Biden’s Desperation Means Increased Threats to Gun Rights

Opinion by Larry Keane

Joe Finger Gun Biden
Joe Finger Gun Biden

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- With early states completed and more primaries to go, the results look shockingly good for America’s most popular socialist millionaire U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and surprisingly bad for the former frontrunner former Vice President Joe Biden. Going into the South Carolina primary, Sen. Sanders had a lead with 34 delegates and the once-favored former Vice President is in an abysmal 5th place with only six delegates.

Ever since the fiasco that was the Iowa caucus, however, former Vice President Biden has tried to rally his lagging campaign with increasingly radical and incoherent attacks on every aspect of the Second Amendment. In a recent speech in New Hampshire, he claimed that an “AK-47 is not going to take care of you” because if “you’re going to take on the government you need an F-15 with Hellfire Missiles.”

It doesn’t take a political strategist to understand that this type of violent hyperbole, used similarly by Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) when he alluded to using nuclear weapons on law-abiding gun owners, is used only by candidates who are desperate to regain their campaign’s relevance by attacking millions of citizens for lawfully exercising their Second Amendment rights.

Clips and Magazines

Former Vice President Biden continued to flaunt his lack of knowledge on Second Amendment issues this past week in Nevada’s town halls, where he pledged to “get those clips that have multiple bullets in them not for sale.”

In prior speeches, Biden’s gaffe was even more extreme, saying “nobody says you can have a magazine with 100 clips in it.” Despite his appalling ignorance, it is vital that all law-abiding gun owners understand the unprecedented threat these policy proposals mean to rights, even if they are poorly thought out and incoherently explained.

The former vice president didn’t stop there, though. He renewed his absurd pledge to allow lawsuits against the firearms manufacturing industry while attacking Sen. Sanders’ record on all things guns. Sen. Sanders has waffled back and forth on his stance to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) that protects firearm manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits. That’s not the case for former Vice President Biden, who has long been determined to see it stripped away. Sen. Sanders used to understand that holding a manufacturer responsible for the criminal misuse of firearms by remote third parties over whom they have not control defies all norms of legal jurisprudence. Biden, though, insists that these companies are “going to be held accountable because I’m coming after them.”

Lawful Protections, Lawful Industry

Former Vice President Biden says that those who vote to keep these sensible protections for the firearms industry do so only because they are “cowards that are afraid to take on the special interests.” The real reason the PLCAA is still law, however, is because the majority of people in this country see arguments like Biden’s as a thinly-veiled strategy intended to put gun manufacturers out of business by burying them in thousands of expensive, frivolous lawsuits. That is exactly what was happening to the firearms industry beginning in the mid-1990s when several dozen municipalities filed frivolous lawsuits seeking to shutter the industry or impose regulation through settlement of the litigation.  Not only would this scheme – then and now – deprive law-abiding Americans of a free and fair marketplace in which to purchase firearms that meet their specific requirements for personal protection, home defense, hunting or recreational shooting, it would also cripple an industry that in 2019 employed 149,146 people in the country and generate an additional 162,845 jobs in supplier and ancillary industries. Shuttering the industry would undermine national security and public safety since our industry provides the tools the military and men and women in blue use to protect our nation and communities.

No one believes a car company should be held accountable if someone drives drunk and causes an accident. It’s time the former vice president admits repealing the PLCAA is anything but a plot to irreversibly damage both an American industry and Americans’ right to bear arms. Former Vice President Biden may be counting on ignorant rhetorical excess to salvage his latest flagging presidential bid, but he apparently hasn’t processed the news of where it has already led the likes of Swalwell and former Democratic Texas Congressman Robert “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15” O’Rourke.


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Doszap
Doszap
7 months ago

If any Dem wins POTUS,and the Senate, we will have a Revolution in less than 6 months.

Larry1355
Larry1355
7 months ago

Hey….Joe backed down that mean popcorn dude without a gun. He’s a joke! His hairy legs scare most of us. I hope he’s the one running against President Trump. I have just a couple questions form him. #1…how much money did Hunter give him? #2 Did Obama know he tried to blackmail Ukraine like he said…..Call him, that’s what he told them. #3 What state are you in right now?

Circle8
7 months ago

Creepy Joe is not demented he is just plain stupid. He spent 36 or so years in politics, acommplished little except made himself a millionaire accepting money and other “favors” from everybody willing to buy him.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
7 months ago

Wasn’t there a kid who got booted out of school for making a hand sign like Biden is doing? A special needs kid in grade school? About a week or two ago? Grace for me but law for thee? Beyond that he has threatened the armed American citizen with military reprisal. Why is he not in jail? Every one of the demoncrapic candidates has promised ahead of time they will disavow their oath of office if elected.

Arm up, carry on.

