Biden ATF pick David Chipman alarms gun rights groups

The White House on Wednesday confirmed Chipman, who was an ATF special agent for 25 years and serves as senior policy adviser to gun-violence prevention group Giffords, as the president’s ATF pick.

“GOA is … shocked at the brazen decision to nominate a registered anti-gun lobbyist to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,” Gun Owners of America Vice President Erich Pratt said in a statement to Fox News. “David Chipman’s anti-constitutional lobbying career clearly disqualifies him from holding public office.”

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The GOA also expressed opposition to Biden’s plans to announce new gun control measures on Thursday following recent mass shootings in Colorado, Georgia and California. 

“Joe Biden knows he cannot beat gun owners in Congress. Instead, he’s circumventing the legislative process to impose his own tyrannical [vision] by executive fiat,” Pratt said.

Giffords Law Center Senior Policy Advisor David Chipman speaks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on assault weapons on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Giffords Law Center Senior Policy Advisor David Chipman speaks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on assault weapons on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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