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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Thursday introduce House Resolution 3960, known as the “Brian A. Terry Memorial Eliminate the ATF Act.” The goal of the legislation is to abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Greene introduced the bill in honor of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in the line of duty. The firearm used in his murder was part of the ATF’s botched Fast and Furious gun-running operation, put in place during the Obama administration.

Under Fast and Furious, ATF instructed federal firearms licensees (FFLs) to allow illegal gun sales to proceed. The bureau let the firearms move across the border into Mexico, supposedly with the hope of tracing them back to criminal enterprises. The ATF, however, lost track of the guns that made their way across the southern border.

According to The Daily Caller, Greene believes the ATF must be held responsible for Terry’s death.

12 years ago, under the direction of hate America leftist Eric Holder, the ATF smuggled firearms to Mexican drug cartels (Operation Fast & Furious) who then used those firearms to kill American hero Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. This can NEVER be allowed to happen again,” Green told the outlet. “Joe Biden’s nomination of gun-grabber David Chipman, who wants to ban, confiscate and destroy the most popular self-defense and hunting rifle in America owned by millions of American patriots, is a clear indication that the ATF’s war on gun owners is just beginning and is about to crank up.

She shared a similar message in a Twitter video following the bill’s introduction.

The war on gun owners’ rights has been waged long enough and it’s time to stop it.

Greene’s office told The Daily Caller the legislation would make the following changes:

  • Repeals all ATF regulations and guidance after August 1, 2020, to the date of enactment; rescinds hiring authority for the Bureau, and abolishes the Bureau 6 months after the date of enactment.
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and other regulatory functions are transferred back to the FBI.
  • Requires that the Bureau publish an itemized list on their website of all confiscated firearms and ammunition possessed by the Bureau, which must be sold to Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealers via public auction before the Bureau closes.
  • Proceeds from the auction are placed into a fund for the families of border patrol officers killed in the line of duty as a result of Operation Fast and Furious (i.e. after December 1, 2009), providing grants up to $150,000 per family affected.
  • Any remaining funds not used by 2032 will be re-directed to a program awarding states grant funds to establish firearm safety programs.

Per a press release, other co-sponsors include Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Ralph Norman (R-SC).

 

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82 COMMENTS

  1. Abolish ; ATF, NEA, IRS, FERC, DOT,NSA,FBI Washington office, BLM, return all federal lands to states, remove Border Patrol and fund states to enforce border security, abolish remnants of the Kenyan’s healthcare. For starts. Restore the states rights that have been taken by the disgusting federal mammoth.

      • “The Confederacy lost, thank God.”

        Really? Who do you think is running things now?

        The same paternalistic, racist plantation owners of the Confederacy. And they keep buying slaves.

      • As long as there is Gun Control in America the stench of slavery, segregation, lynching, the KKK, Eugenics, Jim Crow and other race based atrocities attributed to the democRat Party pollutes the air and eats at the 2A.

        Since race based Gun Control came way before the ATF it should be first and foremost on the list to flush.

  2. Something tells me that if republicans had total control of the house and senate, and presidency, that this bill would never see the light of day.

  3. This woman is among the absolute cringiest ConSeRvAtiVeS of all time as well as an instant b°n3r kill, but this… this is something I can get behind. Now if we could only get her to wear some duck tape over her trump-humping pie hole and throw a brown paper sack over that thing she calls a face, we’ll be in business.

    • You doubt that calling the former AG a “hate America leftist” is the sure way to get the bill taken seriously?

    • Let’s play:
      How to spot the boomer Rhino.
      Tag, your it.

      Also, fuck you. Republican, Democrat, same shit, different toilet. That’s why Trump scared them, and I didn’t even care for the man, but his party shake up was obvious.

    • You’re full of shit. Do some research on her history asshole. Look at her voting record. She’s one of the only representatives who truly works for her voters. I’d have her protecting my back…..not you.

    • I don’t expect the atheists to support this Conservative Christian woman who believes that the government should be a little smaller by doing away with the ATF. And that’s okay if the atheists gun owners don’t want to support her. They are already quite proud of not voting.

