Biden’s ATF Nominee Failed To Disclose Several Objectionable Interviews And Events Since 2012

Biden’s ATF Nominee Failed To Disclose Several Objectionable Interviews And Events Since 2012

David Chipman, President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), failed to disclose to the Senate Judiciary Committee several interviews and events he has participated in since 2012. In one undisclosed talk from 2019 titled “Can the Right to Bear Arms Coexist with Gun Control?” Chipman described how he is different from other people in law enforcement because his views are not “typical” of conservative white men, whom he claimed run departments and agencies. “If you are authentic in this space, you are likely to disappoint a lot of people,” Chipman said during the talk. “I think that we have to understand that law enforcement, generally, is a very conservative bunch, primarily of white men. So, the politics of this issue, as it is, sort of permeate it. I don’t believe my views are typical.” The information, first reported by CNN on Thursday, further muddles the nomination of someone viewed as a gun-control radical. While the nominee handed over more than 30 pages of testimony, quotations from articles, and published material to the Senate Judiciary Committee, it appears several other items were either forgotten or withheld. Chipman was supposed to provide all such material in his questionnaire for non-judicial nominees. The nominee said in another undisclosed interview from 2017 that the National Rifle Association (NRA) makes the United States “less safe” due to its “un-American” approach. “If [the NRA is] no longer selling a lot of guns to sportsmen and hunters, and […]

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