Congress for BATFE Reform

Proposed bill gains the bipartisan support of 100 co-sponsors. The BATFE Reform and Firearms Modernization Act of 2009, introduced by Congressman Zack Space (D-OH) with Representative Steve King (IA-05), is designed to reform the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) by replacing the all-or-nothing rules for punishment with a graduated system, removing promotion guidelines that reward agents for the quantity of arrests and citations, and requiring the BATFE to establish intent for minor violations. Congressman Zack Space joins Cam Edwards by phone to discuss the legislation and his intentions to double the number of co-sponsors for the bill in Congress.