After less than two years at the post, ATF Director B. Todd Jones has resigned, the agency announced on Friday. Jones was the first ATF Director approved by Congress after a lengthy period from 2006 to 2013 in which a series of nominees failed to meet Congress’ criteria and the agency was rudderless.
So once again, ATF has no permanent leader. This is not a good situation for the explosives industry. Initiatives that would be beneficial to industry may now be held up because of uncertainty at the top.