New Leak Shows ATF is Appointing Democrat Donor to Top Lawyer Position

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New Leak Shows ATF is Appointing Democrat Donor to Top Lawyer Position iStock-1055138108

WASHINGTON, D.C.-(Ammoland.com)- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Chief Counsel Joel Roessner is retiring on September 30. 2021.

The Chief Counsel is the most powerful lawyer at the ATF and determines the ATF’s direction on all legal matters. The position is one of the most powerful not only in the ATF for the Justice Department as a whole. The Chief Counsel will play a significant part in crafting new rules and regulations surrounding pistol stabilizing devices and unfinished frames and receivers. Mr. Roessner played a role in reclassifying bump stocks as machine guns.

With the stepping down of Mr. Roessner at the end of September, it left many to wonder who would fill his shoes. Would the new Chief Counsel uphold the Constitution, or would they continue as business as usual? Due to an AmmoLand exclusive leak from our sources within the ATF, we now know the answer, and it is probably not good for gun owners.

Deputy Chief Counsel Pamela J. Hicks will be stepping up into the role of ATF Chief Counsel. Ms. Hicks took over the position of the ATF’s Deputy Chief Counsel in October of 2019. She has worked for various agencies within the Federal government for over 20 years. Ms. Hicks originally worked the ATF’s Arson Division and in the field as the Division Counsel for the Los Angeles Field Division before leaving the Bureau. After leaving the ATF, she worked for the DOJ’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section Criminal Division. She also worked for the Department of the Treasury as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary (Law Enforcement).

Just because someone works for the ATF doesn’t mean they are necessarily anti-gun. The ATF also investigates arsons and bombings. In this case, the political donations made by Ms. Hicks to Democrats and Democrat causes would indicate she is probably not as strong on gun rights as gun owners would hope. Just because someone is a Democrat doesn’t mean they are anti-gun. However, it can be said that there is a strong correlation between someone who has donated thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton and other groups that have a track record of being anti-gun and not being gun-friendly.

Not only did Hicks donate money to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), but she also gave money multiple times to Emily’s List. The organization is a left-leaning feminist group with an anti-gun lean. The main goal of Emily’s List is to be an organization that pushes for the election of pro-abortion Democrat women. The group has backed and advocated for the election of Kamala Harris and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Emily’s List has helped anti-gun activists win elections. The group also called for gun control because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is safe to say anyone that gives money to Emily’s List is not pro-gun. These connections bring into question how unbiased Ms. Hicks will be when weighing in on topics like unfinished frames and pistol stabilizing devices.

Will Hicks march to the Draconian orders of President Joe Biden, or will she follow the Constitution? Only time will tell.


About John Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, or at www.crumpy.com.

John Crump

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nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow (@nobodyuknow)
3 months ago

DEFUND THE ATFE NOW!!!

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt (@gregoryromeu)
3 months ago

Another great article, John. Keep them coming!

Laddyboy
Laddyboy (@laddyboy)
3 months ago

The KEY WORD in this OpEd IS “APPOINT”! An ILLEGALLY INSTITUTED Bureaucracy be the, “head department director of the IRS”, called the “BATF/ATF/BATFE” is trying to APPOINT another Bureaucrat who IS NOT VOTED ON BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!
CLOSE DOWN THE ENTIRETY of the ILLEGAL ATF!
At the least REMOVE ALL FUNDING OF THE ENTIRE ATF BUREAUCRACY!!!!!

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt (@gregoryromeu)
3 months ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

What law that was initiated by Congress and signed by the president that allowed the ATF to become what it is?

tetejaun
tetejaun (@tetejaun)
3 months ago

How does THIS sound: The communist democrats know America hates them. They used vote fraud to put brain-dead biden, the sock puppet, in the prez chair. Biden left $800 billion worth of weapons, machines and aircraft to the taliban. MEANWHILE…the American southern border is wide open with one Border Patrol agent per 50-100 miles, as many have been deliberately laid off. People from all over the world flood through and are NOT stopped. Taliban (or Chinese or whomever) infiltrates U.S and causes terrorist attacks in our Homeland. Democrats, seeing this chance, close interstate travel, stop flights, lockdowns in all cities… Read more »

Rowboat
Rowboat (@nathan-hale)
3 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

What is not challenged will continue and you get the kind of Goverment you deserve.
Personally, I’d like to be around when the “woke” and Millinials get their grandiose allusion of Socialism shattered.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
3 months ago
Reply to  Rowboat

They didn’t vote for :

  • Woodrow Wilson;
  • Franklin Roosevelt; and
  • Lyndon Johnson.
Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

This is true

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Bold-faced idiocy.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Why’d you drop the bold, Schart?

