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- initialism US, law enforcement Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
- initialism automotive Automatic Transmission Fluid
- initialism US, military, aviation
- initialism US, Navy Auxiliary Tugboat Fleet - a naval fleet tugboat, a fleet tug that can keep up with a fleet on operations
- initialism law As Trustee For
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Under normal operating conditions, the temperature of the ATF is about 170° F. Stop-and-go traffic can raise the temperature to 250° F-- and that's without a towing load.
The transmission will heat up fast while you're towing because the automatic transmission fluid [ATF] is moving very quickly through it.
Just remember that the ATF is part of the Treasury department.
The ATF is there to trap anyone they can into a violation.
The ATF is supposed to regulate the gun industry, but many within the bureau say it is the industry that dominates the agency.
Because of the secrecy Congress imposed, the details of what the ATF uncovered when inspecting dealers are generally redacted from the thousands of pages disclosed to The Post under the Freedom of Information Act. The lack of transparency has fueled complaints from gun-control groups that the ATF is reluctant to crack down on troubled dealers.
Furthermore, as far as the ATF is concerned, any firearm that can be made full-auto by simply griding something down is a machine gun.
I can't and won't admire any president until the ATF is dissolved and rebuilt.
Program: Anti-Terrorism Fairy ( "ATF" -- not the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Shoot-outs)
Whatever the government has spent developing the 'ATF' -- the replacement to the F15 and F16s designed and built in the 70's -- for the last quarter of a century of funding, has ultimately resulted in the actual appearance of ... 187 overly complex aircraft.