Giffords Flack Accusing 2A Defenders of Lying Shows Much about His Own Truthfulness

But they're not gun-grabbers. Really. And if you oppose them, you're a bully. And a liar. Just ask the token ATF careerist flack. (Giffords/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “I’m … a proud gun owner who has sometimes been mischaracterized as a gun grabber, first in my career in service to my country and now as an advocate for gun safety,” Giffords Senior Policy Advisor and former ATF Special Agent David Chipman argues in a hit piece on Second Amendment Sanctuary City supporters at the Roanoke Times.

“This November I was proud to join millions of other voters who made gun violence prevention the defining issue of the 2019 elections,” he explained. “But this move towards gun safety also angered some fringe groups and activists and led them to embrace conspiracy theories and intimidation tactics that remind me of threats I heard while at ATF.”

Evidently, the belief that Virginia Democrats are on a gun-grab tear is tin foil hat material. Citizens who refuse to submit to infringements and who join together in “sanctuary” movements, that is, all the “green” areas, are “fringe groups.” And if you say you’ll defy the initiation of violence to confiscate your birthright entitlements, Chipman says you’re a “bully.”

How dare you “mischaracterize” him “as a gun grabber”!

“‘The Second Amendment envisions firearms as being ‘well regulated,’” Chipman continues, endeavoring to instruct.

No, it doesn’t. It envisions “the Militia of the several states” being that way after receiving that deliberately withheld support and oversight the Constitution says we're entitled to. There’s a huge difference, including its members, coming from “the whole people,” were expected to show up for training and duty armed with weaponry to take on professionals, that is, with what Giffords & Co. disparage as “weapons of war.”

Besides, who are local officials to decide what laws to obey? They “aren’t entitled to decide whether a particular regulation is constitutional,” Chipman insists. “That’s the job of the courts.”

Unless the Virginia sanctuary city is set up to house illegal aliens. Then it’s evidently a job for the Democrats. Hey, gotta expand that “pathway to citizenship” if we want to keep those “commonsense gun safety laws” coming, right?

And law enforcement personnel certainly do have the right to determine the lawfulness of orders they’re expected to carry out, especially since they all took an oath to obey the Constitution, and since the Nuremberg defense doesn’t cut it. Being an ATF careerist, perhaps it’s not fair expecting Mr. Chipman to know that. Case in point:

“Take extreme risk protection order laws,” he presses on. I half-expected him to follow up with the Henny Youngman punchline, “Please!”

Those “enjoy the broad support of 89% of Americans,” he assures us.

So, sentence first, verdict afterward? And it doesn’t matter how many have been swindled out of their birthrights and into believing that. At one time, not that long ago in the scheme of things, you’d have gotten a higher percentage to say the earth was the center of the universe. The major sources for forming opinions on guns are vested interest public indoctrina…uh, “education,” and the DSM, plus, guess who words the questions and selects respondents for polls that reach such preordained “conclusions.”

Chipman then goes on to stump for “background check” prior restraints that even the National Institute of Justice concludes “require[es] gun registration” to be effective. He says he wants to “close loopholes that let domestic abusers have guns,” somehow forgetting to mention that’s already law—he means accused domestic abusers but putting it that way might make some people ask questions. And he wants to dictate how many guns you can own, and what constitutes an “arsenal.”

Nope, no infringements there.

“By definition, these regulations don’t take guns away from responsible owners who follow the law,” Chipman declares, apparently (but not really) oblivious to the ludicrous irony of such an assertion. That means the state can pass whatever disarmament edicts it likes, and as long as you obey them, you’re being law-abiding.

But back to the sheriffs that he wants to smear:

“They claim they are patriots. They are not.”

Why, because some gun-grabber trying to pass himself off as “a proud and responsible gun owner” is being paid to say so?

“I am also permitted to carry a concealed handgun,” he asserts, conveniently not mentioning the fact that as a law enforcer, he’s covered nationwide by LEOSA. (Come to think of it, isn’t David Hogg’s retired FBI father, too?) So no wonder he’s “not afraid of lawmakers in Richmond passing laws to make it harder for criminals to get guns,” not that those laws actually do that. He’s an “Only One.”

“But I am angered to see sheriffs and community leaders using their positions to stoke fear and spread lies,” Chipman condemns. It’s curious he claims to put such a premium on the truth, not only with the carefully crafted misdirection he employed here but also in an earlier hit piece on semiautomatic rifles when he claimed they were the same gun he carried in the military.

By revealing he was “a member of the ATF SWAT team,” Chipman reveals he had more in common with Lon Horiuchi than those “responsible gun owners” he has no problem enforcing against. With his disdain for those who stand down on unlawful orders, it's reasonable to surmise he would have obediently and unquestioningly followed those rules of engagement.

