Biden-Harris Regime Calling Them ‘INITIAL Actions’ Tells Us All We Need to Know

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Biden and Garland hope to impose citizen disarmament by imperial diktat (NRA-ILA)

U.S.A. – -( “Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing six initial actions to address the gun violence public health epidemic,” an anticipated White House “fact sheet” declared Thursday. That the professionally crafted propaganda characterized itself as factual was the first evidence of gaslighting, as was the demonstrably false epidemic characterization.

That admitting these are but “initial actions,” and that there’s plenty more citizen disarmament waiting in the wings confirms what alert gun owners have known since Sen. Thomas Dodd, author of the Gun Control Act of 1968, publicly wished for “abolishing all guns” and to “destroy them all,” and since Brady Campaign predecessor Handgun Control  Inc.’s Nelson “Pete” Shields revealed in 1976 the plot to “take one step at a time [to] make possession of all handguns  … totally illegal.”

Protests that all the grabbers are after is commonsense gun safety is just a lie to lull the ignorant and the gullible. Of course, they’re talking about taking your guns.

I’m not going to spend a lot of time on the first five “initial actions” since plenty of gun writers and groups will be providing detailed analyses.

Briefly, here’s what’s being done and my take:

  • They want to ban “ghost guns,” meaning they don’t want citizens building their own guns, and they want to do it by having the Executive branch writing what is effectively law. Curiously, statistics for serial number traces resulting in convicted perps don’t seem to be advertised anywhere. You’d think if that worked, they’d be crowing about it to drum up support.
  • They want to ban arm braces based on one uncertainty (“The alleged shooter in the Boulder tragedy last month appears to have used a pistol with an arm brace…), and their rationale is because it makes the gun more “accurate”? So “commonsense gun safety” means they want guns to hit targets other than what they’re aimed at? And they want to make it “subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act”? So that means they’ll be put on the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record that experts have deemed “unreliable for prosecutions”? (I’ll be expanding on this in another article soon, but in the meantime, check out how error-filled it has been for a long time).
  • Not content with having Merrick Garland’s “Justice Department” essentially rewrite federal disarmament edicts, they want to come up with a due process-denying “red flag law” template for the states, with “incentives” to attract their friends and ways to put the squeeze on those who don’t fall in line.
  • “Community violence interventions” basically means boondoggle programs and wealth transfers from the productive sector to Democrat urban areas.
  • ATF already has “trafficking reports” and the grabbers use them as a feint for ending private sales and registration.

These five “actions” will all allow the citizen disarmers to advance their agenda and gun owners need to join in opposing them, both with the groups we belong to and individually as force multipliers educating those within our spheres of influence.

The sixth “action,” nominating David Chipman as Director of ATF, is something that is in our power to thwart and maybe even have some fun doing it. Aside from being a careerist with his snout in the ATF trough, he’s a creature of the Giffords machine and a demonstrable liar:

“What I support is treating [AR-15s] just like machine guns. To me, if you want to have a weapon of war, the same gun that was issued to me as a member of [the] ATF SWAT team, it makes sense that you would have to pass a background check, the gun would have to be in your name, and there would be a picture and fingerprints on file.”

He’s the oath-breaking gun-grabber who denies he’s a gun-grabber, and an “Only One” who claims gun owners who carry without police training are “untrained or irresponsible” (disregarding that qualifying in most departments consists of shooting off 50 rounds at various distances once a year and scoring a “C,” with multiple retries for those who fail). He characterizes those who reject disarmament by forming “Second Amendment sanctuaries” as “bullies” and “renegades,” and claims the Second Amendment calls for regulating firearms, not militias. For someone who “knows the AFT well,” (and that’s not a typo on my part), you’d think Chipman would know that “Waco cult members” never shot down two helicopters with.50 caliber Barrets. His mission, if confirmed, will be to use the “authority” and power of the government to accomplish what he could not as a flack for lobbyists.

But won’t anyone the Biden-Harris regime nominates be an enemy? Of course. But the point here is to thwart the agenda wherever we can and to deny them the accomplishment of a prized, publicized goal – and it can be done with very little effort.

Republicans and Democrats in the Senate like Jon Tester and Joe Manchin, who still make noises about being gun owners themselves, should be pressured to reject Chipman’s nomination. To help make that happen, NRA can apply much of that pressure by letting politicians know support for the nominee will be scored as an anti-gun vote and affect their rating. To help make that happen, members need to remind them we still haven’t forgotten how NRA ignored pleas to score votes for Eric Holder, and look where that got us.

