ATF Response to the NY Mayor’s Attack on Gun Shows

ATF Response to the New York City Mayor’s Attack on Gun Shows


Washington, DC –-( The following statement is from W. Larry Ford, ATF Assistant Director, Office of Public and Government Affairs:

“ATF has received the “Report on Illegal Sales at Gun Shows” by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and is reviewing it along with the Department of Justice.

ATF did not participate in the operations conducted at the gun shows highlighted in the report, but will assess the need to initiate any criminal investigations.”

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