Democrats’ latest backdoor plan to limit gun ownership

Democrats' latest backdoor plan to limit gun ownership

On Aug. 20, the U.S. State Department announced that it would soon prohibit the importation of Russian ammunition and firearms, adding to an already dramatic ammunition supply shortage. According to the State Department , the reason for the sudden ban is not related to some important problem with the safety of Russian firearms or ammunition; rather, the ban is part of a “second round of sanctions on the Russian Federation over its use of a ‘Novichok’ nerve agent in the August 2020 poisoning of Russian opposition figure Aleksey Navalny.” The poisoning of Navalny, an intense critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin , was tragic and undoubtedly indicative of the tyrannical nature of the regime that continues to rule Russia. But if you believe these sanctions will hurt Russia in any meaningful way, you’re wrong. And it’s just as absurd to think Putin will soon come crawling on his hands and knees, eager to please the State Department’s extensive demands, all to avoid relatively meager sanctions — especially in the wake of the Biden administration’s irresponsible reaction to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan. A much more logical (and maddening) explanation for the new sanctions is that the Biden administration wants to make it more difficult for American gun owners to buy guns and ammunition. The timing of the new sanctions gives the game away. The United States is currently facing one of its most intense ammunition shortages in recent memory, due in large part to recent increases in […]

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