Last week, Joe Biden announced he was taking executive action on gun control measures that include restrictions on pistol-stabilizing braces, "ghost guns" that can be assembled from kits, the creation of a national 'red flag' law that allows family members or law enforcement to go to court to suspend an individual's right to bear arms, and has tapped a gun control advocate, David Chipman, to lead the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Constitutional attorney Gayle Trotter said that the Supreme Court previously held that the Second Amendment guarantees the individual right to possess firearms for self defense, which is in the literal text of the Bill of Rights. She said that gun control removes firearms from law abiding citizens but will have no effect on the criminals behind the violence. Nor will it have any effect on suicides that account for two-thirds of gun deaths every year.
Biden nominated David Chipman to head the ATF despite Chipman's work history with as an ATF agent for 25 years, as he was at the Ruby Ridge standoff and was reportedly involved in overseeing the Waco massacre that led to the fiery death of 76 Branch Davidian members, including 25 children and two pregnant women. Five ATF agents were also killed. Chipman said he "responded to the Oklahoma City Bombing as a Western NRT member." His exact role in the Oklahoma City Bombing is largely unknown at this time, but government stooges were involved in the planning, execution and cover-up of the attack. Chipman was back at the ATF during the 'Fast and Furious' gun trafficking scandal under Obama. He is now a senior policy advisor for the gun control advocacy group Giffords.