For years, gun control advocates have repeatedly beaten the same drum. They say their goal is to establish “common sense” gun control laws as a means of protecting Americans from so-called “gun violence.” When gun owners objected, they condescendingly assured us that no one wants to take your guns away.
But Second Amendment supporters weren’t buying that line. They could see the incrementalism and repeatedly warned that their endgame is to ban all civiliain-owned firearms.
It began with heavily regulating things like fully automatic firearms and suppressors to the point where the average Americans couldn’t afford those firearms. They’ve moved to outlawing concealed carry, “Saturday night specials” and “cop-killer” bullets. More recently, they’ve targeted “assault weapons” like AR-15s and now it’s ghost guns.
Of course, anyone who objected about these simple “gun safety reforms” was accused of wearing a tin foil hat. We were being paranoid about what were obviously just reasonable steps to fight “gun violence.”
On Wednesday night, during a CNN televised town hall event, President Joe Biden confirmed — for all to clearly see — that full civilian disarmanent really is the Democrats’ end game. And he did it by once again lying through his false teeth.
“Crime is down,” Biden claimed during a CNN town hall.
FALSE. Crime is up nationwide. Homicides are up all across the country in major cities like Chicago, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Phoenix, Austin, and Pittsburg.
“Gun violence and murder rates are up,” he continued.
Last time I checked, assault with a deadly weapon and murder are crimes. Then Biden bragged again about the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban that he says he passed.
I’m the only guy that passed legislation, when I was a senator, to make sure we eliminated assault weapons. The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether it’s a 9mm pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous. I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things.
So it’s no longer just scary black rifles he’s targeting. Now 9mm pistols, too. Then it will be revolvers, lever guns and shotguns.
First, we were told fully automatic firearms were just too dangerous. No one needed them to hunt deer.
Congress passed the National Firearms act that heavily regulated them and required a $200 tax on the transfer of machine guns, short barrel rifles and suppressors. Then, in 1986, they outlawed their manufacture for civilian use entirely. The artificially limited supply still in circulation has basically priced average Americans out of owning a machine gun, which was, of course, the anti-gunners’ goal all along.
Then we were told “high-capacity” magazines were unnecessary and dangerous. States like California, New York and Colorado passed legislation to limit a magazine’s capacity to ten rounds or less. For whatever reason, 11 rounds were deemed too deadly.
But if the functionality was what determined how lethal a firearm is, why does magazine capacity matter? Never mind. The goal posts were moved. We gave an inch, they took a mile.
They said they wanted to make sure criminals couldn’t buy firearms so in 1993 the Brady Act mandated background checks for gun purchases. Now that’s been declared completely insufficient…most often because the FBI continually drops the ball resulting in some high profile deadly situations.
The solution now is — as always — a new regulation, “universal background checks,” a clear step toward full gun registration…which would only result, one day, in confiscation.
Again, we give inches, they take miles.
We’ve warned for years they were going to move toward a ban and full-on confiscation and, guess what? The Biden administration has repeatedly proven that prediction to be 100% accurate.
Case in point…Biden’s ATF nominee, David Chipman, and his history as an ATF agent and gun control lobbyist. Look at Chipman’s calls for an assault weapons ban, regulating them under the NFA and universal background checks.
— Aidan Johnston (@RealGunLobbyist) May 26, 2021
Then there are Biden’s calls to serialize almost every part of a gun and outlaw home made firearms. But as long as the Democrats and the gun control lobby never came out and fully admitted they wanted to eliminate civilian gun ownership entirely, they were safe.
They got lots of cover for this deception from their compliant friends in the media. And we were told we were hysterical, paranoid, delusional. No one wants to take your guns.
But last night President Biden said the quiet part out loud. They do have a plan. They do have an end goal and that’s to completely decimate our God-given right to keep and bear arms. He’s coming after handguns, too.
Second Amendment supporters: Democrats want to ban ALL guns.
Gun control advocates: No one wants to take away your guns. We just want “common sense” gun laws.
Biden: Hold my beer. pic.twitter.com/liWnn3byHk
— Beth Baumann (@eb454) July 22, 2021
Biden rambled on . . .
I’ve gotten ATF, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, I have them increase their budget and increase their capacity along with the Justice Department to go after the gun shops that are not abiding by the law of doing background checks. For real, that’s number one.
Number two, number two, we are in a position where you, most of the cities, and I don’t know enough, I think you’ve had a lot of gun violence here in Cincinnati, I think it was up to what, how many, how many dead? 500 over a period? Don’t hold me to the number, whatever it was.
But my point is all across the country. And it’s not because the gun shops in the cities are selling these guns. They are either shadow gun dealers and or gun shops that are not abiding by the law. So we’re going to do major investigations and shut those guys down and put some of them in jail and for what they’re doing, selling these weapons.
There’s also a thing called ghost guns that are being sold now and being used.
They wanted the benefit the doubt. It was all just “common sense” gun control. “No one is coming to take your guns.”
Last night, Biden openly floated a ban on 9mm pistols.
They’re not stopping at so-called “assault weapons”.
They have to eliminate the Second Amendment first so they can eliminate the rest of the Constitution.
We will never let it happen!
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) July 22, 2021
Sorry, Sleepy Joe. We will not comply. We will not hand over our guns without a fight. And we will fight a tyrannical government – just as the Founding Fathers wanted should the need arise – because that’s precisely what your administration has become.
The term MOLON LABE is a sacred one in the firearms community and for good reason. You will have to come and take our guns from our cold dead hands. And that won’t be as easy as babbling for an hour in front of the CNN cameras.
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President Biden says he wants to ban handguns.
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) July 22, 2021