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The ATF Is Supposed To Hold Gun Dealers Accountable. Is It?

Officers load weapons confiscated during a takedown in Lakewood, California.
Officers load weapons confiscated during a takedown in Lakewood, California.

Investigators for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are responsible for compliance and enforcement.

But new reporting calls into question the agency’s ability to provide any meaningful oversight of the firearms industry.

From The Trace, in partnership with USA TODAY:

We talk with two reporters behind the investigation — plus, how President Biden’s pick to head the ATF, David Chipman, could shape the agency.

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Kathryn Fink
Kathryn Fink is a producer with NPR's All Things Considered.

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