Schumer Statement On Senate Confirmation Of Steve Dettelbach To Lead The Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms And Explosives

July 12, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement today in response to the Senate confirming Steve Dettelbach to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  

“After years of obstruction by the gun lobby, the Senate has finally confirmed a permanent director to lead the ATF. While certainly not a panacea to the gun violence epidemic plaguing our nation, having Mr. Dettelbach at the helm of the ATF will ensure the feds have all hands on deck in the fight to stop gun trafficking, prevent illegal possession of firearms, and make sure our kids can’t get their hands on dangerous weapons.

“Senate Democrats will continue to fight for common sense gun safety provisions that will save lives and take meaningful action to keep our communities safe.”