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The White House withdrew its initial [ATF director] nominee, David Chipman, a senior policy adviser at the anti-violence group Giffords, last fall after he faced resistance from King and further hurdles with other moderate Democrats. Brown said there were “maybe three people” opposed to Chipman at the time.

Manchin confirmed he had a “problem” with Chipman’s nomination and said of the ATF job: “Some people inside the system that I heard were really good. But you know, you have to get someone who understands the people on the front line, what we are asking ATF members to do.”

King said he’s reviewing Dettelbach’s record, and Tester plans to press the nominee on his opposition to assault weapons and whether that extends to other firearms.

“He’s opposed to assault weapons, and I’m going to ask him: How did he formulate that idea, why? Does it have any impact on other guns? Are there other things we need to know about him that he would be opposed to?” Tester said.

— Marianne Levine, Burgess Everett and Laura Barron-Lopez in Biden races to achieve the near-impossible: A permanent point man on guns

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    • I’ve contacted both of my Senators and Representative in D.C. and have been assured that they do not and will not support Biden’s choice to run the BATFE. With it looking more positive everyday that the Democrats will loose control over the HOR and Senate in November. Now is the time to apply pressure on ALL members of the HOR and Senate from both parties. By letting them know their political careers are dependent on how they vote to confirm or reject Mr. Dettelbach as director of the BATFE.

    • Well, Bros and Girls, 6 more months of this psychotic Marxist Tyranny and to the Polls go possibly 100 million plus firearms owning Voters who should be fixing things in Congress.

      In a way it’s good that Buh Buh Buh Brandon & Co keeps bringing attention to their gun confiscation violations of the 2nd/A and other criminal rights violations.

      They’ll piss off the people enough to a point where there just might be a serious ‘Red Wave’ momentum to disband the AFT once and for all? Yeah, I know, the actual agency job description and function would just be re-stirred in the bureaucratic bowl of Alphabet Soup. But the point would be well taken as Pro Constitutional advocates then begin repeal actions against ALL Unconstitutional Criminal Violations in the form of illegal Deprivation of Rights gun control laws.

      So Keep it up Brandon group. I can’t wait for a hearing where someone like Jordon or Geitz, or (please God) Marge Greene asks their new pick here something like “So tell me, Mr. D, How the fuck can You even be Sworn-In to the Position when you would be Violating the required Oath of Office Before, During, and After You even Take It!”

      It also would be great Patriot drama theater that instead of a job interview hearing, it would really be a stealth grand jury Criminal indictment for Conspiring to deprive American Citizens of their 2nd/A rights under 18-241-242. There’s no way he won’t be directly admitting to this crime if he actually ‘answers’ the questions?

      • “They’ll piss off the people enough to a point where there just might be a serious ‘Red Wave’ momentum to disband the AFT once and for all?”

        Er, that will be offset by tens of millions of *very* pissed-off Leftist Scum ™ enraged by getting easy access to abortions cut off from them, and 50-state shall-issue being the law of the land.

        Voter anger is a two-way street… 🙁

        • “…and 50-state shall-issue being the law of the land.”

          A constitutional amendment is not powerful enough to guarantee “no permits required” being the law of the land. Simple legislation is always dependent on the next round of elections driven by the emotions of the moment. (Which is precisely why the federal constitution was written)

        • 2nd will always beat pissy ugly broads that demand irresponsible sex (and unrestricted infanticide). If not at the polls then at the village green (but it will be ugly).

  1. Pushing hard? You mean between naps and diaper changes? I wonder how many times a week he gets lost in the White House.

    • At least Brandon runs into a lot of imaginary people while stumbling around lost in the White House.

      Rumor has it he shook hands with Woodrow Wilson last week.

      Told Woodrow if he didn’t vote Biden in 2024, he ain’t raciss!

        • Well jwm, this story had nothing to do with President Trump, but boy oh boy do I miss America’s greatest President.

          Even now he is my first thought in the morning..

 last at night..

          .. and everywhere in-between.

          Hi my name is Miner49er and I have a ragging, full blown case of TDS!




