Washington Post Defense Of Chipman Reinforces Need To Defeat His Nomination

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Second Amendment Activist Protest Activism Take Action

Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- Give this to the editorial board of the Washington Post: They made it clear what they think of those who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights when trying to salvage the nomination of David Chipman. But by doing so, they did Chipman – and themselves – no favors. If anything, they justify the opposition to his confirmation.

Let’s make it clear, the Washington Post, in pushing this avowed enemy of the Second Amendment, has made their animus – one Chipman shares – towards Second Amendment supporters clear. We’re “gun obsessives” with a “toxic obsession with firearms” who also suffer from a “pervasive denial of reality.”

Let’s lay it out – things like Operation Chokepoint and Operation Fast and Furious are not, to use Post’s turn of phrase, “cockamamie conspiracy theories.” They were outright abuses. The latter got a Border Patrol agent killed. The former has become a prototype for the financial blacklisting that could be a back door to various gun bans, something pushed by the New York Times.

Tack on the underhanded tactics of the Cuomo-James regime in New York and the track record of hostility Chipman has shown to those who defend their Second Amendment rights via use of the First Amendment, and it should become patently obvious that it is the Washington Post editorial board who seems to be denying the reality of Second Amendment politics.

Letting their bigotry show is bad enough, but the Washington Post editorial board compounded it with the “weapons of war” lie regarding the AR-15. They even go so far as to say, “AR-15s are unnecessary for hunting, protection or any other legitimate civilian application, and their popularity reflects poorly on supposedly responsible gun owners.”

To paraphrase one of Bloomberg’s stooges, it’s time to call BS.

As we noted when we called out Jason Crow for similar BS, the M4 carbine our troops use is very different from the AR-15 you can buy at your local FFL. That’s just the beginning of busting up the lie. Depending on the caliber its chambered in, an AR-15 can make for a very useful hunting rifle. It is also used in various competitions, including three-gun matches. But it also has been used successfully for personal protection in the home.

Its value for women and disabled people who wish to use it for self-defense is obvious when compared to a shotgun. The difference in recoil alone has massive benefits. Not that the Washington Post editorial board gives a damn. Their minds are made up.

Second Amendment supporters should not let this lie stand. They need to contact their Senators to politely urge opposition to Chipman’s confirmation. They also can send letters to the editor of the Washington Post, politely, but firmly pointing out the truth. Second Amendment supporters should also contact their local paper, especially if it re-runs articles from the Washington Post, to point that outlet’s lack of credibility out. They also need to work to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists at the federal, state, and local levels via the ballot box as soon as possible.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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Laddyboy
Laddyboy
1 month ago

Correction: It is NOT “The Washington Post”. IT IS, “The Washington COMPOST”!!!

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
1 month ago

WaPo is a commie rag that prints nothing but leftist propaganda. Their defense of Chipman, and their attack on the Rights of peaceable Americans, speaks volumes as to their character.

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
1 month ago

Good article Harold.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

Chipman for ATF? How about David Duke for US Civil Rights Commission? No difference. Chipman is the new face of American Fascism.

swmft
swmft
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

david duke and hilary the wallace girl great match up for demoncrat presidential run

Flatrock
Flatrock
1 month ago

Perhaps the Washington Post could explain why the AR-15 is the long gun of choice for most civilian law enforcement across our great country if it is a “weapon of war”. Our police, after all, aren’t charged with interdicting military threats. They face the same criminals a civilian might face. They have the difficult task of entering the homes and places of criminal enterprise, but they generally have the advantage of planning and numbers. Police can even utilize SBR and full auto versions. Do they think that the criminals police face never target private citizens? That is after all often… Read more »

swmft
swmft
1 month ago
Reply to  Flatrock

no no no criminals only attack government ,democratic fundraisers go out and take from civilians and businesses, look at san fran komifornia

Autsin Miller III
Autsin Miller III
1 month ago

The Washington Post lied? Imagine that.

JimmyS
JimmyS
1 month ago

No point in making this a political issue, the way the left does. It’s a matter not of politics, but of law and of rights.

The left believe in law and rights, too, or at least the silent majority of them do. There would be more common ground if dipshits would stop politicizing everything. After all, a scumbag is a scumbag.

TX Kinz
TX Kinz
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyS

“No point in making it a political issue;” really?! First it’s a political appointee so by its very nature it’s political. Second the appointee is an enemy of the Constitution. Moreover, I would argue that if you are a Democrat in this day and age, you are most assuredly a socialist/communist or their paternal twin, fascist. The attack on freedom in America is astounding. There are tens of thousands of laws and regulations all designed to limit and restrict the rights of Americans. For instance, in 1920, The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR’s) fit into two books. Fast forward to… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyS

You candy coat the truth by ascribing good intentions to the Left. The Democrat Party and it’s supporters, Liberals and Progressives, are the Party of liars, cheaters, criminals and immature reality deniers. They biew the world through a morbid lens of alternate reality that is destroying us.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago
Reply to  JimmyS

I have yet to meet a Leftist (including within my own extended family of in-laws) who believed in Constitutional laws… they all insist on ONLY mob-rule laws, in absolute defiance of the Bill of Rights.

Last edited 1 month ago by JoeUSooner