Biden Nominating Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Affiliate to Head ATF

Giffords Law Center Senior Policy Advisor David Chipman speaks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on assault weapons on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

President Joe Biden is expected to nominate Gabby Giffords’ gun control affiliate David Chipman to head the ATF on Thursday.

The Associated Press reported Chipman “has for years worked as a senior policy adviser at Giffords,” a law center relied on by gun control proponents throughout the country.

Biden is expected to nominate Chipman to head the ATF at the same time he will be announcing executive action for gun control.

Breitbart News noted Biden’s executive gun control is expected to center on firearms which Democrats label as “ghost guns.” Such guns are built from partially completed frames and parts kits, requiring the builder to have the components, equipment, and know-how to finish out a firearm.

Biden is expected to use executive action to require background checks for the purchase of “ghost gun” components.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


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