‘I’m Not A Firearms Expert’: Biden ATF Director Can’t Define ‘Assault Weapon’ Under Oath

The director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms under the Biden administration admitted under oath that he is “not a firearms expert,” and couldn’t answer basic questions related to the purview of the ATF this week.

“As a gun owner of many different types, and a 20-year military veteran, I have some expertise in weaponry and self-defense weapons,” Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-TX) told ATF director Steve Dettelbach.

“In 15 seconds, would you define an assault weapon for me?” Ellzey asked. “And if you go past 15 seconds I’ll just interrupt you.”

Dettelbach replied, “So, so I’ll go shorter than that because I-I honestly do think that’s a – if Congress was to take that up I think Congress would have to do the work, but we would be there to provide technical assistance.”

“I, unlike you, I’m not a firearms expert to the extent that you may be, but we have people at ATF who can talk about, uh, uh, velocity of firearms, what damage different kinds of firearms cause, so that whatever determination you chose to make would be an informed one,” Dettelbach stammered.

In 2022, Joe Biden yelled about “ghost guns” on the White House lawn, confused the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms with the American Federation of Teachers, and called federally licensed firearms dealers “merchants of death” during a rant against the Second Amendment on Monday.

“You bought a gun, take a look,” Biden barked before shuffling over to a table that appeared to display firearm components next to a sign reading “GHOST GUN” and “Buy-Build-Shoot.”

“Take a look at this, it comes in this package,” Biden continued to yell. “You can see the picture down here maybe. This is the gun. It’s not hard to put together. A little drill, a hand drill at home, doesn’t take very long. Anyone can order it in the mail. Anyone.”

Biden also referred to ATF agents as “AFT agents.”

The American Federation of Teachers is the second-largest labor union of teachers in the United States.

“We’re going after rogue gun dealers,” Biden shouted, going on to proclaim that federally licensed firearms dealers are “merchants of death” who are “breaking the law for profit, selling guns that are killing innocent people.”

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