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ATF Swears In Jones As Director

August 29, 2013  | 

B. Todd Jones swore an oath of office as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Thursday, after receiving confirmation from the U.S. Senate.

Jones, who has been serving as acting ATF director, became the first permanent director for the agency in seven years, according to an ATF release.

"The agency is now in line with its sister components and has been given the respect it deserves as a federal law enforcement agency with a permanent director," Jones said. "I want Americans to know, ATF is full of hard–working, devoted public servants who are committed to the mission of professional law enforcement."

Jones was appointed acting director on Aug. 31, 2011, following the resignation of Kenneth Melson during the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. Previously, Jones served as the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.

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Alex E @ 9/2/2013 12:58 PM

I wonder if Director Jones will uphold the OATH that he just reaffirmed to the CONSTITUTION, or if he'll simply maintain the status quo...

Unfortunately, I think I know the answer... :-(

Greg @ 9/3/2013 5:12 AM

This guy is bad news, doesn't believe in the Bill of Rights and is the favorite of the Brady Anti-gun Group and their fellow travelers. Another one of Obama's severely biased and anti-citizen pick for public office. He may make Holder look better, he's that bad a player.

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