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

David Chipman Official Headshot
David Chipman Official Headshot

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- 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 Now that the White House has withdrawn his nomination, Chipman can’t seem to shut up, and he’s got nothing good to say about Biden’s team, who he claims left him hanging out to dry.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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Vinnie
Vinnie
20 days ago

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

catmsfa
catmsfa
24 days ago

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.

PAF145
PAF145
24 days ago

He and Hunter sharing the same pipe

American Patriot
American Patriot
24 days ago

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

gregs
gregs
24 days ago

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.

PistolGrip44
PistolGrip44
25 days ago

A waste of oxygen

Last edited 25 days ago by PistolGrip44
Bill
Bill
25 days ago

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!

Viper G2 Bronze
Viper G2 Bronze
25 days ago

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

Country Boy
Country Boy
25 days ago

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

Last edited 25 days ago by Country Boy
FPV02
FPV02
25 days ago

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.

BrainMatters
BrainMatters
25 days ago

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.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
25 days ago
Reply to  BrainMatters

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.

Vern
Vern
25 days ago
Reply to  BrainMatters

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

Stag
Stag
25 days ago
Reply to  BrainMatters

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.

Terry
Terry
25 days ago

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

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
25 days ago

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

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
25 days ago
Reply to  Laddyboy

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.

Montana454Casull
25 days ago

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 .

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
25 days ago

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 25 days ago by CourageousLion
Glocktarded
Glocktarded
25 days ago

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

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
25 days ago

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 »

Jackson
Jackson
25 days ago

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

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
26 days ago

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.

David Chipman Official Headshot.png
Last edited 26 days ago by Henry Bowman
Terry
Terry
25 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

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

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
23 days ago
Reply to  Terry

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…

Chipman Training Target.png
Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
23 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

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

Chipman Silhouette Target.png
Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
23 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Sometimes I impress myself with my comedic inspiration!

WI Patriot
WI Patriot
26 days ago

Paranoid much…???