Confirmation of David Chipman as Director of the ATF Will Threaten Your Rights
Tell Your Senators to vote NO on David Chipman’s nomination
Special interest gun control groups in this country are always looking for new ways to attack Americans’ Second Amendment rights, and the most recent example is President Biden’s nomination of David Chipman’s to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
Chipman is first and foremost a gun control lobbyist, bought and paid for by the Giffords gun control group. As an organization, Giffords has repeatedly argued that “the right to possess a firearm is not based on an individual right of self-defense.” They even tried to forever alter the court’s correct reading of the Second Amendment by arguing, in the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller case, that a blanket ban on handgun possession was not only legal but necessary.
As an official spokesman for the group, Chipman has repeatedly advocated for banning America’s most popular firearm, the modern sporting rifle, and he laughed while he mocked America’s new gun owners. If that wasn’t bad enough, he also advocated for the government to forcibly close firearm retailers at the height of the pandemic, many of which are small, locally owned businesses.
Appointing someone with Chipman’s extreme personal views on the Second Amendment would not only politicize the ATF, but his total lack of leadership experience would also make it harder for the brave law enforcement officers of the agency to do their job safely and successfully.
It speaks volumes about his lack of leadership skills that no major law enforcement organization has come out in support of his nomination, while Attorneys General from 21 different states wrote a letter to the U.S Senate calling him “uniquely unfit” and urging lawmakers to reject his nomination.
Voting to confirm David Chipman as ATF Director is putting the fox in charge of the henhouse, and our Senators should stand to protect our rights and not surrender them to a gun control frontman.