Is it the BATF or the ATF?
Does the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms consider themselves
the ATF? or the BATF?
When I was a kid back in the 80/90s and things like Ruby Ridge or Waco happened, it seemed like they called themselves the ATF. But nowadays I see more BATF than ATF. So which is it?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
ATF is the common acronym but it is actually BATFE.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.Source(s): 26 years in law enforcement.
- 1 decade ago
ATF is the acronym that is used. It is a beaurau of the department of justice, that's why you hear it like that.
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- Harley DriveLv 71 decade ago
shows what strange minds americans have what have alcohol, tobacco and firearms got to do with each other?