David Chipman/ Screenshot via YouTube

Biden’s nominee for ATF director, David Chipman, is not exactly someone who would be described as being popular among America’s politically active gun owners. David Chipman is among Biden’s most controversial picks, Chipman himself also has a career full of controversies that the public is becoming aware of at a rapid pace. One such controversy is that Chipman may have lost his service weapon while serving as an ATF agent, although he is denying these allegations many familiar with the situation are speaking out about Chipman’s butterfingers.

From The Federalist: 

Judiciary ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah pushed Chipman on whether he had ever lost possession of his assigned gun while employed at the ATF for more than two decades. Chipman wrote in his testimony a negative to the question, but leadership at the American Accountability Foundation told The Federalist the nominee’s former supervisors and peers at ATF remember Chipman getting his gun stolen.

“We were told multiple times by his former colleagues that he had lost his service weapon,” Tom Jones, co-founder of the group, said in an interview. “We shared this information with the Senate, who has taken up the matter. Often a federal employee’s personnel file is made available to the Senate and would clear this and other disciplinary matters up. This week, Chipman refused the Senate’s request to provide his personnel file, which raises questions on this matter and what else he is hiding.”

ATF employees are told not to store firearms in their vehicles. According to those who spoke to Jones, Chipman left his weapon in his personal vehicle one night, and allegedly a handyman broke in and stole it.

Another source familiar with the bombshell allegations told The Federalist “Senate staff will continue inquiries about whether or not Chipman mishandled service weapons,” indicating that Republicans intend to keep gathering intel.

During the hearing where a lot of this information first came to light, Republican Senators remarked at how ignorant Chipman was when it came to firearms. Senators also noted that Chipman has an extreme anti-gun bias.

The issue of Chipman losing his gun is not only a serious legal matter, it is also a matter of competency. Can Chipman be trusted to head an organization that is responsible for firearms policy and rules when he himself can not even secure one weapon that he was entrusted with as part of his duty as an ATF agent?

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Omega 2
1 month ago

BIG NO TO ALLOWING THIS IDIOT TO RUN THE BATF ORGANIZATION! TOTAL ” ANTI-GUN FREAK!”

Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
1 month ago

I won’t post my thoughts on this, nor my plans either.

Marlene
1 month ago

How is this paranoid idiot even being considered for a government position that has anything to do with guns.

Korean vet
21 days ago
Reply to  Marlene

Because there is a paranoid old sick mentally depraved idiot appointing him

george
george
4 days ago
Reply to  Marlene

You’ll have to ask the Idiot that put him in for the post!

Stephen Weiss
1 month ago

Chipman is incompetent, for really ANY Goverment position.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

I’d guess this clown supports a federal requirement to report lost or stolen firearms within a few days. And I’d bet he supports a severe penalty for violating such a law. But here he is, safe inside his bureaucracy decades later, having evaded even a reprimand for losing his issued handgun. Clearly they didn’t excuse his crime. So he must have lied about it. Do we really want another liar in government?

KBreedlove50
KBreedlove50
1 month ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

Would we really notice another liar?

Camus
Camus
1 month ago
Reply to  KBreedlove50

The real question is would we not expect another liar?

T. Smith
T. Smith
1 month ago

That guy is a creep and an outright liar. I saw some of his testimony. He lied repeatedly directly in answer to questions from Senators on the committee. He can’t be trusted at all. It looked as if he had been prepped by the liberal left so he could appear competent but I assure you, he is definitely NOT. He has an anti 2A regulatory agenda with regard to firearms. Since the liberal left knows there are too many gun owners to get most of their anti 2A laws passed and still remain in office plus Red states are also pushing back and protecting their citizens from Fed law overreach. So their subversive intent is to achieve their goals thru regulation in the ATF and THIS is their guy. He needs to be stopped for sure.

Johnathan
Johnathan
1 month ago

This iidiot isn’t even fit to be dog catcher..

Robert Taylor (DAV)
Robert Taylor (DAV)
1 month ago

The first thing he should be asked is does he support our Constitution and ALL its amendments?

Husky
Husky
1 month ago

You would get the O’Biden line that yes he does but the second amendment doesn’t say it can’t be regulated. Yeah I know they just don’t understand “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED “ remember they are demonrats.

KBreedlove50
KBreedlove50
1 month ago

Lost his service weapon? By all means confirm him. He can restart Fast & Furious, since he has experience in losing weapons.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

This kook is a train wreck waiting to happen, he can’t hold on to his own weapons, much less take all of ours away. This idiot, has caused more harm than good, for the time he has been at the ATF, an organization that should be terminated, for all the mistakes they made, and the lives they cost.

Camus
Camus
1 month ago

The only weapons this incompetent hack supports are the ones that kill innocent citizens; witness Waco and Ruby Ridge. The BEST thing about him is that, unlike Waco, he did not bring in a tank. Probably didn’t have time.

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
21 days ago

Just like Joe Bama O’bidet who lost ‘most’ of his marbles, after 50 years in the DC-Swamp… or, a squirrel who lost ‘his nutsz’❓

Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
17 days ago

I can’t think of a worse candidate for the ATF director than Chipdickhead. The Asshat is a complete and total tool of the Anti 2A crowd. He’s not highly qualified as Senõr Dementia claims.
When your former co-workers and supervisors say you’re an ass, you are an ass.

Bemused Berserker
Bemused Berserker
11 days ago

Anyone who won’t release their work history, should be turned down as matter of policy.

Richard N
Richard N
5 days ago

Just his failure to release his working history disqualifies him. I have to ask why does he have anything to say about BATF releasing his work background, that in itself says he is a liar.

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