Biden To Nominate Gun Control Advocate, Law Enforcement Veteran To Lead ATF

David Chipman speaks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on assault weapons on Capitol Hill in 2019. President Biden is nominating Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

David Chipman, a gun owner, was a special agent at the bureau and advises the Giffords advocacy group. His nomination comes with the rollout of White House initiatives to try to curb gun violence.

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