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MD – GUN POLITICS – Joe Biden Vows to ‘Defeat the NRA’

NEWSMAX.COM – January 10, 2021 – Joe Biden will set his sights on destroying one of the most staunch Republican lobbyist organizations, the National Rifle Association.

Joe Biden’s Twitter account tweeted Friday: .@GabbyGiffords — Your perseverance and immeasurable courage continue to inspire me and millions of others. I pledge to continue to work with you — and with survivors, families, and advocates across the country — to defeat the NRA and end our epidemic of gun violence.

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., was a victim of a mass shooting, sending out a tweet Biden’s account was responding to.

“Ten years ago, my life and my community changed forever. I was shot in the head, six people were killed, 12 others injured. But the attack did not break me—or the people I represented in Congress. We came together, turned pain into purpose, and found hope in each other.”

Giffords has been a leading gun control activist since being a victim of gun violence. Her husband Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., is a former NASA astronaut and won his Senate seat this November.

The NRA has prepared for an “onslaught” from the Biden administration, writing on its website: “Well, here we go again. Once more, the fight is on to protect the Second Amendment. This issue will go to print before the litigation is finished, so this could certainly change, but as it stands, it seems as if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the next president and vice president of the United States. Once inaugurated, they will begin a concerted attack on the rights of American gun owners. We must be ready for the onslaught.” [view source]

RELATED:  Gun owners ‘must stay vigilant & engaged in politics,’ NRA says after Biden vows to defeat (the) pro-2nd Amendment group. The National Rifle Association of America has urged millions of its members to stay vigilant and politically aware in the wake of President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to end the epidemic of gun violence by dismantling the NRA.

“I pledge to continue to work with you — and with survivors, families, and advocates across the country — to defeat the NRA and end our epidemic of gun violence,” Biden said on Friday, in a tweet to former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was targeted in a mass shooting in Tucson on January 8, 2011, which left six dead and over a dozen injured.

On Sunday, the gun rights advocacy group responded, warning Americans that their next president is seeking to infringe on their constitutional rights and “wants to ban our semi-auto rifles, tax our guns” and “more.” He knows the only thing standing in his way to dismantle the 2ND amendment is the NRA.

On Friday, Biden pledged to defeat the NRA. Biden wants to ban our semi-auto rifles, tax our guns/mags & more. He knows the only thing standing in his way to dismantle the 2nd amendment is NRA. Gun owners must stay vigilant & be engaged in elections and the legislative process. Last year, attorneys general in New York and DC filed lawsuits to try and dissolve the NRA, while San Francisco back in 2019 went as far as to declare the group a ‘domestic terrorist organization’ – only to back off when faced with a lawsuit.  [full article]

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