DOJ rule cracks down untraceable firearms known as ‘ghost guns’

Biden names Steve Dettelbach as nominee to lead Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

By: - April 11, 2022 3:54 pm
Joe Biden and Steve Dettelbach

Steve Dettelbach, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, speaks during an event about gun violence on April 11, 2022, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. Biden announced a new firearm regulation aimed at reining in ghost guns, which are untraceable, unregulated weapons made from kits. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.