Structure in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Introduction The agency under study is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), a law enforcement agency administered by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ is the institution responsible for, among other tasks, enforcing federal law in the United States. ATF is part of this mission, with its specific mandate being to enforce federal laws pertaining to the possession and taxation of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms. ATF is not one of the larger federal agencies, as it consists of 5,000 employees and is funded to the tune of $1 billion a year (almost seven times less than the FBI’s budget). Discussion The ATF is part of an extremely...The end:
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