The Department Of Alcohol, Tobacco, And Firearms

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For our third assignment for Criminal Justices we must answer questions about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Marshals Service, and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. We must answer the following question: What are the mission or goal of these agencies? When were they established? Briefly discuss each of the agencies history. Discuss some of the difference between these agencies. The first agency is called the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The mission for the ATF is a “Law enforcement agency in the United State Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products”. They partner with communities, industries, and public safety agencies to protect the public they serve through information sharing, training, research and use of technology. ATF was established on July 1, 1972. The ATF was formerly part of the United States Department of the Treasury, which had been formed in 1886 as the "Revenue Laboratory" within the Treasury Department 's Bureau of Internal Revenue. ATF is the youngest tax-collecting Treasury agency, separated from the Internal Revenue Service by Treasury Department Order No. 120-1, since 1 July 1972. Also, in 1789 under the new Constitution, the first Congress imposed a tax on imported…
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