The Senate is back in session next week; the nomination of David Chipman to head up the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is once again a crucial topic. The truth of the matter is that Chipman’s nomination has no legs and it’s time for Biden to withdraw it.
Chipman is deeply linked to national gun control organizations. That alone should disqualify him, since it’s a conflict of interest to head up an organization that regulates guns and is supposed to do so impartially. Chipman represents the anti-gun left, but he has no real right to take charge of the ATF.
Biden’s Second Amendment Busting Needs to Come to an End
Biden put forward Chipman five months ago to head the ATF. The purpose was clear: to get someone in who would start to infringe on Second Amendment rights and take guns away from law-abiding Americans.
If you need any more proof, look at how Biden wanted to scrap PLCAA, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. This act stops gun makers from getting sued for bad things people do with their guns.
Biden clearly has a chip on his shoulder about the Second Amendment, and Chipman was supposed to be his point guy. Chipman’s history is littered with anti-gun lobbying work, including working for Everytown for Gun Safety and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
He tried to get common centerfire rifles prohibited and steadily put in work to crack down on gun rights in this country. He should definitely not be heading up the ATF.
The fact that David Chipman can't define what an "assault weapon" is despite wanting to ban them isn't as surprising when you remember that gun control groups claim such bans are constitutional while also saying that an "assault weapon" is whatever the government wants it to be
— Rob Romano (@2Aupdates) September 7, 2021
What Does Chipman Support?
Chipman wants to restrict gun ownership by age, push stricter background checks, delay firearm transfers and do whatever it takes to make guns less common and accepted in America. He’s even called those who are buying guns in record numbers for the first time “zombie” crazy people who are waiting for the apocalypse.
Chipman doesn’t even know what an assault weapon is, for God’s sake. He’s not a serious man and he doesn’t belong anywhere near the boss chair at ATF.
JUST IN – David Chipman, Biden’s ATF nominee, labels American gun owners as "Tiger Kings" preparing for a zombie apocalypse.pic.twitter.com/RoqmXGxnLq
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) July 21, 2021
ATF Turns on Chipman
Other ATF agents themselves have come out against Chipman. They even presented evidence to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the various reasons Chipman is not the right fit for the job.
As the Senate comes back in session next week, Biden should either put Chipman forward to answer the accusations against him fairly or pull his nomination.mChipman has a responsibility to answer the questions against him and to respond fully to the various problems in his history as an anti-gun activist.
We don’t have the luxury of letting this kind of lunatic head up one of our most powerful agencies.