Republicans Blast Activist ATF Nominee and Urge the Senate to Reject His Nomination – By Katie Pavlich (Townhall) / May 4 2021
Republican Congressmen Andy Biggs and Jim Banks have written a letter to Senator Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasting Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.
“On April 8th, 2021, President Joe Biden nominated long time gun control activist and lobbyist David Chipman to be the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). His beliefs and hostile attitude toward the rights of gun owners are well known. Thus, we respectfully ask that you oppose his confirmation,” Biggs and Banks wrote. “Throughout his career, David Chipman has made it no secret that he is an enemy of the 2nd Amendment. In October 2018, Chipman argued in favor of subjecting all AR-15s and potentially all semi-automatic rifles to regulation under the National Firearms Act. As a former agents of the ATF, Chipman knows all too well that such action would effectively ban the most popular rifle in America as well as most other items regulated under the National Firearms Act.”
“Legal firearm ownership and integrity go hand-in-hand, and President Biden should not nominate anyone to lead the ATF who has repeatedly lied to further their own gun control agenda,” the continued. “As recently as 2019, Chipman was trying to mislead the public on the basic facts of firearm ownership.”