ALERT: Obama has renominated gun-grabber Andrew Traver as the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives!
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today is announcing its opposition to Traver’s nomination.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BAFTE) is a federal law enforcement organization that investigates federal offenses involving firearms, explosives, and the illegal trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products.
BAFTE is also in charge of regulating the sale, possession, and transportation of guns and ammo across state lines.
Traver is currently special agent in charge of Chicago’s BATFE field division, where he has a history of working with gun prohibitionists.
He served as an advisor to the International Association for Chiefs of Police on that group’s 2007 “Gun Violence Reduction Project,” in cooperation with the anti-gun rights Joyce Foundation.
This project involved several high profile anti-gun-rights advocates (including Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.) Interestingly enough, there was not a single representative from the firearms community on the advisory panel.
Obama Stomps On Constitution
“The nomination of Andrew Traver is more proof that Barack Obama has complete disregard for the Second Amendment and the rights of firearms owners,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “We have serious concerns that the agency, under his leadership, will maintain any semblance of cooperation with the firearms industry, over which BATFE exercises considerable control.”
Traver’s history shows that if he’s successfully nominated, there’s no chance that he will work with the firearms industry. Traver helped develop the IACP/Joyce Foundation report, which recommended banning an array of modern sport-utility rifles and .50-caliber rifles used in long-range competition. The report also encouraged Congress to repeal the Tiahrt Amendment that protects sensitive trace data used by law enforcement in criminal investigations from being misused in frivolous municipal lawsuits that have consistently lost in court, and urged the adoption of restrictive gun show regulations that would effectively force them to close.
“Mr. Traver appears to be joined at the hip to various gun control and gun ban efforts,” Gottlieb observed. “The Citizens Committee, its members and supporters across the country oppose this nomination because Traver’s history clear shows that he is not the right man for such an important job.”
Putting Andrew Traver in charge of an organization that decides whether we can buy, sell or transport guns is the first of many steps Obama and his anti-gun zealots are taking to crush our Second Amendment Rights. As we saw with his Supreme Court nominations, Obama’s m.o. is to stuff as many anti-Second Amendment extremists into our most powerful offices of government. Enough is Enough.
We must stop Obama from abusing his power to snatch away our gun rights. If we don’t act now, our rights will be gone forever. We need the help of patriots like you to ensure our right to bear arms and protect ourselves and our families is not destroyed.
WE CANNOT LET OBAMA CRUSH THE SECOND AMENDMENT!
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That’s what’s at stake here. Our freedom. Our future.
IF OBAMA’S NOMINATION OF ANTI-GUNNER ANDREW TRAVER IS SUCCESSFUL
WE COULD LOSE OUR RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS!
THIS IS NOT A FIGHT WE CAN AFFORD TO LOSE
Keep calling your Senators today, toll-free numbers include 1-877-851-6437 and 1-866-220-0044, or call 1-202-225-3121 AND REGISTER YOU’RE OUTRAGE at ongoing efforts to take guns away!
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Alan M. Gottlieb
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms