The answer to the title question is “Oh Hell No!!”
BATFE was set up as “revenooers”
Withdrawal of partisan agency candidate Chipman reveals lack of need
What exactly is the logic of putting taxation for guns in with taxes for tobacco, and alcohol and explosives? This agency, which has morphed into a paramilitary armed force for what was essentially a bookkeeping job, has outlived its charter, and its usefulness. “Boot the BATF,” the battle cry of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, under our Founder Aaron Zelman is once again a serious concern. Save the huge expense, end the waste, stop the embarrassments, close shop.
The tax and armed-agent bureaucracy has become a bargaining chip in the battle for basic civil rights. Aligned against the public are its ardent supporters, from the Bradys, Giffords, Bloombergs and characters like Beto. They believe this federal leviathan should be in charge of, or at least influential, in disarming the public, confiscating weapons deemed politically incorrect, and making it increasingly difficult to peacefully keep and bear arms. Quietly, off-record, the FBI and real LEOs laugh at mismanaged BATFE with its blunders, sexist and misogynist behavior, and rent-a-cop level of professionalism. Free the firearms industry from the harassment, pettiness and ultimate waste of this bloated bureaucracy, drowning in blood and red tape.
JPFO believes the recent turbulence in attempting to name an agency head is proof BATFE has got to go. The paperwork is best left to clerks. Law enforcement—for crimes not record-keeping errors—should be handled by real peace officers, not the Keystone Kops comedy troop at BATFE with its non-stop list of gaffes, innocents murdered, laws violated and fat wasteful budgets. JPFO has documented the malfeasance of this agency in books and videos. It has since gotten worse. It doesn’t need a fix, it needs an axe.