Biden Finds Yet Another Excuse to Punish American Gun Owners

Biden Finds Yet Another Excuse to Punish American Gun Owners

The Biden administration recently announced that it will soon prevent the import of ammunition from Russia into the United States, punishing American gun owners for completely unrelated events. “New and pending permit applications for the permanent importation of firearms and ammunition manufactured or located in Russia will be subject to a policy of denial,” reads the U.S. Department of State fact sheet. What is the administration’s rationale for implementing such a ban? The State Department claims the sanctions are being imposed due to the poisoning of a prominent Russian opposition figure by the Russian Federation. So, Biden—desperately needing to distract from the fact that he just allowed countless American firearms to be taken by the Taliban in Afghanistan—decided that he would punish American gun owners for something that isn’t remotely related to firearms, showing that he’ll use any rationale to push his anti-gun agenda. “While [the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Aleksey Navalny] may be a viable reason for the United States government to sanction the Russian Federation, the ammunition import restriction seems more aimed at punishing American gun owners and businesses than as a foreign policy tool to influence the Russian Federation,” reported the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA). The policy will take effect Sept. 7, will remain in place for “a minimum of 12 months,” and can “only be lifted after a 12-month period if the Executive Branch determines and certifies to Congress that Russia met several conditions.” “It appears that importers will be able to […]

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