Monday, May 27, 2019

Trump Names Generally Pro-Gun Rights ATF Director

The White House said President Trump would nominate Kenneth Charles "Chuck" Canterbury, currently president of the National Fraternal Order of Police, to head the BATFE. It's being vacated by Thomas Brandon, who is retiring.  Some research indicates that he could be a generally pro-2A director.

Here's what I found:

Those are the facts here are my thoughts:

In regards to the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, in my opinion, this bill was never intended to pass.  It was a case of massive overreach that was doomed from the start.  At the time, we likely could have gotten the bill through the Senate If it had contained minimum training and background checks standards.  The lack of these is exactly why the Fraternal Order of Police, which Canterbury heads, opposed the bill.  It also gave Democratic Senators in pro-gun, pro-carry states cover to oppose the bill.  Sure, it gave House members the ability to say they voted for it, but that is all.  Had we accepted reality and including a training and background check standards, we would have reciprocity today.

In regards to everything else, he is light years better than any other BATFE director in the recent past, perhaps ever.

What are your thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. my thoughts are... he's prob LE first,citizen 2nd... and while I'd like a pro-2nd Amendment in his position, it's not likely.