“Wrong Man for the Job” ATF Nominee Chipman Facing Fresh Allegations

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

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- April may be the cruelest month, but August isn’t looking so great for David Chipman, President Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Your NRA-ILA recently published an alert on Chipman’s work promoting ShotSpotter, Inc., a surveillance tool for local governments that critics call “useless, expensive, racist technology.”

Since then, reports have emerged that Chipman failed to disclose in his Senate questionnaire his interview with a Chinese state-run network, CCTV, and broadcast by CGTN (China Global Television Network) America – a network described as “an arm of China’s propaganda machine… controlled by the Communist Party.”

Among other things, the questionnaire requires the nominee to “[l]ist all interviews you have given to newspapers, magazines or other publications, or radio or television stations, providing the dates of these interviews and four (4) copies of the clips or transcripts of these interviews where they are available to you.” Chipman notes, at page 18, that the list represents his best efforts “to identify all interviews given, including through a review of my personal files, and searches of publicly available electronic databases” but that the list might fail to include material that he was “unable to identify, find, or remember.”

The December 15, 2012 interview, still posted on YouTube at the time of writing, is titled “David Chipman on Connecticut School Shooting: What Can Be Done Now?

During the interview, Chipman discusses the Sandy Hook shootings and the need to “find meaning” in the killings by enacting gun control legislation. Chipman claims that “right now, in the U.S., 40 % of gun sales occur in this country without any background check,” a claim that has been thoroughly debunked – in fact, shortly after Chipman’s interview, the Washington Post’s fact-checker gave then-President Obama three “Pinocchios” for claiming that 40 percent of firearms are sold without a background check. Chipman follows up by ignoring the federal law that prohibits persons who have been adjudicated as mentally ill, asking, “shouldn’t we check to make sure someone doesn’t have a mental health history before acquiring a gun?”

There are several indications that the interview was not prepared by individuals familiar with American terminology. Chipman is introduced as a “special agent for the U.S. Bureau of Firearms and Explosives” (the captions read “U.S. Gun Enforcement Officer” and later, “U.S. Gun Control Officer”), although he later clarifies that he is now “retired and working for Mayors Against Illegal Guns.” That group appears in the interview as “Mayors Against Illegal Drugs.”

American news outlets assert that the Chipman interview was intended by the Chinese government to distract attention away from a mass-stabbing incident of 23 schoolchildren in China that occurred on the same day as Sandy Hook. It’s certainly interesting that at one point in the discussion, the interviewer points to legal guns as the problem, exclaiming that in many cases “guns were obtained legally, ah, it’s really something to think about because you have these guns laws that are already in place, and there’s a lot of frustration out there for people…”

Also this month, seven former ATF agents who knew Chipman during his time with the agency have written to the chairs of the Senate Judiciary Committee overseeing the confirmation process to raise serious concerns with his suitability and ability, calling him the “wrong man for the job.” The letter cites Chipman’s anti-gun advocacy since leaving the agency and lack of experience and management skills. The agents – each of whom had a career spanning at least 25 years with the ATF – write that “we are very familiar with his leadership style and his approach to leading the agency. While an agent, David did not exhibit the collaborative and respectful type of leadership required of an agency Director that must manage a diverse workforce with challenging issues.” Chipman’s extensive track record on gun control (confirmed by a look through his own questionnaire answers) and the resulting “suspicion and hostility his leadership will bring” would jeopardize the agency’s “partnerships with industry, stakeholders, and other law enforcement agencies” and create “serious and long-lasting problems for the Bureau and the effective execution of its law enforcement mission.” The letter concludes, bluntly, that a “nominee with a proven track record of leadership, fairness, and diplomacy is not only needed for the Director’s position, it is necessary to ensure that ATF can execute on its mission – David Chipman is not that nominee.”

