With Biden’s foreign and domestic agenda falling apart, he seems ready to pivot to gun control. Recent polling shows that gun control is less popular than its been in over a decade. Americans are generally dissatisfied with Biden’s economic performance, particularly when it comes to inflation and supply chain issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Despite this, Biden plans to burn his political capital on an executive order banning ‘ghost guns’ and tapping a far-left ATF Director who supported an assault weapons ban in Ohio.
The Epoch Times Reports–
“President Joe Biden is set to make another nomination for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and announce new executive actions restricting “ghost guns.”
The president is tapping former U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach to head the ATF. Biden’s previous nomination, David Chipman, was pulled back in September as Chipman found opposition from Senate Republicans and some Democrats.
Chipman’s history of gun control advocacy had him squaring off against gun rights groups.
Dettelbach was confirmed for his position as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio in 2009. He also spent two decades as a prosecutor for the Department of Justice (DOJ), according to a White House “fact sheet.”
Dettelbach also ran an unsuccessful campaign for Ohio Attorney General during which he advocated for an assault weapons ban, according to the Ohio public radio station WOSU.”
Biden’s executive order will require that kits used to build 3D guns be registered, similar to how firearms are registered. Republicans have already come out against the executive order.
“The Constitution does not authorize the federal government to prevent you from making your own firearm. This a fact that has been recognized for 200+ years. Also, Article 1, Section 1 (literally the first operative sentence in the Constitution) says Congress makes law, not POTUS!” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) posted on Twitter Sunday.