Watch: Biden’s ATF Pick Re-Defines Assault Weapon Leaving Little Doubt About Gun Bans & Confiscation, ‘Any Semi…..
Biden’s pick for the ATF, David Chipman didn’t bat and eye when he said he supports the banning of the AR-15, the most popular rifle in America.
Senator Ted Cruz grilled Chipman during his confirmation hearing, Chipman admitted he wants to ban assault weapons and would confiscate them from Americans.
Biden’s pick for ATF director, David Chipman, just admitted he supports banning and confiscating Americans’ AR-15s:
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 26, 2021
Some conservative publications were mocking Chipman when he was asked to define what an “assault weapon” is. However, we should all be concerned if this is the definition that will be used by the Biden administration because it would mean that other firearms will be banned, regulated, and possibly confiscated.
Senator Tom Cotton asked Chipman, “You have called for an ‘assault weapons’ ban. I have a simple question for you, what is an ‘assault weapon?’”
Chipman replied, “An ‘assault weapon’ would be, in the context of the question you ask, whatever Congress defines it as.”
Cotton responded, “You’re asking us to ban ‘assault weapons’ and we have to write legislation. Can you tell me, what is an ‘assault weapon?’ How would you define it?”
Chipman used the ATF’s Demand Letter 3, which ATF.gov highlights as containing the following rule: “Licensed dealers and pawnbrokers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas are required by ATF to report all transactions in which an unlicensed person acquired, at one time or during five consecutive business days, two or more semi-automatic rifles larger than .22 caliber (including .223/5.56 mm) with the ability to accept a detachable magazine.”
Senator @TomCottonAR: “What is an ‘assault weapon?'”
Chipman: “…any semi-automatic rifle capable of accepting a detachable magazine above the caliber of .22, which would include the .223 which is largely the AR-15 round.” pic.twitter.com/JFPAZliFLf
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) May 26, 2021
If this is Chipman’s definition of an assault weapon Biden is coming for more than just AR-15’s.