 Last (so far) but not least, at the August 5 executive business meeting of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke about the Democrat-skewed partisan priorities of the committee “at the expense of fulfilling our responsibility to the American people,” and zeroed in on Biden’s nomination of David Chipman as a notable example. The nomination (see 1:05:10 of the recording) raises “very serious concerns” because Chipman’s “record is that of someone with an extreme gun control agenda.” Chipman, the senator observed, is entitled to his gun-banning views – ones that go far beyond what even the Senate Democrats propose – but his views are “out of step with the mainstream of America.”

At the same time Senator Cruz (at 1:07:50) stressed the need for a second confirmation hearing because of new information about the nominee, like the article regarding Chipman’s appearance on Chinese state media in 2012, “which may have been used as propaganda by the Communist state,” and failure to disclose the appearance in his questionnaire. “Did Mr. Chipman know he was going on a communist propaganda show? Did he know that it would be used as propaganda to tear down America? Did he know that it would be used as propaganda to cover up the atrocities in Communist China?”

Chipman’s documented, extreme anti-gun convictions alone should be enough to eliminate him from consideration. These new issues and allegations as to his suitability, character, and abilities merit serious consideration and investigation.


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nobodyuknow

Chipman is just another Communist Democrap SLUG who would attempt to disarm every American Citizen if he could. He has absolutely no place in the ATFE in any capacity. This is just the kind of candidate you would expect out of Joe “Mindless” Biden. This dumbass Biden is in the process of absolutely wrecking the American economy, society, and government. My Grandmother could run this country better than this P.O.S.!!!

loveaduck

The man is just not smart. Maybe that’s why he was nominated by Uncle Joe.

Dr. Strangelove

I don’t want Chipman in, but how is Shot Spotter racist?

Tank

The whole Chipman narrative is clearly an assault on many levels. Remington considering paying SH for a false flag event stinks rotten. That would set a legal precedent & open the door. Manufactures already have protection from liability. Any body suing C&H sugar for making them fat ? Spoon manufactures for people overeating & obesity – diabetes etc.

There seems to be this complete disregard for logic & common sense.
It’s gotten out of hand.

Russn8r

Tank, you seem to be as wrong about Remington’s protection as you are about the alleged fake-up of Sandy Hook. Trump’s three “Federalist” Society “justices” decided Remington is not protected by the manufacturer protection act, so Remington has to go to trial with no protection.

Dr. Strangelove

Tell the parents of the Sandy Hook victims that it was fake.

Finnky

@DS – Did you mean to reply to @tank? You appear to agree with about sandy hook.

Russn8r

Yep.

Tank

I hold the factual belief & knowledge that False Flags do happen & occur. There are many inconsistencies surrounding Sandy Hook event. Here’s some info on what you speak regarding Remington. It’s long & I’d wager no one here will read it in it’s entirely. The same exact issue had happened with other manufactures. I.e. Berretta – S&W et alia. I’m not a believer in the system as it stands or justice is necessarily always served in the people’s best interest. (read corporate interest’s vs. the people) http://cdn.cnn.com/cnn/2019/images/08/01/remington.-.filed.cert.petition.and.appendix.pdf While I certainly try to maintain a rational state of mind clearly… Read more »

JSNMGC

Were people killed at Sandy Hook?
If so, who killed them?
If not, where did they go?

JSNMGC

Tank?

Russn8r

Cujo?

Tank

Ghost’s of Trotsky, Marx, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Pol Pot, Hitler, Caesar, Constantine, Alexander the Great, Homer, Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger, Tartaria, Indus Valley, Mesopotamia, Babylon, Canaanites, Theodor Herzl et alia.

Sadly here as many other places on the IoT, people want to use the comfort of an opinion w/o the knowledge/facts to back up the opinion used to elicit a ad hominem – rub – persona, strawman attack from a keyboard.

Real eyes realize real lies.

JSNMGC

Will you share your opinion of what happened at Sandy Hook?

JSNMGC

TEX – 8/12/21

“jsnmgc ?”

Response to “TEX”(Will, et al.):

How may I help you?

