Tell Your Senators to Reject Gun Control Lobbyist David Chipman

David Chipman
David Chipman is a gun-control extremist. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -( As we celebrate America’s birthday, gun owners should affirm the rights our founding fathers enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Freedom-loving Americans can make their voices heard and protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms for future generations by contacting their Senators and telling them to reject gun control lobbyist David Chipman’s nomination for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Following a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in which several senators exposed Chipman as the puppet of radical gun control organizations, the committee deadlocked 11-11 on whether to advance his hyper-partisan nomination to the full Senate. Therefore, in order to advance Chipman’s nomination, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) would be forced to hold two full-senate votes – one to discharge the nomination from the Senate Judiciary Committee and another on whether to confirm the paid anti-gun advocate nominee.

Chipman is a Paid Gun Control Lobbyist

Following his time as an ATF agent, in 2012 Chipman went to work for billionaire gun control financier Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG). In 2014, the group, along with Moms Demand Action, were rolled into Bloomberg’s overarching gun control organization – Everytown for Gun Safety.

At present, Chipman is a “senior policy advisor” at gun control group Giffords (formerly Americans for Responsible Solutions and Legal Community Against Violence).

Chipman’s Employer Denies that the Second Amendment Protects an Individual Right

In 2008, Giffords component Legal Community Against Violence argued in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right to keep and bear arms. The group’s amicus brief is still available on the Giffords website.
In 1998, former LCAV Legal Director Juliet Leftwich wrote in a piece for the San Francisco Chronicle titled, “2nd Amendment Argument Is Myth,” that described the notion that the Second Amendment precluded certain gun control measures as “NRA propaganda.”

Chipman Supports a Ban on Semi-automatic Rifles with Detachable Magazines

Chipman and Giffords have made clear that they support a ban on so-called “assault weapons.”

During his May 26 confirmation hearing, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) asked the nominee, “Mr. Chipman you have called for an assault weapon ban. I have a simple question for you. What is an assault weapon?” After some evasion from Chipman, Sen. Cotton reiterated his question, which resulted in the following exchange.

Sen. Cotton: What is an assault weapon? How would you define it if you were the chair, the head of the ATF, how have you defined it over the last several years in your role as a gun control advocate?

Chipman: Senator, um if I’m confirmed as ATF director um you know my recollection is the only um process by which ATF has weighed in is I know there’s a demand letter three program which requires multiple reports, multiple sale reports on the southwestern border. ATF in that program has ATF in that program has defined an assault rifle as any semi-automatic rifle capable of accepting a detachable magazine above the caliber of .22…

Chipman’s answer endorsed a wildly broader definition of “assault weapon” than the one included in the 1994 Clinton ban or Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) subsequent gun ban legislation that would include any semiautomatic rifle above .22 caliber capable of accepting a detachable magazine, regardless of the rifle’s configuration.

Chipman Would Force Law-abiding Gun Owners to Register Their Firearms

Under Chipman and his employer’s preferred policy, gun owners in possession of firearms that meet the nominee’s broad definition of “assault weapon” would only be allowed to keep their property if they register their firearms with the federal government and pay a $200 tax for the privilege.

In October 2018, Chipman argued in favor of subjecting all AR-15s and potentially all semi-automatic rifles to regulation under the National Firearms Act – treating these common firearms like machine guns. Beyond the problems of subjecting the most popular rifle in America to punitive taxation and registration, such a move would likely lead to a decade-long backlog in NFA registrations, effectively banning America’s rifle, firearm suppressors, and other firearms currently subject to NFA regulation.

Chipman has a Troubling History at ATF

According to a June 22 article from the Daily Caller, “David Chipman, told Sen. Ted Cruz in writing that he received two Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaints during his 15 years as a manager with the ATF.” For those unfamiliar with the commission, according to the EEOC’s website,

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Moreover, the outlet reported on an allegation from “a former ATF agent who personally witnessed Chipman making [a] derogatory comment after reviewing results for candidates who had passed an assessment to become an assistant special agent in charge.” Citing a watchdog group in contact with the former agent, the Daily Caller reported that “the former ATF agent recalled Chipman saying: ‘Wow, there were an unusually large number of African American agents that passed the exam this time. They must have been cheating.’”

In Mid-June, Fox News reported that four U.S. Senators—Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Judiciary ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)— each asked, in writing, whether Chipman had “ever misplace(d) or (had) his [duty] firearm stolen?”
According to a June 10 article from The Federalist, “a group familiar with the situation that spoke to his former colleagues told GOP senators” of the circumstance. The item went on to note,

“We were told multiple times by his former colleagues that he had lost his service weapon,” Tom Jones, co-founder of (the American Accountability Foundation), said in an interview. “We shared this information with the Senate, who has taken up the matter. Often a federal employee’s personnel file is made available to the Senate and would clear this and other disciplinary matters up. This week, Chipman refused the Senate’s request to provide his personnel file, which raises questions on this matter and what else he is hiding.”

