Please read my request letter to my VA Senators
Here is the web site that you can also contact your senator
I’m a 20 year naval Veteran and I want to ask that you vote that David Chipman should be nowhere near the ATF’s leadership. it’s a bad nomination on the part of Joe Biden; “bad for the cause of unity, it’s bad for the Constitution and it’s bad for the country.”
Chipman’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week should disqualify him from heading up the ATF. When a nominee for the top post at the agency responsible for enforcing the nation’s firearms regulations can’t define what he believes an ‘assault weapon’ is, that raises alarms,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “By the time he actually provided some semblance of an answer, he was merely quoting a policy that essentially applies to every semiautomatic centerfire rifle on the planet. Nobody who subscribes to such a catch-all definition of a firearm that really doesn’t exist should lead the ATF.
Case in point, he talked about the removal of all of the AR-15’s in the country, and that idea is foolish, because they are the most unused firearm in civilian crimes according to the FBI, only 0.05% and the most owned firearm in the US, is the pistol firearms being used in civilian crimes up to 45%.
It is equally alarming,” he continued, “that Mr. Chipman has been employed for the past few years by Giffords, one of the nation’s leading gun prohibition lobbying organizations, as a senior policy advisor. There is absolutely no appearance of fairness or objectivity in this nomination, and his performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee leaves serious doubts about his perspective on gun rights and the Second Amendment, and how he would approach the job if confirmed.
Chipman’s nomination has the appearance of political patronage to an organization that steadfastly supports the president’s gun control agenda,” Gottlieb said. “Out of all the potential candidates to lead the agency, Joe Biden has picked the one individual whose nomination was guaranteed to ignite a political firestorm. At this point, it is fair to question why the president has done this. It looks like the president wants to put the gun prohibition lobby in charge of firearms regulation and enforcement.