      They’re proud of not participating in the process that we have in this country to change laws. They are like the rich atheist Joe Rogan. Who was proud of not working to keep California free by voting and attending public meetings. So like many libertarian atheist parasites he moved to Texas. He and they will do nothing to keep Texas a free state either.

    • Really, Hail…you need to go to Troll School or something to improve your chops. After so much time chasing ankles and yapping on this site, one would think you’d have learned a thing or two about how to be an effective catalyst like a few other well-known trolls are able to do. They’re the kind you “love to hate”. You? Not so much.

      • My opinion of you and the rest of your lot is exceedingly low. So you’ll have to understand that your input means nothing to me. Now run along. Those minimum wage workers won’t hassle themselves…

        • “I don’t care about your opinion, bit here I am responding to tell you that I don’t care.”
          Show, don’t tell.

        • “I don’t care about your opinion, bit here I am responding to tell you that I don’t care.”

          That’s what’s so hilarious –

          The irony is totally lost on that fvckwit.

          The madder he gets, the more I laugh… 😉 😉 😉

          EDIT – The more I think about it, I’m getting the impression he’s getting tired of getting his teeth kicked in when he pops up. He’s now a mockery, my personal punch-toy… 🙂

        • Cool story bro.

          Yes, there are bootlickers here, but you obviously care and they bother you.

      • Absolutely. I reserve the greatest ire for those poseurs IHAQ, Geoff and MADDMAXX. Quite the trio of cowards there 😀!

  4. Whoa. I’m rubbing my eyes and re-reading this to ensure I’m not dreaming. The bill may or may not gain traction, but the very fact that someone in Congress is actually doing something to bring attention to the ATF in this manner could be a precursor to a wider effort down the road. Similar to how Alaska was the first to proactively declare itself a CC realm (Vermont excluded), which eventually led to more States joining.

    We can hope.

    • What she is doing is raising money from idiots like you. Nothing like a symbolic gesture to get the gullible to open their pockets.

        • It is embarrassing how easily Fox News and Tucker Carlson can snooker the soft brains of the conservatives.

          Even a trump appointed federal judge has ruled that “he is not “stating actual facts” about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in “exaggeration” and “non-literal commentary.”

          [In] the context of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the Court finds that Mr. Carlson’s invocation of “extortion” against Ms. McDougal is nonactionable hyperbole, intended to frame the debate in the guest commentator segment that followed Mr. Carlson’s soliloquy. As Defendant notes, Mr. Carlson himself aims to “challenge political correctness and media bias.” This “general tenor” of the show should then inform a viewer that he is not “stating actual facts” about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in “exaggeration” and “non-literal commentary.” … Given Mr. Carlson’s reputation, any reasonable viewer ‘arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism’ … “

          Regardless of the propaganda that Tucker Carlson, an elite multi millionaire trust fund baby, is spewing we are seeing over 500 conservative Trump supporters facing federal charges for their failed insurrection.

          So y’all are saying Ashley Babbitt was an undercover FBI instigator? Fascinating!

        • Since I spew nothing but lies, propaganda, and bile,

          I like to attack others that do tell the truth.

          It’s embarrassing and pathetic, but it’s all part of being a crazed leftist.

          Fascinating!

  5. Where the hell was all this four year ago when it actually could happen?

    Tied up in fear? In RINO’s? In this ridiculous belief that Republicans just need to look good in the press? The idea that anything the Democrat left says or acuses is real?

    We will be told by Republicans to hold on a little longer. They just need a few more votes.

    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene:
    You wanna fight the left? We will support that but if it all stops in 2 or 4 years then you become just like all the rest.

  6. Well I’ll be damned! The queen of the lunatic fringe got one right! Well, as the say, leave enough monkeys in a room with typewriters and eventually you’ll get the complete works of William Shakespeare.

  7. She’s got as much of a chance of getting this taken seriously as she does winning a Gold medal at the Piss Up a Rope World Championship. Even if Trump was President and Republicans controlled Congress. This is nothing more than See this Not that. There’s Too much Crazy in this One to be taken seriously about anything.

      • Or we could just support a normal person and let that moron slip into obscurity. If ‘conservatives’ all line up behind people like Trump or Taylor-Green, I’m glad they’re dying off.

        • Please Verendus enlighten us as to the name of this “normal person” people should support?

