Orchid Advisors, which describes itself as the only management consultancy dedicated to the firearms industry, is holding their annual Firearms Industry Compliance Conference this week in Orlando. It’s an annual confab that “brings together all segments of the industry–manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors, dealers, and regulators to focus on operational compliance.” As you might expect, when you have a segment of the economy that’s as highly regulated as is the firearms industry, keeping up with the changing regulatory landscape can be a challenge. And no industry powwow focusing on regulation would be complete without a representative of our friends at the ATF . . .
You remember the ATF. That’s the agency that the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex is always claiming is woefully underfunded. That’s kind of hard to reconcile, though, when they’re able to send a full soccer team plus two bench warmers down to Mouseville for a few days of fun in the sun.
One attendee sends us these observations:
13 personnel from ATF are at the Orchid Advisers conference. This included
AD Marvin Richardson, DAD Curtis Gilbert, Division Chiefs Earl Griffith,
Alphonso Hughes, Mike Fronzak, FTB chief Max Kingery and FEO Mike Curtis,
and others. ATF continues to complain about lack of money, personnel and
resources, but when there is good deal trip in Orlando there is unlimited
Wonder how many of them brought their golf clubs along for the trip.