NAGR opposes homemade firearm ban and nomination of Steve Dettelbach to ATF Director

Apr 11, 2022

Washington D.C. – On Monday, President Joe Biden announced Steve Dettelbach as his nominee to become the permanent director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Dettelbach will have to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before taking the reins of the ATF.

“President Biden has chosen yet another ATF Director candidate with ‘Gun Control Incorporated’s’ stamp of approval,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights. “We’re currently mobilizing our 4.5 million members in opposition to his nomination – just like we successfully did with the previous failed nominees.”

Dettelbach, a failed 2018 Ohio Attorney General candidate, has a long history of supporting gun control measures such as reinstating the so-called “assault weapons” ban and forced Brady Registration checks on private gun sales.

Steve Dettelbach is currently endorsed by Everytown  – a gun control group dedicated to restricting, and eventually eliminating,  the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

It is the National Association for Gun Rights’ contention that the President should be in the business of upholding and defending the Second Amendment instead of nominating an ATF director who would undermine and destroy it.

“Nothing in Dettlebach’s background leads us to believe that he would ever side with law-abiding gun owners when it comes to protecting our right to keep and bear arms,” Brown said. “You can be confident we will do everything in our power to derail his confirmation and do what the president should be doing: restoring the Second Amendment.”

Biden also announced federal regulations aimed at banning law-abiding Americans from making legal firearms at home while also expanding the federal government’s illegally-kept firearms database.

“Once again, the Biden Administration is making up unconstitutional gun control rules he can’t get through Congress,” said Brown. “California already has this ban, and like all gun control, it failed to stop a recent shooting because it only restricts law-abiding gun owners, not criminals.”

The National Association for Gun Rights opposes the nomination and confirmation of Dettelbach and the federal ban on homemade firearms.

The National Association for Gun Rights is the nation’s second largest pro-gun organization, with 4.5 million members and supporters nationwide.

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