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The letter was led by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and signed by 16 others, including the attorneys general of New York, Virginia, Iowa, Rhode Island, California, Vermont, Nevada, Illinois and the District of Columbia. 

It was sent to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees Chipman’s nomination.

“In short, David Chipman is uniquely qualified to lead ATF. He has deep experience at that agency, and he is ready to work with law enforcement, the communities most heavily impacted by violence, and others to make our nation safer while upholding Americans’ Second Amendment rights,” the letter states.

— Brett Samuels in Democratic AGs write to Senate backing Biden ATF nominee

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  1. “David Chipman is ‘Uniquely Qualified to Lead ATF’”

    Well, to accomplish the general (B)ATF(E)’s normal agenda, particularly under leftist regimes, I’d say that’s probably an accurate statement from the progressive/leftist point of view…

    • About that photo in front of the ashes, suitable for a Christmas card- what an asshole. And the rifle in-hand, as if someone is about to rise from the rubble and attack him. One of the dozens of women and children he burned to death, maybe?

  2. Unique.

    Well, that’s certainly one way to look at his record, I suppose.

    Of course the endorsement says at least as much about the endorsers as the endorsed.

  3. Anyone have a link to the full list of state AGs who signed? I didn’t find it in the linked article. Thanks.

  4. lol at all the “defund police” “systemic racism” “end brutality” cabal cheering over roasting a bunch of kids to death. TBF they were mostly white kids so…..

    How can anybody take these people seriously? How can anyone take the people who take these people seriously seriously?

  5. Of course he’s uniquely qualified.
    As he proudly poses amidst the burning rubble and dead bodies.

    Somehow I do not see the BATFE and the Second Amendment as having anything in similarity.

    snake says to frog, ” You are safe with me.”

  6. He’s uniquely qualified because he’s both a Democrat and a liar. But I repeat myself.

  7. How did I know Shapiro’s name would be at the top of the list before I even clicked on this? Pretty sure this POS wants to run for our next governor.

      • A willing lackey who will herd the undesirables into the cattle cars and later into the showers for delousing. Also an overzealous participant in the enhanced interrogation sessions in between.

    • Everyone here needs to see “Waco: The Rules of Engagement”. It includes declassified FLIR footage from above during the final hours, frame-by-frame and described by the inventer of FLIR himself. It clearly shows agents firing into the burning building to prevent anyone from escaping the backside of the compound, out of site of any other known cameras. Lots of other egregious and nefarious deeds are documented as well. The Branch Davidians were murdered, plain and simple. This documentary lives on my DVR.

  8. What a crock!
    This bastard has no intention of upholding anyone’s 2nd Amendment Rights!

    • He had his fingers crossed behind his back when he took the oath, so the oath means nothing.

  9. “… to make our nation safer …”

    Just like Hamas wants peace and Adolph Eichmann was a problem solver. All three statements may be true from a certain point of view. These are the guys commanding “The Operative” types.

    • The letter says David “we burned children alive and loved it” Chipman will do a great job of “ensuring that the reasonable restrictions placed on gun possession are enforced.” Bet you a buck the AG from my home state of WA signed on.

      Are there are any restrictions or methods of enforcement that they’d consider unreasonable, I wonder? (Well, no, I don’t; that was a rhetorical question.)

  10. And he brings along his very own clown car complete with bumper stickers for all the usual far left causes. Which reminds me I need to write my clown car Democrat Senators to tell them not to vote for this incompetent murderous person who has participated in the most egredious ATF debacles including burning almost two dozen children to death.

  11. Waco was obviously a horrifying incident in many ways. I fault the guy for his policies, not for this picture.

    He’s not grinning, not giving a thumbs-up or anything like that. If you had been at the location where multiple law enforcement and dozens of citizens died, a siege and horrible fire, children burned to death, would you not document the sobering aftermath?

    • When American troops are engaged in combat where there on enemy casualties, there might be photos taken to document the sobering aftermath. If American soldiers accidentally or forced to kill civilian non combatants, you bet your ass there better not be any photos of them standing in front of the casualties for photos.

      • I agree, but I also don’t see anything in the background that I can identify as human remains, not that I’m an expert at all but certainly nothing that obviously resembles human remains (admittedly they might be burned beyond recognition as human bodies). The scale of the destruction is obviously severe and I maintain that documenting it in a non-disrespectful way is not, per se, objectionable.

        The incident obviously invites a lot of thought and discussion on all sorts of things. Many here are focused entirely on the fact that Chipman was an agent present at Waco rather than on his policy positions. Someone would no doubt suggest that he should have snapped his gun over his knee and walked away. Others would say that the fact that he was present at Waco is all they need to know about him. But for me, I’m primarily concerned with the policies he supports and would try to impose on us.

      • How so? Like I said above, there’s nothing inherently disrespectful about the nature of the photograph, and as such is strikes me as a red herring that the focus here is almost entirely on it, rather than Chipman’s atrocious policy positions.

        He’s not goofing or celebrating, he’s not smirking over human remains, he’s merely expressionless. Documenting the scale of the destruction is not inherently wrong.

  12. 17 Rats in lockstep with a Bigger Rat…Typical for the party of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, the KKK, lynching, Gun Control, Eugenics and other race based atrocities. What Filth.

    • He’s uniquely qualified to lead the highly qualified to ignore the oath they took to support and defend the Constitution.

  13. “David Chipman is ‘Uniquely Qualified to Lead ATF’”

    Just as an anti-vaxxer is uniquely qualified to run the Food & Drug Administration?

    Just as a believer in a “Flat Earth” is uniquely qualified to command one of our nuclear powered aircraft carriers.

    • You voted for joe xiden. The man that wants him to boss the atf. What does that say about you?

      Never mind. We already know about you.

    • With his knowledge of firearms courtesy of the Giffords Group, he can start banning all the 30 caliber clipazines he wants.

  14. Uniquely qualified they say? As Uniquely qualified as a pedophile running the daycare? After all they understand and really like children. As Uniquely qualified as drug dealer to run a rehab facility? They do understand drug users. Or as Uniquely qualified as a NYC Governor who overruled medical professionals and put covid positive patients in nursing homes? I mean he is the Governor and smarter than the medical professionals.

    Or do they mean Uniquely qualified for the BATFe because he has a political bent against firearm owners as other similar anti American politicians?

  15. Another bunch of idiot politicians who don’t know we don’t have second amendment rights.

    We have a second amendment protection of pre-existing, inherent right to arms and self-defense.

    Something they and the ATF won’t recognise because the protection they would have to enforce is against them, not us.

  16. Trouble is that “these people” who take an oath to protect and abide by the constitution, do neither. They should be questioned during senate inquiry, What “Shall not be infringed” means to them?. There is only one answer that is correct. It’s about decency and ethics, you know, “To do the right thing, even when no one is watching”.

  17. The BATF should be a nationwide chain of convenience stores , not a government agency weaponized against the Citizens and Constitutional Law.

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