The PJ Tatler

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Fires?

It’s not bad enough that Texas has seen 2.5 million acres burn during this record drought.

Reuters reports that the ATF was helping local bomb squads in Motley County to destroy some explosives. The wind kicked up, but the explosives were ruled too dangerous to move. A burning fragment escaped into the surrounding grass, setting off a 150 acre fire.

Said county attorney Tom Edwards: “You can quote me on it: That bunch has a real corner on stupid.”

Was he referring to the ATF’s inability to arrest those who violate federal firearms laws? Or perhaps it was a veiled reference to ATF’s penchant for helping firearms walk across the border after observing illegal straw purchases made by drug cartel agents?

We may never know.