Typo or Freudian slip?

From the ATF website:

However, because of the potential misuse of explosive materials, ATF’s role plays a vital role in regulating and educating the explosives industry and in protecting the public from inadequate storage and security.

The ATF role plays a vital role?

I sometimes mock the ATF but my interaction with them, on the whole, has been pleasant enough. I do want the storage of Boomershoot reactive targets to be theft and bullet resistant and their contribution to making that a reality was significant. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was “vital” but it certainly was more than role playing.


8 thoughts on “Typo or Freudian slip?

  1. Around here, the ATF plays a significant role whenever bomb-making hoarders are discovered.

  2. I would agree their explosives group is the best in law enforcement and their dogs and handlers are as good as any group in the world.

    • And yet this country was founded and it existed, and I dare say thrived, becoming that Shining Light on the Hill, for many generations before there was any such thing as a BATFE. The Bureau is the direct result of the disaster known as Prohibition, which lingers with us today like a very bad hangover that won’t go away.

      • On their best days I regard them as somewhere between a benign tumor and parasite in a symbiotic relationship with humans.

        My opinion of them on their worst days would have the NSA forwarding my comments to the Thought Police.

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