Senate Should Reject Biden’s ATF Director Nominee Due to ‘Hostile Attitude’ Toward Gun Owners: GOPEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

A group of House Republicans is urging Senate leaders to reject President Joe Biden’s nominee to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), alleging he has a “hostile attitude toward the rights of gun owners.” David Chipman, the nominee, argued in 2018 in favor of effectively banning the AR-15, Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), chair of the Republican Study Committee, and other members wrote to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). The group accused Chipman of trying to “mislead the public on the basic facts of firearm ownership” and establishing historical falsehoods in his bid to advocate for gun control, such as falsely stating that cult members at Waco shot down two helicopters. “Chipman’s confirmation would not only jeopardize the constitutional rights of every legal firearm owner in America, but it would also threaten to reshape the landscape of firearm ownership for …Read More

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