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Giffords Law Center Senior Policy Advisor David Chipman (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Here’s the Associated Press’s report on Biden’s expected gun control executive orders. Where the earlier Politico report speculated that Biden might name a new ATF director tomorrow, the administration has leaked to the AP that in fact Biden will appease the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex by nominating David Chipman to head the gun regulator.

Who is David Chipman? He’s a former ATF agent and a current senior policy advisor to the Giffords gun control operation.

So to sum up, President Grampy McUnity is reportedly going to throw the gun-grabbing community a brontosaurus-sized bone by nominating one of their own to head the agency that’s charged with interpreting gun laws and regulating Americans’ right to keep and bear arms.

The news is naturally pleasing those in the anti-gun media.

Fox…hen house. What could possibly go wrong?

Here’s the AP’s report . . .

By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

President Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the plans, delivering his first major action on gun control since taking office.

He’s also expected to nominate David Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at the gun control group Giffords, to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Chipman’s nomination is expected to be announced Thursday. The people could not discuss the matter publicly ahead of an official announcement and spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity. If confirmed, Chipman would be the agency’s first permanent director since 2015.

Biden has faced increasing pressure to act on gun control after a spate of mass shootings across the U.S. in recent weeks, but the White House has repeatedly emphasized the need for legislative action on guns. While the House passed a background-check bill last month, gun control measures face slim prospects in an evenly-divided Senate, where Republicans remain near-unified against most proposals.

Biden is expected to announce tighter regulations requiring buyers of so-called “ghost guns” to undergo background checks. The homemade firearms — often assembled from parts and milled with a metal-cutting machine — often lack serial numbers used to trace them. It’s legal to build a gun in a home or a workshop and there is no federal requirement for a background check.

The president’s plans were previewed by a person familiar with the expected actions who was not authorized to publicly discuss them. Biden will be joined by Attorney General Merrick Garland at the event.

The ATF is currently run by Acting Director Regina Lombardo. Gun-control advocates have emphasized the significance of the ATF director in enforcing the nation’s gun laws, and Chipman is certain to win praise from them. During his time as a senior policy adviser with Giffords, he spent considerable effort pushing for greater regulation and enforcement on “ghost guns,” reforms of the background check system and measures to reduce the trafficking of illegal firearms.

Prior to that, Chipman spent 25 years as an agent at the ATF, where he worked on stopping a trafficking ring that sent illegal firearms from Virginia to New York, and served on the ATF’s SWAT team. Chipman is a gun owner himself.

Chipman and a White House spokesman both declined to comment.

During his campaign, Biden promised to prioritize new gun control measures as president, including enacting universal background check legislation, banning online sales of firearms and the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. But gun-control advocates have said that while they were heartened by signs from the White House that they took the issue seriously, they’ve been disappointed by the lack of early action.

Biden himself expressed uncertainty late last month when asked if he had the political capital to pass new gun control proposals, telling reporters, “I haven’t done any counting yet.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said last month, however, that executive actions on guns were coming as well, calling them “one of the levers that we can use” to address gun violence.

For years, federal officials have been sounding the alarm about an increasing black market for homemade, military-style semi-automatic rifles and handguns. Ghost guns have increasingly turned up at crime scenes and in recent years have been turning up more and more when federal agents are purchasing guns in undercover operations from gang members and other criminals.

It is hard to say how many are circulating on the streets, in part because in many cases police departments don’t even contact the federal government about the guns because they can’t be traced.

Some states, like California, have enacted laws in recent years to require serial numbers be stamped on ghost guns.

The critical component in building an untraceable gun is what is known as the lower receiver, a part typically made of metal or polymer. An unfinished receiver — sometimes referred to as an “80-percent receiver” — can be legally bought online with no serial numbers or other markings on it, no license required.

A gunman who killed his wife and four others in Northern California in 2017 who had been prohibited from owning firearms built his own to skirt the court order before his rampage. And in 2019, a teenager used a homemade handgun to fatally shoot two classmates and wound three others at a school in suburban Los Angeles.

Plans for Biden’s announcement Thursday were first reported by Politico.

33 COMMENTS

    • Contact your R congressmen NOW and find out. Do not be passive about this; the RINOs you mention might follow such an example.

