Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s nomination of David Chipman to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF):
President Biden’s nomination of David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) reveals his utter contempt for the Second Amendment rights of Americans.
Yesterday, the President unveiled his gun control strategy that Mr. Chipman will lead, seeking to seize guns and mocking the inherent right of self-defense.
Mr. Chipman is a gun control radical who favors banning guns that every day Americans keep in their homes for sport and self-defense.
The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed – anyone who does not understand that has no business running the ATF.
Every Senator that supports the fundamental right to self-defense codified in the Second Amendment should vote against this dangerous nominee.