Joe Biden Again Urges Senate to Confirm David Chipman as Head of ‘AFT’

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 23: U.S. President Joe Biden, joined Attorney General Merrick Garland, speaks on gun crime prevention measures at the White House on June 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden outlined new measures to curb gun violence including stopping the flow illegal guns and targeting rogue gun dealers. …
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During his Wednesday speech on crime and gun violence President Joe Biden urged the Senate to confirm David Chipman as head of the “AFT.”

The Daily Mail reported that Biden mistakenly said “AFT” twice instead of saying ATF when first discussing David Chipman’s nomination to head the agency.

On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, he did it again:

On Monday Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) made clear she will oppose Chipman’s confirmation, due to his comments about law-abiding gun owners and his criticism of the gun industry.

Fox News quoted Collins saying:

Although he has the right to express his views, I believe this history makes him an unusually divisive pick for this important position. In particular, I am concerned that his confirmation would do significant damage to the collaborative working relationship that must exist between ATF, the firearms industry, sportsmen and women, and other law-abiding gun owners exercising their Second Amendment rights.

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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