Then, nearly a year later in December 2013, another Journal Sentinel story showed ATF agents ruined the lives of mentally disabled teenagers to solve a problem the Bureau created. ATF failed during another store front sting and punished teenagers they convinced to help them by throwing them in jail. ATF agents convinced mentally disabled kids to get giant squid neck tattoos, had them participate in a sting operation, arrested them for participating and then called it a success. ATF was also teaching people how to illegally saw off shotguns so they could turn around with an arrest for sawing off a shotgun. The same scenario played out with machine gun.