Those standing up for the Second Amendment are the unpatriotic liars? Isn’t there a saying about pointing a finger at someone and having three pointing back at yourself?


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Cruiser
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Cruiser

“I’m a proud gunowner” (yeah right) Hypocrisy among Liberal Democrats knows no bounds.

Shame on every Gunowner who votes Democrat!

2WarAbnVet
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2WarAbnVet

A typical Democrat, “I’m a proud gun-owner, I just don’t want you to have the same privilege”.

Finnky
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Finnky

@WarAbnVet – How could he possible remain “proud” if everyone is allowed to have rights equivalent to what he considers his privilege?

False pride fuels many excesses.

Larry
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Larry

He’s running against Arizona’s last remaining, uninspiring, Republican Senator.

JIAZ
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JIAZ

Sadly, “appointed” republican senator Martha McSally, aka Martha McSilent, couldn’t win an election running against the way out in left field Kyrsten Sinema.

Unfortunately for AZ, as well as the U.S. Senate, if Martha runs again Mark Kelly is going to beat her like a drum.

Larry
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Larry

“thus setting precedent that there are legal ramifications for filing fake confiscation orders…”

Ha ha ha! You crack me up! As someone who is not a cop or a politician, surely you cannot sanely believe that you will receive the same deference should you ever be falsely red-flagged.

Doszap
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Doszap

UTAH just submitted a Bill, this is getting WAY out of and,I fear a war is the only way out of this ATTACK on our GOD GIVEN RIGHTS.
Good news Trumps approval rating with Blacks is now at 42%!.(Rasmussen)

Tionico
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Tionico

Since when are 96% of any given population “the fringe”? This overpaid shill has it bass ackwards.

Nope, that 96% are the CORE, the FOUNDATION. Giffords and Chimpman are the “fringe”.

His background as former ATF puts him in the “ignore at your own risk” category, and his current employment with the Gabbing Giffords confirms that.
More BloomieBux trying to buy him a country.

AggregatVier
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AggregatVier

Shouldn’t “Gabbing Giffords” be “Grabbing Giffords”? Too soon?

JIAZ
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JIAZ

“Change is on the horizon”, because the “law” is incapable of defending patriots from the ever increasingly violent left.

BREAKING: Reports of Shots Fired at Trump’s Florida Mar-a-Lago Home

https://abcnews.go.com/US/car-chase-ends-shots-fired-trumps-mar-lago/story?id=68669342

“Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges.”
“In times of war, the law falls silent.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Doszap
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Doszap

Some idiot drove through the entry gates, YOU and I cannot do that as WE are just DEPLORABLE’S.

KDad
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KDad

Just wait until Virginia begins construction on the prison camps equipped with large ovens. This is all courtesy of Hitler wannabe Ralph Northam.

Doszap
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Doszap

Northam will be gone next cycle or unless he has a Seth Rich moment.

Stripeseven
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Stripeseven

The laws of the land and penalties provided for abuse of power were written to protect the citizens from the tyranny of pure democracy and are straight to the point and easy to read. The rights of individuals cannot be overridden by the masses. There’s no room in the Republics Constitutional Laws for a mobocracy that have their hammers and sickles held high demanding unconstitutional solutions….”And to the “Republic” for which it stands…Yes a Republic…

Finnky
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Finnky

@USA – Wonderful as that outcome is, one has to wonder whether it will set a precedent for false reporting aimed at us mere mortals. Every single piece of her claims were demonstrably false and the accused is LEO with clear cut reason she targeted him. Sever states allow almost anyone to initiate RFL based on simple fear. When random have “activists” targeting gun owners, they won’t have to make verifiable statements to RFL the innocent. As nonLEO we won’t have presumption of innocence this officer did. In short, while it is sweet to see justice dealt in this case,… Read more »

ShooterOne
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ShooterOne

I have to wonder who they think are “fringe” when 91 out of 95 counties, 16 out of 38 independent cities, and 34 towns have adopted Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions:. It would seem to me the “fringe” is not the Second Amendment sanctuary adopters!!!

Vern
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Vern

The kid who shot Gifford’s was a democrat, seems that was put by the wayside pretty fast, I wonder why?

Tionico
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Tionico

he was also known to be unstable and unsociable. He SHOULD have been taken under observation, and some had suggested this. Further, he did NOT show up at that rally to shoot Giffords, contrary to what SHE would have us believe. Nope. His target was a local judge who had gone against the killer in a court case. If memory serves, he was killed, along with that nine year old girl who happened to be in the wrong place. Giffords catching a round was collateral damage, the result of a shooter who needed more practice. Said killer was also using… Read more »

MB
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MB

She had only 1/2 a brain before the tragic shooting…

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

MB, where did she keep it? It appears to be missing.