          I doubt you can.

  8. This is a good law. We can all agree on that. But it has a 0% chance to pass. We can also agree on that.
    So i would like to see republicans to introduce laws when they have the power to pass them, and then actually getting them over the finish line.

    Trump was good on foreign policy, judge picking and standing up against the left and big tech, his performance on bumpstocks and government debt and spending was meh at best. He wasn’t our savior, he was the absolute lowest bar any politician should pass, and it’s just sad that we have to deal with people way below that bar way too often…

  9. Political theater is a bi-partisan pastime. If I were in Greene’s district, this abolish ATF bill would not make me more likely to vote for her.

    Introducing a bill in Congress that has no chance of passage and signature of the President is just worthless. While half the time available to Congress people is spent fund-raising, the time spent on the abolish the ATF bill would be more effectively used dialing for dollars.

  10. This should be a lesson to everyone, if you want something done in government don’t hire a moderate person that doesn’t make you look bad. Hire a zealot, sure they might do something crazy but at least they might get rid of a few things on the way.

  11. She’s a loon. Naturally it takes a loon to introduce this bill now, with no chance of it passing. Rather than back when the Republicans had the power to make the effort worth going for it.

    • So instead I voted for Kamala Harris;

      Oh and gave some pedo’s some money.

      She wasn’t in Congress when the Republicans controlled it last.

      But facts don’t matter to me.

  12. MTG is bringing the conversation to Congress. It will not pass, but she is pointing out that Congress has the power to eliminate Federal agencies and is giving us a cause about which we can deluge our CongressCritters. Gotta start somewhere.

    You only lose when you stop fighting.

  13. the atf already stands to lose a lot of funding starting next fall when republicans pick up 50 or more seats in the house
    this is a shot across their bow that they better straighten up and fly right or the first in a series of steps that need to be taken that ends in their eventual demise will begin to happen in very short order
    the atf hasnt really been on the defense since the 90s
    this changes that
    an existential threat for them now looms
    look for them to find a speedy way out of the 80 percent lower and pistol brace debacles as a result
    good for her
    theres surely an argument to be made that mtg is silly and ignorant
    but shes got guts
    and right now guts is enough
    at the end of the day shes not nearly as profoundly disordered as almost every democrat in america
    and even some republicans too

    • Or Islamic terrorists in France. Some of the weapons used in the November 13, 2015 Paris Terrorist attacks were traced directly to Fast and Furious.

  14. The purpose of introducing this bill with zero percent chance of passage is for her to fund-raise off of it which she has already started doing.

  15. “Probably the CIA. They hand out guns to foreign non-government forces like it’s free candy all the time.“

    Don’t worry, they’ll be some conservatives happy to provide weapons to terrorists:

    “The Iran–Contra affair (Persian: ماجرای ایران-کنترا‎, Spanish: Caso Irán–Contra), popularized in Iran as the McFarlane affair,[1] the Iran–Contra scandal, or simply Iran–Contra, was a political scandal in the United States that occurred during the second term of the Reagan Administration. Senior administration officials secretly facilitated the sale of arms to the Khomeini government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which was the subject of an arms embargo.[2] The administration hoped to use the proceeds of the arms sale to fund the Contras in Nicaragua. Under the Boland Amendment, further funding of the Contras by the government had been prohibited by Congress.“

        • Fake Miner, is there a particular statement in the content I posted that you believe is incorrect?

          The facts of history don’t change, I’m sorry you disagree with established reality.

          Rather than making rude comments about me, why don’t you actually refute the information that I post?

          It seems all you have is empty speech talking points, without any basis in fact or reality so of course you must rely on the personal attack rather than a reasoned response or repudiation from a credible source.

      • Wetpanties miner

        You have yet to post ANYTHING that is correct or intelligent. Go help your mommy out of the bathtub, get your footie jammies on and then go nitey night. The adults are talking and are tired of hearing you yapping.

        • “You have yet to post ANYTHING that is correct or intelligent.“

          The facts show Reagan supplied hundreds of millions of dollars in weapons to Iran that were used to attack both America and Israel, do you doubt this?

          Really, I think you’re very proud of the conservative Republicans’ support of the fundamentalist Muslim terrorists.

