B. Todd Jones has announced his resignation as director of the ATF, with only 11 days' notice. I don't know if it has anything to do with the backlash from his plan to reclassify M855 ammunition as "armor piercing," but the coincidence is hard to miss. When he spoke to the Senate Appropriations committee last week, he had the look of a man who'd found himself dumped in the deep end of the pool.
To be honest, you couldn't pay me to do his job. Anyone taking the position inherits a plethora of troubles from an agency dogged by scandal.