Also, why do you put a space before a question mark? I’ve seen a couple other posters do the same thing.

Tank

It is not worth even the time for me to write this reply here. Way too many trolls/shills here & controlled.

Those that can see, those that need to be shown & those that cannot see. Read & research for yourself.

Opinion is the medium for ignorance & knowledge. Plato’s cave is real.

JSNMGC

Q says:

“be vague and cryptic,” then you can never be challenged and you can never be wrong.

Tank

That’s true. Even a clock is correct twice in a day.

JSNMGC

At least you admit it. That’s the first step to recovery.

Tank

You can’t handle the truth…

Russn8r

Save your fingers a lot of trouble. Just write “STRAWMAN!” or “DEFLECTION!” next time.

Those pleadings don’t help Remington now. The Supreme Court rejected them. So Rem has to face a jury in a commie state and convince more than 5/6 of them.

As to the truth that there are false flags: Mixing truth with idiocy doesn’t make idiocy smart.

Tank

You or I can’t think for people. We can’t make them read, research twistory either. If people want to beLIEve that all the mass shootings are legit despite the DHS/FEMA docs clearly elucidating Active Shooter training complete w/ controller/crisis actors & hyper-reality moulage & triage components that’s in them. Add to that gaslighting agitprop components making propaganda legal on American people. No amount of facts will convince anybody who won’t use discernment or doesn’t critical think or study twistory. People beLIEve many things as fact without ever seeing or evaluating the evidence. This has also been the curse of ignorance.… Read more »

JSNMGC

What do you believe about Sandy Hook? I’m curious and it sounds like others would like to understand your view as well.

Tank

Way too much cognitive dissonance & ego for any critical thinker to express any gnosis here. The information is out there & easily accessible. All that’s needed is for people to make a personal effort to research & think for themselves. It’s not cryptically hidden in a mystic Gordian Knot palindrome either. Hidden in plain sight as usual.

JSNMGC

Uh huh.

Were people murdered?

Is so, who did it?

If not, where did they go?

Only takes a minute to answer those questions.

Tank

Identities/personas are easily fake in any controlled reality. IoT has created a pseudo-reality of unverifiable statements which are beLIEVed to be true or facts.

Kinda like having the DOJ/FBI investigating itself.

How do you achieve Justice using a corrupt entity investigate itself ?

JSNMGC

Were people murdered?
If so, who did it?
If not, where did they go?

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Russn8r

Christ, man, your scharts are worse than Jean-Lloyd Schartre’s.

Chuck

As soon as El Presidente Senõr Sundowner said “Imminently Qualified,” one knew that whomever Slo Joe named would be anything but, and it was true. Chipdickhead is the least qualified individual t head the ATF. Dickchiphead only kept his job, because of the ineptness of the Federal Employment Bureacracy, not because he was good at the job. It was a problem when I worked for the Feds in the 80’s, and I suspect it’s always been a problem, that only the Incompetent keep their jobs. In the private sector, Headchipdick would’ve been canned long ago. Headdickchip is an AntiGun Nutjob.… Read more »

Bubba

We are so fucked as Americans.
Somethings got to give at some point.
We won’t be able to afford to buy food and fuel with the inflation that is coming.
Keep stocked up on Ammo and Toilet paper.
Just wait for the Door to Door Nazis to start kicking in doors. It will be Nazi Germany all over again. The longer these Socialist keep allowing the crime wave to continue: the closer they are from getting a vote to nationalize the police (aka The real Nazis)

hoss

The nationalized police force your referring to, I believe is the DCPD. After trying to set up an office in Florida the writing was on the wall. I can’t help but think the DCPD is in the process of establishing offices all over the US.

Tank

Yes completely agree. Had a off duty LEO follow me at danger close speed tailgating & then try to say I was driving erratically after I tried to stuff him at a light. Why did he blow the light following me ? Why did he not pull into the area I stopped at & confront me, badge me & detain for a field test etc.in a professional manner if it was so wrong what I did ? Things are beyond not normal & strange indeed.

