Wicker Opposes Biden’s Nominee for Director of ATF

June 9, 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today announced his opposition to the nomination of Mr. David Chipman to serve as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to consider Mr. Chipman’s nomination tomorrow, prior to his consideration on the Senate floor.

“It is clear the Second Amendment provides citizens with a constitutional right to own firearms,” Wicker said. “Mr. Chipman’s previous work as a gun control activist and his extreme stances on gun registries, firearm bans, and even against sporting rifles put him in direct opposition to the Constitution. Because of the clear threat he poses to the rights of gun owners in Mississippi and across our nation, I believe he is unfit to lead the ATF, and I will oppose his nomination.”