Meet Andrew Traver, possible chief of BATFE

With all of the new attention being paid to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) courtesy of Operation Gunwalker, it behooves us to take a closer look at Andrew Traver, the person President Obama would still like to replace Soon To Be Under the Bus Resident Kenneth Melson. To do so, we turn to a video dug up by long time Hot Air friend Mad Saint Jack over at The Black Sunday Society. Watch this NBC news clip carefully and you’ll get a fairly good feel for where Mr. Traver stands.

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As MSJ explains, Traver gives away a lot of tells here.

John rightly takes issue with Traver handing an assault rifle to a reporter and letting them shoot up the countryside (literally).

But this is also the classic gun control bait and switch, in which they show you video of a fully automatic assault rifle while they push for laws controlling semi-automatic “assault weapons.”

Assault rifle is a term that has meaning to military logistics. While “assault weapon” is a term of political art. The latter was coined to muddy the waters of the gun control debate.

This kind of fake story is old hat in the gun control play book, Just ask
Wayne LaPierre.

He goes further, explaining how another bait and switch was pulled regarding the body armor used in the segment, so be sure to click through and read the entire piece.

Remember… Andrew Traver may be in line to run the BATFE, either officially or as an interim bureau chief. Maybe it’s just me, but that doesn’t seem like a very good fit for the position.