President Biden will reportedly withdraw the nomination of gun grabber David Chipman to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this week, marking a massive failure for the president and his radical agenda.
“President Biden nominated Chipman, who worked at ATF for more than two decades before joining the gun control group led by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), in April as part of a larger effort to curb gun violence,” the Washington Post reported.
In May, roughly 70 House Republicans led by Republican Congressman Jim Banks wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell opposing Chipman’s nomination.
The letter stated:
“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 agent 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. … As recently as 2019, Chipman was trying to mislead the public on the basic facts of firearm ownership. … When participating ion an online ‘ask me anything’ forum discussion, Chipman published historical falsehoods to empower his advocacy for gun control. … If confirmed, David Chipman would use every tool at his disposal to attack American gun owners and we respectfully ask you to oppose any and all action that would advance his confirmation in the Senate.”
On the same day Biden nominated Chipman, however, he issued a set of executive orders on gun control.
Biden asked that the Justice Department, within a month, propose a rule to stop “ghost guns,” which are “kits” people can buy legally then fully assemble to create a functioning firearm that does not have a serial number.
Biden also asked the DOJ within 60 days to propose a rule on braces used for handguns, which make them more accurate; proposing action on “community violence intervention”; asking the DOJ to publish suggestions for “red flag” legislation; and having his administration issue a report on gun trafficking.
In August, Republican Senator Charles Grassley blasted Chipman for appearing on Chinese state-run TV, saying, “In it, he simply nods along as Chinese propagandists paint the United States as a violent war zone. His positions don’t seem all that different from what he says often, but it’s one thing to criticize the laws and culture of your country to a domestic political; it’s another thing entirely to do so in the service to foreign antagonists.”
Republican Senator Tom Cotton celebrated Biden and Chipman’s defeat, writing, “David Chipman is an unhinged gun-grabber. His defeat is a win for the Constitution—and a crushing loss for Joe Biden.”
While Biden’s nomination may have fallen through – Biden will likely still pursue his leftist agenda which includes stripping innocent Americans of their constitutional right to bear arms.
Author: Steve Whistin