Friday, August 1, 2014

Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

We all know there's a slice of the Department of Justice, overseen by that paragon of good governance one Mr. Eric Holder, B. Hussein Obama's Maxi-Me, who's been given the challenge of managing Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

That bureau is a kind of a mixed bag of items, wouldn't you say.  Alcohol you drink, tobacco you smoke, and, ummm, firearms you shoot?  Maybe after having consumed some alcohol and tobacco?  

How did these three things get lumped together into one bureau?  Wouldn't you think that alcohol and tobacco should be under the FDA or the Department of Agriculture?  And firearms might be a better fit in the Department of the Army. But hey there's one more item in this chunk of the DOJ: Explosives.

So you pick up a sixer of Bud, a couple of packs of Marlboros, a Glock 9mm and some extra ammo.  Oh, and about $500 worth of good, old fashioned fireworks.

And after doing so one could reasonably ask...

Why isn't Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATFE) a convenience store?

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