Indeed there are. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) has cited concerns about statements Chipman “has made… that demean law-abiding gun owners.” She added, “Although he has the right to express his views, I believe this history makes him an unusually divisive pick for this important position. In particular, I am concerned that his confirmation would do significant damage to the collaborative working relationship that must exist between ATF, the firearms industry, sportsmen and women, and other law-abiding gun owners exercising their Second Amendment rights.”
With no Republican support, Durbin is waiting on Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jon Tester (D-MT), and a few other red-state Democrats, hoping they will put Chipman’s nomination over the top.
Trump Jr. told Breitbart News, “David Chipman is an anti-2nd Amendment radical, who has a long record of supporting gun confiscation and restricting the rights of law abiding gun owners.”
Absolutely right. Chipman and other radical leftists like Durbin and the Biden administration want to disarm law-abiding Americans (and only the law-abiding ones). Putting him in charge of the ATF is putting the fox in charge of the henhouse.