It seems like the ATF might actually understand more than we give them credit for, but their hands are tied. A White Paper created by Ronald Turk, Associate Deputy Director (Chief Operating Officer) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is making the rounds and it seems to be filled with many intelligent points which our leaders should consider. Mr. Turk is number two at the ATF and hopefully people will take note of his opinions stated in the white paper. Take some time to read what he wrote on Supressors, C&R firearms, NICS checks, record retention, and other topics. It is well worth your time.