PBS NewsHour

Why the ATF is often leaderless and how that affects it

Clip: 09/09/2021 | 7m 10s | Video has closed captioning.

Back in April, the president nominated David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). After retiring from the agency, Chipman advised gun control advocacy groups like Everytown and Giffords — a problem for Senate republicans and some moderate democrats. Now, President Biden must find a new candidate. William Brangham discusses with Alain Stephens of The Trace.

Aired: 09/09/21

Rating: NR

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