“The Senate Judiciary Committee has posted the material they have received in support of Andrew Traver’s nomination to be the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives,” John Richardson reports at the No Lawyers—Only Guns and Money blog.
Traver’s position on the penetration characteristics of “assault weapons” alone should disqualify him from further consideration. As Richardson points out:
The same could have been said about a Winchester Model 94 lever action carbine in .30-30. The average bulletproof vests worn by law enforcement are rarely capable of stopping any centerfire rifle bullet.
The Traver nomination page is here, and includes his Committee Questionnaire as well as testimonial letters from various politically-motivated police groups.
One stands out. Long-time Gun Rights Examiner readers will recall the International Association of Chiefs of Police has been discussed before in this column, which conveyed a simple message to U.S. cops who push a globalist citizen disarmament agenda:
If we’re looking at UN membership as a criterion, that is, if being an official state repression authority for any number of dictatorships, kleptocracies, monarchies, sheikdoms, theocracies, politburos and tyrannies is what it takes to join your club, we’re talking about a wretched hive of scum and villainy that rivals the Mos Eisley cantina. And you can pass that on to Rajiv and Darwin and Sir Ken and Saad and Julian and Luiz and whoever the hell you ultimately get to run your Sub-Saharan Africa branch office.*
Anyone who thinks a top U.S. cop should enjoy the backing of these alien invaders is asking for a fight.
But as was discussed yesterday, that fight has been indefinitely postponed. If it gets rescheduled, it’s up to gun rights advocates to insist the nominee be grilled on exactly what he knows about “Project Gunwalker” allegations, when he learned of them, and what his resulting actions, statements, and recorded/documented communications will reveal.
It’s almost like his backers would rather leave his nomination in limbo rather than find out.
[*Note: Some of the names have changed as new individuals have assumed regional positions.]
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