        • 𝙄 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙞𝙣𝙛𝙡𝙪𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙥𝙚𝙙𝙙𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙨, 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙧𝙪𝙢𝙤𝙧, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙨 and this is the real deal;

          Hunter Biden flew to Moscow for a assembly with now-sanctioned (BUT NOT BY THE U.S.) Russian oligarch Vladimir Yevtushenkov

          Hunter Biden flew to Moscow for a assembly with a now-sanctioned Russian oligarch with reportedly shut ties to Vladimir Putin, computer recordsdata repeat.

          Vladimir Yevtushenkov, 73, owns a firm which reportedly supplied Putin’s forces with drones feeble for deadly bombing raids in Ukraine and unless final year owned key Russian defense contractor RTI.

          However whereas he used to be added to the UK and Australian sanctions lists this month but REMAINS one of a handful of oligarchs UNSANCTIONED BY the BIDEN administration.

          Hunter’s a couple of meetings and apparent industry deals with him are the most modern in a troubling net of his connections to Putin-linked mega-rich participants which has emerged from his abandoned computer.

  2. Somehow the Dims were able to force almost every Trump appointee out of office. Can’t see why the republicrats, after taking power in 2023, can’t replace the director of ATF at will.

    • Make no mistake about it, “Assault Weapon” is their N-Word for the AR-15.

      Jim Crow Gun Control joe et al are attempting again to put a deranged pos in a position he has by his own words no business being in whatsoever. Anyone incapable of drawing a 1000 mile wide solid line between the criminal misuse of firearms and the rights of the law abiding should never ever reach the point of consideration for such a position.

      Like his first nominee chipman Jim Crow’s Gun Control joe’s second like minded nominee pits the law abiding against law enforcement. Of course everything joe touched since he stole the election has turned into a disaster.

      Sad, disgusting part is…I do not see any outrage coming from the Republican Party. Perhaps it is because they continue to fear what the media might say about them if they actually for once showed some intestinal fortitude and flushed Gun Control down the toilet.

      • DEBBIEEEEEEEEEH…HaHa LMAO! “…Assault Weapon is their N-word for the AR-15”
        That made my day! Where can we get the T-Shirt??? And I’ll also buy an
        “IMPEACH Jim Crow Joe Brandon” Hoodie!

      • Yep, pitting the law abiding against the law enforcers.
        But wait DebbieW, according to Chipman there are no law abiding citizens, we’re just criminals waiting to happen.

      • “I do not see any outrage coming from the Republican Party. ”

        Outrage would be an agenda item. Mitch McConnell already stated the Repubs have no agenda for 2022-2024. And the RNC did not seem to take notice.

    • Only the President gets to nominate cabinet heads, and the Senate gets to vote for against ratification of the appointment. So no change in the Senate majority will have any effect except as preventing the appointment of any individual who does not pass muster.

      • “Only the President gets to nominate cabinet heads, and the Senate gets to vote for against ratification of the appointment.”

        Yep. I confused appointed agency directors with appointed commission positions.

  3. Stall until November….What’s the hurry, the violent folks aren’t going anywhere, and this fellow will do more much more harm than good.

  4. Many folks are still celebrating president Donald Trump’s ban on bump stocks.

    “A federal judge in Washington ruled late Monday that the Trump administration’s ban on rapid-fire rifle attachments known as bump stocks can move forward, stymieing efforts by gun-rights groups that sought to block the new policy.

    In a 64-page decision, U.S. District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich found that the Firearms Policy Coalition and other groups did not put forth any convincing legal arguments in favor of stopping the Trump administration from carrying out the ban, which targets a device used in the 2017 Las Vegas massacre, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
    Friedrich, a 2017 appointee of President Trump to the District of Columbia, ruled it was “reasonable” of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conclude that a bump-stock, which uses the recoil energy from a rifle to automatically fire the next round, performs the same function as a machine gun and should therefore be banned just like machine guns under federal law.“

    It’s particularly interesting that a Trump appointed federal judge upheld the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks.

