The Great Gun-Control Referendum

The Great Gun-Control Referendum

Americans who hope to discover which gun-control measures will be pursued should the Biden-Harris ticket prevail in November’s presidential election will, for once, have no need of the secret decoder ring that is usually necessary when dealing with gun-control advocates and their platforms. Typically, gun-controllers like to cloak their plans in euphemisms and obfuscation; they promise to close “loopholes” that are not loopholes, insist on “common-sense” measures that are neither commonly supported nor sensible in nature, proclaim that “nobody is suggesting” what they are suggesting and insist on a dramatic redefinition of elementary terms—“gun safety,” for example. The Biden-Harris ticket, however, has been more direct. Indeed, to review the pair’s campaign literature is to grasp clearly where they stand on the Second Amendment: They are against it, and they wish to limit it as much as is politically possible. To quote the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia, this time the “wolf comes as a wolf.” Last March, as Joe Biden visited the Fiat Chrysler plant in Detroit, a worker in a hard hat said that he didn’t like that Biden was “actively trying to end our Second Amendment right and take away our guns.” Biden replied, “You’re full of s—!” But Biden’s official campaign website details that he would take away our guns. To say that the Biden-Harris gun-control list is “comprehensive” would be a dramatic understatement. Rather, it represents a veritable inventory of every major gun-control measure that has been proposed during the last 30 years. Think of […]

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