Report: Biden Announces New ATF Nominee, Ban on Ghost Gun Kits

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On Monday, the White House announced a series of new measures aimed at decreasing gun violence. In addition to banning ghost gun kits the Biden administration also officially nominated Steve Dettelbach to serve as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Politico reports:

On Monday, the White House said in a statement that Dettelbach “has a proven track record of working with federal, state, and local law enforcement to fight violent crime and combat domestic violent extremism and religious violence — including through partnerships with the ATF to prosecute complex cases and take down violent criminal gangs.”

In addition to Dettelbach’s nomination, the White House announced that the Justice Department has issued a final rule to help stop the spread of so-called “ghost guns” — homemade or makeshift firearms that lack serial numbers.

The final rule “bans the business of manufacturing the most accessible ghost guns” and “clarifies that these kits qualify as ‘firearms’ under the Gun Control Act,” according to the White House. It also will “help turn some ghost guns already in circulation into serialized firearms.”

Furthermore, the White House said the final rule requires firearms dealers “to retain key records until they shut down their business or licensed activity,” and it “ensures that firearms with split receivers are subject to regulations requiring serial numbers and background checks.”

The Biden administration previously nominated David Chipman to serve as ATF director however the nomination was rescinded after Senate Republicans and moderate Democrats refused to support him.



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charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
1 month ago

THE CORRUPT DEMOCRATS HAVE TO GO, IT’S LONG OVERDO, These crazy democrats have to go , the democrat biden recession is here, interest rates are rising, energy rates are rising, food cost keep rising, inflation is still rising, medical rates are rising, everything cost more, clothing cost more, transportation cost more, get these fxxxing crazy democrats out of office before a total depression happens..tax and spend, tax and spend, enhance your own pockets, fxxx the tax payor, corruption corruption corruption,the new battls cry for these demccrats. the mid terms are almost here vote them out keep them out, they just can’t govern. Look how much money the bidens have made selling American down the drain.
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BillyQ
BillyQ
1 month ago

I hear you Brother!!!! My question is where are the Republicans? They need to get a spine and start fighting for America but it’s just Zzzzzz

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
1 month ago

Just another Anti Bill of Rights Radical. Is anyone really surprised.

Robert W
1 month ago

Time for another DQ!!!!!!

THOMAS
THOMAS
1 month ago

” F J B “

truth4lifetoo
truth4lifetoo
1 month ago

Gun’s are not the problem! It is the is the people using them! The people are being programmed daily it is ok to kill if you are angry because you are not wrong in your thinking. The media and justice system has set it up to be ok to be violent and kill. Look at BLM and Antifa for example and these characters are applauded on the hill. Let’s start looking at the source and not the object!!!

DrBarbara
DrBarbara
1 month ago
Reply to  truth4lifetoo

You’re right, but the loony Left will never admit it. When I told my uber-liberal sister that my gun doesn’t go out shooting people but stays right where I put it, she decided that I didn’t have a clue about what guns did. She now won’t talk to me, which is okay with me. But I think she wonders if I’m going to sic my gun on her.

SunshineKid
SunshineKid
1 month ago
Reply to  DrBarbara

Take her to the firing range with you, and teach her the joy of the gun going off – and she CONTROLLING it.

Margaret
Margaret
1 month ago
Reply to  truth4lifetoo

True -unless governors like Lightfoot in Illinois are gone it will not change and crime will rise. She’s a menace to the citizens of the state.

Robert W
1 month ago
Reply to  truth4lifetoo

Amen to that!!!!!!

Charlie
Charlie
1 month ago

And will accomplish absolutely nothing.There is no such thing as gun violence. Just violent people using guns.

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
1 month ago

When will a n Attorney with knowledge of the Bill of Rights challenge the Gun Control Laws on the books and those being proposed nationwide??? The Founders all declared the Bill of Rights a documentation of GOD Given Rights, no one shall tamper with or infringe upon. That means the Bill of Rights is beyond the reach of anyone including wannabe tyrants in the Government, local, state and national and Black Robed Legislators on the bench. They shall not touch or infringe upon those GOD Given Rights in anyway, manner or form. Time to abolish all Gun Control and drive those seeking Gun Control, which is really control of We the People out of politics and the Government.

SunshineKid
SunshineKid
1 month ago

More than the Bill of Rights, get an attorney that will hold the judge to the Constitution of the United States, specifically Article VI, Claus 2, which states “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” (boldface provided)

Carolyn Mayzik
Carolyn Mayzik
1 month ago

When does the gun control lobby start controlling Biden and his MASSIVE gun support for Ukraine to kill Ukrainian citizens? The sad part is that he is doing this to protect the massive amount of disgusting action taking place in the Labs there. Must protect their money supply. It seems that each person that Biden nominates for a position is worse than the previous one.

alicia
alicia
1 month ago
Reply to  Carolyn Mayzik

So, Biden IS the problem.. everything he touches turns sour.

alicia
alicia
1 month ago

dems are AMERICA’s CANCER!

Margaret
Margaret
1 month ago

More wasteful regulations as gun mfgr’s. and dealers all ready have the registration of the gun kits that are sold. Nothing he does is going to change anything until the governors like Lightfoot that will not uphold the law in her own state is gone and a decent patriot that cares about citizens replaces them. Democrats are Destructive by intention.

SunshineKid
SunshineKid
1 month ago

Should ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms) be a sporting goods store?

Grampa
Grampa
1 month ago

How about some data! Tell us how many of these Guns were used in crimes in the last five years? You do keep records don’t you?——–Grampa

marty
marty
1 month ago
Reply to  Grampa

Probably less than 0.2 % !! Much like the “ASSAULT WEAPONS” ban Dementia Joe pushed when Slick Willy was Prez and needed to change the subject from Monica, The
AWB changed nothing on crime, and was sun-setted after 10 years.

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