Delaware/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- There are some questions you can easily answer. One of them is Joe Biden’s stance on the Second Amendment. Here’s the quick scoop: He’s been hostile to our rights for over four decades.
Biden, though, stands out for his unwavering opposition to modern multi-purpose semi-automatic firearms. In November, 2017, he expressly stated that Stephen Willeford, the heroic armed citizen who stopped the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, should not have been able to buy the AR-15 he used to stop the attack.
Of course, the former vice president and senator never really addressed the fact that had the shooter’s conviction for domestic assault been entered into NICS in the first place, the shooting would not have happened. The victims became pawns in his latest push for sweeping gun control.
At times during the Obama Administration, Biden was out there, pushing for semi-auto bans after shootings. He even offered some astonishingly dumb advice about firing a shotgun blast into the air – disregarding a basic tenant of firearms safety. Yet despite displaying that he lacks the common sense to recognize that “what goes up must come down,” he thinks he knows better than the rest of us what firearms we should or should not be able to acquire for protection (or for hunting or any other lawful purpose). Anyone who takes Biden’s advice is just asking for legal trouble in both the criminal and civil areas.
In the 1990s, he voted for the 1994 ban on modern multi-purpose semi-automatic firearms, for the Brady Act, and for Frank Lautenberg’s effort to destroy gun shows. He voted against the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act in both 2004 and 2005. In 2004, he ranted against the legislation, intended to stop the back-door effort at gun control that was being carried out by big-city mayors.
In 2007, Biden included (against the evidence provided by Chicago and Washington, DC – among other places) more gun control as a purported means to control crime – including an arbitrary ban on modern multi-purpose semi-automatic firearms and legislation intended to destroy gun shows in a crime bill.
Let’s face it people, Biden has cultivated an image over the years as a relative moderate. When it comes to Second Amendment issues, though, you should not believe it.
He is as much an anti-Second Amendment extremist as Dianne Feinstein is – and he is arguably more dangerous.
While Feinstein makes no bones about her opposition to the Second Amendment, Biden does very well at putting far too many gun owners at ease with the “I don’t want your deer rifle, I just want the AR-15 gone” schtick. In short, Joe Biden is arguably the most dangerous general election opponent for President Trump, and Second Amendment supporters should act accordingly.
Now for an important footnote to this: Anyone who wants to really learn about how to protect yourself at home (or elsewhere) or who wants to learn how to handle firearms safely should go to the NRA web site to find local instructors who can offer courses to fulfill your educational needs. We have a Second Amendment right, but with it comes the responsibility to know how to exercise it in a safe manner for ourselves, our loved ones, and our fellow citizens.
About Harold Hutchison
Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.