Bubba

Go get him Cruz.

Roland T. Gunner

JUST SAY NO to David Chipman.

Laddyboy

LIAR, LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE!!!!! This LIAR should NEVER be in ANY POSITION of power!!!!!!

Russn8r

This little pissant Chipman…ain’t…”.

Know any words besides “pissant”, shit & ain’t, “TEX”?

hoss

“a network described as “an arm of China’s propaganda machine… controlled by the Communist Party.”
Is anyone really surprised by this? The buffoon administration and the CCP are involved!

JimmyS

We knew Chipman was a criminal POS a long time ago. That this is still being dragged out is a distraction. You may want to instead pay attention to what the other hand is doing.

Russn8r

Jimmy,that’s a great point I never thought about it that way.”
-TEX (!) aka Will

Maybe stop pleasuring yourself with your other sock-puppet & start thinking with both hands.

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Dry gulched

Is the 8 in your username your IQ? I’ve got a use for those words: “You ain’t shit, pissant.”

Tionico

a kniw youse guys tearing into each other is energyNOT directed at THE PROBLEM. Doesn’t fix a thing.

How many of you havew written to your “pissant” congrssscritters demanding they duump this Chipmunk guy?

Russn8r

Your Rodney King moral equivalence adds to the problem, Uncle Nico.

BTW, genius, the senate confirms or rejects, not congress. Did you call your congressmen? Did they laugh?

Who are your senators? Did you put on your dunce cap & beg committed gun grabbers in secure districts, like DiFi? That’s what you’re recommending for those who live in those states. Real effective, genius.

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JSNMGC

I did and got replies from both senators.

JSNMGC

“TEX”(Will) – is that you downvoting firearm rights activism?

Russn8r

Dry Gulped, TEX(!!!)/Will, APC, Don, OleTrailDog, the rest of the Usual JBT Coward Posse, joined by butthurt glazy-eyed Trump-worshipers who can’t handle the truth, like the mindless tools who kept defending Global W Bush until 5-6 years ago.

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Russn8r

Lying again like a good JBT.

JSNMGC

“TEX”(Will) – 8/11/21:

“Who are your senators out there in Wyoming?”

Response to “TEX”(Will):

Barrasso and Lummis

Russn8r

Who are your senators? I didn’t call mine because they’re fully committed gun grabbers in totally secure districts so it would be an idiotic waste of time. I called potentially vulnerable & therefore potentially receptive swing senators in other states.

JSNMGC

Barrasso and Lummis.

They both need constant watching. They usually won’t do anything bad with respect to firearm rights, but they usually won’t wont go out of their way to do anything good either (like go to Texas and buy a suppressor on live TV without going through the federal process).

Russn8r

Calling a Barrasso or a Lummis makes sense.

Calling a DiFi or a Schumer gives aid & humor to the enemy, and the comfort of knowing that feckless herd-think leaders have “activists” begging open enemies instead of vulnerable squish Rs & swing Ds in other states.

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Russn8r

Abbot’s a cuck & a phony. His “constitutional carry” left the deadly “gun free” zones in place. Does zip to stop Texas JBTs from helping their federale “partners” enforce gun controls.

Dan Huffines is the true conservative for Gov of Texas.

JSNMGC

“TEX”(Will) – 8/11/21: “There is no ‘federal process’ for suppressors starting Sept1. Texas Gov.Greg Abbott took care of that. You have been wrong about everything involving all the new laws going into effect in Texas. Take care kid.” Response to “TEX”(Will): “TEX”(Will): The good people of Texas are so relieved you are no longer waddling around with a gun, badge, and a radio. I am supporting the Texas suppressor law by encouraging “pro 2nd Amendment” politicians to go to Texas to purchase a made-in-Texas suppressor using the new law and flaunting the federal process (that the BATFE indicates is still… Read more »

Russn8r

Except it’s not Constitutional Carry because “LEO’s” and your cuck heroes Abbott & Phelan all support “gun free” zones. Nice try TEX(!!!)

