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Urge Sens. Hassan and Shaheen to reject Chipman for ATF!

With the Senate filibuster still in place, Joe Biden has one route remaining by which he can go after your guns.

And that is getting a virulent gun-hater like David Chipman to head the ATF.

If the Senate were to confirm Chipman, that would open the door for the agency to ban AR-15’s by fiat. The names of current owners would be entered into a national gun registry. And guns could be confiscated through middle-of-the-night “red flag” gun confiscation raids.

Sound fanciful?

Well, that’s exactly what we’re facing with Biden’s nomination of Chipman to head the ATF.

Chipman has spent his whole career going after guns — first, as an ATF agent, and second, as an advisor to Gabby Giffords, Mike Bloomberg, and others who want the Second Amendment to go away.

Chipman testified under oath that semi-autos like the AR-15 should be banned retroactively.  You would instantaneously become a felon on the basis of the one you have.

He also advocated the government shut gun shops during the pandemic because, he opined, first-time buyers weren’t competent enough to own guns.

So, with the Senate divided by a roughly 50-50 margin, we have an ATF nominee — Chipman — who would abolish your gun rights like a Soviet autocrat.

We can fight him now. Or we can fight to preserve our guns during a SWAT raid in the middle of the night.

The better choice is to fight now.

Firearms play a large role in New Hampshire’s economy. Our state is home to major firearms manufacturers such as Sig Sauer, Ruger, Q, LLC and smaller firms such as RTD Arms, Green Mountain Rifle Barrel Co. and Matrix Industries.

These manufacturers employ thousands of workers — and they are supplied by many smaller firms that make small, specialized parts and tools. All of them help to keep unemployment low in New Hampshire.

But a vote for David Chipman is a vote to force many of these people onto the unemployment roles because Mr. Chipman has publicly stated his goals of shutting down gun makers. As former Governors Sens. Hassan and Shaheen should know this, but in case they forgot, GOA is counting on you to remind them.

Please use the above form to write to Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen. Tell them that a vote to confirm David Chipman is a vote for massive gun bans and gun confiscation.