More Sensenbrenner nonsense: "Republican proposes abolishing the ATF amid bullet ban controversy." And since there is no way that leviathan is going to allow the federal gun laws to be repealed in the short run through political means, who then does he propose to enforce them? The new Gestapo of DHS? The old Gestapo of the FBI. Again, if John Dodson had worked for the FBI and not ATF, his dessicated corpse would have been found a few years from now out in the Arizona desert and we never would have heard of the Fast and Furious scandal. The FBI protects its undeserved bureaucratic and media "good reputation." Indeed, if the ATF didn't exist, the FBI would have to invent it. The ATF is used by the FBI to BE the punching bag: "See, they say, we're not as bad as THEM," when meanwhile they go about their greater, better-covered-up evils. Even so, in the short run, I'll take the devil I know rather than the worse devil I also know only too well.