Joe Biden’s top gun control henchman just made a jaw-dropping admission that left Republicans in total disbelief

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Democrats and their media allies have spent decades pushing for gun control.

They claim that inanimate objects, like firearms, not those who actually pull the trigger must be stopped before it’s too late.

But now Joe Biden’s top gun control henchman just made a jaw-dropping admission that left Republicans in total disbelief.

Can’t even answer a simple question

When every President throughout history has appointed his cabinet secretaries and other government agency heads, they’ve attempted to ensure that the individual has at least some area of experience and expertise that lends itself to the position.

For example, the Secretary of Treasury is almost always someone from the finance sector who has a long, documented history that proves they have an expert-level understanding of economics.

But sadly, those times are over, and President Joe Biden is taking it to a whole new level.

His appointments are based solely on radical woke ideology, with no consideration at all for whether someone is actually qualified for the job.

As a matter of fact, that was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt just recently, after Biden’s Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives made a stunning admission.

During a House Appropriations Committee hearing, Congressman Jake Ellzey (R-TX) simply asked ATF Director Steve Dettelbach to define what constitutes an “assault weapon.”

As Ellzey pointed out, Dettelbach has been a vocal supporter of Democrats’ push to ban so-called “assault weapons” – which is really just a catch-all term for guns that look scarier than others to Democrats – and also reminded the ATF Director that the current position of the Biden regime is that these mythical “assault weapons” should be banned.

But Dettelbach — who heads the federal agency that is charged with regulating firearms, and therefore, is expected to have at least some expert-level knowledge on them — admitted he could not define the term “assault weapon” due to the fact that he is not a “firearms expert.”

It’s not my job, it’s yours

So there you have it, President Biden’s ATF Director – the top government bureaucrat charged almost exclusively regulating the use, manufacturer, and possession of firearms – has freely admitted he doesn’t even the slightest idea what a so-called “assault weapon” is.

On top of that, Dettelbach, like every other Democrat, has specifically advocated publicly for banning these so-called “assault weapons,” and in his role – like that of America’s elected representatives – would have some involvement in crafting the regulations to ban them, yet he couldn’t even begin to define what one is.

Furthermore, Dettelbach even went so far as to insinuate that it isn’t even his job – again, as Biden’s ATF Director – to know what a so-called “assault weapon” is.

“I’ll go shorter than that because, honestly, if Congress wishes to take that up, I think Congress would have to do the work, but we would be there to provide technical assistance,” Dettlebach responded.

One would assume providing “technical assistance” in the crafting of legislation to ban anything would require at least some knowledge of what it is you’re actually banning, but not in the alternate reality Democrats live in, apparently.

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

In other words, the ATF can’t define a so-called “assault weapon” – even though the top officials in Biden’s ATF all advocate for them to be banned – so therefore, Congress should just do that.

In a backhanded way, Dettelbach is actually correct to some extent.

For starters, the reality of the situation is that he can’t define “assault weapon” because the term itself was simply made up by ruling class elites desperate to ban firearms by any means.

And coming up with a catchy term that will scare anyone who doesn’t know any better is a great way to achieve those authoritarian ends.

Of course, this has been Democrat gun control activists’ agenda all along.

It’s just shocking that Joe Biden’s ATF Director, Steve Dettelbach, is finally admitting it publicly.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.