Joe Biden’s Terrible, No-Good Plan to Punish Your Gun Industry

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Joe Biden’s Terrible, No-Good Plan to Punish Your Gun Industry
Joe Biden’s Terrible, No-Good Plan to Punish Your Gun Industry

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Bazooka Joe Biden, who just days ago said AR-15 owners would be better off buying rocket launchers and fighter jets instead of owning modern sporting rifles, released his new gun control plan.

It’s worth noting he released his plan just one day before Democratic candidates were scheduled to promote their various gun control notions in front of an approving audience on the national stage that’s being sponsored by – surprise, surprise – the gun control groups Giffords and March for Our Lives. It’s also worth noting the plan doesn’t actually address crime but targets law-abiding gun owners.

The AR-15

The former vice president would reinstate the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban but would take it a step further. He’s tiptoeing around the “confiscation” debate and instead proposing a national voluntary “buyback” of the existing 16 million lawfully and privately-owned AR-15 modern sporting rifles.

Don’t worry if you won’t want to use your tax dollars to fund a buyback for a firearm for which you’ve already paid – and paid taxes on. Biden says he’s got a plan for that too. He’ll just need you to register it under the authority of the National Firearms Act. You’ll just need to submit fingerprints and registration with the ATF and pay the tax stamp fee. It’s simple, just like the way automatic firearms, short-barreled rifles and suppressors are regulated now. Never mind the paperwork takes an average of nine months with the tiny office staff at ATF.

Biden says he’d do this since NFA-regulated items are rarely used in crimes. But, just this week the FBI’s own crime statistics showed again that just two percent of murders are committed with rifles, far less than the share committed with knives (11 percent) or hands and feet (5 percent).

Ban New MSRs, Magazines

Biden will let you keep your rifle but won’t let you choose to buy a new one. He wants to reinstate the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, so no new modern sporting rifle could be sold. And say goodbye to standard capacity magazines. Those would go too, because, as Biden believes, gun owners must love ducks more than kids.

“Federal law prevents hunters from hunting migratory game birds with more than three shells in their shotguns. That means our federal law does more to protect ducks than children.”

The sickening comparison tries to conflate hunting with self-protection. It also indicates that the value of a gun owner’s life in the Biden campaign’s view is just three rounds.

Purchasing Power

Biden’s idea of respect for Second Amendment rights is to curb it, as in a federal one-gun-a-month policy. That’s not all. He’s calling for the so-called universal background check to be enforced and closing the so-called Charleston Loophole – that would extend waiting periods to buy a gun to 10 business days. Given weekends, that denies a law-abiding American the right to possess a firearm for more than two weeks. Tens of millions of checks are completed annually, with 91 percent immediately resolved. Just nine percent are delayed. Of that nine percent, 88 percent are resolved in three days and 94 percent are resolved in 10. Just two percent of those going to delayed status are unresolved.

Biden wants to cut gun rights to those whom the Social Security Administration who require a fiduciary – or someone to help manage their financial affairs. It was a policy of the Obama administration that allowed bureaucrats to decide if an individual should be allowed their Second Amendment rights instead of a hearing in front of a judge. President Donald Trump ended it. Biden wants it back.

Take It Off-Line

Biden also wants to end online sales of firearms, ammunition and build kits. He ignores that all firearms listed for sale online must be completed with a face-to-face background check at a federal regulated firearms licensed retailer. Ordering ammunition on the web would be a thing of the past, severely interrupting interstate commerce.

State Gun Licenses

Biden knows the federal government can’t require a license to exercise the right to keep and bear arms, but that’s not keeping him from throwing money at the states to do it for him. He’d push a plan to have states to require individuals to obtain a license prior to purchasing a gun. Absent from this idea are the standards, fees and regulations that would go along with it.

Gun Trafficking

Biden wants us to believe that he’s serious about the illegal trafficking of firearms. This is the same man who as Vice President let straw-purchased guns walk across the U.S.-Mexico border as part of “Operation Fast and Furious” that later turned up at [1000's of] murder scenes, including that of a federal agent. He now wants us to trust him on this issue.

Smart Guns

Biden wants to mandate all future gun sales are equipped with so-called “smart gun” technology. It doesn’t matter that the Justice Department found the technology unreliable when the Obama administration pushed for it and is still technologically unfeasible. He claims the firearms industry is blocking it.

