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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:05 PM

Biden to nominate official from gun-control group to head ATF

Source: Washington Post

President Biden will announce a top official from a leading gun-control group as his nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — a key agency in combating gun violence that has gone without a permanent director for years. Two people familiar with the matter said Biden plans to nominate David Chipman, a veteran ATF special agent who currently serves as senior policy adviser at Giffords, as his ATF director nominee. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose a personnel decision before it is made public.

Before his current role at Giffords, the advocacy group led by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), Chipman was a special agent at ATF for more than two decades with a focus on firearms programs, according to the biography on his website. The ATF position is one that has often become embroiled in controversial political battles over gun issues, and the last Senate-confirmed leader for the bureau was installed in 2013.

Biden has been under pressure from Democrats to take action on gun control, especially following two recent mass shootings, and naming an activist could be a way to do that. Chipman’s background in law enforcement could insulate him from some criticism on the right. The nomination will be part of a slate of executive actions that the White House intends to unveil on Thursday. Biden plans to announce several administrative actions relating to firearms safety, although White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to elaborate on the substance of the actions at her daily briefing earlier Wednesday.

Attorney General Merrick Garland is also expected to attend the event, as well as groups advocating for stricter gun laws and lawmakers from Capitol Hill. The administration has privately explored for weeks various executive actions related to guns, including regulation of so-called “ghost guns,” strengthening background checks and community anti-violence funding.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-to-nominate-official-from-gun-control-group-to-head-atf/2021/04/07/1f0ef6d4-97d2-11eb-962b-78c1d8228819_story.html

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Reply Biden to nominate official from gun-control group to head ATF (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Apr 7 OP
SheltieLover Apr 7 #1
AndyS Apr 7 #2
sheshe2 Apr 7 #3
brer cat Apr 7 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 7 #5
Paladin Apr 7 #6
Tndem615 Apr 7 #7
Cha Apr 8 #16
Talitha Apr 7 #8
bottomofthehill Apr 7 #9
Sucha NastyWoman Apr 7 #10
ffr Apr 7 #11
AZLD4Candidate Apr 7 #12
marble falls Apr 7 #13
LudwigPastorius Apr 7 #14
Martin68 Apr 7 #15

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:09 PM

1. K&R!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:10 PM

2. Hot damn!

Finally something more than thoughts and prayers!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:15 PM

3. Hell, YES!



Biden chooses wisely.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:34 PM

4. Great appointment!

I like his background.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:50 PM

5. The best kind of news!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 05:54 PM

6. Outstanding! (nt)

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:18 PM

7. But

Will he do anything though? It’s been all talk for decades.

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Response to Tndem615 (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 04:04 PM

16. If you've been paying

attention.. it's obvious President Biden is MORE than just "talk".

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:25 PM

8. K&R

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 06:42 PM

9. He the Man

Lots of ATF knowledge, SRT member, knows all about guns and the damage they can do. Great choice.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 07:08 PM

11. *snicker*

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:03 PM

12. You mean someone knows something about guns and gun safety will lead the agency

dealing mostly with those crimes on a federal level?

Shh. . .competence hasn't been normal in Washington for years.

Expect a lot of RW talking points about coming from your guns and "pry it from my cold dead hands" nonsense.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:57 PM

13. Joe's sending a message at least 90% of his electorate are behind: we've got to do something ...

... about the public safety and public health menaces firearms are.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 10:37 PM

14. When it comes down to whether a move like this will paint him as a gun grabber,...



Joe is all outta fucks to give.



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:09 PM

15. Perfect poetic justice for Trump's appointments of unqualified people who opposed the very agencies

they were appointed to hed.

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