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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw Enforcement & Police · 1 decade ago

Why is the E in the abbreviation ATF absent?

If it stands for "Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives".....

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  • 1 decade ago
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    originally it was named "The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms" w/o the Explosives word.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because there is no "E" they usually call the bomb squad, or ex-military demolitions to handle the explosives. Not sure where you got this from, maybe now they do handle explosives.

  • 1 decade ago

    The government likes 3 letter initials more than 4:

    FBI, CIA,DEA INS, ICE, DOD, DOJ, DHS, DIA, NSA, NGA, etc.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Saves money on the forms they paid for years ago. For decades it was the BATF, no reason to spend tax dollars to change business cards and forms now.

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