Ansel Hazen
Ansel Hazen (@ansel-hazen)
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Maybe not but they have certainly had enough chances to fix things and failed miserably.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
3 months ago
Reply to  Ansel Hazen

My point was that sorting people by birth date is not a good idea. Plenty of people born in the 40s and 50s could have fixed things as well. Criticizing an entire generation for not fixing what came before them is a bit much. I went fly fishing with someone today who is in his 20s. He wonders if elderly people who make broad comments about “millenials” ever consider the birthdates of Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Feinstein, Jackon-Lee, etc., etc. All generations for the last 120+ years have had pro freedom people and pro socialism people. He shakes his head when… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt (@gregoryromeu)
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Believing in and then stepping up to the plate and vocalizing it and removing officials from office for violating their oath of office is a whole bunch of different worlds. I used to think Twinkies were great because they had a 22-year shelf life until I found out what they were doing to my body. But then again I was only THINKING about Twinkies.

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JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
3 months ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Yes, exactly – you refuse to get a dozen of your buddies together and form the “Veterans Opposing Chipman Coalition” and write an open letter to Tester.

You don’t have to tell me that you refuse to step up to the plate. You’ve made that quite clear in previous posts.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
3 months ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Is today the day, USMC0351Grunt, or do you still “think” non-veterans should lie and form a group saying they are veterans to oppose Chipman, and then you will “move in to support them” like you wrote before?

Put those Twinkies down start calling some of those “thousands” of veterans you know and form that coalition.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Maybe tomorrow, USMC0351Grunt?

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

And Bush, who with an “R” congress & senate trebled the growth rate of domestic discretionary spending compared to Clinton.

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Stag
Stag (@eriggle83)
3 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Republicans, Democrats, and our government in general is a much bigger threat to you than the taliban will ever be and, yeah, Trump is ant-2A. The fact that you, and many others, refuse to see these truths is the reason you will continue to not only see increased violations of rights but gladly vote for it.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  Stag

Add LoLibertarians, the stalking horse clowns who can’t honestly take the oath to defend the USA against enemies domestic since that’s what they are.

The Little L Who Could.png
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APG member
APG member (@pistolsmiths-guild-member)
3 months ago
Reply to  Russn8r

You and Nancy Pelosi ferreting out enemies of the republic! LOL! Collectivist birds of a feather. More images of animals engaging in homosexual activity…

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  APG member

What’s the problem? Don’t like pics of you fellating Chuck Schumer floating around on the internet?

“ABOLISH THE USA!” -APG member, LoLibertarian tra!t0r

APG member
APG member (@pistolsmiths-guild-member)
3 months ago
Reply to  Russn8r

It suprises that a self proclamed “christian” has a penchant for homosexual buggery.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  APG member

Don’t be coy, APG. You’re The Little Libertarian That Could!

“ABOLISH THE USA!” -APG

https://www.ammoland.com/2021/08/michael-peroutka-this-week-on-gun-freedom-radio/#comment-2891904

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APG member
APG member (@pistolsmiths-guild-member)
3 months ago
Reply to  Russn8r

All it would take is one state, perhaps TEXAS, to leave and your precious union is ABOLISHED! Unlike the marriage vows you broke, nowhere does your constitution say “Until death do we part”. You and all your animal buddies in California can create your utopia.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  APG member

All it takes is more of your subversive LOLibertarian immigration & border polices and TEXAS is abolished too. Get a brain.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
3 months ago
Reply to  APG member

@member,
Nor is there an end date or a procedure for disbanding. The union of the several states is perpetual. See Texas v. White.

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Russn8r

No need for blocking you. Freedom of speech, remember? It’s good to let you spew your nonsense like: “There is a muzzle on both ends and both ends are dangerous, liar.”
Who would wanna block funny sh*t like that??
😀

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
3 months ago
Reply to  Stag

I agree. Rather than attempt any type of information campaign to persuade voters that more government is not the answer (and is almost always the problem), the Republicn Party (that is, the majority of Republican politicians and Party leadership) has walked away from its fundamental beliefs and has attempted to compete with the Democrats at the totalitarian game. I’m not afraid of the Taliban, BLM, or Antifa. I am somewhat conerned about that USMC veteran who now works in the small town Police Department and who is terrified of working in the private sector. Some hard line Democrat or some… Read more »

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MS-Steve
MS-Steve (@ms-steve)
3 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

You know…… I often wish the 1st plane to strike the U.S. on 9/11 had hit the Capitol building without warning. We could have called them the term-limit hijackers. Where today, most of the congressional douche-bags, thieves & boot-lickers could have been fondly remembered… instead the hatred, loathing, and ill will I have for most of them.
If you live in Washington DC, I hope you are the first ass-wipes hit when the Chinese come for their borrowed money.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt (@gregoryromeu)
3 months ago
Reply to  MS-Steve

You can always join the coalition of citizens that are working to remove these corrupt officials from office?

