Every ATF agent I encountered back in the 60's and 70's was arrogant, gun un-friendly. I only had them come a few times, mostly audits, though one was a followup on a weapon we sold that was used in a homicide. Normally the feds wouldn't have been involved, but the guy bought it here in Texas and took it to Louisiana and murdered someone. I actually remembered the guy who had purchased the rifle, a Model 336 Marlin 30-30.2farnorth wrote:TAM, I agree about the IRS. The ATF was not as political until Janet Reno (that I'm aware of). I didn't have that much involvement with them 'til the late 80s and then still it was not a lot. After that some of involvement was ATF agents that were on loan to the Secret Service during the presidental campaign season.
Yes I agree that it would be hard to weed out the political hacks that were set into various levels in the last 8 years. IMHO many are sleepers that will set out to embarrass Mr. Trump when they get opportunities. They were set in place to do Obama/Hillary's bidding .
I would rather that the IRS be disbanded but I don't hear anyone introducing serious legislation to make that happen.
BTW Using the post title "Scandal -Plagued" as criteria for disbanding - what agency-bureaucracy under Obama hasn't had a scandal?