AggregatVier
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AggregatVier

So she’s now a quarter-wit?

StWayne
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StWayne

Here’s an idea: since the left would have us believe that “guns kill people,” why don’t they start by disarming all the world’s military’s first because they, as people behind those things that kill people, make more people dead than all other criminal activity combined–times a thousand! Oh the joy they might experience when by the tens of millions North Korea, Iran, the rest of the Middle east, Mexico, South America, the continent of Africa, Russia and China, all lay down their arms because, you know: these things kill people!

Ray
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To bad the nut job who shot her didn’t use hollow points.

JPM
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JPM

Giffords is just barely less brain damaged than James Brady was and so her manipulating POS spouse can more easily pull her strings with his hand up her back moving her mouth than Sarah Brady could do with James. Neither James or Gabby are/were capable of independent logical thought due to severe brain damage, but that is exactly the kind of examples Democrats and liberals like as most Democrat Party members and liberals are even less capable of forming original thoughts and by and large have even lower I.Q.s than either Gabby or James, post shooting.

Rock
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Rock

Typical Giffords (and other gun grabber) BULLSHIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Terry
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Terry

“Yah right” and James Comey, Strauk, and his little bitch, have to be honest, truthful and believable because they are FBI. Please the phase “ I am here from the government and i am here to help you” come to mind.

Deplorable Bill
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Deplorable Bill

Maybe it’s just dain brammage? I don’t know why that kid shot her and several others. There is not much of an excuse unless you are threatened. I did not know she was an atfe agent along with the other socialist/communist left leaning, baby, kid, mom and dad murdering atfe agent. Maybe, that is why that kid shot?

The constitution, the bill of rights and ALL the amendments apply to EVERY citizen here in the U.S.A.

moe mensale
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moe mensale

“I did not know she was an atfe agent…”

Maybe that’s because Gabby Giffords has never been an ATF agent. Where did you see that mentioned in the article? This article isn’t even about her. It’s about an ex-ATF agent, Chipman, who works for her group. Reading comprehension in this country has gone down the crapper. No wonder we’re in the mess we’re in.

Cowboy Dan
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Cowboy Dan

“I don’t know why that kid shot her and several others.”

One of the people who DID die that day was a federal judge named John Roll. Here’s a link to a Wikipedia page about him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Roll

The official story is that Loughner specifically targeted Giffords, and many not have known that Roll was there. There has been speculation that Judge Roll was the primary target due to some of the cases on which he was expected to rule.

Heres a link to a blog post from that era: https://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/2011/01/fox-news-posts-dhs-memo-claiming-links.html

Tionico
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Tionico

the nutjob with the handgun that accidentally shot GIffords was actually out to settle a “score” he thought he had with a local judge who had gone against him in a recent case. Giffords and a nine year old girl were collateral damage. Add BloomBux to that picture and we have a foaming at the mouth tyrant sumping to take your and my guns away cuz “I gots hurted by wunnadem gunns and I’m mad enough to take yours away even though you had nuffum ta do with it. “

wolfzatDawn
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wolfzatDawn

I hope this article is forwarded to AZ where this bimbo, now deficient ex-rep’s husband is running for U.S. Senator.

Larry
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Larry

Against an incumbent with two left feet who won her seat from the McCain Machine as a concession prize, and hasn’t done a single thing while in office that would inspire a patriot to vote for her. Hard times a’comin’.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

Had Jared Loughner used a 45 and not a 9, we would not be listening to the lying rat Gabby Giffords. Both her and her husband own many ‘assault weapons’ (yeah, they brag about it) and after a rabid anti-gun rally March 26, 2013 in Arizona, Mark Kelly (Giffords’ husband) went to a gun store and tried to buy an AR15 and a 1911. The gun shop owner recognized him and refused the sale. When the rapist Bill Clinton signed the Assault Weapons Ban, Jay Rockefeller, a scum democrat and anti-gunner said “I don’t see what all the fuss is.… Read more »

Larry
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Larry

“The gun shop owner recognized him and refused the sale.” Um… no. The first time he showed up, he had a Texas license that didn’t verify his AZ address, so the shopkeeper refused the sale. The second time he showed up, he had gotten an AZ license, but since he showed up at a pawn shop and not a retail gun dealer, he was subject to a waiting period by state law (applies to all pawn, not just guns). During the waiting period, he shot his mouth off in the press about how he didn’t really want the gun, was… Read more »