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Topic - David Chipman
Polling suggests many voters viewed last week's Senate gun votes through the lens of Second Amendment rights — findings that show why gun control advocates fell short in their bid to expand background checks on firearms sales despite overwhelming public support.
Gun rights groups have singled out President Obama for failing to prosecute gun crimes, but the drop in cases filed actually began a decade ago under the Bush administration.
"I know there was a period after Newtown when you couldn't go into a Wal-Mart and not be able to find an AR-15 variant," said David Chipman, a former agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. "People are opportunistic buyers — they bought them because they thought they were going to be banned."
"People are opportunistic buyers — they bought [an AR-15 variant] because they thought they were going to be banned," says David Chipman, a former ATF agent.