Trump WH Nominates 'Anti-Gunner' Chuck Canterbury Jr As Next ATF Director

Chris Menahan
May. 27, 2019

National Association for Gun Rights president Dudley Brown warned Friday that the White House's pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is an "anti-gunner."

From the National Association For Gun Rights
Late on Friday afternoon the White House released an official statement that Chuck Canterbury, Jr. was nominated to become the next ATF Director.

Unfortunately, Canterbury has a long history of publicly supporting and endorsing anti-gun policies, anti-gun Supreme Court nominees, and anti-gun high ranking government officials.

In his official capacity as President of the National Fraternal Order of Police, Canterbury has:
*** Supported radical anti-gun Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

*** Supported former Attorney General Eric Holder -- Obama’s head honcho who ran the deadly Fast and Furious gun running program.

*** Supported expanding the federal government’s gun registration schemes.
Even more troubling, Canterbury’s FOP is currently lobbying AGAINST Constitutional Carry, even though the vast majority of law enforcement officers support the right to carry.

This is troubling news.

As Director of the ATF, Canterbury will have broad authority over firearms regulations in the United States and his record doesn’t bode well at all for law-abiding gun owners.

We need an ATF Director who wants to tear down gun control, not expand it.

So please stay tuned for more information after the holiday weekend is over.
Politico reported Friday Canterbury was picked because he supported Jared Kushner's Democrat-backed criminal justice reform:
Chuck Canterbury, president of the National Fraternal Order of Police, has been under consideration for several months after the group supported a White House-backed sentencing reform bill. Canterbury's support for the bill -- the First Step Act -- caught its opponents off guard, as the police organization had opposed it in the past.

Though the legislation gained support from both sides of the aisle in Congress, police groups initially viewed it as too permissive and lenient on criminals. The organization eventually backed the measure -- which was largely driven by Jared Kushner -- and it passed overwhelmingly late last year.
I suspect this was another brilliant decision from President Kushner.

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