        • Neiowa,

          I am sick and tired of the adults telling me to shut up!

          I am very special,

          Oh, and I run really really fast,

          And I am smart too!

    • Not letting you off the hook for Obama’s bloody hands in this. At least one if not more weapons used in the November 13, 2015 Paris Terrorist attacks were traced directly to Fast and Furious.

      https://www.judicialwatch.org/corruption-chronicles/law-enforcement-sources-gun-used-paris-terrorist-attacks-came-phoenix/

      And in separate case of gun running under Obama that began in 2013, investigation found that weapons shipped into Jordan by the CIA and Saudi Arabia as part of the classified program known as “Timber Sycamore” were systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold on the black market.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/27/world/middleeast/cia-arms-for-syrian-rebels-supplied-black-market-officials-say.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

      Reagan could take a lesson from Obama apparently.

      • Yalu Devil, I found it interesting that you blame Obama for a program started by a conservative Republican George W. Bush’s administration:

        “However, since 2006 under Operation Wide Receiver (2006-2007), Hernandez Case (2007), Medrano Case (2008) and Operation Fast and Furious (2009-2011), the Phoenix offices of the ATF and USAO did the opposite by permitting, encouraging and facilitating ‘straw purchase’ firearm sales to traffickers, and allowing the guns to ‘walk’ and be transported to Mexico.[24][25] The gun-rights group Gun Owners of America accused the ATF of attempting to “boost statistics of seized firearms with American commercial provenance from Mexican crime scenes.”

        For some reason when the white conservative president did it you have no complaints, but when the slightly darker skinned Barack Obama‘s administration had oversight, you cry foul.

        Hmmm, I wonder why the different standard?

        • I am the biggest kinda of A-hole you will find…Full stop…Period!

          Like Al Sharpton I am a degenerate Race Hustler.

          I just tried to link the Fast and Furious gun running scheme’s murderous actions with skin color.

          I, MINER49ER, am truly REPUGNANT ! !

  16. Amazing she had the time to come up with this. I thought she was busy fighting the Jewish space lasers that were starting forest fires.

    • You know, she has a new spaceborne threat to deal with, the Italian satellites that stole trumps victory in the 2020 election are still orbiting and creating mischief for good Americans.

      • As crazy as that sounds, still more legitimate than the whole Russian Collusion narrative the Democrats and the left keep projecting.

  17. Always wondered about this – if our president needs guys with automatic HK MP7s and Glock 18s to defend himself with, why can’t the average US citizen use the same weaponry for self defense? I thought the 2nd amendment said anything ‘they’ have ‘we’ can have too?

  18. @luigi
    “Antebellum Southerners have NOTHING in common with the current ruling class”

    Grew up in the deep South, in the 1950s, old bean; I know exactly who I am talking about.

  19. I’m old enough to remember when leftist lawmakers introduced a bill eliminating the defense department. And I remember reading the many very well written opinion pieces in Libertarian and leftist Publications supporting the elimination of the defense department.

    But I doubt I will read anything that supports eliminating the ATF, if it is introduced by a Conservative Republican. Which is why I don’t take Libertarians seriously. But if this law was about making marijuana legal? I can assure you I would see many well written opinion pieces in Libertarian Publications supporting it.

    • There are many William F. Buckley types in the Republican party, when the Libertarians espouse the same thing. They go with who agrees with their point of view. Many Boomer and younger middle class smoke pot and that is who is working on making it legal. The Republicans go along with Nixon on that point and the Dems want to tax and exploit it.
      The Republican Party is supposed to support gun owners, so people go with them. In a multi party system, different parties must join together for a majority vote.
      Look back to the 1968 Dem convention and how there were 3 distinct fronts. Of course, we know what happened. Sadly, the party of JFK(who was for gun training in school along with supporting the working man) has changed to whatever you want to call it today. I love to remind people that Trump was left of JFK.
      The “real” Republicans are waiting in their boardrooms, getting rich selling Chi Com made product, while closing down our industrial base. They have used the tree huggers, PETA, the anti fossil fuels people to break the back of our middle class. They are now buying up farmland, single family homes(to use as chess pieces on the carbon footprint war). The one thing they want is a compliant population – they are NOT for keeping our gun rights.

