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File #: 0139X-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/27/2022 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 6/27/2022 Final action: 6/30/2022
Title: To express strong support for Steve Dettelbach to be the next Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and urging the United States Senate to immediately confirm his nomination.
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Nicholas Bankston, Lourdes Barroso De Padilla, Elizabeth Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy
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To express strong support for Steve Dettelbach to be the next Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and urging the United States Senate to immediately confirm his nomination.


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WHEREAS, on average, over 40,000 people die of gun violence on average each year; and

WHEREAS, every day, more than 110 Americans are killed with guns and more than 200 are shot and wounded; and

WHEREAS, a cornerstone of any comprehensive approach to gun safety includes a strong Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) - the agency tasked with enforcing federal gun laws and regulating the firearms industry; and

WHEREAS, it has been nearly a decade since the United States has had a Senate-confirmed director at ATF; and

WHEREAS, a Senate-confirmed ATF Director is crucial to robust implementation and enforcement of gun laws and to lead the agency in its efforts to shut down gun trafficking and rogue gun dealers; and

WHEREAS, a Senate-confirmed director is necessary to provide leadership to the thousands of ATF agents across the country and ensure the agency is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to tackling gun violence; and

WHEREAS, Steve Dettelbach was nominated in April 2022 by President Biden to be the next Director of ATF; and

WHEREAS, Steve Dettlebach has more than two decades of experience as a prosecutor, including serving as the Senate-confirmed US Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio and in the Department of Justice; and

WHEREAS, as a former prosecutor, Steve understands the importance of federal and state law enforcement’s efforts to combat and prevent violent crimes and will support the law enforcement officers within and working with ATF to enforce the laws on the books; and

WHEREAS, Dettelbach’s nomination has garnered significant bipartisan support, including from top law enforcement officials, federal prosecutors from Republican and Democratic administrations;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the...

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