Big win for 2A!
The Washington Post reports that Biden’s nominee to head the ATF David Chipman is being withdrawn.
The official White House presser tries to blame Republicans:
“… Republicans in Congress have made clear that they intend to use gun crime as a political talking point instead of taking serious steps to address it. That’s why they’ve moved in lockstep to block David Chipman’s confirmation …”
Ok, but did Chuck Schumer try to salvage the nomination like The Hill suggested back in June?
“… The tied committee vote Thursday means Chipman’s nomination will still be put to a full vote on the Senate floor, but Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will have to navigate some procedural hurdles …”
Did Chuck do any of this? No.
Chipman worked for the gun control group Giffords. The antis put everything they had behind him, knowing he’d be their shill, and they lost big-time. I suspect this humiliation will also doom any new gun control at the federal level for the rest of Biden’s term in office.
Cuomo is out and Hochul is in.
WBFO reports on her changing position on gun control:
“… In the past, Hochul has been a supporter of gun rights, even earning a favorable rating from the National Rifle Association while representing Western New York in Congress in 2012. But after a break following a losing bid for re-election, Hochul returned to the political scene to run for lieutenant governor with a far more liberal agenda …”
“… The Hochul campaign credited her tenure as Erie County clerk for building a pro-gun record. It pointed out she streamlined the government’s permit application process and provided gun shows with staff and technology to ensure quick and safe sales. The campaign also said that in Congress, she “fought to strengthen the rights of gun owners traveling from state to state and to open public lands to hunting and fishing.” “As a county clerk, I was a staunch advocate for sportsmen, and I have carried through on my commitment to protect their rights in Congress,” Hochul said Wednesday …”
“… During her 2014 campaign for lieutenant governor, Hochul called the failure of Congress to pass background check legislation a “disgrace” following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut that left 20 children dead. She also doubled down on support for the Cuomo Administration’s signature gun control law, the SAFE Act, passed in the wake of that shooting that killed 26 people. Speaking at a pro-gun control rally near New Paltz in 2018, Hochul celebrated the law’s passage and came out in strong support of other gun control measures, including so-called Red Flag Laws. “We’re talking about banning assault weapons, we did it here in New York,” Hochul said. “Background checks; what’s wrong with making sure people who shouldn’t have guns don’t have them?” …”
So, absent any strong ideological foundation, we can expect Hochul to do whatever she believes is the most politically advantageous at the time.
Senator Anna Kaplan will soon introduce legislation prohibiting pistol stabilizing braces. No details yet. Probably something along the lines of what ATF was thinking about.
H.R.2814/S.1338, Repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, and provides for the discoverability and admissibility of gun trace information in civil proceedings, has been introduced in Congress with co-sponsors Congressman Tom Suozzi, Carolyn Maloney and Ritchie Torres in the House and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the Senate.
Rep. Kathleen Rice has signed onto H.R.1477, the “Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act.” It prohibits the possession of any firearm that is undetectable by airport security devices.
Here is the press release from the bill’s prime sponsor, “Rep. Dean Reintroduces Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act.“
Rep. Ritchie Torres fails to grasp that the public does not support gun control.