Bump 1!!Cleared hot!!
I am writing to urge your support in opposing the latest nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) Steve Dettelbach. After the debacle we witnessed with the David Chipman BATFE nomination, it’s not surprising another anti-gun bureaucrat has been nominated.
In a failed run for Attorney General of Ohio, Dettelbach was endorsed by Barrack Obama, Joe Biden, and Everytown for Gun Safety. Moms Demand Action knocked on doors in support of AG candidate Dettelbach. This says a lot about Dettelbach’s view on the individual right (DC v Heller 2008) to Keep and Bear Arms.
Surprisingly Dettelbach’s Twitter history hasn’t yet been purged. “Do something” about “gun violence” seems to be an often-repeated theme. Never mentioning what “something” is, or the violent criminals who commit heinous crimes seems all to familiar. It’s easier to get the law-abiding to abide by the law than to get criminals off the street.
Dettelbach has called for the reinstatement of the (quote-unquote) Assault Weapons (a made-up political term that does not define any class of weapons) Ban (per Bureau of Justice Statistics: any change from reinstatement of the ban would be statistically insignificant or too small to measure) and “Universal Background Checks” (which per former Attorney General Eric Holder, will not work without universal registration.)
Additionally, Dettelbach has campaigned on “closing the gun show loophole” (surveys conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and University of Chicago of prisoners convicted for crimes involving firearms have consistently shown that 0.8% criminals obtained their firearms at gun shows) and opposed Ohio’s extremely successful program to train teachers to be armed in school.
There is significant concern among gun owners with how the BATFE is using arbitrary and capricious rule changes that have the force of law to negatively affect firearms owners and Federal Firearms Licensees. Having a rogue BATFE headed up by an anti-gun zealot is not consistent with our 2nd Amendment Rights. I’m sure I can count on your opposition to Steve Dettelbach.
Bump 2!!Today, the Biden Administration announced the nomination of Steven Dettelbach as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”), subject to Senate confirmation. With Dettelbach’s nomination, President Biden has chosen to double-down on his attempt to put a gun...www.nraila.org