David Chipman finds it “frustrating” that he can’t take away your 2nd Amendment rights because of your 1st Amendment rights …. Do NOT let this TYRANT head the ATF and help OPPOSE his nomination immediately at https://t.co/nVy4ULM0YO!#fightchipman #gunpolicy pic.twitter.com/Tbhd6Tuv2o
— 𝙵𝚒𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚖𝚜 𝙿𝚘𝚕𝚒𝚌𝚢 𝙲𝚘𝚊𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 (@gunpolicy) July 26, 2021
David Chipman, who is still the Biden admin’s nominee to head the ATF, replies in the video clip above to a question from the BBC as to whether we are doing enough to monitor what is on “these hate-filled websites” (referring to 8Chan). This is his answer:
The frustration is, is in the United States, um, the freedom of speech and to say things is largely, uh, cannot be regulated but, yes, we have to do more to monitor hate speech on the internet, but we also have to do more, um, to curb that same speech being presented by our President and other elected public officials. Um, the FBI, uh, other federal agencies have a tough job responding to these threats when they don’t currently have the authority to remove weaponry just because people are saying hateful things.
It’s shocking that Chipman’s nomination has lasted this long. He’s so radical and has so many issues and so much baggage, I think it’s fair to say that we expected him to be rejected long ago. But, alas, it isn’t a done deal so you need to call your representatives — Congress and Senate, D and R alike — and tell them they need to actively oppose Chipman’s nomination.
For more info, visit www.FightChipman.com