The ATF is such an out of control disaster you would think that both R's & D's should be able to agree on eliminating it but then again Congress is an out of control disaster in it's own right.. Dissolve the ATF? | TheHill ........................ A bill that would eliminate the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and fold its duties into the FBI and other agencies was introduced in Congress Wednesday. The bill, by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), would impose an immediate hiring freeze at the ATF and require a plan be submitted within six months on how to move its activities to other agencies. The bill calls for eliminating the agency a year after the bill's final passage, moving its functions into the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and Treasury Department. In a statement, Sensenbrenner called ATF "a duplicative, scandal ridden agency that lacks a clear mission." "We can do the same job more efficiently for less," he said. "At a time when we are approaching $18 trillion in debt, we need to demand accountability within our federal agencies and to take a closer look at cutting waste and redundancy." Added, this is a DEA agent but it could just as well be an ATF fool.