Obama could appoint Traver to head ATF without Senate approvalhttp://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/obama-could-appoint-traver-to-head-atf-without-senate-approval
President Obama could exploit his power to make temporary appointments during the end of year adjournment of Congress and bypass Senate approval of Andrew Traver to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
A bit of background: Traver (not "Taver") considers himself a “partner” with licensed firearms dealers and the National Shooting Sports Foundation evidently just eats that up. The fact that he made a name for himself enforcing citizen disarmament edicts after swearing an oath to the Constitution surely must count for something…as does the fact that he did it in Chi-Town.
David says it best;
Here and now is the time to let NRA and other gun groups know in no uncertain terms: A confirmation vote must be scored against any Senator who approves this nominee.
There damn well had better be a confirmation fight.
Traver nomination to lead BATFE sparks hot oppositionhttp://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-seattle/traver-nomination-to-lead-batfe-sparks-hot-opposition
The President has announced his choice to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to be Chicago Special Agent in Charge Andrew Traver.
Traver is no stranger to gun prohibitionists. Indeed, he appears to be their good buddy, having worked as an advisor with several of them on the decidedly anti-gun “Gun Violence Reduction Project” back in 2007. That was a little joint cooperative effort by the anti-gun Joyce Foundation and the equally anti-gun International Association for Chiefs of Police.
Obama names anti-gun extremist as next BATFE headhttp://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-st-louis/obama-names-anti-gun-extremist-as-next-batfe-head
Well, it's official (if misspelled, in the New York Times)--Andrew Traver is President Obama's choice to be the BATFE's next Supreme Leader:
In August, sources in the ATF said Andy Traver, a special agent in charge of the ATF in Chicago, was being considered for the job. Gun-lobby representatives immediately said they would oppose his nomination because they thought he was too close to gun-control activists.
Hmm . . . "too close to gun control activists" is one way to put it, but a more accurate way might be to say that he has been an activist for forcible citizen disarmament.
All of the nay-sayers keep telling us Obama doesn't want to take our guns. Yeah, right. His Attorney General and head of Homeland Security are both known anti-gunners. Now he's wanting this tool to head the ATF. The agency that is in complete control of every aspect of firearms in this country. The agency that murdered innocent women and children at Waco.
Before the anti's start with, but he signed the bill to allow concealed weapons in National Parks. Yeah he did. Only because it was attached to the credit card bill that he so desperately wanted. If the park carry bill would have been submitted alone, it would have been vetoed.
His two SCOTUS justices are both anti-gun. Sotomayor declared that Heller was settled law. Then when McDonald came up she said it wasn't settled law and went against the Constitution. Kagen will do the same thing if another similar case comes up.
The evidence is there for those that open their eyes and look. But the anti's will say, oh no, That can't be true. If it's not true, why does the Brady Bunch love this nominee? They have one purpose, the complete civilian disarmament of the U.S. Their idea of "reasonable" gun control is complete control.
Everyone that belives in the Constitution and the right to bear arms needs to contact their Senators and demand a hearing on Traver. He needs to be thrown out of the ATF altogether.This is one government agency that has entirely too much power.
Apply for a FFL and they will tell you that you just signed away your 4th Amendment rights. They can come in here any time and look at my records. They don't have to call ahead, they don't need a warrant. They have done this to me a couple times. They have even called me on the phone and had me research my records for them. And there is no saying no. They will show up in person and then I could lose my license.
Don't try and tell me how Obama is all for gun rights. I've done the research. I've seen where he has stood over the years. And it is NOT for the 2nd Amendment.