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High Powered Headlines August 1, 2014

Massachusetts just will not quit. It has been a bad news week for gun owners in Massachusetts—already one of the strictest gun control states in the nation. Now a runner for Attorney General wants to mandate smart guns. In other news, the DOJ is ordered to release all documents related to Fast and Furious, while the women on The View defend their right to own guns. Read August 1, 2014’s top headlines that affect you—the legal gun owner in Cheaper Than Dirt’s The Shooter’s Log.

Appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder, Jones has been the ATF's acting director since 2011.


Faster and Furiouser? Meet B. Todd Jones, the ATF’s Newest Director

On Wednesday, July 30 2013, the Senate voted 53-42 to appoint B. Todd Jones as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder, Jones has been the acting director since 2011, one of six acting directors in the last six years. He served as acting director part time, while serving full time as U.S. District Attorney for Minnesota. He walks into the position at a highly mistrusted and misdirected agency full of controversy and problems. The ATF is currently understaffed and their budget is tight, not to mention the unsolved Fast and Furious debacle. It will be difficult to fix all the problems and perceptions of the ATF.