Careers: ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) Agent

This job's got it all right in the title. Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, could anything keep this job from being exciting? Well, maybe all the paperwork. That stuff's not exactly a roller coaster ride. 

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00:20

operation heavy hand as an agent One of my responsibilities

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is to stop the sales of illegal weapons like this

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puppy Why do i do it Very question not many

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people grow up dreaming about being an a t f

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agent but over ninety percent of guns found at crime

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scenes in mexico can be traced back to gun dealers

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in the united states Well when those guns fall into

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the wrong hands thousands of people die I'm not the

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kind of person who could be comfortable on the sidelines

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after hearing that fact i started my day by getting

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into character If anyone tells you that acting classes won't

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pay off well they're just wrong So i'm still trying

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to find a use for those interpretive dance classes when

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i'm undercover is jose barriaux I like horse races steak

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dinners and shooting powerful guns into the air but real

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Life tony Well he's into surfing Veggie burritos and jackie

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chan movie marathons Fiercely acting classes solid investment Let me

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introduce you to my partner fernando I know this guy

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has my back no matter what I also know that

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he can't stay awake during a jackie chan movie marathon

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but i like him anyway And for those of you

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who think any lazy person like fernando here it can

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become an a t f agent Sorry to disappoint you

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but yeah there's Some pretty intense training We go through

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you're there for a few months and they teach you

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everything you need to know about going undercover You know

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you could probably see why poor fernando is still tired

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You picked a good day to tail me Today should

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be the end of our mission Because jose here is

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going to sell one hundred thousand dollars worth of guns

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to a mexican cartel A few months ago fernando and

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i met don and pedro at a bowling alley in

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tijuana They were terrible bowler but had connections with the

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cartel The was targeting six months after meeting mani a

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jaguar a k a the high up guy in the

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cartel Yeah We finally had gained their trust Fernando even

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had to kill someone to prove his loyalty Of course

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We knew it was all set up by the but

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well the cartel bought it in turns What would we

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do without him Well we spent a long time gathering

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evidence wearing wires taking pictures and keeping track of the

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people we met in the organization And now well now

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it's go time And yeah this kind of deal is

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just as intense as you see in the movies The

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transaction goes smoothly but just in case well we brought

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back up it's comforting I don't want that last veggie

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burrito I had teo actually be my last veggie burrito

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Anyway many approves of what we brought and we help

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him load up the truck They give us the duffel

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bag of cash manny's in high spirits and makes us

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promised to see him again at his sister's wedding Yes

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we're like a family to him Now we agree but

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i can't help wonder if his sister will live stream

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the ceremony so he can watch it after his arrest

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in you know cell number thirteen Well here's Where the

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magic happens once the truck is out of sight Fernando

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calls the head of the f and they'd leave to

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intercept manny and the guns before they can cause any

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harm Guns off the street Bad guys behind bars and

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me on my way to a veggie burrito It's A

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tough job but uh well i wouldn't have it any 00:03:10.06 --> [endTime] other way especially when it ends with a burrito