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President Biden tapped Steve Dettelbach to lead the ATF, the federal agency responsible for enforcing gun laws and prosecuting illicit activities, including gun trafficking. His confirmation hearing at the Senate Judiciary Committee took place last week and he is gaining the support of Democrats essential to his quest for confirmation. …

All Republicans should oppose Dettelbach with the agency serving as a boogeyman on the right and a director nomination as a litmus test among conservatives as to where you stand on gun laws.

But with 50 votes and control of the Senate, Democrats have the ability to confirm Dettlebach and not doing so would send a clear message to the country that even the party in favor of gun control measures cannot muster the votes to act. in response. to the latest mass shootings that rocked the country.


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