President Biden’s choice to head up the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives once mocked first-time gun buyers during the coronavirus pandemic as preparing for the zombie apocalypse and even compared them to the “Tiger King.”
David Chipman’s remarks were revealed in newly unearthed video from an April 2020 interview with Cheddar in which he talked about how gun sales were spiking during the pandemic and how people needed to take safety precautions.
“I understand the fear, I understand the concern. I have it myself,” he said. “But we don’t want to make rash decisions that place ourselves, our neighbors and our families more at risk than actually keeping them safe.”
Chipman, then the senior policy adviser at the Giffords Organization, which advocates for gun control, said there are risks for people who buy firearms during the coronavirus because they have no training.
“They might think that they’re die-hard, ready to go, but unfortunately they’re more like Tiger