Biden ATF Director Nominee Steve Dettelbach Has finally been confirmed.
He will be the first Senate-approved ATF Director in nearly a decade.
He passed Senate confirmation by the skin of his teeth, but only after two Republicans decided to vote with Democrats.
There has not been a confirmed ATF Director since 2015.
The main reason for this is because opposing sides had controlled the Senate, and neither was willing to budge an inch in fear of how the Second Amendment would be treated.
Biden’s first nominee, David Chipman, withdrew after it became clear he had intentions of a massive gun grab.
Dettelbach was then put up by Biden.
He managed to gain the votes of Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rob Portman (R-OH), both of whom are already getting slammed by conservatives online for allowing Biden to get this win.
Democrat leadership and gun control advocates were thrilled they finally got their man into the agency…
After years of gun lobby obstruction, the Senate's finally confirmed a permanent director to lead the ATF in Steve Dettelbach.@SenateDems will keep fighting for commonsense gun safety provisions to save lives and take meaningful action to keep communities safe.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) July 12, 2022
The gun lobby fought tooth & nail to try to stop Steve Dettelbach from being confirmed as head of @ATFHQ. They lost. Now, for 1st time in years, Americans will have a permanent director at ATF who truly believes in its mission of improving public safety & reducing gun violence.
— Senator Jack Reed (@SenJackReed) July 12, 2022
Gun Owners of America, a gun rights advocate, had urged Senators to strike down Dettelbach during his confirmation vote.
The group wrote, “Steve Dettelbach is an anti-gun partisan with no knowledge of firearms and a zeal for infringing on the Second Amendment … President Biden’s second ATF nominee is also wholly unqualified to lead this agency given his lack of firearm knowledge.
“Dettelbach admitted on the record to never owning a firearm.
“How can a director lead an agency when he has no experience in the field?”
Dettelbach has some deep ties to Democrats, having served in Obama’s administration as well as an adviser for former Attorneys General Holder and Lynch.
Hide your guns, folks, because Dettelbach his coming for them.
Source: Daily Caller