BREAKING: ATF Director Resigns!
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The current director of the ATF, B. Todd Jones, has informed Attorney General Eric Holder that he will be resigning his position effective March 31.
Jones will be taking a job in professional sports in the private sector.
Jones has been acting as ATF director for the last 4 years and has been the director in charge of the agency since the news of the Fast and Furious scandal broke several years ago.
“ATF employees are hard-working, dedicated individuals who serve the public to make our nation safer every day,” Jones said in a statement confirming his departure. “I have seen firsthand their extraordinary commitment to combatting violent crime, ridding the streets of criminals, and leveraging all available resources to keep our communities safe.”
The ATF has, of course, been in the gun world news most recently for their proposed ban on M855 5.56 ammunition as well as their reversal on how arm brace devices can be used on some handguns.
With a strong majority in the Senate, it’s possible (unlikely, but possible), we might get a slightly better replacement for the position when the appointment process begins.
No word on possible replacements as of yet.