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September 9, 2021

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearm industry trade association, is pleased to learn of President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw the nomination of David Chipman to become the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

NSSF led the opposition to Chipman’s nomination. Mr. Chipman is clearly unqualified to lead ATF due to his employment as a gun control lobbyist for Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. He had previously testified on Capitol Hill in favor of gun bans, gun registration and gun control policies that were not in keeping with the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. He also made denigrating remarks about the 8.4 million first-time gun buyers last year, calling into question his ability to fairly and evenly apply the law as written and firearm regulations.

Chipman was later accused of making racially-denigrating remarks, to which he has yet to answer. NSSF called on The White House or Chipman himself to release his personnel records from his 25 years as an ATF agent. Neither has done so.

“We believe strongly that ATF needs a Senate-confirmed director to lead the brave men and women of ATF,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “David Chipman

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