It’s true NSSF opposes the mandate. It’s false we oppose the technology. If customers really wanted it, manufactures would make it. The truth is gun owners don’t want a point of failure introduced into a gun they rely on to save lives.

Repeal PLCAA

Biden wants to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prevents individuals from seeking liability from firearms manufactures for the illegal and criminal acts of individuals. Just as victims of reckless driving don’t sue Ford, this directs responsibility to where it rightfully belongs.

This is the same person who stood on the national debate stages and said, “Our enemy is the gun manufacturers, not the NRA, the gun manufacturers.” He targeted a lawful and heavily regulated industry that supports 312,000 jobs earning $15.7 billion in wages and has a total economic impact over $52 billion. The firearms industry is an integral economic contributor, having paid more than $6.8 billion in total taxes in 2019 alone.

That’s Us

Under the category of “things the firearms industry already does,” Biden wants to eliminate “straw purchases” by making it a “serious federal crime.” It already is. Buy a gun for someone who can’t and it lands you 10 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. The firearms industry literally has a campaign on this called “Don’t Lie For the Other Guy.” The ATF is partnered in this prevention program. He’d make it a law to lock up guns in homes, instead of partnering with the industry for our successful ProjectChildsafe® program where we’ve passed out 38 million gun safety kits with free gun locks through 15,000 police agencies in every state. In fact, Biden praised the program as an effective answer when he was pressing for ineffective proposals for the Obama administration.

Let’s be honest. This isn’t a serious plan. It’s a gun control wish list to placate gun control groups. The only thing that separates this is that it takes a half-step back from the disastrous confiscation calls by Robert Francis O’Rourke.


National Shooting Sports FoundationAbout National Shooting Sports Foundation

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 10,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. www.nssf.org

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donfranko
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donfranko

Why don’t the gun & ammunition makers and sellers stop selling to all law enforcement and government agencies in CA, NY, and a few other states where they are banning guns and ammo? An example would be the natural gas “shortages” in NY. They banned new pipe lines, and fracking, and now they’re having a “shortage” there that is affecting the whole state. Stop selling to all government agencies in those states, and it won’t take long for them to change their laws. I say this as a retired officer, so I don’t make the suggestion lightly. BUT, if we… Read more »

mikeL
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mikeL

@ DF….replying to the statement of gun n ammo makers stop selling to cal n NY and a few other states. I believe screwsum signed ab 247 about a month ago neutralizing Leo’s from drawing their weapon, and if they did, best be able to justify the use. Spoke with an individual in Kingman, Az about 3 weeks ago. She said her husband is Kingman leo and that there had been several Calif. leos in to submit resumes. Ab 247 goes into effect 1-120. So in effect, reckon we citizens will be policing ourselves.

tomcat
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tomcat

It will be good when the 2020 election is over with and we won’t have to listen to this idiot as often.
While on this subject it occurred to me that there are a number of congress people out beating the bushes and lying the top of their head off, so if they can take all this time to do that I don’t think we need them in congress. If a person missed that much work they would be replaced,why not these morons.

Will
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Will

@tomcat,the moron will never make it all the way to ‘20 election.

donfranko
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donfranko

I hope he does. If the dem/communists pick Biden, it will really anger the extreme left wing and they will stay home or vote third party. Pres. Trump will chew Biden up in debates, and win in a landslide. If Warren is their pick, the dem/communists will come out and vote en mass….. probably more than once.

Get Out
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Get Out

IMOA, these Democratic candidates are jockeying to see who’ll be named the next top gun salesman/ person of the year. I think O’Rourke will get gun salesman fiscal 4th quarter for 2019. They’ll probably surpass Obama’ gun sales record collectively too.

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

I wonder what makes Joe Biden think a voluntary gun buy back program would work here in the United States. This is not Australia and guns are considerably more prevalent here. It is estimated there could be over a billion in this country. And that seems like a reasonable number since I do not know anyone who does not own at least one gun. Not even one person. Most have many guns although the average is said to be seven. I know people who have over 50. And the amount of ammo is almost unbelievable. Said to be well over… Read more »

Vern
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Vern

Biden being chosen as the one to carry the democrat ticket for president doesn’t say very much for intelligence of the rest of the democrats who would vote for him.

