As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.
The US Government has been led down a path for profiteers for far too long in issues of public safety, which always end up with some plan that extorts money from Americans, using the police state, and that money ends up in some oligarch's pocket.
One of the most bizarre departments in the United States Government is the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and Explosives. Seriously what smoking a cigarette has to do with bombs is something only Washington could conclude, and that is what is wrong with this agency as it has become a political weapon by the Clintons to blow mother's heads off in Ruby Ridge or terrorize Americans at Hutatree, so that it literally has moles spying on every group in America, numbering in the hundreds of paid instigators and informants.
None of this is good for any self governing people to have an agency which before Obama was even in office was arresting nitwits in Missouri who were absolutely incoherent and in questioning them, getting them to say they were racists, all to aid Birther Hussein conning Americans to pity him.
For that reason, the Lame Cherry advocates that President Trump end the BATFE, as Ted Nugent once remarked, alcohol, tobacco and guns do not belong together. It is a fact that no other Right in America has an entire investigative agency monitoring and doing background checks, before one can preach a sermon, post an article or gather at your coffee shop to discuss politics. Firearms are the one Right infringed upon, and it is a Right which is protected from being taxed or politicized.
What to do though with BATFE is the question, and the Lame Cherry offers this solution, as the public does have Rights to collect taxes.
In this, the answer is to incorporate in Alcohol and Tobacco, which are revenue generators and taxes, into the control of the Treasury, which manages the IRS. Alcohol and Tobacco are incorporated into Treasury, not a "bureau" as many things are taxed and do not have their own agency.
Firearms and Explosives are different matters, in while the FBI maintains the background check database on Americans, should the FBI where this division operates in collecting taxes on items as silencers, (which should be abolished also) be a part of a law enforcement agency.
As one can understand from the above, ATF was part of Treasury, but the firearms were unregulated until the encroachment of mob activity in America. For that reason the firearms part, in these firearms are stipulated for national defense and personal possession in the Constitution, should be incorporated into an agency which actually deals with firearms, and that should be DCM, the Director of Civilian Marksmanship should absorb that part of BATFE.
The ATF was formerly part of the United States Department of the Treasury, having been formed in 1886 as the "Revenue Laboratory" within the Treasury Department's Bureau of Internal Revenue. The history of ATF can be subsequently traced to the time of the revenuers or "revenoors" and the Bureau of Prohibition, which was formed as a unit of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in 1920. It was made an independent agency within the Treasury Department in 1927, was transferred to the Justice Department in 1930, and became, briefly, a division of the FBI in 1933.
When the Volstead Act, which established Prohibition in the United States, was repealed in December 1933, the Unit was transferred from the Department of Justice back to the Department of the Treasury where it became the Alcohol Tax Unit (ATU) of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Special Agent Eliot Ness and several members of The "Untouchables", who had worked for the Prohibition Bureau while the Volstead Act was still in force, were transferred to the ATU. In 1942, responsibility for enforcing federal firearms laws was given to the ATU.
In the early 1950s, the Bureau of Internal Revenue was renamed "Internal Revenue Service" (IRS), and the ATU was given the additional responsibility of enforcing federal tobacco tax laws. At this time, the name of the ATU was changed to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division (ATTD).
What is left is the explosive part, which was another jumble added to this agency of no semblance of direction or purpose which has been exploited to the injury of Americans. Explosives are a matter of public safety already monitored by OSHA, Safety and Health, but on a terrorist level, there is in existence at the FBI the coordinated the NEFT the National Explosives Task Force, and this is where bomb investigation belongs when used in crimes, is the FBI.
So the Lame Cherry solution is to end the BATFE, and divide this agency to its proper venues of Treasury of taxes, the military associated DCM for firearms, and lastly in explosives when it deals with terrorism, to the FBI, and in public safety in safe work environments it is already regulated to OSHA in the powder and ammunition industry.
In reality, at least 1/3rd of the staff and budget would be cut in this incorporation, in ending redundancy, and all of the police state SWAT mentality would end, as in alcohol and tobacco, there was the issue of money and those resisting to pay taxes, being lumped with terrorists, and peaceful firearms owners being dumped with tax protestors, smugglers and terrorists. It is no wonder that peaceful gun dealers run into heavy handed agents who are hearing about ISIS in the same department or some syndicate armed and distributing cigarettes. It is time to protect the American gun owner, deal with the tax issue separately and place the terrorist in the law enforcement category.
This is the solution which the Lame Cherry Trump White Paper advocates.