Biden’s Anti-Gun Agenda Would Turn Right into Privilege

Joe Biden and His Gift for Gaffes
Joe Biden and His Gift for Gaffes

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden has plans for the constitutionally enumerated right to keep and bear arms: If elected in November, his intention is to turn the Second Amendment into a heavily-regulated government privilege, say critics, and it’s spelled out at his website.

Remarkably, Biden made no reference to his plan during his acceptance speech; a cornerstone of his campaign, yet he avoided it like exposure to COVID-19. Only his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, referenced his leadership role in passing the 1993 ban on so-called “assault weapons” during the Clinton administration, as part of her acceptance speech.

Otherwise, both Democrat challengers steered clear of gun control.

Headlined ‘The Biden Plan to End Our Gun Violence Epidemic,” Biden’s 3,430-word plan is explained in detail.

If Biden becomes president in January, he plans to:

  • Ban the manufacture and sale of so-called “assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.” This promise nullifies any claim that Biden supports the Second Amendment and is not a gun banner, critics contend.
  • Repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. This is the federal statute that prevents junk lawsuits against gun manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers whose products are used in crimes.
  • Buyback the “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines” already owned by law-abiding private citizens. Opponents say the government cannot “buy back” guns it never owned in the first place. According to the Biden Plan, “Biden will also institute a program to buy back weapons of war currently on our streets. This will give individuals who now possess assault weapons or high-capacity magazines two options: sell the weapons to the government, or register them under the National Firearms Act.” This proposal treats modern sporting rifles the same as fully-automatic machine guns. It falls just short of mandatory buy-back proposals, which rights activists call “compensated confiscation.”
  • Reduce “stockpiling of weapons.” According to the Biden plan, “In order to reduce the stockpiling of firearms, Biden supports legislation restricting the number of firearms an individual may purchase per month to one.”
  • Require mandatory background checks on all firearm transfers. Critics see this as de facto gun registration.
  • End the online sale of firearms and ammunition. Biden will enact legislation to prohibit all online sales of firearms, ammunition, kits, and gun parts.
  • Require “safe storage” of all firearms. Who defines “safe storage” and how would this be enforced? Would it allow law enforcement to conduct warrantless searches of gun owners’ residences? It would, say critics, certainly require registration of gun owners, so police would know which doors to knock on.
  • Put America on the path to ensuring that 100% of firearms sold in this country are “smart guns.” His plan claims technology exists to “allow only authorized users to fire a gun.” However, no such technology is guaranteed to work first time, every time, and in a life-threatening emergency, “smart gun” failure is not an option.
  • Punish adults for allowing minors to have access to firearms, “regardless of whether the minor actually gains possession of the firearm.” How would this be enforced? Why hold someone responsible for a crime that—according to the quoted text—may not actually have happened?
  • Require gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to law enforcement. “Responsible gun owners have a responsibility to inform law enforcement if their weapon is lost or stolen,” the Biden Plan says. “Biden will enact legislation to make this the law of the land.” There are no details about penalties for failure to file such reports.
  • Close the “Charleston loophole.” According to the Biden Plan, “The Charleston loophole allows people to complete a firearms purchase if their background check is not completed within three business days. Biden supports the proposal in the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, which extends the timeline from three to 10 business days. Biden will also direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to put on his desk within his first 100 days as president a report detailing the cases in which background checks are not completed within 10 business days and steps the federal government can take to reduce or eliminate this occurrence.”
  • Give states incentives to set up gun licensing programs. “Biden will enact legislation to give states and local governments grants to require individuals to obtain a license prior to purchasing a gun,” the plan explains. Critics argue that citizens should not need a license to exercise a constitutionally-protected fundamental right. The “permit-to-purchase” idea was explained in an article appearing in The Trace, the Michael  Bloomberg-supported gun control online news organ.

The former vice president is a perennial gun control advocate who brags about “taking on” the National Rifle Association and winning twice.

“In 1993,” according to the Biden website, “he shepherded through Congress the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which established the background check system that has since kept more than 3 million firearms out of dangerous hands.

“In 1994, Biden – along with Senator Dianne Feinstein – secured the passage of 10-year bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” the narrative continues. “As president, Joe Biden will defeat the NRA again.”

Seven years ago, during a YouTube interview, Biden told a young woman seeking advice on whether to purchase a semiautomatic rifle for home protection to “get a shotgun.” He then advised her to use the shotgun to frighten burglars by going outside and firing shots into the air, which is illegal in virtually every jurisdiction in the country, chargeable as “unlawful discharge of a firearm.”