Thankfully, there are those Democrats who won’t vote for him and his lack of intelligence and will vote as they did in 2016 for Donald Trump. There are still many Democrats who will vote for Americans, not communists.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Vern, Yeah, and many people talk about the lesser of two evils in the presidential election. Who is the lesser of sixteen evils in that rag bag horde of prancing, preening socialist prevaricators that we see on stage?

Vern
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Vern

There is nothing more evil than the communism they know nothing about, yet, advocate for. Those 16 are nothing more than political pawns of that order of evil, and none of them are smart enough to know it.

StWayne
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StWayne

Vote for a Democrat in the upcoming 2020 election, and you’ve just cast your vote for an anti-American socialist because that’s how long it will take the left to move into office as they attach and “string up” their puppet. Damn the muppets and damn their lies if I’m wrong.

KCsmith
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KCsmith

Say what you want, but I love this round of Democrats.
It’s like they’re trying to lose.

Rock
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Rock

I believe that WE THE PEOPLE have a plan to end the Political rape of our rights… And it begins with those attempting to take our weapons, socialist scum know as Democrats.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Rock, I don’t think that we have a plan beyond voting.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

Well, based upon my down-click following, someone must have a plan. Well then, what is the plan? Who will execute the plan? When will the plan begin? Where will the plan be execute? And how will they execute the plan without logistics, command structure, personnel, secure comms, and weaps?

Gene Ralno
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Gene Ralno

A huge majority of conservatives are fed up with Quid Pro Joe and his asinine democrat scat. Fact is his brand of hysteria is contrived by party bosses who manipulate his mental weaknesses. Seems the best Joe can do is combine the term “gun violence” with the party’s claim that we’re experiencing a non-existent “epidemic” which of course is the aforementioned contrivance. Like all democrats, Joe knows but refuses to admit that firearms owners have stopped discussing the issue and don’t mention it outside of their most trusted friends. Further, owners aren’t about to comply with any new laws and… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@GR, The economic violence done to the American people by these corrupt politicians is more harmful than the family of responsible gun owners … but we don’t have to be that way.

Stuck in Commie Ct
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Stuck in Commie Ct

So this nut job wants so called “assault weapons” either sold back? “They never owned them!” With our tax dollars, OR be registered under the National Firearms Act? Ok, so say the sky actually falls and he’s elected, If We have to register our AR’s & AK’s paying $200.00 for a tax stamp on each, then didn’t he just make it completely legal for for people that actually follow this bull to convert them to full auto? And by the way, what we own are not “assault weapons” they are just semi automatic rifles, firearm owners that call them AW’s… Read more »

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Stuck, You make perfect sense and publish it succinctly. It must be lonely in Commicut.

Stuck in Commie Ct
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Stuck in Commie Ct

@WB, Thank you sir and you have no idea…

ras52
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ras52

If Biden wants to see a true enemy of the American people, he should look in a mirror. He is corrupt and worthless.

misterO
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misterO

“Biden will let you keep your rifle but won’t let you choose to buy a new one. He wants to reinstate the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, so no new modern sporting rifle could be sold.”

Wrong. During the 1994 AWB, brand-new AR-15’s were manufactured and sold every single day. They weren’t allowed to have a collapsible stock, a flash hider or a bayonet lug, but in every other way they were a fully functioning AR-15. If you don’t know that then you are as ignorant as the other side and you have no business educating anyone on the issue.

Will
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Will

misterO,you’re right about AR’s being sold during the ‘94 AWB. Scumbag Biden will never be in a position to ban shit.

tetejaun
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tetejaun

China Joe Biden was last in his law school classes, he did not graduate, regardless what democrats claim. That was how he got into politics. China Joe Biden has sold his votes to make himself and his family rich. China Joe Biden despises private gun ownership as slaves are not allowed guns. China Joe Biden has been involved in EVERY democrat scandal. China Joe Biden LOVES to hear himself talk. A real liability because he is too stupid to know when to shut up. After all, he bragged about his quid pro quo corruption, repeatedly. There has NEVER been a… Read more »

Will
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Will

It must really eat hard on Shotgun Joe that even the African born Muslim won’t endorse his useless ass. When the scumbag eventually does endorse it will be an African.