  20. So you do not believe that Donald Trump Junior met with the Russians in Trump Tower in a secret meeting that he later lied about?

    “A meeting took place at Trump Tower in New York City on June 9, 2016, between three senior members of the 2016 Trump campaign – Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort – and at least five other people, including Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. The meeting was arranged by publicist and long-time Trump acquaintance Rob Goldstone on behalf of his client, singer-songwriter Emin Agalarov.[1] The meeting was first disclosed to U.S. government officials in April 2017, when Kushner filed a revised version of his security clearance form.[2]

    Donald Trump Jr. made several misleading statements about the meeting.[3] He initially told the press that the meeting was held to discuss adoptions of Russian children by Americans. On July 8, 2017, after news reports stated that Trump Jr. knew the meeting was political, he admitted in a tweet that he had agreed to the meeting with the understanding that he would receive information damaging to Hillary Clinton, and that he was conducting opposition research.[4] When The New York Times was about to report on email exchanges between Goldstone and Trump Jr., Trump Jr. himself published the emails.[5][6] In early July 2017, it was reported that President Donald Trump himself drafted Trump Jr.’s initial misleading statement.[7] The report was later confirmed by the president’s attorneys.[8] In July 2018, the president denied knowledge of the meeting.”

    And just who did Donald Trump Junior meet with, were they actually Russians connected to Vladimir Putin?

    Well, yes:

    “Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer best known in the United States for lobbying against the Magnitsky Act. According to The New York Times, in Moscow she is regarded as a “trusted insider” who has argued cases for government agencies and high-profile clients including Pyotr Katsyv, an official in the state-owned Russian Railways, and his son Denis, whom she defended against a money laundering charge in New York.[28][29] She has also been an informant in active communication with Yury Chaika, the Russian prosecutor general, since 2013.[21] Starting in 2014, she had worked with Fusion GPS, the firm that was later hired to do opposition research on Trump, to investigate an unrelated money-laundering case involving Prevezon Holding, and the “dirt” she brought with her to the meeting stemmed from that work. The work on the Prevezon case, and later on the dossier, were completely separate, and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that they were unaware that Veselnitskaya would meet with Trump campaign members or share anything from the Prevezon case with them.[30]

    Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist and former Soviet counterintelligence officer suspected of “having ongoing ties to Russian Intelligence”,[31][32] although he denies it.[31] After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, he immigrated to the United States in 1993 and became a U.S. citizen in 2009.[33][34] According to The New York Times, Akhmetshin has “a history of working for close allies of President Vladimir V. Putin.”[35][36]”

    Nope, no Russians inTrump Tower here boss!

  21. She’s radioactive at the moment with no end in sight. Even the GOP is backing away. Another snowball’s chance in hell for this bill. Get serious, people!

    • It’s been really eye opening to see the Libertarians, a group I thought was a serious alternative to the conservatives, just implode over the years. The Libertarians are just as corrupt as the Republicans and Democrats they complain about.

      Right now Governor Ron DeSantis (R) in Florida is the best chance for liberty in that state. And the Libertarians are mostly against him. The 50 individual states are now on their own. No outsider is coming to save them. And Libertarians Liberals and the Left have abandoned California. Over a million have left the state. Conservatives abandoned California decades ago. The battle for California is down to an individual county level. Just like in Oregon.

      Marjorie Taylor Greene, Donald Trump, Maj Toure and anyone that is effective, are a serious threat to the current political order.

      1. Ep. 150b: The Free State of Florida and the Prison State of California, with Tho Bishop and Thaddeus Russell. Podcast 1hr 25 min long

      https://deathtotyrants.libsyn.com/ep-150b-the-free-state-of-florida-and-the-prison-state-of-california-with-tho-bishop-and-thaddeus-russell

      2. “Ep. 1919 Corruption in the Libertarian Party” video 1hr 7min long

  22. Why do we even have an agency to regulate firearms when the 2nd amendment to the Constitution says plainly the government may not regulate them? What will they do next? Set up a bureau to oversee the quartering of soldiers in our houses?

  23. If anyone listens and watches TV. News they should not be commenting It leans against anything US good. The stations are mostly run by people who hate America.

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