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    Default Toomey on record to vote "NO" on the Chipman nomination.

    According to this article from GUNS.com Toomey stated he will for *No* for the Chipman ATF nominee.

    https://www.guns.com/news/2021/07/16...biden-atf-pick


    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey went on record Thursday to say he would be a "no" in the expected razor-thin vote on gun control hype man, David Chipman, to lead the ATF.
    The Pennsylvania Republican in 2013 spearheaded a push to expand background checks nationwide to include virtually all private sales. That effort saw a narrow defeat and fueled a successful campaign to unseat moderate congressional incumbents that supported its passage. The bill and Toomey's repeated circle back to possibilities of rebooting the same proposal earned him a poor rating from pro-gun groups when he ran for re-election in 2016.

    However, supporters from the other side of the argument, namely former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, now U.S. Senator Mark Kelly, strongly endorsed Toomey in his bid for a third term while former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg chipped in $1.15 million to support the Republican's campaign.

    All of which surely makes it bittersweet this week for those past supporters when Toomey announced he would not back controversial Gifford's advisor David Chipman's nomination to head the country's federal gun regulatory agency.
    From Toomey's office:

    *Meaningful progress on gun safety will only be possible when members of Congress and the executive branch drop the politics and hyperbole and focus on the possible. That likely will not happen if the ATF*the law enforcement agency tasked with enforcing the nation*s firearm laws*cannot be impartial in carrying out its duties. While I respect David Chipman*s nearly 25 years of experience as an ATF agent, I fear that his subsequent vocal support for policies that limit the rights of law-abiding gun owners and his past criticisms of those in the firearm industry would compromise his ability to carry out ATF*s mission effectively. As such, I am unable to support his nomination to lead the ATF.*
    The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearm and ammunition industry, called Toomey's announcement "bold and decisive," going on to hold that the ATF should not be a political tool of gun control special interests.
    "David Chipman*s nomination is clearly a move to politicize the ATF," said Larry Keane, NSSF's senior vice president and general counsel. "Confirming a gun control lobbyist as director would not only do irreversible damage to ATF*s mission but it would also harm the cooperative relationship between our industry members and ATF."


    The NSSF, as well as sportsmen*s and conservation groups as diverse as the Boone & Crockett Club and Ducks Unlimited, strongly oppose Chipman as the second director in ATF's history. Nominated by the Biden-Harris administration earlier this year, he deadlocked the Senate Judiciary Committee in a split 11-11 vote after a tense hearing in which he was grilled by lawmakers on his feelings about gun bans and increased federal regulations of currently-lawful firearms.
    From Toomey's Website:
    https://www.toomey.senate.gov/newsro...hipman-for-atf

    JULY 15, 2021
    Toomey to Oppose Chipman for ATF
    Washington, D.C. * U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement announcing his plan to oppose David Chipman*s nomination to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF):

    *Meaningful progress on gun safety will only be possible when members of Congress and the executive branch drop the politics and hyperbole and focus on the possible. That likely will not happen if the ATF*the law enforcement agency tasked with enforcing the nation*s firearm laws*cannot be impartial in carrying out its duties. While I respect David Chipman*s nearly 25 years of experience as an ATF agent, I fear that his subsequent vocal support for policies that limit the rights of law-abiding gun owners and his past criticisms of those in the firearm industry would compromise his ability to carry out ATF*s mission effectively. As such, I am unable to support his nomination to lead the ATF.*

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    Default Re: Toomey on record to vote "NO" on the Chipman nomination.

    That doesn't sound AT ALL like the "Go fuck yourself" replies to every single gun owner who has ever written to him asking him to oppose ANY anti-gun legislation.


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    Default Re: Toomey on record to vote "NO" on the Chipman nomination.

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    That doesn't sound AT ALL like the "Go fuck yourself" replies to every single gun owner who has ever written to him asking him to oppose ANY anti-gun legislation.

    Did you read his reply to people who emailed him about it? It was a pretty big fuck you.


    Just because he wasn’t willing to confirm a known has murder doesn’t change his track record.
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    Default Re: Toomey on record to vote "NO" on the Chipman nomination.

    Good news, and I'll take it. But did you also catch that his whole reason is that he wants someone more legitimate in order to pass meaningful gun safety?

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    Default Re: Toomey on record to vote "NO" on the Chipman nomination.

    Quote Originally Posted by PAMedic=F|A= View Post
    Did you read his reply to people who emailed him about it? It was a pretty big fuck you.


    Just because he wasn*t willing to confirm a known has murder doesn*t change his track record.
    Yes I got one too. With this thread I'm just posting information concerning his vote. I'm not in any way endorsing Toomey. I created this thread to spread the information about Toomey voting intentions since it was not posted here already.

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    Default Re: Toomey on record to vote "NO" on the Chipman nomination.

    He sent me a spam email that said he would vote against Chipman. I didn*t open it so I only saw the subject line.

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    Default Re: Toomey on record to vote "NO" on the Chipman nomination.

    Quote Originally Posted by PAMedic=F|A= View Post
    Did you read his reply to people who emailed him about it? It was a pretty big fuck you.


    Just because he wasn*t willing to confirm a known has murder doesn*t change his track record.
    Oh, I was NOT in ANY WAY suggesting that he's anything other than an anti-gun piece of shit.

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    Default Re: Toomey on record to vote "NO" on the Chipman nomination.

    Quote Originally Posted by jthrelf View Post
    Good news, and I'll take it. But did you also catch that his whole reason is that he wants someone more legitimate in order to pass meaningful gun safety?
    Yes I did. He's still a snake and he will continue to fuck us if he has the chance.
    I am not a lawyer.

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    Default Re: Toomey on record to vote "NO" on the Chipman nomination.

    I won't believe it until I see it happen!

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    Default Re: Toomey on record to vote "NO" on the Chipman nomination.

    I find it pretty interesting that a confirmation vote for this clown hasn't been brought to the floor YET.

    I'm hopeful it indicates that there's no way he's getting confirmed, and the dems know it.
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