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avordvet: Welcome cloudbound1
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walfred: Threat level-HIGH....Level of Readiness-MAXIMUM
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iprazhm: Invaluable information.
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avordvet: Welcome phatday3
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