The Biden administration announced on Monday that it would be introducing new firearms measures following the nomination of Steve Dettelbach as director of the Bureau of Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
Dettelbach is the former US attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and was nominated after Biden withdrew his nomination for David Chipman due to resistance from centrist Democrats and Republicans in Senate. Chipman had mocked gun-owning Americans as "doomsday preppers" and compared them to Netflix's Tiger King star Joe Exotic.
The White House released a "fact sheet" on Monday where it assured that the ATF now "has the leadership it needs to enforce our gun laws," and details how it will be cracking down on so-called "ghost guns," which are unserialized and untraceable firearms, often sold as "kits" that can be built by the buyer.
The statement announced that the US Department of Justice "has issued a final rule to rein in the proliferation of 'ghost guns,'" noting that the guns are "increasingly recover[ed] at crime scenes in cities across the country."