Biden Begins Gun Control Push

Biden Begins Gun Control Push

On Sunday, President Biden used the three-year anniversary of the criminal attack in Parkland, Florida to call “on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.” There is nothing “commonsense” about restricting the rights of law-abiding Americans in the hope that just one more law will be the thing to stop a determined criminal. Requiring “universal” background checks wouldn’t reduce crime , but it would make criminals out of law-abiding gun owners. Targeting “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines” would eliminate some of the most popular firearms that law-abiding Americans choose to defend themselves and their families, despite the fact that these firearms are rarely used in crime . And, eliminating the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act would completely destroy the right to keep and bear arms . Biden’s Sunday statement does mark the administration’s first official push for gun control. However, this should come as little surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to Biden’s increasingly hostile position towards the rights of American gun owners. During his campaign, the gun policy page of the Biden campaign site looked like a shopping list for anti-gun extremists. And, it’s hard to forget his unhinged attack on a pro-Second Amendment auto worker last year. Not to mention that just before taking office, Biden vowed to “defeat” the five million members of […]

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