President Joe Biden is reportedly now set to unveil his administrations tough new line on gun control, with a particular focus on so-called ‘ghost guns.’
As The Daily Caller reports:
“I want to rein in the proliferation of so-called ‘ghost guns.’ These are guns that are homemade, built from a kit that include the directions on how to finish the firearm. You can go buy the kit. They have no serial numbers, so when they show up at a crime scene, they can’t be traced,” Biden said in an April 2021 speech.
The Biden administration is expected to come out with its long-awaited ghost gun rule aimed at reining in privately made firearms without serial numbers as soon as Monday, three people familiar with the matter told @AP. https://t.co/yAa4RflOWe
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 10, 2022
In the proposal, released in May 2021, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) also sought to require manufacturers and dealers distributing ghost gun parts to be federally licensed, as well as for licensed firearms dealers to add serial numbers to all unserialized guns they plan on selling, according to the AP. Background checks would also be required for the sale of kits containing parts necessary in the assembly of firearms, the outlet also noted.…Biden is also expected to announce the nomination of Obama-era U.S. Attorney Steve Dettlebach as the director of the ATF. His previous nominee for the post, gun control advocate David Chipman, was withdrawn from consideration after a lack of bipartisan support stalled his nomination for several months.