In a public service message released yesterday on YouTube by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Acting Director Kenneth Melson warns of the dangers of fireworks as we approach the 4th of July. For a moment I thought he was alluding to the impact of his testimony if he is allowed to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee but I guess not.
I don’t know when this video was recorded. However, when you combine this video with the Gay Pride Observance held earlier this week, they seem to be using these mundane events to promote the image that everything is peachy keen at ATF. It has the same impact as a little kid holding his hands over his ears and singing so as not to hear bad news – it doesn’t change anything.