As the nation’s primary source for fire investigative knowledge, ATF remains committed to investigating those responsible for committing arsons in our communities and holding them responsible for their illegal actions. As a reminder, there is a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for arson. ATF takes these violent actions seriously and will work diligently to bring justice to the victims.
ATF Special Agent in Charge
August 27, 2020
74 People Facing Federal Charges for Crimes Committed During Portland Demonstrations
[If someone had told me 20 years ago that in 2020 our nation was in a crisis and I would be praising the action of the ATF I would have thought they were nuts. At that time the ATF had reached a new low with the incidents at Ruby Ridge and Waco. Since then they continued their despicable behavior with the “Fast and Furious” scandal and numerous other attacks on gun owners and manufactures. They have done nothing newsworthy of particular note worthy of praise in the intervening years .
At this time I must give them appropriate feedback when they have done something right. This is them doing their job under difficult circumstances and I appreciate it.—Joe]