....IS EITHER MISINFORMED, OR DESERVES A FEW PINOCCHIOS OF HIS OWN.
From the article: "At Waco, cult members used 2 .50 caliber Barretts to shoot down two Texas Air National Guard helicopters. Point, it is true we are fortunate they are not used in crime more often. The victims of drug lords in Mexico are not so lucky. America plays a role in fueling the violence south of the border."
Per the linked to article, no helicopters were shot down at Waco. As for the role America plays in fueling violence south of the border, perhaps Mr. Chipman is referring to firearms shipped down there during Operation Fast and Furious.
Also, here's another item of interest from the article:
“It has been estimated that there are around 15 million assault rifles currently in circulation. I believe we should ban the future production and sale to civilians and afford current owners of these firearms the ability to license these particularly guns with ATF under the National Firearms Act,” he wrote.
In the link below, Chipman is quoted as calling himself a "proud gun owner" that has sometimes been "mischaracterized as a gun grabber."
I can't think of any reason to require registration other than to facilitate confiscation.