Larry1355
Larry1355
7 months ago

He told everyone to just shoot threw the door….that will get you jailed for sure. He’s that stupid though.

Doszap
Doszap
7 months ago

They best pray they lose.The price they will pay will be WAY to high.

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
7 months ago

Nevermind that All the democrat candidates are idiots, these vipers are all anti-Constitution. They should be disqualified based solely on that criteria alone.

Doszap
Doszap
7 months ago
Reply to  MICHAEL J

YOU break your OATH, you are immediately REMOVED from office, period.

Xaun Loc
Xaun Loc
7 months ago

All the candidates are coming up with positions that are more and more anti-gun because they are only interested in talking to other Democrats for the primaries. Whoever gets the nomination will try to back away from the more extreme comments as they try to get the “undecided” and “moderate” voters by showing how much they support “compromise” Although all the focus right now is on the Democratic Primaries, WE should be paying attention to the REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES. Yes, we all know who is going to get the Republican nomination for president, but the president isn’t the only office on… Read more »

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
7 months ago

Dementia is a sad disease…..similar to Liberalism.

RoyD
RoyD
7 months ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

How true. In both cases you are sure you know when in fact, you haven’t got a clue.

Stone
Stone
7 months ago

I realize Joe is not playing with a full deck sometimes, but did he just indicate that we protect geese coming across the border because you can only have three shells in your shotgun, but we don’t protect people coming across the border because you can have 100 round clips? Was his dealing with the all those families in Conn, before or after the Corn Pop and the time prison in South Africa? This man scares me because half f the time, generally under the stress of just speaking, he can’t remember with accuracy, what he’s done, what he’s said… Read more »

JFCrosby
JFCrosby
7 months ago

Crazy Joe??? He would be very bad for this country if he was elected.

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
7 months ago

The man is the ultimate Goober Buffoon,who is experiencing the onset of dementia, he is a sad Buffoon.

Doszap
Doszap
7 months ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

The Dems do not have ONE candidate that if elected and if they regained the Senate also, would not start a war.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
7 months ago

Biden and all his cronies aren’t just saying confiscate/ban semi auto firearms and high capacity magazines, they are saying surrender them OR ELSE. I have read there are over 140 MILLION firearm owners. That is at least 1/3 of the entire United States population armed. What’s more, there are some 400 MILLION firearms in the United States. You can bet there is ammo enough to do the job. The British could not accomplish firearm confiscation. When they tried, they lost the colonies. Yamamoto was wise enough to not even try to invade the U.S. because; “there would be a gun… Read more »

Xaun Loc
Xaun Loc
7 months ago

The only cliche you left out was “Cold Dead Hands” — sure there are over a hundred million gun owners in the US, and yes a few million of them are even in the “will not comply” camp, as long as the government doesn’t come knocking on their door. We see a lot of “Cold Dead Hands” talk in the safety of online forums and even among the crowd at rallies, but how many individual gun owners are really going to put their lives and the lives of their families on the line when they are alone responding to that… Read more »

Mark 2nd
Mark 2nd
7 months ago
Reply to  Xaun Loc

We will see Xaun. Most of the rest of the nation isn’t like commiefornia, at all. The militias have gotten much stronger and are better armed than what you may realize. We have many ex military and even police with us. We are not defeatists and, I’m sure, most of us are willing to put our lives on the line to preserve the true America, Constitution and freedom that we love. Commiefornia has always been mostly comprised of hippies, homos and new age metrosexual fruitcakes. There were never enough real Americans in that disgusting corrupt “state” to fight the onslaught… Read more »

Doszap
Doszap
7 months ago
Reply to  Xaun Loc

The Government wont come knocking,it will go Guerilla in 24 hrs.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
7 months ago
Reply to  Xaun Loc

I hope you are right but the problem is the demoncrapic, socialist, communist left has plainly stated their intent to disarm America. Yes, to a lot of people, that means nothing but anyone who has ever looked at history more than 5 min. can/will tell you that this is a prerequisite for socialism/communism. One of the many blessings one gets when one serves in the military is you get to travel most of the world. I have seen check point Charlie — before the wall came down. The camps in Poland, the mines in Rodiesha, the banana republics in central… Read more »

Doszap
Doszap
7 months ago

DP, who do they have capable of remotely disarming Americans?.
No one.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
7 months ago
Reply to  Doszap

Doszap, if the honcho in Va. was allowed to do what he wanted, they were going to call in the U.N. Ole black face’s tactics were/are to instantly make100,000 felons because of registered ownership.. Have no doubt, they DO have access to 4173’s, they will go door to door until the general public gets wind of it. After that, besides normal enforcement, they will bring up the N.G. That’s how they did things in Venezuela. By then, most of America’s armed citizens will have to put a stop to it.

I wish I had better news.

Arm up, carry on.