May 24, 2019
Late on Friday afternoon the White House released an official statement that Chuck Canterbury, Jr. was nominated to become the next ATF Director.
Unfortunately, Canterbury has a long history of publicly supporting and endorsing anti-gun policies, anti-gun Supreme Court nominees, and anti-gun high ranking government officials.
In his official capacity as President of the National Fraternal Order of Police, Canterbury has:
*** Supported radical anti-gun Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. 1
*** Supported former Attorney General Eric Holder – Obama’s head honcho who ran the deadly Fast and Furious gun running program. 2
*** Supported expanding the federal government’s gun registration schemes. 3
Even more troubling, Canterbury’s FOP is currently lobbying AGAINST Constitutional Carry, even though the vast majority of law enforcement officers support the right to carry. 4,5
This is troubling news.
As Director of the ATF, Canterbury will have broad authority over firearms regulations in the United States and his record doesn’t bode well at all for law-abiding gun owners.
We need an ATF Director who wants to tear down gun control, not expand it.
So please stay tuned for more information after the holiday weekend is over.
National Association for Gun Rights
P.S. Late on Friday the White House sent out an official communication that Chuck Canterbury, Jr. has been nominated to become the next ATF Director.
Canterbury’s public record SUPPORTING gun control and radical gun grabbers like Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor are troubling to say the least.
He even testified on behalf of Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder – the man responsible for the deadly Fast and Furious gun running program.
Rest assured that NAGR will keep you informed of everything that goes on regarding his nomination process.
1= Testimony of Chuck Canterbury, Nomination of Sonia M. Sotomayor. FOP, July 16, 2009
2= Testimony of Chuck Canterbury, Nomination of Eric H. Holder. FOP, January 15, 2009
3= Rubio, Toomey, Coons, Nelson Announce Bipartisan Gun Safety Legislation. March 5, 2018
4= Proposed 'constitutional carry' measure would eliminate need for gun safety training. News 5 Cleveland, March 29 2019.
5= Police Gun Control Survey: Are legally-armed citizens the best solution to gun violence? Police One Survey, April 8 2013.