Last Thursday, President Joe Biden held a live note-reading conference. He read his pre-scripted notes and called on friendly liberal reporters to ask him softball questions. This allowed Mr. Biden to exploit a pair of recent mass shooting tragedies into a call for massive new gun control laws.
Biden is a longtime advocate of gun control including increased background checks and banning assault-style weapons. Like many liberals, Biden defines assault weapons as guns that look scary. Biden supports repealing gun manufacturers’ protections against civil liability. He also backs executive actions for funneling funds to states and cities to battle gun violence.
In his remarks, Biden quickly pivoted to infrastructure to avoid discussing gun control further. He knows that he lacks the votes in the Senate to pass gun control laws. As Sen. Biden, he helped pass President Bill Clinton’s 1994 assault weapons ban. The 1994 midterms backlash ended 40 years of Democrat control over the House of Representatives in one of the biggest historical Republican victories. Gun owners have consistently offered the words, ''over my cold dead Constitution.''
The assault weapons ban failed to reduce crime. Democrats allowed it to expire in 2004.
Biden’s attempts to exploit recent murders in Georgia and Colorado may not succeed. The March 16th Atlanta shooter was allegedly a mentally ill sex addict. The March 22nd Boulder shooter was apparently a radicalized Muslim named Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa. Alissa shot people in a grocery store known for its Jewish customers purchasing Kosher food. That attack took place right before Passover. Alissa also hated President Trump. The liberal media will never cover an Islamist attack on Jews, so they quickly shifted to blaming law-abiding gun owners.
The Second Amendment is a constitutional right not to be tampered with, no matter the feelings or agenda of the day.
Biden's attack on guns was deliberate.
He is under intense criticism for everything from his mental frailty, poor COVID management, foreign policy blunders with Russia and China, and his self-created southern border crisis. Gun control is his weapon of mass distraction.
H.R.8, the falsely labeled Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, passed the House 227 to 203 on March 11th. H.R.8 expands background checks and restricts gun shows, online purchases and private purchases.
This requires background checks to sell any firearm, handgun, long gun or even relics between friends with a bill of sale to be held for ten years.
This is the first step toward total firearms ownership registration, the precursor to confiscation.
The equally nefarious H.R.1446 Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021 expands the time of background checks from three business days to 10 days.
The liberal Democrat Biden anti-gun agenda is a perfect example of why America needs conservative Republicans. America is uniquely free, prosperous and mostly peaceful because of guns. Guns work exceptionally well in preserving our American way of life.
The Founding Fathers knew this when they added the Bill of Rights to the Constitution. The U.S. Supreme Court cases of D.C. v. Heller in 2008 and McDonald v. Chicago in 2010 affirmed the Second Amendment right to own guns as an individual right yet again, in modernity.
Our bloated federal registry contains over 30,000 pages relating to over 100,000 gun laws. Further laws are unnecessary. We the people deserve personal safety and may enjoy hunting, but the Second Amendment exists to keep the government’s own power in check — and it works.
Notably, the U.S. government has 73 departments that have automatic weapon rights (banned to normal citizens since 1934) holding the distinct advantage of superior firepower.
Yet with only 120,000 federal employees that carry guns out of around 8 million-9 million total state, local and federal employees versus the 393 million guns in the hands of over 120 million citizens, the system was set up so that we citizens maintain numbers to keep our precious balance of power intact against potential tyranny.
America’s Founders understood clearly that private property is the foundation not only of prosperity but of freedom itself.
Thus, through the common law, state law and the Constitution, they protected property rights — the rights of people to acquire, use and dispose of property freely – and that inherently includes personal safely.
The best argument against gun control is Chicago, which even after the McDonald decision has some of the strongest gun control laws in America. Try calling 911 in Chicago.
The Chicago Police Department is stretched far beyond capacity. In the worst neighborhoods they will only respond to the most violent of crimes. Lower level but still serious felony crimes have already left innocent Chicago citizens waiting for hours for police help. Sometimes the police do not even show up at all.
Times change, but the dynamics since our founding remain the same. Guns are part of our precious keystone of freedom and greatness.
They are our American birthright, our shield and our tradition. We must vigilantly keep the long view and biggest picture in mind. Tragic follies of man fall on man, not his weapon of choice.
We do not ban nursing homes just because Andrew Cuomo got 15,000 people killed in them. Gun ownership is freedom, safety and liberty. Guns rights are part of American exceptionalism. In essence, gun control is anti-Constitution and anti-American. America’s gun culture is America itself.
The left one day may want to consider the fact that the more it tries to take guns, the more we Americans want them. And for this very reason, as Biden and Democrats attempt to push through bill after bill, I spent this weekend in Los Angeles-based Ammo Bros gun shopping with great passion and patriotism in mind.
Creator of #BPN, a conservative political news website, Judd Dunning is a political author, pundit and producer. He recently published his latest book "13 1/2 Reasons Why NOT To Be A Liberal: And How to Enlighten Others,'' via Humanix. Read Judd Dunning's Reports — More Here.
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