Sleepy Joe found cause to celebrate another anniversary
Presidential candidate Joe Biden often seems a little confused, and questions about his ability to think clearly or speak without the aid of a teleprompter continue to dog him as the campaign season heats up, but he’s not confused about his stance on guns.
The former Vice President (or someone) recently tweeted, “26 years ago today, the Senate passed 10-year bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines — it was an effort I was proud to champion. These bans saved lives, and Congress should have never let them expire. As president, I’ll take on the @NRA and we’ll ban them once again.”
Despite the record gun-buying boom that has been shattering record after record—and remember that many of the records being broken today were set when Biden was the VP—the Dems seem to think that preaching gun restrictions is a winning strategy.
Guns are moving out of stores as fast as they can be stocked, with many of the buyers first-time gun owners. Every week that the pandemic panic goes on, every call for defunding the police that makes headlines, and every new city burned and looted by “mostly peaceful” anarchists drives more and more Americans to the local gun stores. And Joe thinks this is the right time to make a new Federal AWB a talking point.
Biden apologists are working hard to minimize his anti-gun remarks, and no one in an election year should be surprised to see at least some of the anti-Biden claims to be less-than-completely-honest, but a quick look at Biden’s own website shows us his “PLAN TO END OUR GUN VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC.”
Points in the plan include holding gun manufacturers liable for criminal use of their products, bans on the sale of so-called “assault weapons” and so-called “high-capacity magazines,” a plan to regulate existing so-called “assault weapons” under the National Firearms Act just like machine guns, gun purchases limited to one per month, universal background checks on all gun sales, ending the online sale of ammunition and gun parts, and working to “put America on the path to ensuring that 100% of firearms sold in America are smart guns.” There’s more, of course, but those are the lowest points, and the plan notes that Biden is not afraid to use executive actions. If elected legislators won’t pass the laws Joe wants, Joe will just do it on his own.
This tough talk could just be hot air in an election year, but when we look at the Democrat ticket, we need to be mindful that Joe’s running mate makes him look downright tame when it comes to grabbing guns.
Kamala Harris was explicitly in favor of gun confiscation back when she was in the running for the nomination, saying “I support a mandatory gun buyback program,” during a policy forum hosted by the gun-control group March for Our Lives last October. She said that she’d demand new gun control legislation during her first 100 days in office, making gun control a high priority in her envisioned Harris administration. With Joe looking worse and worse each month, and his age already a huge concern, America should not sit back and assume that a Harris administration won’t happen just because she dropped out of the race almost a year before the election.
Even Hillary was smart enough to avoid advocating for the confiscation of guns; mentioning Australia’s program as something that should be looked at is about as close as she got. While the fact that a major party nominee is so willing to be so open about something so certain to set off warning bells should give us pause, we should also be glad that the mask is finally off.
We’ve written before that it’s refreshing to see gun grabbers finally being so clear and obvious about their gun-grabbing plans, and it’s nice that we don’t have to argue with the Libs about whether pointing to Australia is a veiled reference to confiscation or not…we just point to the part where they said they literally want to confiscate guns.
Donald Trump may not be the most gun-friendly President to sit in the Oval Office, and sometimes he says things that gun owners are right to be concerned about, but he’s clearly superior to the alternative and, even better than that, he’s putting Constitutionalist judges on the federal benches. For the record, I’m all for letting the Biden-Harris ticket go on and on about banning guns, confiscating constitutionally protected personal property, and infringing on civil rights. Never interrupt your enemy when he’s making a terrible error. Every election is the most important election ever, of course, and this one is no different.