NWTF Opposes Nominee for ATF Director


EDGEFIELD, S.C.—The National Wild Turkey Federation recently signed onto a letter from a coalition of hunting, conservation and outdoor organizations, manufacturers and retailers opposing President Joe Biden’s pick for the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

David Chipman, the nominee to lead the ATF and direct enforcement of the National Firearms Act and other federal gun laws, has longstanding professional ties to anti-gun organizations, such as Everytown for Gun Safety, Giffords Organization and Giffords Law Center.

The NWTF encourages the administration to nominate someone who will be an honest broker of firearm enforcement rather than a divisive lobbyist who likely will drive a wedge between hunters, recreational shooters and those seeking increased gun restrictions. 

We encourage our members to express their concerns with this nominee and to write or call their senators. Visit this website to find the contact information for your representatives.

About the National Wild Turkey Federation

When the National Wild Turkey Federation was founded in 1973, there were about 1.3 million wild turkeys in North America. After decades of work, that number hit a historic high of almost 7 million turkeys. To succeed, the NWTF stood behind science-based conservation and hunters' rights. Today, the NWTF is focused on the future of hunting and conservation through its Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative. Since 2012, this 10-year initiative has already eclipsed goals of conserving or enhancing more than 4 million acres of essential wildlife habitat, recruiting or retaining more than 1.5 million hunters and opening access to more than 500,000 acres for hunting and other recreation opportunities. This critical work will continue to impact wildlife habitat and our great outdoors in the final years of the initiative.