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Proposal: Abolishing the ATF
[Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.)], a senior Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said the policies under ATF's jurisdiction could be easily incorporated into other agencies.
Moreover, he argued, the ATF has become embroiled in too many controversies in recent years, like the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation.
"The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that lacks a clear mission.
Its 'Framework' is an affront to the Second Amendment and yet another reason why Congress should pass the ATF Elimination Act," Sensenbrenner said in a statement.
The ATF director would have 180 days, or about six months, to submit a plan to Congress on how to wind down the agency.