    As a gun owner, I think another four years of Trump would lead to even more loss of gun rights, given his public statements:

    “Or, Mike, take the firearms first and then go to court because that’s another system. Because a lot of times by the time you go to court, it takes so long to go to court, to get the due process procedures. I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida, he had a lot of [firearms], they saw everything. To go to court would have taken a long time. So, you could do exactly what you said but take the guns first, go through due process second.”
    -President Donald J. Trump, February 28, 2018

      • Meh…until we remove AFT(per slow Joe)it matter’s not. You’ll need to keep yer powder dry for the coming baby murder riotfest of dim dinks. Let alone pro-carry decision’s by SCOTUS. I foresee a repeat of 2020.

    • Reply to Miner49er

      If time stood still, you might be right. But time marches on, and now you’re wrong.

      Sources: Trump No Longer Backing ‘Red Flag’ Law, Background Check Changes

      The Trump White House is quietly reaching out to Second Amendment organizations and high-level supporters to let them know that the president is no longer backing any form of “red flag” firearms legislation or changes to the current background check laws, according to sources familiar with the conversations.

      • And telling lies of omission is no way to bring people to your side of the argument.

        Federal Appeals Court Rules Trump’s Bump Stock Ban Is Unconstitutional

        A divided federal appeals court in Ohio ruled that former President Donald Trump’s ban on bump stocks is unconstitutional and should no longer be enforced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

        The newest ruling out of the Sixth Circuit, however, grants the movant, Gun Owners of America, a preliminary injunction against the order, affirming the group’s concerns that the federal regulation violated the “Administrative Procedure Act, the Fifth Amendment’s takings clause, and the 14th Amendment’s right to due process.”

        “Today’s court decision is great news and told gun owners what they already knew,” said GOA Senior Vice President Erich Pratt. “We are glad the court applied the statute accurately, and struck down the ATF’s illegal overreach and infringement of gun owners’ rights.”

        Senior U.S. Circuit Judge Alice Batchelder defended the court’s decision in the majority opinion, arguing that a bump stock does not meet the official definition of a machine gun, which the government currently classifies as a “single function of the trigger” because it still requires multiple pulls of the trigger to fire off rounds of ammo.

        • “Federal Appeals Court Rules Trump’s Bump Stock Ban Is Unconstitutional“

          I’m glad you at least acknowledge that it was indeed “Trump’s Bump Stock Ban“.

          It’s good to see that the federal courts made short work of Trump’s unconstitutional action, thanks for noting that his executive order was struck down by an activist judge.

      • “The Trump White House is quietly reaching out“

        Hilarious, that was just trumps aides doing some frantic damage control.

        So why didn’t Trump make a public announcement, send out a tweet or something? Because he didn’t give a shit, he was happy with the policy decision.

        That was in 2019, Trump had a full year after that claim to rescind his ATF appointee’s decision, but he left office leaving his decision to ban bump stocks intact.

        • And yet Zho Bi Deng can’t even get his ATF director confirmed.

          “That was in 2019 … ”

          It seems that all of your citations are from three, four or five years ago. You might want to catch up: President Trump is no longer in office (although he still lives rent-free in your empty head), there is no bump-stock ban, and 2nd A proponents are chalking up victories while the gun-control lobby is dead in the water.

        • Alien you mock me, unsympathetic to my very real medical condition of TDS I have been suffering under for 6 disturbing years.

          My bemused head is the opposite of empty, it is submerged and engulfed at all times in all things Trump.

          My dreams are of an Orange Man hugging an American flag as he soars high overhead.

          During the day my reveries are countless nightmares of ‘the Donald’ winning yet again in 2024.

          Yet you mock my condition of constant and unending ineffable stress that wreak my delicate cerebral wellbeing.

  5. Call your congressman and demand an end to racism…Demand an Eskimo be appointed to the ATF..NOT ENOUGH ESKIMOS IN OUR GOVERNMENT!


      Well, you know, Biden is doing what he can to place Native Americans in important positions within his administration.

