President Joe Biden is preparing to nominate David Chipman, who is a prominent adviser to the anti-gun group launched by former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) on Thursday.
Chipman, likely taking his cues from past nominees whose past Twitter activism came back to haunt their confirmation proceedings, appeared to lock his account on the platform after the news broke of his appointment.
What is Biden’s ATF gun control pick hiding? pic.twitter.com/PAjsKDsd5l
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 7, 2021
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The new administration’s latest nominee previously served 25 years at the ATF and became a special agent to lead the bureau’s Firearms Program, according to Fox News on Wednesday.
Fox News also reported the Chipman announcement will come alongside new calls for enhanced gun control in the aftermath of major shootings in Colorado and Georgia.
“I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common-sense