CCRKBA Calls On ATF Director B. Todd Jones To Step Down, Or Be Dismissed

ATF Director Appointee, B. Todd Jones
ATF Director Appointee, B. Todd Jones

BELLEVUE, WA – -( In the wake of what can only be called a colossal blunder by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in its effort to ban popular rifle ammunition, ignoring the fact that the round was exempted from such regulation and the process may have violated the Administrative Procedures Act, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is today calling for the resignation or dismissal of ATF Director B. Todd Jones.

“I’ve put a lot more thought into this than the ATF apparently did when it suggested that the M855 ammunition should be re-classified,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.

“But when Jones took over the agency, first as an acting director in 2011 and then became the permanent director in 2013, the public, and especially the Second Amendment community, had high hopes that he would straighten out the ATF. This ammunition ban blunder clearly shows that he hasn’t.”

Adding to the fiasco was the revelation that language exempting M855 ammunition from the armor piercing definition had disappeared from the latest edition of federal regulations. Gottlieb noted that while Jones may not have been personally involved, this gaffe “happened on his watch, and the timing is suspicious at the very least.”

“Over the years,” he observed, “ATF has earned the reputation of being a rogue agency. Anti-gunners defended the agency through the Fast and Furious scandal by blaming the lack of a permanent director. When Jones was permanently appointed, there was at least a presumption that things would change. But nobody was fired over Fast and Furious, much less prosecuted.

“Now ATF tried to ban ammunition that was specifically identified in regulations as exempt from definition as armor-piercing at the same time the exemption vanished from the regulations pamphlet,” Gottlieb said. “You cannot run a law-enforcement agency by criminalizing legal products, or by deliberately attempting to change policies that only affect law-abiding citizens.

“This has happened under Jones’ administration,” he said, “and it cannot be allowed to continue. If the only way to shake ATF back to reality is to fire the boss, then B. Todd Jones has to go.”

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at or by email to [email protected]

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hog hunter

Nothing will happen to this guy, he is an obamass- asholder lackie that will kiss their a-s to stay in high cotton. Oh wait is it ok to say COTTON.

Dr. Moses

B. Todd Jones must be an example of affirmative action.


Jones, he jist be a doin whut da man obozo tells him ta do…he iz jist 1 of da boyz!!


One thing that seems to get past everyone about this ammo ban/reclassification attempt by the ATF is that they ‘can not make law,not law-makers) ! The ATF is not a legislative branch but a federal LE agency for enforcing laws passed by the US Congress. (Currently controlled by the Republican Party) Maybe B Todd Jones is finding out that his ‘phone and pen’ are about as ineffective as Obamas are trying to circumvent the US Congress with this flagrant tyranny and treason agains’t the United State of America. Get rid of Jones and the ATF. Its so past due for… Read more »


“You cannot run a law-enforcement agency by criminalizing legal products, or by deliberately attempting to change policies that only affect law-abiding citizens.”

Of course you can, as that is the very essence of The Administrative State that we’ve become.


“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for me to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed or enforced nor objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas… Read more »

Got Freedom ?

Restrict then dismantle ATF . HR 1130 and HR 1329 . Next time the vampire rises it will not ask for comment . It is long past time to do away with them. Stop them before they kill again !!