‘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.
“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!”
Valentine's Day can still be fun even if you broke up. 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! Call 1-888-ATF-TIPS or email ATFTips@atf.gov. pic.twitter.com/OdDIPdIzkr— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) February 14, 2022
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.
I do. Ex president, actually. His name was Barack Obama. Ran a bunch of illegal guns to the Mexican cartels. That what you’re looking for? Or you just worried about hunting down some poor guy with a sawed off? https://t.co/sc7fHJ5Cwb— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) February 14, 2022
What if it’s your own government for a gun-running op called Fast and Furious? Weren’t you guys involved in that? https://t.co/elw4iq9JR0— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 14, 2022
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.
He's not a former or current partner, but here's a tip regarding an illegal gun purchase.— Deb Heine, Dissident (@NiceDeb) February 14, 2022
Name: Robert Hunter Biden: pic.twitter.com/CCNuhw9qxE
You mean like this guy? pic.twitter.com/eBpRs9MwBT— Honkmaster Poso 🎺 (@JackPosobiec) February 14, 2022