WATCH LIVE: Biden to nominate new ATF director, release ghost gun rule

WATCH LIVE: Biden to nominate new ATF director, release ghost gun rule

The White House said Biden will announce the nomination of Steve Dettlebach, an Obama-era U.S. attorney. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is making an announcement Monday about his administration’s plan to fight gun crime, the White House said. Check back here at 2:15 p.m. EDT for a livestream of his remarks. Biden is nominating an Obama-era U.S. attorney to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as his administration unveils its formal rule to rein in ghost guns, the privately made firearms without serial numbers that are increasingly cropping up in violent crimes. The White House confirmed that Biden was announcing the nomination of Steve Dettlebach, who served as a U.S. attorney in Ohio from 2009 to 2016, in a Monday afternoon event. The administration is also releasing a final version of its ghost gun rule, which comes with the White House and the Justice Department under growing pressure to crack down on gun deaths. However, the announcement on guns also highlights the limits of Biden’s influence to push a sweeping congressional overhaul of the nation’s firearm laws in response to both a recent surge in violent crime and continued mass shootings. Congress has deadlocked on legislative proposals to reform gun laws for a decade, and executive actions have faced stiff headwinds in federal courts — even as the Democratic base has grown more vocal in calling on Biden to take more consequential action. Dettlebach’s confirmation, too, is likely to be an uphill battle. Biden had to […]

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