What To Do After Defeating Chipman? We’ve Just Begun The Fight

Opinion

He’s out! White House is reportedly withdrawing David Chipman’s nomination to lead the ATF in a victory for gun rights organizations and a blistering defeat for Joe Biden and the gun prohibition lobby. (Screen capture, YouTube, Sen.Mike Lee)

United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Second Amendment supporters have every right to treat themselves in the wake of the Biden-Harris regime pulling the nomination of anti-Second Amendment extremist David Chipman to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE).

Chipman’s open hatred of those who support the Second Amendment was a clear disqualifier for the position, and we were right to fight the nomination. So, hoist the beverage of your choice, treat yourself to your favorite menu item at that dining establishment you love, or do something nice for yourself. You’ve earned it.

Now, for the hard part – and there is a hard part – of the post-Chipman nomination battle situation: He’s still going to be around, he will still be calling the shots for the anti-Second Amendment agenda of the the Biden-Harris regime, and that regime will get Senate confirmation on a new director for BATFE who will, for all intents and purposes, be Chipman’s sock puppet.

The fact is, on this occasion, Angus King, Jon Tester, and Joe Manchin came through for the Second Amendment. That said, when the next nominee is put forward, they may well support whoever it is in order to protect themselves from attacks by anti-Second Amendment extremists. That’s why these “sometime” friends need to be replaced when possible, and why the Manchin and Tester races in 2018 were such missed opportunities for Second Amendment supporters.

But we also cannot kid ourselves. While Chipman may not be running BATFE, in one sense, Chipman’s become more dangerous to our Second Amendment rights. As “gun czar,” he not only will be in closer proximity to Biden (and thus, influencing decisions), but he can direct efforts from the entire federal government. In essence, by striking his nomination down, we’ve made him more powerful.

Imagine, if you will, Chipman coordinating a financial services boycott of all pro-Second Amendment groups, similar to what Andrew Cuomo did to the NRA. Imagine Operation Chokepoint on steroids, as well, with Chipman coordinating the financial deplatforming/blacklisting of gun manufacturers, gun dealers, and others. There will be other avenues of corporate gun control that will be explored.

That said, while Chipman may be more powerful as “gun czar” than he would be as BATFE director, Second Amendment supporters are not helpless. They can start by passing versions of the Freedom Financing Act at the state level, ideally with language that provides a cause of action to sue banks and financial institutions that do go along with any boycott.

The defeat of Chipman’s nomination was not a worthless effort. Winning this battle was important. But it is also important to recognize that this is a full-spectrum fight that will be carried out on a long-term basis. We’ve just begun to fight.


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.

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Morrigan
Morrigan
13 days ago

Be not too proud. Chimp Man was a loud example of the less
noisy candidates just like him waiting in the wings. They will be
put forward as “moderate” which next to him they are. Keep a
weather eye out for the next candidate.

GmanNM
GmanNM
13 days ago
Reply to  Morrigan

Derail the crazy train.. Why no coverage about Kamala when running for Pres and again after chosen as VP nominee? Arcticle 2 Section I of The Constitution of the United States says, among other requirements for public officials “….No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States….”.… Read more »

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pureamericana
pureamericana
13 days ago

Always remember we are over 120+ million strong. This cow Chip boy and a senile un elected moron posing as president are just 2 anti Constitutional temporary players in DC. It may come down to; is the 2nd Amendment a right of the people or something temporary miserable scum in DC can toss about and do what they want with it ?

Tank
Tank
14 days ago

It’s not exclusively the Biden/Harris regime. Trump participated in False Flags/Crisis Actors/Red Flag & remember his sound bite of infamy “Get the Guns first, worry about due process later.” At least Trump did say on record that the system is rigged, so at least any American paying attention got to see/hear that. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/11/13/trump-told-voters-the-system-was-rigged-now-hes-actively-rigging-it-against-them/ NRA has been corrupt for how many years ? Every year lying politician’s make promises/pledges to they’re voting constituents. Name one metric that Big Government had improved ?? just one ? American Empire is burning & being killed from within. Hold them accountable to the original or… Read more »

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Oldman
Oldman
13 days ago
Reply to  Tank

I personally believe that by the time Trump was ‘defeated?’, he actually understood what he did that was wrong. It took him a while to figure out Fauci, didn’t it?

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull
14 days ago

The Dork O’Rourke will most likely be the next unAmerican idiot Biden puts up as a nominee. ” Hell yes “we will appose his ignorant ass as well , while we keep our AR 15s and AKs . Clownshow Joe Biden can go strait to hell and take his nominees with him .

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
14 days ago

Beta O’Dork can ‘kiss my glock’! Meanwhile, I’ll keep loading ammo

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Oldman
Oldman
13 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

That POS will never get close to my apparatis.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
13 days ago
Reply to  Oldman

He won’t even try – it will be “non-civilians.”

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
14 days ago

OMG. Harold wrote a REAL article! Good work; keep it up.

All you gun owners, keep supporting groups like FPC, GOA, etc. and be a proactive “2A ambassador” so we don’t have to call upon ‘Ambassador Pineapple’. Being “professional grade” will entice more people into getting into the gun culture than looking like some radical boogaloo boy.

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Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
13 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Looks like a booger didn’t like my remark. Let me reiterate: No one will win over anyone if we present gun culture as being fanatical radical crazy or lunatic loose cannons. I stand by what I said!

Now more than ever, we need to win people over to our side. This will have a strong impact come Election Day, assuming we ever do something to restore election integrity… and if we can’t then I guess we break out the angry hawaiian fruit…

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Cruiser
Cruiser
13 days ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

There I fixed it.

RJL
RJL
14 days ago

Remove, and or crush all Socialist/Democratic/Nazi’s from the United States…

Tank
Tank
13 days ago
Reply to  RJL

You forgit Freemasons & Zionist’s.

nrringlee
nrringlee
14 days ago

Folks, you may not realize this at this point but we are in a real civil war. I know what they sound, smell and taste like having been in five. The fact that you are not fighting back does not eliminate that reality. The Harris/Biden team will find someone worse than Chipman. They hate you and everything you stand for. They intend to destroy what little remains of our Constitutional Republic. Start resisting by educating yourselves on the realities facing us. Take some time out and actually read the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and if it confuses you go… Read more »

RJL
RJL
14 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

This is the Nazi Playbook 80 years later. They have to be crushed.

Miserable Wretch
Miserable Wretch
14 days ago

I’m up for the challenge. Who’s next?