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Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:20 PM

U.S. Senate panel splits over gun control advocate to lead firearms enforcement agency

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Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday split along party lines over whether to advance the nomination of gun control advocate David Chipman, President Joe Biden's choice to lead the Justice Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

In the lead-up to the tie vote, Republicans vocally opposed Chipman's nomination, citing his history of advocating stronger gun regulations.

"Mr. Chipman wants to ban assault weapons," Ranking Republican Charles Grassley said on Thursday. "This nomination is like a Republican putting the NRA in charge of ATF," he said, referring to the pro-gun rights National Rifle Association.

The U.S. Senate is split evenly among Democrats and Republicans. The tie will require Senate Democrats to jump through some procedural hurdles to advance Chipman's nomination, but it is not an insurmountable roadblock.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/us-senate-panel-vote-gun-control-advocate-lead-firearms-enforcement-agency-2021-06-24/

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:55 PM

1. I hope democrats get this through

The GQP would have no reservations about putting an NRA officer in this role. I suspect this guy could be just what the ATF needs.

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Fri Jun 25, 2021, 01:09 AM

3. This is the same scenario

As opposing a physician for the office of Surgeon General.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 05:52 AM

4. I am so tired of this crap from Repugs.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Fri Jun 25, 2021, 07:08 AM

5. *LOCKING*

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