Former ATF Agent Mocks
New Gun Owners

By Dean Weingarten. May 16, 2020
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David Chipman is a former ATF agent. He found a new gig as a spokesman for those who want the population disarmed.

David Chipman's latest attempt at scaring Americans away from exercising their Second Amendment rights seems rather ham-handed.


David Chipman, Senior Policy Advisor at the Giffords organization said hopelessness, anxiety and fear might cause people to try to use firearms to control some aspect of their lives as they are inundated with concerning news about COVID-19, "but there are risks to that choice."

"They might think that they're die-hard, ready to go, but unfortunately they're more like Tiger King and they're putting themselves and their family in danger," he said, referencing the popular new Netflix series and its central figure's love of guns. Particularly without proper gun training, Chipman worries new gun owners are putting people at risk. Unintentional shootings makeup 1.3 percent of gun deaths and 18 percent of gun injuries.

He suggested first-time gun owners secure unloaded firearms. "Hide it behind the cans of tuna and beef jerky that you've stored in the cabinet," he said. .....

"People in the gun culture need to welcome these new members. They need training and support. Put aside past judgements. Many were only believing what "experts" told them. They have much to learn, when they are seeing the world through the eyes of an armed citizen."


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