"With respect to the AR-15, I support a ban as has been presented in a Senate bill and supported by the president. The AR-15 is a gun I was issued on ATF's SWAT team. And it's a particularly lethal weapon and regulating it as other particularly lethal weapons I have advocated for," he said during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. Just The News Chipman noted that if confirmed to lead the ATF he will enforce the law, and presently, "there is no such ban on those guns." He expressed his opinion that such weapons already owned by Americans should be regulated under the National Firearms Act: "Senator, what I've said publicly is that as an advocate I prefer a system where the AR-15 and other assault weapons are regulated under the National Firearms Act," Chipman said to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Putting AR-15s (and inevitably all other magazine-fed, semiautomatic rifles, and probably most magazine-fed handguns) under the National Firearms Act would mean they would be registered and subject to draconian regulations. Arguably, it could even mean banning the manufacture of new AR-15s, and allowing individual states to ban ownership and possession retroactively.
As AR-15s are undeniably in common use, such a policy would be in direct contravention of the Heller case. And it's not just AR-15s.
The ATF, in one program, defined an assault rifle as any semiautomatic rifle capable of accepting a detachable magazine above the caliber of .22, which would include a .223, which is largely the AR-15 round, Chipman explained. PJMedia
Write your Senators to point this out and demand they refuse to confirm him. You might mention that twenty different state Attorneys General oppose his confirmation, and that
he worked for the anti-gun lobby
. You can also write Mitch McConnell
even if you are out of his state
This entry was published Fri May 28 05:26:52 CDT 2021 by
and last updated 2021-05-28 05:26:52.0.
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