The year and a half vacancy of the top law enforcement position has seriously weakened efforts to enforce Federal firearms laws, thus jeopardizing public safety and national security.
“The failure to nominate an ATF director for over a year and a half is unprecedented and threatens our nation’s ability to combat gun crime and trafficking that arms criminals and terrorists,” the report states. “No other President has allowed this critical position to remain vacant for so long.”
The organization sent a letter to President Obama on June 10 stressing the importance of naming a Director for ATF, but has not received a response.In early August, a number of former ATF Directors and agents also sent a letter to the President urging him to nominate a director of this critical agency.
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