バイデンATFの候補者は、それが何を意味するのかを定義せずに、攻撃兵器の禁止を求めたと述べています

During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, デッテルバッハはセンによるグリルに直面した. トム・コットン, R-アーク。, 彼は彼のキャンペーン中に攻撃兵器の禁止をどのように支持したかについて彼を呼びました, despite not knowing what that would mean.

When I was a candidate for office, I did talk about restrictions on assault weapons. I did not define the term. And I haven’t gone through the process of defining that term,” Dettelbach acknowledged.

President Biden's pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, タバコ, 銃と爆発物, Steven Dettelbach, testified Wednesday, 五月 25, 2022, before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

President Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, タバコ, 銃と爆発物, Steven Dettelbach, testified Wednesday, 五月 25, 2022, before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Pool Video)

So you’re running for public office, and you called for a ban on assault weapons, but you don’t have a definition for assault weapons?” Cotton asked.

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Dettelbach explained that deciding which weapons fall under the category of “攻撃兵器” is the job of lawmakers. He recognized itwould be a difficult taskto define what assault weapons are, because making it too limited in scope would notoffer the protections that are intended,” while making it too broadinfringes unnecessarily on the rights of citizens.”

Steve Dettelbach, nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, タバコ, 銃と爆発物 (ATF), speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., 4月 11, 2022.

Steve Dettelbach, nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, タバコ, 銃と爆発物 (ATF), speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., 4月 11, 2022. (Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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Cotton argued that “攻撃兵器” is a made-up term used bypoliticians and lawyers in Washington.He noted that guns have classifications such as pistol, rifle and shotgun and that each have defined characteristics, but assault weapons do not.

その. トム・コットン, R-アーク。, questions President Biden's pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, タバコ, 銃と爆発物, Steven Dettelbach, 水曜日, 五月 25, 2022, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

その. トム・コットン, R-アーク。, questions President Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, タバコ, 銃と爆発物, Steven Dettelbach, 水曜日, 五月 25, 2022, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Pool Video)

I think it’s very telling that you’re nominated to lead the ATF and you don’t have a definition of assault weapon. And point is that there is really no such thing as a category of weapons known as assault weapons,” 上院議員は言った.

Cotton recalled that Congress did define assault weapons with a 1994 禁止, but Dettelbach admitted that he isnot particularly familiar with” それ.

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