Investigators probe ATF gun store actions

Posted by Michael Doyle on September 23, 2013 

Fans, and not-fans, of the #ATF, formally known as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, should check out this new audit by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General.

The 24-page report, completed in response to a congressional request, delves into the complicated-sounding doings around a Louisiana-based firearms dealer named Ralph Weaver, doing business as Guns & Ammo.

Bottom line, the investigators concluded "that the New Orleans Field Division did not comply with ATF's administrative action policy in the Guns & Ammo case and did not follow instructions it received from ATF headquarters...(and) also found that this case highlighted the problems that can result from the delays in ATF’s inspection process."

But to really understand what happened, you've got to check out the report.


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