Biden waves white flag on nomination of gun grabber Chipman to head ATF

Biden waves white flag on nomination of gun grabber Chipman to head ATF

Less than six months after President Joe Biden nominated anti-Second Amendment extremist David Chipman as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives , the White House sources are widely signaling to the press that the president will withdraw the nomination. From CNN: The move comes amid concerns among moderate Democrats and independent Maine Sen. Angus King — along with GOP senators — over Chipman’s past record on gun control. “We do not have the votes. We will land him in a non-confirmed job in the administration,” one senior administration official told CNN. Chipman, a former career official at ATF, came under scrutiny from pro-gun rights supporters and the National Rifle Association for his work as a senior adviser to Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords — the organization started by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot at an event in her Arizona district in 2011. Top Democrats had been quietly moving to lock down support for Biden’s nominee, but Chipman struggled to gain support because some senators questioned if his past record as an advocate for stricter gun laws would make him a less effective director. The Washington Post was first to report on the withdrawn nomination. When the NRA announced opposition to Chipman’s confirmation, they noted his extreme views and direct conflict of interest: David Chipman’s current employer, Giffords, co-founded by United States Senator Mark Kelly, filed a brief in the landmark Second Amendment case, District of Columbia v. Heller . The brief argued […]

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