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Biden's Second Amendment Ban Is Locked and Loaded

Biden's Second Amendment Ban Is Locked and Loaded

Some of the then-Democratic presidential hopefuls (Sept. 12, 2019 (L-R) Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and Beto O'Rourke (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) 

Bernard Kerik By Wednesday, 01 July 2020 11:31 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

The ongoing liberal campaign to defund local police departments nationally makes the Second Amendment more important than ever.

A personal firearm may soon be the only thing that stands between you and a violent criminal.

In some unfortunate communities, this nightmare scenario is already well on its way to becoming reality. Reckless lawmakers in some of America’s biggest cities are actively searching for methods to defund and dismantle their police departments despite surging criminal activity on their streets.

The Minneapolis City Council, for instance, recently voted to move forward with a proposal to defund local police — and is now spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on private security for city council members.

Recently published crime data in New York City, meanwhile, showed a harrowing spike in shootings following the city’s decision to disband its plainclothes anti-crime unit.

A similar wave of violent crime has engulfed Chicago, tragically claiming the lives of six children in the space of a single week. Chicago lawmakers nonetheless continue to lead an effort to defund the city’s police department by any means necessary.

Ordinary American citizens, of course, don’t have the privilege of hiring private security at someone else’s expense. Factory workers, teachers, medical professionals, and first responders don’t get to ride in blacked-out SUVs guarded by ex special-forces operatives.

Democratic politicians may be sheltered from the riots and lawlessness that swallows our streets — but the silent majority of Americans are not.

While the chief executive doesn’t have the constitutional authority to dictate how cities spend their money, protecting our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is a completely different story.

Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has been a vocal advocate of private gun ownership, vowing to safeguard the Second Amendment for as long as he remains in the Oval Office: "I will never allow our great Second Amendment to go unprotected, not even a little bit!" he tweeted earlier this year.

The president has once again emphasized the importance of protecting Second Amendment rights amid the recent wave of violent and deadly riots in cities across the country.

“I am mobilizing all available federal resources — civilian and military — to stop the rioting and looting, to end the destruction and arson, and to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights," he vowed.

Regrettably, the same cannot be said about the presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden, who has spent years advancing a radical anti-gun agenda that would effectively neuter the Second Amendment.

Last year, for instance, Biden openly admitted that he would seek to confiscate assault weapons if he ever gets elected to the White House.

As if to underscore the intensity of his anti-gun stance, the former vice president has even pledged to make former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke — who notoriously declared that "hell yes" he would confiscate guns from American citizens — a key player in his administration.

"I want to make something clear. I’m going to guarantee you this is not the last you’ll see of this guy," Biden said of O’Rourke during a campaign event earlier this year. "You’re going to take care of the gun problem with me. You’re going to be the one who leads this effort. I’m counting on ya."

During a Democratic presidential debate last year, O’Rourke articulated a radical stance on the Second Amendment, promising to implement a nationwide ban on firearms he considers too dangerous for private ownership. "Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47," he said at the time. The former Texas lawmaker later doubled down on his position, tweeting an image of a rifle with a caption "Beto has a ban for that."

As America has witnessed in recent weeks, the Democratic Party is not on the side of law and order — quite the opposite, in fact. We must do everything in our power to re-elect a leader who believes in the importance of the Second Amendment, or else risk creating a society that is incapable of preventing lawlessness, crime, and chaos.

As New York City’s 40th Police Commissioner, Bernard Kerik was in command of the NYPD on September 11, 2001, and responsible for the city’s response, rescue, recovery, and the investigative efforts of the most substantial terror attack in world history. His 35-year career has been recognized in more than 100 awards for meritorious and heroic service, including a presidential commendation for heroism by President Ronald Reagan, two Distinguished Service Awards from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and an appointment as Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Read Bernard Kerik's Reports — More Here.

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As America has witnessed in recent weeks, the Democratic Party is not on the side of law and order. We must do everything in our power to re-elect a leader who believes in the importance of the Second Amendment,
orourke, minneapolis, chicago
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 11:31 AM
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