The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing today on the nomination of David Chipman, Joe Biden’s slap in the face to gun owners, to be the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. As he is lumped in with a few other nominees for various positions, I’m not sure what time his nomination hearing will actually be held but the live stream starts at 10 am.
I expect Chipman to be asked fawning questions by Democrats such as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and equally tough questions by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). I think the final outcome will be a split vote with all Democrats voting to pass his nomination to the floor and every Republican voting against it.
It goes without saying that you should have contacted your own senators before today to voice your opposition to Chipman. I have sent both personal emails and the auto-generated emails in opposition to Chipman whose nomination to head BATFE is the equivalent of nominating an avowed vegan to head the meat inspection division of the Ag Department.
If you live the states of West Virginia or Arizona, I hope you have been putting a lot of pressure on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) to oppose the nomination. The Democrats haven’t done away with the filibuster yet but even if they go to the “nuclear option” there is some hope that one or both of these senators would vote against Chipman.
In the meantime, it is now time to start making the calls.
Grass Roots North Carolina released an alert aimed at North Carolinians which also suggests contacting Sen. Mitch McConnell. It includes a way to get around McConnell’s web form’s rejection of out-of-state comments.
|THIS IS SERIOUS!! |
ATF NOMINEE CHIPMAN HAS MADE MILLION+ LOBBYING AGAINST YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS
|Act now, hearings start Wednesday |
IF THE CHIPMAN CONFIRMATION IS ALLOWED TO PASS IT WILL SPELL DISASTER FOR YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS!
Joe Biden has found a special someone who hates your liberties as much as he does and wants to have that Waco Whacko head up the ATF or is it the “AFT” (to quote Biden). How could the Senate even consider confirming an anti-gunner to head up the ATF? SHOCKENINGLY CHIPMAN HAS MADE IN EXCESS OF A MILLION LOBBYING AGAINST YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS!!!
When Chipman champions “gun safety” the real meaning behind the lie is ‘no firearm protection from criminals for you’— indeed, Chipman’s advice for you in these dangerous times is to”buy stronger deadbolts for the exterior doors of your home”.
Mr. Chipman (who worked as an ATF agent for 25 years)- ticks off each of the ‘take your firearms boxes’: he saddled up with Mike Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety (safety for criminals only).
To top it off Chipman is a Senior Policy Advisor for Gifford’s: Courage to Fight Gun Violence. What kind of a nut does Mr. Chipman have to be, to believe that the demoralized and defunded police will get to your home in time to save you in those precious seconds when death is at your door? He didn’t care about the children burned to death at Waco, no doubt he doesn’t care about your safety either. What kind of a nut would confirm someone who is against YOUR right to keep and bear firearms to head up the ATF?
A stronger deadbolt is a road bump to disaster if you have no means to protect yourself from the criminal kicking in your door-or breaking your window.
A FIREARM IS A SHIELD NOT A SWORD!
NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE YOUR SENATORS AND SENATE MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL UNDERSTAND THAT A VOTE TO CONFIRM CHIPMAN IS AN ANTI-GUN VOTE AND YOU WILL TREAT IT AS SUCH. CHIPMAN MUST NOT BE CONFIRMED.
|IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED!|
| The link below will take you to a website form. It is not an email address. Just click on the link and it will take you to the form. |
Contact Thom Tillis using this link, and call him at 202-224-6342 and 919-856-4630.
Contact Richard Burr using this link, and call him at 202-224-3154 and 800-685-8916.
Call AND Contact Mitch McConnell: Use both his phone number (202-224-2541 in D.C. OR (502) 582-6304 in his district) AND his web contact form: https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactform
Contact him REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU LIVE and defeat his web form’s attempt to reject out-of-state comments by entering the following in-state address: 601 W. Broadway, Room 630, Louisville, KY 40202.
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|DELIVER THIS MESSAGE|
|Suggested Subject: Do Not Confirm David Chipman ATF Nominee |
I am contacting you today to demand that the Biden nominee for leading the ATF be rejected without compromise. David Chipman has no business leading an agency that has as it’s mission statement “…to protect communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations….” when he is so dedicated to removing the legal means of citizens to protect themselves from criminals via firearms.
David Chipman is as anti-Second Amendment as they come and there is no place more dangerous than a gun free zone as we can see in Chicago and many other American cities right now. David Chipman is a danger to my safety and that of my family.
I will continue to monitor this important issue through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina. Any vote for Chipman will be considered a vote against gun owners.