Biden Withdraws Nomination of David Chipman to Lead ATF
Moments ago, the White House withdrew the nomination of David Chipman to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
This would not be possible without YOUR grassroots activism!
David Chipman’s opposition to the Bill of Rights earned him the opposition of every Republican senator, and unanswered allegations of racism undermined his support among Democrat senators.
Even NPR recognized the work of GOA and our grassroots activism, saying:
The struggle to get a confirmed director on the books over the years has been due in large part to opposition from gun rights groups…
That dynamic played out again this time… Gun Owners of America… blasted Chipman’s nomination, calling him a threat to law-abiding gun owners.
However, the fight is not quite over yet!
Gun owners need to TAKE ACTION to make sure that Joe Biden doesn’t give David Chipman any role in this administration.
Unfortunately, reports indicate that,
White House officials are trying to find another role in the administration for Chipman.
Basically, the Biden Administration is still looking for a job for David Chipman that DOESN’T require Senate confirmation.
We need you to demand that your Senators and Representative hold Biden accountable and keep Chipman from holding ANY public office.
Chipman’s disgust for the Second Amendment makes him uniquely unqualified to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives—or any other public office for that matter.
But radical anti-gun activists have already begun lobbying the White House to “bypass Congress” to create a cabinet-level office on so-called “gun violence.”
The Biden Administration should cease all efforts to “find another role” for this anti-constitutional rights activist who failed to earn the support of the United States Senate.
If Senators really oppose the nomination of David Chipman to head ATF, they should also actively oppose his appointment to non-Senate-confirmed office.
Please contact your Senators (and your Representative) and let them know that David Chipman should not hold any public office, given his opposition to your constitutional rights and unanswered allegations of racism.
Make no mistake, today is a victory for the millions of gun-owning grassroots activists and GOA members who voiced their opposition to Biden’s indefensible ATF Director nominee.
Biden himself bragged today that Chipman “would have been an exemplary Director of the ATF and would have redoubled its efforts to crack down” on the Second Amendment community.
Gun owners sure dodged a proverbial bullet!
And if confirmed as ATF Director, Chipman would have wielded immense and unconstitutional “law enforcement” power over gun owners.
But now that Chipman’s nomination has been pulled, his fate is up in the air.
A majority of the Senate—including both Republicans and Democrats—don’t believe Chipman is fit to hold office.
You’ve forced Biden’s hand this far.
Let’s put the nail in the coffin of David Chipman’s anti-gun career with this last push.
Tell your Senators and Representative to fight back if Joe Biden gives David Chipman any position of power.
And again, thank you for taking action so far.