See This on Your Newsfeed? ATF Trolled After Shocking V-Day Post
You probably saw this on at least one of your social media pages.
ATF Hits New Low in Encouraging Snitching by Citizens
On Valentines Day, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) stooped to a new low, by publishing a post on social media, encouraging people to snitch or rat out their 'exes' if they suspect they were/are involved in any kind of illegal gun possession or trafficking.
It showed up on mine as well. The response from social media was fast and furious, to quote the name of the Dept. of Justice gun-running program during the Obama Administration.
We understand somewhere somebody in the agency thought they were being cute, clever, or funny. But it didn't work out that way. The backlash has been fierce.
Twitter is full of hard-hitting responses to ATF post
Normally, we rarely follow Twitter. It seems the only time people hear about it is when someone posts something there controversial or offensive and it gets reported on other social media and news. But it's been the source for the edgiest, funniest, and even most shocking responses to the ATF post.
We've shared a few below. We will warn you, some are pretty on the edge.
There were numerous references to the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, where 76 people died following a standoff with federal authorities. The references to killing dogs stem from the 1992 Ruby Ridge incident in Idaho, where a dog was shot and killed by federal agents trying to apprehend self-proclaimed white separatist Randy Weaver. The shooting led to a gunfight between Weaver's relatives and agents.
Some of the responses to the ATF post: