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Everytown for Gun Safety, Giffords, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Community Justice Action Fund Release New Video Featuring Retired ATF Special Agents & Community Leaders Supporting David Chipman Nomination as ATF Director

May 21, 2021

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Giffords Spending $150,000 to Run Ad on TV and Digital Platforms Ahead of Chipman’s Senate Confirmation Hearing    

Ad Highlights Chipman’s 25-year career as ATF Special Agent and His Commitment to Keeping Communities Safe 

WASHINGTON — Ahead of David Chipman’s Senate confirmation hearing to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, Giffords, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and Community Justice Action Fund released a new video featuring retired ATF special agents and community leaders in support of Chipman.  

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund and Giffords are spending $150,000 to run the ad on TV and digital platforms starting today, through Thursday, May 27 in the Washington, DC media market.

Watch a full-length version of the video HERE and the :60 version HERE.

The ad features retired ATF Special Agents and a community leader who have served alongside Chipman and can testify to his leadership, law enforcement experience, and commitment to keeping our communities and children safe:

Retired ATF Special Agents and Community Leader comments in new video:

“There’s something I can say about David Chipman that every special agent, every police officer in the country will snap to. And that is that I would go through a door with David Chipman anytime.” – Mark Jones, Special Agent, ATF (Retired)

“As a law enforcement officer, he believes in common sense gun crime prevention. He’s one of the few people I know who has had such a varied career inside of ATF and it’s carried through there as he’s worked throughout his career to try to make something better for this nation.” – John Risenhoover, Special Agent, ATF (Retired)

“David has come to communities and he brought his experience with the ATF and law enforcement to help us and guide us, you know, based off of evidence. I work with David in communities to keep families safe, especially our children. And David Chipman cares about my family and he doesn’t have to.” – Kayla Hicks, President and CEO, Sustain Equity Group

ATF hasn’t had a Senate-confirmed director since 2015. The video highlights how David Chipman is uniquely qualified to lead the agency and work from day one to identify and address the gun trafficking channels that flood our communities with illegal guns. David Chipman will be a committed leader who will enforce our country’s gun laws with professionalism and integrity.   

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