Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
As the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gets a permanent director, a gun control group says it needs to stand up to the firearms industry.
For the first time in seven years, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will have a permanent director: Steven Dettelbach.
Steven Dettelbach, who would lead the agency that enforces federal gun laws, will still move forward. But only because of Democrats.
Fierce opposition from gun groups and a handful of Democratic holdouts had stalled the gun control advocate's nomination in the Senate.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation says David Chipman is a threat to the gun industry.
The hearing for David Chipman is the start of the Biden administration’s hopes to revitalize the embattled Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The agency has been without a permanent leader since 2015. His confirmation battle will likely be tough.
The president has been pressured to act after two major mass shootings took 18 lives in March.
The former vice president’s gun control plan would require owners of assault-style weapons to either sell their guns or register them with the ATF.
Armor-piercing rounds have been banned for decades, but one of the project's creators claims the process will be cheap and completely legal.