We can also enlist anti-gun Democrats to help by treating this as a situation warranting “any chair in a bar fight.”

“ATF has not had a confirmed director since 2015,” the Biden-Harris “fact sheet” bemoans.

Fine, so the “progressive” administration that brags they’re all about advancing women is going to toss over the first and only “acting” woman director for the top slot and put in another man in what has been an exclusive boy’s club since its inception, and a white man at that. Plant this bug in the radical feminist Democrats’ ears:

Why not a woman? Why not a woman of color? Are none “qualified”?

There ought to be plenty of screeching commie harridans ready to be triggered by that.

And then there are old allegations from CleanUp ATF that Chipman never legally challenged before he was a “public figure, which should help fence-sitters be leery of the guy, and maybe even prod someone (besides guys like me) to look into:

“The problem is, that Chipman has been manipulating the Bureau sponsored contractor to pad the BQL with friends. The net effect is that the truly qualified people are not being considered for the positions. It has also been stated that Chipman has delivered HIS version of the BQLs [best qualified list] for these contract positions, demanding his buddies be placed at the top of the list. Yep fraud. That simple. Yep the 5th floor knows.”

Hopefully, by the time the smoke clears, the Republicans will not have blown a chance at recapturing Congress in 2022, and Biden-Harris will continue to mismanage and implode for 2024.

Why not make sinking Chipman a highly visible defeat and therefore a strong signal that these b******s aren’t invincible, and we aren’t going to let them roll over us with rules, let alone disarm us?

On Thursday I joined host Mark Walters on Armed American Radio’s “Daily Defense” to discuss the “initial actions” in general and Chipman in particular. If you missed it live, here’s the archived podcast:

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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Yeah Yeah, if we could just vote in the right republicans our rights will be secured.GIVE ME A BREAK HOW LONG ARE YOU GONNA BEAT THAT DEAD HORSE?!?!?! Republicans sold you down the river years ago.Free and fair election, pfffttttt. “War is politics by other means” and visa versa.


Dave, you must be smart enough to realize there will NEVER be another free and fair election ever again in the USA. The fix is in, forever, as evidenced by millions of illegals who will be allowed to enter the country so they can vote Dumbocrat. This, along with undisturbed widespread voter fraud means fugggittaboudt the GOP winning the House in 2022.


The Main (triggering) Event draws nigh – that moment when American freedom-lovers take to the streets of Hometown USA and dispatch all who wish to take away our freedoms. We owe the bastards no trial and no quarter. When the Big Event happens, it will errupt in a massive, spontaneous wave of Patriotism. We can all prepare now – know who the enemies are and where they live, work, and who their families are. Be prepared to be confronted by those who value their government paychecks more than their God-given freedom – they will be our most formidable enemy. Take… Read more »

Ansel Hazen

after the comming civil war I think people will see waco for what it was; governments first militarized attack on freedom. rino reno was a florida “republican” separate but equal. do what i say ,my way is the only right way :sound like plosi yet???


Is it going to be a “Civil War” or “Revolutionary War”? WE, The People are now facing a Revolutionary War as it is OUR government coming after US. Should this be WE, The People to suppress riots caused by the likes of BLM or Antifa, THEN it would be a Civil War.

It’s best people focus on reality rather thank tossing around words, phrases and clauses…


What is the reality of who the redcoats are?


The “authorities” aren’t supressing the riots and looting maybe we, the people should.


BLM, Antifa, and pink-haired cat ladies are not the redcoats.

They will not be the ones enforcing never-ending gun laws.


Why not do both at the same time? At this point, it’s a mighty-fine line between the two. Those who value their government paychecks more than their (and their family’s) God-given freedoms are our only concern – all civilian libtards will cower in their basements. Think about where the armed oath-breakers will muster to receive their marching orders, and who gives those marching orders. Be there to meet and greet. The time for productive discourse has long since passed. There is no middle ground. It’s you or them – take no chances, do not hesitate – there will be no… Read more »

Ansel Hazen

THEY did it all the time to Trump. Challenged every EO he wrote.
Has a single one of Biden’s been challenged by the GOP?

(cue crickets)


And therein lies the tale.


The Conservatives aren’t going to waste the time and effort as well as untold BILLIONS in taxpayer money chasing the left’s BS… WE already KNOW which of these actions is moot or void order.


repeat, does the GOP really do anything? except use the time,effort and Billions on themselves and their pals


Does the GOP really do anything?


