Re: All the BATF's (was: Re: The Weavers)

Anton Sherwood (
Sat, 20 Sep 1997 01:11:29 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 18 Sep 1997, Arjen Kamphuis wrote:
> The interesting question (If you want this to stop) surely becomes: Why you
> need a BATF (some sort of SWAT-team I suspect) so much in the first place?

When the War On Rum was ended in 1933, Congress couldn't bear
to sack all the redundant Prohibition agents, so they became
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms - a branch of Treasury.

Agencies are very hard to kill off.

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