‘Nothing says Happy Valentines Day like having an ex SWATed just because you can’t stand them.’

Federal bureau’s ridiculous request dragged on socials, as many highlight agency’s sordid past.


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is asking scorned lovers to snitch on their gun-dealing exes.

The federal bureau issued the bizarre request Monday as a Valentine’s Day message, describing the act of ratting on a former lover and possibly sending an ATF hit squad to their door as “fun.”

“Valentine’s Day can still be fun even if you broke up,” the BATF wrote in a tweet. “Do you have information about a former (or current) partner involved in illegal gun activity? Let us know, and we will make sure it’s a Valentine’s Day to remember!”

The agency’s playful request did not go over well on social media, where some called attention to the ATF’s and “ex” President Barack Obama’s infamous gun-walking scheme Operation Fast & Furious, which funneled firearms to Mexican gun cartels and ultimately led to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

The ATF was also asked to look into an illegal gun purchase made by President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, who reportedly lied and answered “no” on a federal Firearms Transaction Record to a question about using or being addicted to controlled substances.