JSNMGC
JSNMGC (@jsnmgc)
3 months ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

You shouldn’t be lecturing about joining/forming coalitions.

MS-Steve
MS-Steve (@ms-steve)
3 months ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

Yeahhhhh……. that’d be great, if THAT COLITION OF CITIZENS had millions of dollars to throw at (a handful of) our greedy politicians. Lobbyists have them in their collective pockets, and it would only take MORE MONEY to convince these sleazy mofos to change their mind, or do something, for the good of the country.
When the Chinese come for their money (and they will) – I say give them ALL the politicians that are still alive (and their extended families – they profited too). The ChiComs can use them for slaves (sex or otherwise), body parts…. whatever.

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
3 months ago

Deep State which is not political & is a cover used by ruling hierarchy oligarchy (which is the UK/Freemasonry/Jesuit/Zionist power structure shadow government) uses polemic political party gestalt system as cover & concealment to hide behind. This Hegelian dialectic dogma method allows them to present a narrative continually (e.g. Rebloodlicans & Democrips – Anti-Fa/BLM/Proud Boys). This same tactic & method has been done throughout modern twistory to divide & conquer – divide & rule humanity @ large Since Rome. This would be the Club of Rome. The UN Agenda has always been banish all firearms per UN Small Arms Agreement.… Read more »

tetejaun
tetejaun (@tetejaun)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tank

When terror attacks, by ATF, FBI or taliban, will institute lockdowns to food & travel.
The ground work was set when biden opened the southern border and NO ONE is being turned away.

As far as above…’freemasonry, Zionist and the obligatory anti-gun Trump’..
wow, you folks really are the bottom of the barrel.

You will get what you deserve because as “Tank” demonstrates, you are too busy watching the grass grow to see the terrorists in you midst.

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
3 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

It’s simple & not complicated. Speak truth to power & call them out by name.
Peol either figure the codex out or they don’t.

Until the Proles become conscious.

USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt (@gregoryromeu)
3 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Federal judge just ordered Biden to reinstate the Trump, “Wait in Mexico” plan.

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
3 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

4th Reich simply migrated to Deep State. Same secret society coterie manages & runs the Holy See Agenda using same tactics & methods used in Czar Romanov Family Trotsky/Bolshevik epoch, Sykes-Pincott arrangement, NAZI 3rd Reich regime (AskeNAZI Kharzarians – 13th Tribe Arthur Koestler).

All World Wars have been Masonic Wars. People beLIEve the version of twistory they are indoctrinated to beLIEve b/c they don’t/won’t think for themselves.

“BeLIEf can be manipulated only real knowledge is Dangerous.”
Frank Herbert

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tank

Wrong John.

John writes above:

“Jews are Caucasian“

Being Caucasian is not a requisite for being a Jew. Sammy Davis Jr. was a Jew.

Your logic flaws are manifesting.

Tionico
Tionico (@tionico)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tank

seems like you have a litany of twennydollah buzzwords and names that you like to string together.
You also seem to take as bedrock that YOUR understanding/interpretation of these words is accurate and true, both of which I would serisouly questioni.

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

Lol.

*Note to self: avoid engaging, feeding trolls/shills/agents of Chaos.

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Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

Lol – Your backhanded rub & compliment are noted & reveals your Ego. Ego is not your Amigo. It blocks any transmission or ability to expand thinking. Egyptians had the brain mapped out. Cognitive dissonance trigger ego & ego makes comments lie the above. But we agree about his lack of lexicon, capacity & tactics. Btw, I.Q. (intelligence Quotient) is a false metric & misnomer designed by our Overlords. It measures mostly indoctrinated thinking of a individual’s memory per that indoctrinated metric body of knowledge of various subjects, abstractual knowledge or what they want us to think. It doesn’t really… Read more »

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USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt (@gregoryromeu)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

No, what Tionoco is trying to get across is that if you’re too damn stupid to be able to communicate with all people using common everyday language and linguistics then you’re too damn ignorant and end up only to communicate on your own level by yourself.

