Biden Nominates Gun Control Advocate, ATF Veteran David Chipman To Serve As Head of ATF

President Biden officially announced Thursday that he has nominated David Chipman, a former ATF agent who now works with former Rep. Gabby Giffords on gun control issues, to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Giffords, who was the victim of an attempted assassination, praised Chipman’s nomination in a statement Thursday:

“David has spent his career serving the public, combating violent crime, and striving to make our nation and our communities safer. As a responsible gun owner, decorated law enforcement professional, and gun safety expert, David is the perfect choice for ATF director.”

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