Moore celebrates as Biden withdraws Chipman nomination

Moore celebrates as Biden withdraws Chipman nomination

David Chipman speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2019. Congressman Barry Moore, R-Alabama, on Thursday celebrated as the Biden administration withdrew the controversial nomination of David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. “Biden is planning to withdraw his anti-gun nominee, David Chipman, to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF),” Moore said. “Praised by gun control activists, Chipman has a past of troubling comments regarding Americans’ Constitutional right to bear arms – including that he supports banning guns like AR-15s. Simply put, this ATF nominee was unfit and unqualified.” “After months of conservative opposition to Chipman’s nomination, he will no longer be considered to run the ATF,” Moore continued. “This is a MAJOR win for the Second Amendment!” On Thursday, the White House admitted defeat and withdrew the nomination of Chipman to head the ATF. Chipman is a former ATF agent and staunch gun control advocate. He could not garner enough support in the U.S Senate to make it through the nomination process where Democrats have a narrow 50 to 50 edge with Vice President Kamala Harris serving as a tie-breaker. Dudley Brown is the president of the National Association for Gun Rights. “David Chipman’s nomination to lead the ATF was a slap in the face to gun owners across the country,” Brown said. “Now, thanks to the pro-gun grassroots, we’ve put Chipman back where he belongs: at home without a job.” David Kroeger is NRA-ILA’s grassroots programs and campaign field […]

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