28th Anniversary of Waco Disaster – NAGR Opposes Chipman to Direct ATF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2021

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On the 28th Anniversary of Waco Disaster – National Association for Gun Rights Opposes Nomination of David Chipman to Direct ATF

Washington D.C. – 28 years ago, in a botched operation to catch a deranged cult leader, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) led an assault on a compound in Waco, TX which resulted in the deaths of 76 people, including 25 innocent children. Present at the Waco disaster, and proudly posing for a photo in the rubble and mangled bodies of dead children, was then ATF field agent David Chipman.

Chipman has been nominated by President Joe Biden to become the next permanent director of the ATF.

“Nominating David Chipman to head the ATF is absolutely abhorrent. Choosing Chipman to direct the ATF is about as smart as nominating Ted Kaczynski to head the United States Postal Service,” said Dudley Brown, President of the National Association for Gun Rights. “We’re actively mobilizing our 4.5 million members in opposition to his nomination.”

David Chipman is currently a gun control advocate and senior lobbyist for Giffords – a gun control group dedicated to restricting, and eventually eliminating the constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Chipman has testified numerous times before Congress, advocating against the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans.

“No presidential administration should ever nominate someone for a law enforcement leadership job who was an active participant in government sanctioned mass murder. Chipman’s confirmation vote is a watershed moment for any U.S Senator who claims even cursory support for the Second Amendment,” Brown concluded.  

The National Association for Gun Rights is the nation's second largest pro-gun organization, with 4.5 million members and supporters nationwide.

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