ATF Director Nominee David Chipman Wants To Ban AR-15s

David Chipman is interviewing for Director of Biden’s Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) bureau. As head of the ATF, David Chipman would be a nightmare for Conservatives worried the Biden administration would fulfill its promise to take away our guns.

Yesterday in the Senate confirmation hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz asked Chipman if he were in favor of banning all AR-15 rifles, knowing that decision would not be lock-step with millions of Americans that support being able to own that type of gun. Cruz said, “The AR-15 is one of the most popular rifles in America- it’s not a machine gun, it’s a rifle. Your public position is that you want to ban AR-15s, is that correct?”

Chipman responded, “With respect to the AR-15, I support a ban as has been presented in a senate bill and supported by the President.”

“So, you want to ban the most popular rifle in America,” responded a frustrated Cruz.


Chipman isn’t new to the ATF. He spent almost 25 years with the bureau, in which he infamously was involved in the 51 day Waco siege that ended in a massacre where 25 children’s bodies were found among the deceased.

Not only was he involved in the bloody government power grab in Waco, he lied about the event to make the government look better. “At Waco,” Chipman wrote in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA), “cult members used 2 .50 caliber Barretts to shoot down two Texas Air National Guard helicopters.”

Chipman continued, “Point is true we are fortunate they are not used in crime more often. The victims of drug lords in Mexico are not so lucky. America plays a role in fueling the violence south of the border.” The problem for Chipman is that this never happened. According to Law Officer, “while Branch Davidians did reportedly shoot at helicopters, none were shot down.”

In an interview with Cheddar news, while he was making millions working for anti-gun lobbyists like “Giffords Law Center,” David Chipman made fun of the millions of new gun owners in America during the pandemic.

“They might think that they’re die-hard, ready to go, but unfortunately, they’re more like Tiger King, and they’re putting themselves and their family in danger.” He claims these new gun owners were more likely to store their firearm “behind the cans of tuna and beef jerky” instead of stored safely.

Most conservative critics wonder how Chipman can watch the burning and destruction in American cities by BLM and Antifa rioters and compare Americans to canned tuna-eating Tiger Kings when they buy defensive weapons.

Montana AG Austin Knudsen led an effort that included 21 other state AGs opposing the nomination for Chipman at Biden’s ATF Director.

AG Knudsen and the rest of the AGs wrote, “Mr. Chipman has a First Amendment right as a private citizen to work for these political organizations and to lobby for the taxation, registration, and even confiscation of firearms.”

“Americans likewise have the Second Amendment to protect their God-given rights to keep and bear arms. Accordingly, we ask you to oppose Mr. Chipman’s confirmation to this important position and demand President Biden nominate someone who is not hostile to our rights and ways of life,” they urged.

Chipman wrote for Giffords Law Center, opining that “banning bump stocks by regulation is a positive step, but it is not enough.” In a 2013 op-ed for Politico, Chipman argued that America’s “weak firearm laws make it all too easy for guns to fall into the wrong hands.” He sees all gun owners as potentially violent criminals. Therefore, he believes it should be an unelected bureaucrat that heads the ATF as the one to “chart a new course to combat the scourge of gun violence.”

At least when Congress threatens to take away our guns, we can force them out of office. So how do we protect ourselves when the wolves hold all power positions, and we no longer have the weaponry? You call your Senators—every single one of them. You tell them to vote no on David Chipman. If we lose our guns, we lose our freedoms.


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