Heritage Expert: Withdrawal of ATF Nominee a Win for the Second Amendment

Heritage Expert: Withdrawal of ATF Nominee a Win for the Second Amendment

Sep 9, 2021 1 min read

WASHINGTON—Today, President Joe Biden announced he was withdrawing the nomination of David Chipman to serve as head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Chipman’s nomination has been stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee since June 24 due to his radical, far-left views on gun control. Heritage Legal Fellow and Second Amendment expert Amy Swearer released the following response  after the announcement: 

“The withdrawal of David Chipman’s nomination to serve as ATF director is good news for Americans concerned about the protection of their fundamental Second Amendment rights. Chipman has a long history of advocating restrictive gun control measures that fly in the face of the Second  Amendment’s text, history, and tradition. Chipman and the Biden administration have repeatedly promoted false claims about guns, gun laws, gun-related violence, and dishonestly associated gun-related crime spikes with an increase in lawful gun ownership. Chipman is more interested in furthering a progressive gun control agenda than with protecting Americans' constitutional rights. Worse, his blatant disdain for the nation’s millions of responsible gun owners shows he was never the right person to head the ATF.” 

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