      “Deb Haaland, a member of New Mexico’s Laguna Pueblo, has become the first Native American Cabinet secretary in U.S. history.

      The Senate voted 51-40 Monday to confirm the Democratic congresswoman to lead the Interior Department, an agency that will play a crucial role in the Biden administration’s ambitious efforts to combat climate change and conserve nature.“

  6. minor49IQ…It was an Executive Order to ban bump stock gizmos. EOs can be undone. Of course a nitwit like you wouldn’t know if POTUS DJT did nothing congress could and would have providing POTUS DJT did not sign a bill that you can bet the farm went much farther than bump stocks. And congress could have overridden his veto. And being as POTUS DJT was accused by scumbags like you of collusion and other slanderous libelous filth during the time a knee jerk skittish congress looking for love would have most likely overridden.

    No doubt you are bashing POTUS DJT in order to drum up support for Jim Crow Gun Control democRat Party joe but to do so you’ll have to do much, much, much better than using bump stock gizmos. You don’t have a rope long enough to save joe or yourself.

    • Furthermore minor49IQ…Sugarcoated Gun Control is an easy bucket of muck for gullible politically inept history illiterates to get stuck in. Only when The Truth About Gun Control and its history of racism and genocide is exposed do such gullible people stand a chance of ever getting unstuck from the Gun Control muck. After all other than you minor49IQ who in their right mind wants anything to do with an agenda that history confirms is rooted in racism and genocide?

    • Exactly. AND also, it is NOT “against the law” to own a machine gun. It’s only ‘illegal’ to Not pay the Tax Stamp and Registration paperwork. which is the sole purpose of this Constitutionally illegal ‘Washington anti-2nd/A two-step’. ‘You can ‘have’ them just like your standard semi-autos, but since they are such concentrated firepower they ‘Need’ to be registered so we can come and get them when the time comes so they can’t be used against the racist Marxist government…’

    • “minor49IQ…It was an Executive Order to ban bump stock gizmos. EOs can be undone“

      Little Debbie, more accurately it was a President Trump executive order to ban bump stocks gizmos.

      You can claim Trump really loves bump stocks but actions speak louder than words, and Trump took the action of issuing a an executive order to ban bump stocks.

      Isn’t it interesting, the Obama/Biden administration approved both bump stocks and pistol braces, along with opening up millions of acres of federally managed taxpayer lands to the lawful carrying firearms.

      For the first two years of his term, President Trump enjoyed a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate, yet he could not get national reciprocity or the hearing protection act passed.

      But he did get a permanent tax cut for the wealthy 1% of individuals and corporations, so there’s that.

      • “As a gun owner, I think another four years of Trump would lead to even more loss of gun rights … ”

        Biden declares, ‘No amendment to Constitution is absolute’ as he rolls out gun measures — “From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning that the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons. So the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution,” he said.”

        Biden, White House quietly ramping up gun control efforts — “As Joe Biden’s approval rating declines to a new low on what seems like a daily basis, the White House is growing increasingly desperate to shore up support among its base, and that includes outreach to the gun control lobby that spent tens of millions of dollars on his 2020 campaign.

        “With support for gun control below 50% in recent polls, however, Biden and his political handlers seem to have settled on a lower-key pre-election strategy of using the ATF and DOJ to promulgate new rules targeting lawful gun owners while avoiding a bitter (and losing) fight in Congress over the centerpiece of Biden’s gun control agenda.”

  7. Nobody owns an assualt weapon unless they’ve paid the government to own it or they’ve got it stashed.
    I can see how they are going to play this out. Any semi automatic riffle will become an assualt riffle and if you want to own one you’ll have to pay the people in government who took an oath to uphold the constitution to the best of their ability.
    ” Shall Not be Infringed “

  8. Even if they can’t get this guy they’ll do what they can do.

    Like the way they banned Russian ammo imports.

    • Ruskins emu-Yeah funny that, and months before anything was said about you crane, also kinda like “yay the troops are out of Afgag astan”.
      -They’ll do what they can do,like proclaim any semi automatic riffle is an assualt riffle.

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