Biden nominates Chipman to head ATF after promising O’Rourke would ‘take care of the gun problem’

President Joe Biden has apparently violated a campaign pledge he made to a presidential primary rival-turned-supporter.

While Biden vowed to place former U.S. Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) in charge of any efforts he might make toward stricter gun control, the president has instead nominated another outspoken anti-gun advocate to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Breitbart reports.

“We’re going to take your AR-15”

Biden put forward his nomination of former ATF special agent David Chipman to serve as its next director.

The nominee became a top executive at a prominent gun control advocacy group following his years of service in the public sector.

More than a year ago, then-candidate Biden had all but secured his nomination and O’Rourke, who had already suspended his campaign, appeared alongside him at an event in Dallas, Texas, to offer a political endorsement.

O’Rourke had effectively doomed his own campaign months earlier, although he curried favor among other anti-gun activists when he declared during a September 2019 debate: “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”

Likely with that controversial stance in mind, Biden introduced O’Rourke at the campaign event by insisting that it would not be the end of the road for his anti-gun agenda.

“You’re the best”

“You’re going to take care of the gun problem with me,” Biden said, according to Breitbart. “You’re going to be the one who leads this effort. I’m counting on you. I’m counting on you. We need you badly. The state needs you. The country needs you. You’re the best.”

In a White House statement on Wednesday, however, the Biden administration revealed that Chipman would be nominated to serve as the next ATF director.

“ATF is the key agency enforcing our gun laws, and it needs a confirmed director in order to do the job to the best of its ability,” the administration’s fact sheet proclaimed. “But ATF has not had a confirmed director since 2015. Chipman served at ATF for 25 years ad now works to advance commonsense gun safety laws.”

Biden later referenced Chipman in a speech at the White House Rose Garden during which he heralded his proposed gun control measures and twice referred to the agency as the “AFT” instead of ATF.

Of course, if Biden had been serious when he offered a glowing review of O’Rourke last year, it seems that the former Texas lawmaker would be the nominee. Apparently, the president either forgot that promise, never really meant to uphold it, or realized that, in the eyes of many Americans, O’Rourke is a political joke who has few, if any, of the qualifications necessary for such a prominent post.

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  2. BIdumb didn’t nominate Chipman to the ATF. He nominated chipman to the AFT. No such departmentM

  3. Like I have said before Biden would climb a tree backwards to tell a lie rather than stand on the ground and tell the truth. He don’t know what the truth is, after 47 years of being a lier every day of his politital life.

  4. George Washington could not tell a lie, Hillary Clinton could not tell the truth,
    and Joe Biden can not tell the difference.

    1. I like this — and you can add that Trump tells it like it is. Two months of Biden and our county is in the biggest mess ever. A house divided cannot stand so we had better get Trump back before we loose our democracy completely.

  5. The “gun problem”?
    Right everyone knows the real problem,
    The crooks have them,
    And the good guys don’t.
    The government has no right to do what they’re doing. Our rights don’t come from the constitution, they are inalienable, from our creator. It’s the constitution that prohibits the government from messing with that. This is the very thing that makes us who we are as a nation. But a tyrranical government would replace God in the lives of its minions. Everyone knows the Hitler quotes.
    Well news flash, read the last 50 pages of the revelation. See who loses. If everyone took individual responsibility to teach their own children the truth and stop relying on the very system that hates us, to do it. They take our kids, and brainwash them into little fluffy snowflakes while we think they’re so cute getting on the bus, playing the sports, dressing like harlots on prom night. When they turn against us and we think its normal or somehow ok because they’re just children. Next thing you know they’re telling the “guidance counsellor” about dads hunting rifles or moms pocketbook carry. Then we join NRA and completely register ourselves on the left’s most hated list. And cry because they’re going to take our guns. Maybe we should have paid a little more attention to reality instead of stuffing our fat american bowels with government controlled beef and government controlled liquor and government controlled pharmaceuticals while watching leftist reality TV shows which require us to do so. So now, what’s the real problem? WE ARE, we LET this happen!!!
    Tell me if it’s not so.
    Now, We turn the tables, now we take our kids back, now we take our freedom back. I suggest we stop supporting leftist institutions. And let them feel the burn. We can’t win if we keep shopping at their stores and buying into their bullcrap.
    Enough said now get out there and do it. I’ll see you in freedom.


  6. Agree with you all and as an 85 years young man I can still help you take our Country back but we need to do it pretty soon to eliminate the probnlem.

  7. HA HA HA! Heck Biden does not even know what residence he is living in.. He already said on camera that he would do whatever nancy wants him to do! I find it very hard to respect this president and his clowns. So I will pray for them but more for those who want our country back to the greatness that we had under President Trump and his lovely first Lady Malaina.

  8. FBI Stats Show Knives Kill Far More People Than Rifles In America – It’s Not Even Close
    Shall we band knives and lets talk about cars…. Death toll over the top.
    Biden is a old fool and how he gets these people to drink the cool aid is beyond me.

  9. The SCOTUS has FAILED all of us including destroying the Constitution. They are useless human beings by allowing a coup d’etat.

  10. I agree with Richard all the way. They are coming up soon. Dems are doing everything they can to “pack the court”. They want Barry and Hillary in the supreme court. Once this happens supreme court justices will mean absolutely nothing.

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