Chuck Canterbury ATF Nomination Postponed Because of Strong Grassroots Activism


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USA – -( Thanks to your activism, Gun Owners of America has scored a stunning victory — forcing a humiliating postponement in efforts to confirm the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

The Free Beacon is reporting that the Chuck Canterbury nomination has been indefinitely postponed for now because of opposition from Republican Senators who are “concerned about his stances on gun control.”

The Free Beacon quotes a Senate staffer as saying that Canterbury’s “2A views are bad and he’d lose a lot of votes in [the Judiciary] committee.”

The vote was supposed to occur in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

With this nominee on the “ropes,” the Trump administration is reportedly digging in its heels and calling key Republican Senators to change their positions.

So while several Republican Senators have been clearly listening to you, the battle is definitely not over yet!

GOA members have done a fantastic job pointing out Canterbury’s anti-gun positions to their Senators.

And earlier this week, GOA’s Federal Director Aidan Johnston sent a letter to GOP Senators, reiterating the nominee’s anti-gun views and highlighting his support for “red flag” gun confiscation orders.

Pro-gun ally Senator Mike Lee of Utah has been leading the opposition to Canterbury’s nomination since July of 2019.

And Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) recently told The Hill that Canterbury’s views on the Second Amendment were “really, really concerning.”

In addition to Lee and Hawley, other key legislators who have expressed concern over Chuck Canterbury are Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Ben Sasse (R-NE).

Gun owners should encourage these four senators to continue their opposition. For without their support, the Canterbury nomination will die in committee.

So please add your name to our pre-written letter which thanks Senators Lee, Hawley, Kennedy and Sasse for their opposition to Canterbury.

The letter also encourages these Senators to resist the intense pressure that will now come from the White House, demanding that they change their vote.

Thank you for taking action!

In Liberty,

Erich Pratt
Senior Vice President
Follow me on Twitter: @erichmpratt

P.S. Please distribute this alert to your pro-gun family and friends and urge them to take action. To renew your GOA membership or to join for the first time, please click here.

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Ej harbet

Josh hawley is a missouri jackpot who replaced the first senator who endorsed hitlery!
He’s doing us proud!


Any of the “Trump’s Gotta Win” crowd want to explain Canterbury as a nominee?

Those of us who are actually “No Compromise” would sure like an explanation for why multiple Anti-2A appointments is a good thing.


Yet another anti-gun appointment from a anti-2A president. I’m sure his supporters will find a way to rationalize this like they do with all of his past infringements.


@wjd Still trying to equate anyone who won’t vote for the guy you like to be enemies and defacto socialists? Did Stag demand that you agree with him, or that you vote how he decides? How weak is your case for Trump if all you can do is try to shame people you disagree with into doing what you want or be listed as an enemy. You vote for Trump all you want, we have a right to not vote for him or any other idiot, and that includes Warren. If you want our votes, then put up a better… Read more »


Can count this as another Win, even if only temporary.

It begs the question though, any of the trump fanboys want to defend their poster child for demanding an anti second amendment guy be installed and trying to force the guys defending the second amendment to cave? Come on, they’ve been busy trying to control how everyone must vote here the last couple of days… 🙂


Love negative votes with no evidence presented against the points the comment made, no questions asked…. Just a negative vote showing some pitiful individual lacking a set of balls didn’t want to publicly out themselves as a snowflake. 🙂


Wakey, wakey, America. The lines are being drawn as we speak, and infiltrated. The only insanity left you after all your santies have been ravaged by the power brokers, is your will to fight for what you believe in. “Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country, before there is no country left to aid.”


Will I doubt if the NRA even knows what is going on. They are too busy with their law suits and begging for enough money to pay for their high priced lawyer.


There is a grass roots Pro 2nd Amendment Rally scheduled for DC on November 2nd. Show your support and show up. Let Trump and Congress know where you stand.


@USA; So the question IS – – WHO at the White House is PUSHING to have this ANTI-American “gun-confiscationist” anointed with the appointment to this BOGUS, under the color of law, Department of the “ATF”?

Wild Bill

@Laddy, That is a good question. As luck would have it the libtard mania with impeachment will push every other issue aside.


Time to start mass emailing the Whitehouse and remind Trump why he’s in office and who got him there. I sent two emails today and tomorrow I’ll do the same.

Wild Bill

@Stuck, I mail one to the Donald about every day. Often will follow up letters. Past themes: “No Second Amendment. No second term!” and “I won’t buy an extra car to support the Trump economy, but I will buy an extra gun the support the Trump economy!” Stuff like that.
Annoying the shit out of my elected representatives is a terrific hobby!