Senate Majority Whip Dick Durban admitted publicly Monday that “there are a lot of issues” with Joe Biden’s ATF nominee, David Chip, according to a story published by Politico.
The Senate has yet to do anything with Chipman’s nomination, which stalled in committee.
Two Democratic Senators from extremely pro-gun states — Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) — have yet to announce how they will vote.
Durbin admitted that the vote “is not where we want it yet, but there’s always a chance,” according to Politico.
Chipman is a lifelong anti-gun advocate who retired after 25 years in the ATF. He currently works for the anti-gun group, Giffords, as a senior policy advisor — the same position he held at Everytown.
Chipman has said ARs should be banned, and that gun buyers who fail background checks should be arrested.
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