Sen. Pat Toomey Protects ATF From Special-Interest Gun Control ~VIDEO

U.S.A. -( The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearm and ammunition industry, is grateful for the leadership by U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announcing that he will not support President Joe Biden’s nominee, David Chipman, to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). This bold and decisive announcement is critical to ensuring the ATF remains a fair and impartial law enforcement and regulatory bureau and not a political tool of gun control special interests.

“On behalf of the firearm and ammunition industry, the 13,000 hardworking Pennsylvanians whose jobs depend on the firearm industry, millions of lawful Pennsylvania gun owners and Second Amendment supporters, we thank Senator Pat Toomey for his strong and principled stand to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans. This decision protects the men and women of the ATF working hard each day to carry out their critical mission,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President, and General Counsel. “David Chipman’s nomination is clearly a move to politicize the ATF. Confirming a gun control lobbyist as director would not only do irreversible damage to ATF’s mission but it would also harm the cooperative relationship between our industry members and ATF.”

Members of the firearm industry have a long-standing and cooperative relationship with the ATF to achieve compliance and keep firearms out of the hands of those who are not allowed to possess them.  NSSF has supported every ATF director nomination that has been reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including President Barack Obama’s nominee, B. Todd Jones who was confirmed by the Senate.

Keane added, “NSSF encourages President Biden to withdraw the nominee and nominate an unbiased, more qualified person to run ATF, someone the industry could support.”

Click here to watch NSSF’s first-ever television ad explaining why Chipman should not be confirmed.

About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit

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Typical NSSF pro-BATF B.S.! The ONLY thing BATF “deserves” is to be disbanded! Most, if not all, of its employees need to be prosecuted and jailed for crimes against American citizens and abuses of the Constitution, in addition to all the other felonies they continue to commit and get away with using their badges.


Actions like Toomey’s are now “bold and decisive”…..JFC. How utterly farcical this society has become.

How stunning and brave this elected official is, for declaring he doesn’t openly support a criminal and traitorous scumbag to head a criminal and traitorous bureau within a criminal and traitorous government.

Let’s all get in line to worship.


I see your point but he’s stepped up when we needed him; I am grateful for that.


I’m relieved but not grateful if quislings like Toomey do right once a year. 1 of 7 ‘Rs’ who backed impeachment. NSSF likes RINO schlong.

Last edited 1 year ago by Russn8r

Relieved – I second that.

Glad he’s not running again.

I wonder how many PA residents who want price controls voted for him. Arny, any idea?


Maybe he’s been offered a job at NSSF, tuning up his lobbyist cred.

Green Mtn. Boy

Either that or at Negotiating Rights Away.


A gun grabbing quisling named Toomey
Whose lobbyist nickname is Do Me
Offered up quid pro quo 
In return for some dough
And getting Wayne’s tonsils all spumy!

Roland T. Gunner



Well that was nauseating. Better scrub that RINO DNA off your tonsils, Keane.


“The ATF remains a fair and impartial law enforcement and regulatory bureau and not a political tool of gun control interests”?
Is there another ATF of which I am not aware? Regardless The
Chipmunk would be a disaster. Hoping for a “NO” vote


Let’s try nominating someone who can honestly take the oath of office and ‘support and defend the Constitution.’ Simple concept. I wonder why so many so-called conservatives choke on those words.


Because there’s no money in it?


Because their throats are already full?

Last edited 1 year ago by Russn8r

I would be very interested in reading the comments to an article about someone who has been nominated to serve as director of a ‘First Amendment Bureau’. Obviously, we don’t have such a bureau,- unless we want to consider that our Congress is that,-because it’s all spelled out in our Constitution, of which the 2nd amendment is listed second on the list of the first ten amendments, which are known as the Bill Of Rights. I strongly believe in and support The Constitution Of The United States. However, it has long been a mystery to me why so many feel… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by ExGob