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Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Tank

Claims Clownshoes… the same Clownshoes who just a few days ago claimed that firearms have a muzzle on both ends! hahahahahahahhaha. God stop. You’re making my gut ache!.
You are the most hilarious clown ever! God, I’ll miss you!

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  Knute

Duh HUH!

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tank

I’m not so sure I have it backwards per se. Defining Deep State vs. Republic vs. Democracy & whom/what controls that is not a simple task. Nietzsche already told anybody who read his book “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” that the state was the coldest of all the cold monsters. That’s a pretty significant statement to any critical thinker. The cryptic conundrum Is to define “the State”. I’m pretty sure I researched & read enough to figure out what “the State” is. It would be inclusive as the “Deep State” & all the supra-entities that control that organ & mechanisms. It is… Read more »

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USMC0351Grunt
USMC0351Grunt (@gregoryromeu)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tank

The simple breakdown of how the deep state is operating. Every city in the United States or county level has two attorneys one to defend and want to prosecute, often times changing sides to practice law in the opposing manner so it’s just stay abreast on new technique to screw the citizens. It is the citizens duty to know better and to root out any corrupt official that is elected or appointed however they fail to do so because of apathy complacency or it’s just doesn’t fit into their schedule. The deep state is made up of people of all… Read more »

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
3 months ago
Reply to  USMC0351Grunt

I would agree in a general way with what you wrote the above. It is true.

All men are commingled of good & evil. It’s the ignorance & knowledge that the PTB want to control & quash. Since Rome’s founding story of Rebus & Remus – Cain & Able the same story gets told over & over.

Which Wolf do you feed ?

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tank

What happened to Athenian democracy, Schart? Led to The Peloponnesian War, Sicilian debacle, Council of 400 Oligarchs, The 30 Tyrants, easy conquest by Macedonia.

Ease up on the bong & try to understand why democracies are rare, unworkable & don’t survive coups & conquest.

L O L

Knute
Knute
3 months ago
Reply to  Russn8r

But he messed up when he admitted to being a Khazar Zionist. He does pull a Freudian slip every once in a while. Meant to lie but told the truth by mistake. Admitted to being one of those “that say they are Jews, but are liars” 🙂
It’s all in here:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/234146007422?chn=ps&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&amdata=enc%3A1gCbLYitGTAG35L-t-XEBJw51&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=234146007422&targetid=1262843335089&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9021166&poi=&campaignid=12873833227&mkgroupid=120757694159&rlsatarget=pla-1262843335089&abcId=9300536&merchantid=6296724&gclid=CjwKCAjw95yJBhAgEiwAmRrutBiTx-d-9K8KvCR8tb_ektZGiownyvBXHNU7BTe4OSd6f87GbG7rwRoC5toQAvD_BwE
Pretty pricey nowdays though. I only paid 9 bucks for mine back in the ’90s!

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
3 months ago
Reply to  Russn8r

That is true.

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tank

Which sectarian of Judaism do you speaketh ? B/c there are different sectarian Judaism beLIEF’s. Careful John you may be in over your head here. Tons of years of research & reading. I’m not a neophyte on this topic. Torah Jews or Talmudic Babylonian or Solomon Talmudic Jews ? Lol – 13th Tribe of Dan – Kharzarian AskeNazi Hasidic -Canaanite’s/Edomite’s/Sodomite’s/Jesuit (Ignatius Loyola) /Rosecrucian/Merrano’s of Spain Crypto Jews ? Tree of Life or Tree of Knowledge ? Kabbalistic Jews ? Khaos MAGI-ck ? Founder of Zionism Theodore Herzl was a fraud & it is a Atheistical theology. Saturn worship – Saturn… Read more »

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
3 months ago
Reply to  Tank

Zionism = Internal Revolution per Theodor Herzl the founder of Zionism. Truth needs no defending. It stands on it’s own merit, had no temperature & is in it’s best absolute. A half truth is still w whole lie. Read Arthur Koestler’s 13th Tribe. He figured it out, told the truth & he & wide were suicided/murdered. El-ite’s are all Zionist’s as was Churchill. Patton figured it out & was murdered as well. Glad you came clean about being a Zionist. Your done b/c you know that I know what “DAATH” means from the Kabbalah Theosophy. Most here we’ll never research… Read more »

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