“The reason the ATF doesn’t make it a high priority to target people who attempt to buy a gun from the gun dealer is they spend the majority of their time targeting violent offenders who use guns illegally,” said Mike Brouchard, the former assistant director for field operations of the ATF. “By taking that person and arresting them it has little to no impact on violent crime.”

At least, that is what they claim when they aren’t running guns by the thousands to violent narco-terrorists and domestic gang members.

As you read this, keep in mind that Allison Price’s job is to lie for Eric Holder, the only Attorney General ever held in criminal Contempt of Congress in United States history:

More than a year after the Sandy Hook school shooting, President Obama’s directive to amp up prosecutions of federal gun laws hasn’t made much difference in how many people are charged with gun crimes.

U.S. attorneys that prosecute such cases charged 11,674 people with breaking federal gun laws in the fiscal year that ended in September, compared to 11,728 people the year before.

“The federal gun charge numbers are not an accurate reflection of the Department’s efforts to investigate and prosecute gun violence,” said Allison Price, a spokeswoman for the Justice Department, in a statement. “The fact that we may not prosecute a gun case in federal court does not mean the case is not prosecuted at all.”

Many gun cases are handled at the state and local level, she added. “Our priorities are to keep our kids safe, help prevent mass shootings, and reduce the epidemic of gun violence in this country,” Price said.

Neither gun control cultists nor gun rights proponents are buying the Administration’s rampant lies in regarding the decline in federal gun crime prosecutions that has been a consistent failure of the Justice Department.

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If you read the article, it notes that Obama’s friend Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns faults the Obama DOJ’s refusal to aggressively prosecute federal gun crimes from the left, while the NRA and Republicans have hit them from the right.

Obama and Holder simply don’t care about stopping criminals who attempt to buy guns. As statists who are terrified by an armed citizenry, their primary goal is disarming you.