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January 28th, 2013
09:05 PM ET

Is the NRA to blame for ATF's leadership vacuum?

The Bureau of Alcohol  Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives - the agency responsible for enforcing this nation's gun laws – has been without a permanent director for six years.

President Obama has tried in the past to fill the leadership vacuum, but any attempt to nominate someone for the top job – ended up getting sidelined.

In the 23 executive actions on gun control, Obama included the nomination of an ATF director - B. Todd Jones, the U.S. attorney in Minnesota who has been acting director of ATF since 2011.

Many have pinned the blame on a leaderless ATF with the NRA, but do those claims add up?

CNN's Joe Johns has the OutFront investigation.


Filed under: Gun Control • OutFront Investigation • Politics
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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    No mention of the Tiahrt Amendments?

    January 28, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Reply

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