Gosh, Tucker asks an obvious question:

Tucker ends by asking the obvious question. Will Chipman arrest Hunter Biden for breaking the laws that are directly enforced by the ATF? I’m gonna guess no, but it’s certainly a subject the Biden administration should answer for.

Tucker Carlson


When they’re done, a traffic ticket will be grounds for a NICS denial. We’re living in an age of major big brother oversight via our own gov (fbi/atf), social media, etc yet they still can’t stop these shootings. They’re just the means to an end.



Thanks for the article.

Is it possible for you to get any more info on Chipman? Specifically:

  • Was he at Ruby Ridge? If so, what was his role?
  • Was he at Waco? If so, what was his role? Was he the dick that posed in the ashes of Americans?
  • Was he involved in Fast and Furious? If so, what was his role?

If he was the dick that posed in the ashes at Waco, that seems enough to scrap his candidacy. No one can defend that.


Thanks. I hope some of the senators ask him specific questions during the confirmation process.


Especially whether Hunter committed any felonies when filling out his 4473.


He was or is senior policy advisor to the Gifford’s anti gun group.


I know – his involvement with Giffords was announced.

I’m curious about what he actually did while employed by the BATFE. David has already commented on some of the BS Chipman has said and it will be interesting to find out more of his activities.

Biden attributed what the BATFE and FBI did at Waco as mere mistakes and held them both of up as honorable organizations that had the best of intentions at Waco:


I checked out that link…seems that Biden was reading a script even then. I wonder who is pulling the strings? Maybe he’s been demented for a long tine? so sad


He has always hated the 2nd Amendment and he has always endorsed the use of armed government employees against non-government employees. It’s one of the few principles he has true convictions about.

Much of the other BS he is pushing now is scripting-reading and string pulling, as you noted.


I like your question.

Indeed, let’s have an expanded background check of Chipman.


I hope all the people who claim to be fighting for our rights have been getting together and doing a deep background check on Chipman. It is like to uncover things that, even now, a majority of Americans would find extremely objectionable.

Last edited 2 years ago by JSNMGC

We need to drug test ALL elected or appointed officials on ALL levels!


You are going to have a revolutionary war against Chipman? I understand your nosalgia for the USMC, but the prior high profie enforcement actions of the BATFE were conducted with a significant percentage of miliary veterans and at least one of the enforcement actions was conducted with the involvement of active military personnel (who provided equipment, supplies, training, and advice). You frequently write about how veterans are the answer, but many veterans will be invoved in causing the problem. Members of pariliament sent the military to attack non-government employees during the American Revolutionary War. [Oops – meant to post this… Read more »

Last edited 2 years ago by JSNMGC

I ask how am I to take anything this admin does as legitimate when it’s nothing but pure comedy ?


Finally, someone else asking “how many crimes of violence with a gun have been solved where the single clue identifying the perpetrator was the traced serial number of a weapon?” Presumably Chipman will need to pass muster before the Senate Judiciary Committee. I have requested my Senator to ask that question, the obvious question about investigating Hunter’s lying on the 4473 and Hallie Biden bringing the gun into a school zone, and how Chipman’s advocacy position at a gun control organization, creating new possessory law and regulation crimes against honest citizens, and minimizing the prosecution and sentencing of violent criminals,… Read more »


Neither of mine are worth the time. Democrats thru & thru. I know one has a R buy his name but he’s posing. PA, Toomey

Ryben Flynn

Executive Actions are a wish list of what harris wants (biden is just a puppet), they have no force of law. They are suggestions to Agencies on what they would like to see done, but the Agencies can’t do anything except respond with suggestions on how to accomplish the wish list. They can’t change the rules and regulations just because they were to to do so. Executive Orders tell teh Agencies how to enforce existing laws, rules and regulations, again the Agencies cannot change anything, although the ATF did on bump stocks and are being sued for it. And a… Read more »

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They had no problem changing election laws & getting away with it. Just saying.


Send Chipmunk out with the other dirty laundry.


I understand these initial actions in the context of my early life. ‘ Alpha Whiskey 15, Laser 14, Adjust Fire. Free People in the Open. One round, WP in Adjustment shift from Kilo Bravo 2010 Right 500.”

Warning shot. Destruction to follow. Semper Fi


And THAT my friends is called adjusting fire from a previous, “Fire Mission!”

Last edited 2 years ago by USMC0351Grunt

Gun control is Infrastructure to the Communist Biden Regime.


“What Is Good For Me Is Not For thee”,
Screw You Joebama…


The President and the “AFT” don’t make laws.