Given the fact that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (and Really Big Fires) is a profoundly corrupt Federal agency with a blatant anti-gun agenda, “strengthening” the ATF is a bad idea. Full stop. Blowing past that punctuation by putting Chicago political playa, avowed anti-gun rights guy and consumate ATF insider Andrew Traver at the helm rivals the Munich Agreement in the “common sense” department. As for creating a 1000-foot gun-free zone around any event attended by federal big wigs . . .
Gun rights advocates have a name for the resulting firearms-free space: a killing field. Did Congressman King not clock the fact that a [civilian] concealed carry permit holder was the first armed person on the scene at the Giffords shooting? Too busy scoring points with his RINO homies I guess. Oh well. Next?