Not Funny: ATF Manual Featured Picture Of Firing Squad To Warn Whistleblowers

“Nice Deb” blog re-post is a chilling moment. Since when is a photo indicating the threat of a firing squad OK to use in a training manual? Share this post.

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preview_image_wxbmd4ZjpPW72UhQdpeNWTaLUoRzDOuG_s160x90Lost in all the Shutdown/debt ceiling furor of the past few days is a  Washington Times report about a chilling training manual photo that has gotten the Justice Department into hot water. The photo,  that was embedded in their annual Introduction to National Security Information online course for the ATF,  suggests federal agents could face a firing squad for leaking government secrets.

The Photo was obtained by the Washington Times from a concerned law enforcement official, and “immediately drew protests from watchdogs who said it showed a lack of sensitivity to gun violence and the continuing hostile environment toward whistleblowers.”

A photo in the online manual for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — complete with a photo of a turn-of-the-century firing squad — was obtained by The Washington Times from a concerned federal law enforcement official, and it immediately drew protests from watchdogs who said it showed a…

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