In August of 1999, TRAC
mounted a public ATF web site disclosing that the level of criminal
enforcement of firearms laws by the agency was sharply lower.
The key finding, which noted that ATF staffing also was somewhat
lower, was based on TRAC's analysis of data from the Executive
Office of U.S. Attorneys. On November 4, 1999, TRAC Co-Director
Susan B. Long, testified before the subcommittee about the decline.