      • I know that if you ring their phones off the wall they tend to listen. The reason it has gotten so bad in the District of Corruption is because when politics go so nasty years ago we quit paying close attention like we should have. Now it’s time to run the trash out of government and remind them who they work for.

    • RINOS will all sit around and count re-election chances. The one who’s district has gone purple will be the vote needed to confirm the double-agent.

      • Every politician counts re-election chances. Hold your local RINO’s feet to the fire!

        Everyone, keep up the pressure!

    • Chipman is a backstabbing say anything p.o.s. Everyone who worked with him stayed far away from him because of his incompetence.

      • He is a murderer. He involved in murder of 76 Texans in 1992 Waco.
        76 Americans MURDERED. Among them 14 KIDS and 2 PREGNANT WOMEN.
        Same as in WACO this MURDERER will disarm (MURDER, BURN HOUSES and YOUR KIDS).
        Look at his face. This is a muzzle of a typical Nazi. The kind that burned 6 million Jews in the crematorium ovens.

  1. China Joe Xiden should go smoke some of Hunters Parmesan cheese. This shitbag child-sniffer and his whore VP need to GO.

  2. Honestly I hope this country goes down in flames. Cuckservatives and followers of the Orange Fail deserve their fate just as much as team Demonrat.

    • You hope for the USA to go down in flames?

      Why do people imagine that being a peasant in one’s erstwhile imperium’s Dark Age is something other than horrid? Or that a Red-Chinese-led or Russian-led world-order would be a good thing at all?

  3. “Ghost guns” are manufactured sans srial number, however, my understanding of the law is if one manufacturers weapons for resale, they must be affixed with a serial number that is identifying the manufacturer by ATF.

  4. Give it time, the Democratic Party is just slipping into gear. Once they gain a little traction they will put the hamner down. Then everything we have been told for years about being paranoid of a gun confiscation will be out there. They are not gonna settle for ghost guns, assault rifles, assault shotguns, assault blunderbusses, they will go full retard for anything than can launch a projectile. Archers will be next will all those black assault bows and cop killer broad heads.

  5. Who wants to bet that the idea to raid a guy printing the design of a lightning link on a piece of metal the size of a credit card for making “machine guns” came from this anti-gun doofus? We can expect more of same in the future. But it will be interesting to see how they deal with the issue that a lower receiver is, according to concessions made in several prosecutions, NOT a “firearm” as defined in the applicable federal code.

    • “But it will be interesting to see how they deal with the issue that a lower receiver is, according to concessions made in several prosecutions, NOT a “firearm” as defined in the applicable federal code.”

      Oh, *please*. You know the answer to that one, Mark.

      They’ll simply change the definition to suit their goals of disarmament.

      And since it will take *years* to get to the SCOTUS, we get to suffer the consequences in the meantime…

  6. you know there used to not any big gun factories back when this country was settled and back we fought and won our independence from England most of the guns were hand made whoever could make them some people were able to make their own that’s the 2nd was written the way it is and we need to make sure it stays that way also we are supposed to be able to have any type of gun the military has because we are the last stand of protection of this nation

  7. Congress has told Creepy Joe that any gun control ain’t happening until after the mid-terms, hence the E.Os.

    The senile old man and his followers can demand all they want. The answer is still “NO!”

  8. We need to support a recall on any legislator who doesn’t oppose this appointment. And I mean ANY — Republican OR Democrat!

  9. Next up, the BidenHarris administration will nominate a chemtrail believer to head the FAA, an antivaxxer to head the FDA, and a flat earther in charge of NASA. That should put the inmates well in charge of the asylumn.

  10. To all you Sumbitches who thought Trump hurt your “Feelings” with his tweets….Hope your real f’king happy now! Socialism can be voted in…..But you have to shoot your way out!

  11. Eliminate the ATF! DONE!

    Lets take back our country NOW!!

    2022-2024 Elections! GET ON IT NOW! Get involved! Run urself if u don’t like the candidates!

  12. Fuck the communist Biden and his communist appointees. Fuck their orders and their demands that violate the constitution. Fuck those who permitted the stolen election. Fuck those of the Deep State. Fuck The government that fails to honor and obey the constitution. Fuck the Biden government of tyranny. Fuck Biden Regime.

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