Former ATF Agents Urge Senate Not To Confirm Biden’s Nominee To Lead Office
Joe Biden’s choice to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is not overly popular with agents who used to work for the agency.
A group of them have sent a letter to the Senate urging them not to confirm David Chipman.
Chipman is quite an extreme figure with some weird ideas about weapons and other things.
The recharge reports:
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Former ATF Colleagues Write Letter Opposing Biden Director Nominee: ‘Wrong Man For The Job’
More former ATF agents who worked alongside President Joe Biden’s nominee for director are speaking out against his confirmation.
Seven former agents, each with 25 or more years of ATF experience, wrote a letter Tuesday to the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to vote against David Chipman. In a copy of the letter obtained by The Reload, agents criticize Chipman’s change from ATF agent to paid gun control activist. They argued that he did not have the experience or temperament to run the agency and his appointment would degrade ATF’s ability to do its job.
“David’s strong personal beliefs on firearms issues will create serious and lasting problems for the Office and the effective execution of its law enforcement mission,” officers said in the letter. “We relied on effective partnerships with industry, stakeholders, and other law enforcement agencies to execute our missions. Unfortunately, if David were confirmed, ATF partners would see someone who will come to the agency with their highest priority to implement a divisive gun control agenda. ”…
Many of the concerns raised by agents who signed their names verbatim coincide with those expressed by current and former agents who spoke to The Reload. All officers complained about Chipman’s story of supporting controversial new gun bans and making controversial statements mocking gun owners. Agents in the new letter and those in The Reload report agreed that the agency needs a long-term director, but said Chipman would not be the right fit, based on what they saw while working alongside him.
Republicans are already speaking out against Chipman’s nomination.
David Chipman is an anti-gun extremist who would politicize one of the world’s largest law enforcement agencies, the ATF. America’s more than 100 million legal gun owners deserve a leader with integrity and respect for the Second Amendment. pic.twitter.com/b4my61f31A
– Senator John Barrasso (@SenJohnBarrasso) August 3, 2021
David Chipman would be a disaster at ATF and a danger to our Second Amendment rights.
Keep up the pressure.
We can stop it!https://t.co/Dlo9EhD8tg
– Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) July 28, 2021
Chipman is a gun control activist.
You don’t have to lead the ATF.
Cross posted from American lookout.