Tuesday, March 08, 2011

It looks like it might be a bad week

To be buying a gun.
Or get caught with lots of bootleg smokes.
Or the wrong kind of fireworks in the wrong place.

Or to have an autoloader that might slamfire more than once for every trigger pull.

Because the BATF is out looking for "positive" stories to offset "Project Gunwalker".

Public Information Officers:

Please make every effort for the next two weeks to maximize coverage of ATF operations/enforcement actions/arrests at the local and regional level. Given the negative coverage by CBS Evening News last week and upcoming events this week, the bureau should look for every opportunity to push coverage of good stories.

ATF needs to proactively push positive stories this week, in an effort to preempt some negative reporting, or at minimum, lessen the coverage of such stories in the news cycle by replacing them with good stories about ATF. The more time we spend highlighting the great work of the agents through press releases and various media outreaches in the coming days and weeks, the better off we will be.

Y'all enjoy your First Amendment right these next two weeks, ya hear?


  1. The most positive story concerning them would be if they were shut down.

  2. You nailed it, Bob. 'nuff said.