Chipman Says the Gun Lobby Tried to Kill Him Over His ATF Nomination

David Chipman Official Headshot
David Chipman Official Headshot

USA – -( During his confirmation process for ATF director, David Chipman said very little publicly – even turning his Twitter account to private. Now that the White House has withdrawn his nomination, Chipman can’t seem to shut up, and he’s got nothing good to say about Biden’s team, who he claims left him hanging out to dry.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Chipman said he felt abandoned by the administration and on “an island” when pro-gun groups began attacking him. No one from the White House, he claimed, even bothered to call.

“Either this was impossible to win, or the strategy failed,” Chipman told the newspaper, adding, “This was a failure.” Later in the interview, Chipman described nominating someone like him – a lifelong anti-gun activist – as a “gangster move” by White House staff.

Once his nomination fizzled, Chipman found it “unusual” that no one from Biden’s team offered any options.

“In the back of my mind, I always thought that there would be a Plan B, but so far there hasn’t been,” Chipman told The New York Times.

In the interview, Chipman confirmed he has returned to work at Giffords – which we revealed in a story published Monday. The story also showed how Giffords are using Chipman as a fundraising tool.

Chipman is Delusional

Many pro-gun groups contributed to Chipman’s demise, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation but, ultimately, his nomination was killed by hundreds of thousands of American gun owners who contacted their senators and told them to reject Biden’s pick.

Still, Chipman remains fixated on the NSSF and its senior vice-president for government and public affairs, assistant secretary, and general counsel, Larry Keane.

“Larry Keane put up a photo of me that he knew was false, trying to get me killed,” told the newspaper.

The photo purportedly showed Chipman posing on the burnt remains of the Branch Davidian compound after the bloody siege in Waco, Texas. Once NSSF and dozens of other websites discovered the agent in the photo was not Chipman, the photo was taken down. Keane told the Times Chipman’s death threat allegations were “categorically false.”

Personally, I believe the allegation that Keane, the NSSF, or anyone else tried to get him killed is evidence that Chipman is in dire need of serious psychological help.

Chipman is Gangster???..No

To be clear, nominating a paid anti-gun activist to oversee the lone federal agency tasked with regulating the firearms industry was not gangster. It was stupid and meant to send a message.

Chipman’s nomination – likely the brainchild of Susan Rice– was intended as an insult to American gun owners, and that is exactly how it was received. Of course we responded forcefully – what did the White House expect? This is our lifestyle they have chosen to attack.

The Chipman saga reminds me of when I was a young boy on my uncle’s farm and accidentally touched an electric fence. I got zapped and learned never to do that again. By nominating Chipman, the Biden-Harris administration touched the fence and got zapped hard. Unfortunately, I doubt they learned a lesson. If they continue to target gun owners, they’re destined to get zapped again and again.

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About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

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He is feeling the guilt for his actions in Texas at the branch Dividian . He should be held accountable for killing women and children . I am sure those families survivers would like into see the evil POS dead . David Chipman you are reaping what you have sown you murdering scumbag .


HE IS? I bet he lives in a $1,250,000 house and drives a Mercedes. Seems to me that being a pscyhopathic control freak pays well these days.

Last edited 1 year ago by CourageousLion
Deplorable Bill

Accusing someone of trying to kill you is a crime if not true. I seriously doubt it’s true and that leaves possible legal action against him. Has there been a police report on this? Are charges filed? As far as I am concerned Chipman was at least complicit, if not directly involved, with the murders of 79 innocent men, women and children at Waco, Texas. All of this was over a POSSIBLE non payment of an unconstitutional $200 tax per each unregistered fully automatic firearm. Life is cheap at the batfe and fbi and irs and epa etc. Having someone… Read more »


If gun owners wanted him dead, he would be dead !

Henry Bowman

Article photo labeled “David Chipman Official Headshot”…ROFL!!!
What a hilarious double entendre!!
I think this will make a great target for my next range outing.

Last edited 1 year ago by Henry Bowman

Great idea, thanks! I’m printing even as I type!

Henry Bowman

Let me share with you the OFFICIAL DAVID CHIPMAN TRAINING TARGET, if you’re gonna print something!
I dislike the red photo because it looks like he just swallowed a load of jizz. This one is MUCH BETTER…

Henry Bowman

And if you can print 11×17″ paper, this larger version will work like an NRA B-27 size target!

Henry Bowman

Sometimes I impress myself with my comedic inspiration!


On the bright side, if Chipman keeps talking sh!t about the Biden administration, he is unlikely to get a job as “gun czar,” as some have conjectured.


Chipman should be treated the same way the Davidians were treated by the ATF, FBI and “Law Enforcers” who OVERSTEPPED their authorities.


So does that mean gas him? Burn him alive? Or just plain out right shoot him? Or possibly cage him FOREVER. Toss him a few hot dogs on occasion to keep him alive to toss him some more hotdogs on occasion. The guy needs to be hit by a bus.

WI Patriot

Paranoid much…???


Yep, he needs to have his gun confiscated! Wait – he already lost it.


If someone wants to kill him all they have to do is set a mousetrap at his front door.


How on earth does a man like that even get hired into an agency of the government like the ATF? Surely at some point he was failing Psychological Evaluations.


Actually they are looking for psychopathic control freaks willing to shoot people for non violent acts. After all, you’re considered a threat to humanity if you have a rifle with a barrel less then 16″! And being your didn’t pay a $200 tax, you’re facing 10 years in a cage. Which amendment does THAT violate? Something about excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishment? But why would another violation of the Constitution matter to these people who’s very job is a violation of the Constitution.


In the current administration, those are highly qualifying characteristics. Anything anti-American works for the commiecrats.


He’s the exact type of person the government wants. The government doesn’t want someone who understands and follows the constitution. They want someone who follows orders. Someone who will murder your wife and child because you have the audacity to not obey one of their unconstitutional arms laws. Someone who will set fire to a building full of men, women, and children because they “suspect” you may have “unapproved” arms. The government wants order followers; not oath keepers.


poor little snowflake victim. his plan b was to run back to giffords because he didn’t get what he wanted, more power.
he is a gangster, he worked for and with an organization that coerced and threaten people to pay for something that they shouldn’t have to pay for.

Viper G2 Bronze

If anyone had tried to kill him he would be dead. Whining little baby killer.


He and Hunter sharing the same pipe

Country Boy

Sit down and shut up Chipman. There is a “Plan B” , but it ain’t from the Democrat’s perspective.

Last edited 1 year ago by Country Boy

I’m sorry. I never noticed that David Chapman was a stand up comedian. I’m sure they enjoyed his routine on the Hill (and at Waco). But, he bombed everywhere else.


A waste of oxygen

Last edited 1 year ago by PistolGrip44
American Patriot

How can that story photo be an official headshot it doesn’t have crosshairs on it.


If he feels his life is in danger he should probably get a gun to defend himself. Sorry, too soon? lol


He didn’t cite any facts of attacks, so it sounds like an appeal for support from the liberals. They’re using him to raise funds!