CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today released the below statement on the nomination of David Chipman to serve as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF):

“Every law-abiding gun owner in West Virginia should be concerned with David Chipman’s nomination to lead the ATF. His prior work for gun control activist groups, extreme policy positions supporting a gun registry and bans on sporting rifles, and his commitment to over-policing lawful gun owners make it clear protecting our Second Amendment rights will be relatively low on his priority list. Responsible gun ownership is part of our heritage here in West Virginia and it should not be threatened. It is clear that if David Chipman was confirmed, he would do everything in his power to threaten the rights of law-abiding gun owners in West Virginia and across our country.”

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