David Chipman, Biden Gun Czar, Says 2nd Amendment Requires ‘Well Regulated’ Guns

David Chipman, Biden Gun Czar, Says 2nd Amendment Requires 'Well Regulated' Guns

David Chipman—President Joe Biden ‘s expected nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)—penned a January 24 opinion article declaring that the Constitution’s Second Amendment envisions firearms as being "well regulated." Chipman’s article, printed in The Roanoke Times, criticized local governments in Virginia that responded to state legislative firearm reform efforts by declaring themselves as "Second Amendment sanctuary" counties. These counties’ sheriffs and local officials claimed that the Constitution allowed them to block any laws that violated gun owners’ freedoms. "The Second Amendment envisions firearms as being ‘well regulated,’ and individual sheriffs aren’t entitled to decide whether a particular regulation is constitutional—that’s the job of the courts," Chipman wrote. He said that the state legislature’s proposed reforms would prevent violence rather than take guns from responsible, law-abiding owners. He also accused local sheriffs and officials of stoking fears, spreading lies and valuing "unregulated access to guns above the lives of their neighbors." David Chipman—President Joe Biden’s planned nominee for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—penned a January 24 opinion article stating that the Constitution’s Second Amendment envisions firearms as being “well regulated.” In this photo, Chipman testifies during a hearing before the Congressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force January 23, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Second Amendment states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." While some […]

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