JSNMGC

“TEX”(Will) – 8/11/21:   “Remember the states created the federal government,the federal govnt.didn’t create the states. After Sept 1 you will be proven wrong yet again. Damn that’s just an everyday occurrence with you kid. You were wrong about CC saying that LE was against so it would never pass! PASSED! You were saying the same about sanctuary state status in TEXAS too. PASSED! You will be proven wrong yet again lol about the silencer law too kid! Why don’t you just focus on the issues in Wyoming(what the hell ever that might be) and the grownups here in TEXAS… Read more »

JSNMGC

Here’s another thread in which “TEX”(Will, et al.) tried to attribute to me a position I did not hold:

https://www.ammoland.com/2021/04/texas-permitless-carry-scheduled-for-house-consideration-on-thursday/#axzz73GZq2Dw4

He tried to say I would be disappointed when Texas passed some type of permitless concealed carry bill.

JSNMGC

“TEX”(Will) – 8/11/21: “Remember the states created the federal government,the federal govnt.didn’t create the states. After Sept 1 you will be proven wrong yet again. Damn that’s just an everyday occurrence with you kid. You were wrong about CC saying that LE was against so it would never pass! PASSED! You were saying the same about sanctuary state status in TEXAS too. PASSED! You will be proven wrong yet again lol about the silencer law too kid! Why don’t you just focus on the issues in Wyoming(what the hell ever that might be) and the grownups here in TEXAS will… Read more »

JSNMGC

Well, “TEX”(Will, et al.),

What will I be proven wrong about on 9/1?

JSNMGC

There are at least three possible paths to success for the Texas suppressor law. If the law is upheld, it will have dramatic, positive implications for numerous other states. Hopefully, the strategy Dean Weingarten outlined (pushing a “sympathetic” person with no power out in front as cannon fodder for the U.S. government to persecute) will not be the path that is taken. Maybe GOA will organize dozens of Republican legislators and other high profile Republican government employees to openly defy the U.S. government by buying made-in-Texas suppressors (without going through the federal process) on live TV. It would be great… Read more »

JSNMGC

“TEX”(Will): Quick – delete.

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Russn8r

you two idiots who can’t even figure out how to delete.”
-TEX(!!!)/Will/FORD Will.

Why delete messages unless they’re embarrassing, shameful thuggery & foul mouth threats like yours, TEX(!!!)?

JSNMGC

He was so ashmed of the posts that were quoted, he abandoned “Will” and came back as “TEX.” However, he only posted a handful of posts before he couldn’t control himself and went back to his old ways.

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Russn8r

I doubt the CAPS and “Will” in “FORD Will” is a coincidence, oR thE OTher wiErd sPElling. Will’s back from sock puppet time out.

Russn8r

“I will start alternating my posts between Will and TEX.”

So you admit your sock puppet thug trolling. Pathetic.

Now admit to your other sock pup, FORD Will.

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JSNMGC

“TEX”(Will),

Destroying evidence, just like the good ol’ days, huh?

How many active accounts do you have?

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JSNMGC

“TEX”(Will, et al.),

How many active accounts do you have?

Tank

I definitely am seeing trolling on this site.
Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt.

JSNMGC

I agree. Recently some guy was saying Sandy Hook was a “false flag,” but then wouldn’t explain what he thought happened. For example:

  • Were people murdered, or not?
  • If so, who was the murderer?
  • If not, where did the people go?
Russn8r

TEXAS,LIKE A WHOLE OTHER COUNTRY!”
-TEX(!!!)/Will/FORD Will

Duh HUH!

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JSNMGC

Attaboy, “TEX”(Will, et al.)!

Russn8r

LOL

Dr. Strangelove

Great point. The keyboard commandos solve nothing.

Russn8r

So why are you here? Go call Diane Feinstein.