Chipman denied the allegation.

Take Action!

Please contact both of your United States Senators and ask them to vote against David Chipman.

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I have 42+ years, military, LEO, and U.S.D.H.S. 
I lost the use of one of my arms 6 years ago, and cannot lift a long gun. 
Yeah, I am the guy that Pistol Braces were created for.
I did go to the Website and commented specifying who I am and why they should not redefine this device.
Yes, I identified myself.
The ATF removed my posting
So much for open uncensored public comment.


DO NOT LET DAVID CHIPMAN BE THE HEAD OF THE ATF. He is Nothing but a criminal in disguise.

Monkey Mouse

Most career politicians in the US have law degrees and it seems based on their behavior never once read the US constitution or even the state laws in their home states. Going to be a war because of it.


i was in dea they removed mine as well they dont want people with any truth to what they have said they want to make it look foolish like only bafoons want this . we are getting closer to stand your ground being for real and watch your back fbi and atf have been known to shoot people in the back so war is coming

Last edited 1 year ago by swmft

Or you could take it as a declaration of the complete rejection of an obviously flawed argument.


Chipman is a full-fledged communist democrap who out to be relocated to North Korea where he would feel right at home with the government!


Here’s something from “Letters to the Editor” in the Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO) on July 6, 2021: Sane, rational gun legislation As a father, gun owner, and hunter, I understand the important role that the ATF plays in enforcing our gun laws and protecting law abiding citizens. That is why I am urging Sens. Michael Bennett and John Hickenlooper to confirm the nomination of David Chipman as director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. A brief review of his biography will disclose that Chipman also is a father and a gun owner. In addition, he is a… Read more »


Way past tired of lawyers. They have screwed up the system so much that it is now “Government and Justice by and for the lawyers.”

We should follow “First, kill all the lawyers” as a national edict.

Last edited 1 year ago by Hazcat



Apparently NRA-ILA and Ammoland are now cancelling comments that they do not like – even if no offensive words are used.


Chipman needs to have a psychological review and likely should not be allowed unsupervised in public; as well a permanent “fire arm defect” given his past questionable actions and statements.

Regardless, we need fewer lawyers in government not more. In fact we need push for recognition of the valid ratification of the “missing 13th Amendment” which banned attorneys from government.


It’s time to become an adult, to actually subscribe to the language of freedom that you spout, and to stop pretending that these people have any real power over you. Just say no. Stop asking for permission, like children do.


There is no “just” about saying no to tyrants, you silly ass.


Really? So those guys who signed the DOI and told the king and his enforcers to go pound sand didn’t say no to tyrants? And then they were willing to stand up to his enforcers and DIE if need be? That’s the problem. Everyone thinks that life is so sweet and life is so dear to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. Well, almost everyone. Apparently JimmyS isn’t one and I can guarantee you…I’m NOT EITHER. I’ve been saying NO to tyrants since I was 28. I’m 67 now and still no cage. I lived in Florida… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by CourageousLion

You know F all about me & what I’ve risk & sacrificed, you pompous chatroom commando, but it’s a hell of a lot more than you have, per your screed. It’s essential for sanctimonious dorks like you try to to read slowly, understand what you read, and not spray in your mental diarrhea that is neither there nor implied. I didn’t say don’t resist, just that there’s no JUST about it. There’s often a huge price to pay for doing the right thing, and many who signed the Declaration paid it. “Heaven knows how to place a proper price on… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by Russn8r

Oh, I know “F” about you. I can see that your short mindless response to Jimmy S conveys the message you just said to me. I guess it is your higher education in mind reading that makes you think that we should be able to get this response out of your response to Jimmy S. And as for reading sslloowwwlllyyy you might consider you own advice because OBVIOUSLY I was saying that there is more to what needs to be done then just whining about it. So tell us all about what you’ve risked and sacrificed? Ex Military? You risked… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by CourageousLion

Nice try. I’m not here to toot my own horn like you are “CourageousLion”. When you’re not “tooting” jimmy’s “horn”. LOL!

Seriously though, you’re such a courageous lion, you should get the medal of honor!

Last edited 1 year ago by Russn8r

And you should have been a section 8 candidate.


Awww. Don’t be that way. I’m extremely impressed! Why, you’re not only Courageous, you’re Courageous AND a Lion!!!!!! Carrying concealed everywhere as far as we know!!!!! Because you’re so humble, no one knows the true Audie Murphy lurking inside waiting to get out and show his super-patriot powers!!!!!!