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Biden’s ATF nominee stumped on defining ‘assault weapon’ during confirmation hearing

President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was stumped during his confirmation hearing when he was asked to define an “assault weapon.”

“I got 35 seconds left, define it for me, would you please, sir. What’s an assault weapon?” Sen. John Kennedy asked ATF nominee David Chipman on Wednesday.

“There’s no way I could define an assault weapon,” Chipman said. 

“I’ll give you one definition that ATF currently uses” Chipman continued, as Kennedy interjected that he wanted Chipman’s personal definition.

“I’m done, Mr. Chairman. I don’t think I’m gonna get an answer,” Kennedy concluded.