“I am David Chipman. I spent 25 years as a special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). I stopped the illegal flow of guns from Virginia to New York, was on the ATF SWAT team, and served as Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Firearms Programs. Now I work with former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to save lives from gun violence. We do a lot of cool things.”
During the AMA, David Chipman suggests banning AR pistols, 100+ round magazines, and arresting people for failing a background check “before they can commit a crime.”
David Chipman’s Congress.gov Resume Places Him in Waco, TX
Since 2016, David Chipman’s holds a current position with Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence as Senior Policy Advisor in Washington, DC. After being shot in the head on January 8, 2011, as a sitting US congresswoman from Arizona, Gabby Giffords initiated the national public interest law center to promote gun control and to oppose firearm ownership. David Chipman’s current position at Giffords is as follows, according to his Congress.gov resume:
➢Senior advisor to former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Navy combat veteran and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, co-founders of Giffords. The advocacy group is committed to urging leaders to enact commonsense policies that keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people and reduce gun violence.
➢Manage Giffords’ Law Enforcement Coalition, a group of the nation’s leading law enforcement professionals dedicated to gun violence prevention through intelligence-led policing and commonsense policy reforms.
➢Charged with providing firearms policy training to members of Congress, gun violence prevention advocates and other groups impacted by gun violence.
➢Member of the Firearms Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police
Gun Owners of America (GOA) is “shocked at the brazen decision to nominate a registered anti-gun lobbyist to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,” GOA Vice President Erich Pratt said in a statement to Fox News. “David Chipman’s anti-constitutional lobbying career clearly disqualifies him from holding public office.”
Chipman was an ATF Case Agent from 1993-1998
The US government laid siege to the compound belonging to the religious sect Branch Davidians in Waco, TX, It was carried out by the US federal government, Texas state law enforcement, and the US military, between February 28 and April 19, 1993.
According to Fox News: Dudley Brown, president of the National Association for Gun Rights, noted Chipman’s role as a case agent for ATF in the Branch Davidian trial while he was based at the Waco, Texas, field office. “David Chipman has been on the leading edge of ATF scandals for decades, all the way back to Waco – and now he shills for gun confiscation with Gun Control Inc.,” Brown said. “Chipman has embraced every hair-brained gun control scheme proposed, so of course Biden and Harris chose him – he’ll fit right in with their corrupt administration.”
Lucas Collins is a writer for NRN. He strives to write timely, thought-provoking articles.