Valentine’s Day can still be fun even if you broke up. Do you have information about a former (or current) partner involved in illegal gun activity? Let us know, and we will make sure it’s a Valentine’s Day to remember! Call 1-888-ATF-TIPS or email [email protected]. pic.twitter.com/OdDIPdIzkr
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) February 14, 2022
If you’re struggling with how best to commemorate the greeting card industry’s biggest day of the year, our friends at the ATF have an idea targeted specifically at those of you with a bad breakup or two in your past. Why not celebrate the day by going all Stasi on that ex who done you wrong?
ATF recognizes that not everyone lives in a state with a red flag law on the books. Californians, New Yorkers, Floridians, and residents of the other 19 states that have enacted due-process-free firearms confiscation laws can concoct a bogus claim against an ex against whom they have a grudge. But the aggrieved in the other 31 states are out in the cold.
Not a problem. The ATF wants you to know that, like the FBI, they’re a national organization. That means anyone who wants to afflict an ex with legal hassles and inconveniences — justified or not — up to and possibly including being shot to death, doesn’t have to resort to using local police to SWAT them. They can simply use the services of the ATF no matter where they happen to live.
This is only the latest and most nauseating move the firearms regulatory agency has made under the Biden Administration. Leave aside its conduct surrounding Hunter Biden’s illegal gun and slow-walking FOIA requests surrounding the matter, concocting new rules to circumvent the legislative process, or raiding legal businesses and seizing their records to go after buyers of lawful products.
You’d think an agency with as poor a record of complying with the law itself might keep a lower profile. Apparently not.
If you’re wondering what we mean, whatever you do, don’t click on the tweet above and don’t read very many of the over 4,000 responses the agency has gotten, many of which involve performing physically challenging acts involving a variety of body parts and orifices.
And whatever you do, don’t Google terms like . . .
Fast & Furious
ATF Waco David Koresh
ATF Randy Weaver
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ATF Hunter Biden
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ATF Failures Jaime Zapata
We hope each and everyone at ATF — especially the agency’s PR geniuses and marketing mavens — has a happy and a healthy Valentine’s Day.