Biden’s elaborate plan doesn’t talk about preventing crime or punishing the criminal misuse of firearms. Instead, according to critics, it penalizes honest gun owners for crimes they did not commit, while opening up lawful manufacturers to financially devastating harassment lawsuits.

Another tenet of the Biden Plan, to which equally anti-gun Sen. Harris has added her name, would reinstate the Obama-Biden policy to disarm law-abiding citizens “adjudicated” by the Social Security Administration as “unable to manage their affairs for mental reasons.” That policy was allegedly abused to take guns from people who needed help managing their finances.

Buried in the text of Biden’s plan is this proposal: Tackle urban “gun violence” with “targeted, evidence-based community interventions.”

What does that mean? According to Biden’s plan, “Group Violence Intervention organizes community leaders to work with individuals most likely to commit acts of gun violence, express the community’s demand that the gun violence stop, and connect individuals who may be likely perpetrators with social and economic support services that may deter violent behavior. These types of interventions have reduced homicides by as much as 60%.”

This raises the question whether anyone can honestly believe that people “most likely to commit acts of gun violence” will cooperate with a “community demand” to stop engaging in violent acts with firearms. They currently ignore every gun law on the books. The proposal comes from the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The pamphlet decries urban violence, but a glance at the murder statistics for Chicago, Baltimore and other Democrat-controlled cities suggests the approach promoted in the Biden Plan needs work.

Over the past six months, FBI National Instant Check System (NICS) data suggests American citizens have purchased millions of firearms, including a huge number of people buying firearms for the first time. This new wave of gun ownership may explain why Biden, Harris and the DNC have bitten their collective tongue on the subject of gun control.

But the Biden Plan is there for all to see, and between now and Nov. 3, it is a safe bet this document will receive lots of attention as gun owners and Second Amendment organizations explain how these proposals would turn the right to keep and bear arms into a strictly-regulated privilege, as it is now treated by authorities in states such as New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Massachusetts.

During his acceptance speech, the former vice president declared “This is a life-changing election that will determine America’s future for a very long time.”

For American gun owners, no other remark more clearly defined what is at stake.



About Dave WorkmanDave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
21 days ago

Once again, Biden is caught in an outright lie!! His so-called “Charleston Loophole does NOT exist! In 1995, when Congress began debates on the legislation that created the initial NICS (background check) system, the FBI insisted that the system had to apply only to Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs), not to the general public. Citing universal application’s huge cost (in budget, manpower, and time), the FBI flatly refused to participate in the system unless it was restricted to FFLs only. Congress wrote the legislation accordingly, exactly to FBI specification – with no “unintentional omissions,” or so-called ”loopholes.” In 1998, the system was activated… Read more »

Last edited 21 days ago by JoeUSooner
MarkE
MarkE
30 days ago

This idiocy goes far beyond Biden. A few years ago, Rep. Diana DeGette testified that banning the manufacture of new, high-capacity mags would be beneficial in the long run because once the rounds in a mag were fired, the single-use mag would then no longer be useful and would be discarded. Thus, eventually over time, all currently owned mags in the country would be once-fired and then discarded. This, she reasoned, was a way (along with prohibiting manufacture) to eventually eliminate all high-capacity “magazine clips” from the country… It is difficult to use logic when the lawmakers who are writing the… Read more »

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
29 days ago
Reply to  MarkE

I am reading that [the Mafia] is in a state of “war” against the Republic in this standing PRECEDENT which everybody should read because it is playing out right now in our country that it is an act of war to deprive RIGHTS protected by the US Constitution even during a state of emergency. The fate of the rebellion is clearly contained within it’s text. Here’s a single excerpt of many valuable excerpts worth knowing in the Military v Mafia playbook. Helps to shine light on the Red Flag op also. Once the Military quickly administers the vaccine (Court Martial’s/Executions)… Read more »

Last edited 29 days ago by Patriot Solutions
Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
30 days ago

Yup, that last sentence says it all. The facts are we have been on the soap box for decades, soon comes the ballot box and then will likely come the cartridge box. It’s obvious that the demoncrapic socialist party plans to enslave the middle and lower income America citizenry. They can’t do this while we are armed. Look at what Kruchev said at the u.n. 1969 see for yourself, don’t take my word for it. If there is to be one last chance to vote down the socialist agenda it is the up coming presidential election. That assumes we are… Read more »

GUNFUN
GUNFUN
29 days ago

I definitely fall into the category of people you feel sorry for then.

buzzsaw
buzzsaw
29 days ago

All this has been a good excuse to get in better shape. I haven’t lost much weight, but my pants are looser, things are getting lighter and jars are easier to open. Indeed, with the exception of the recent California magazine ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel–assuming it stands, hope does spring eternal–the “jury box” has been all but useless. We all know about the Supreme Court refusing to hear not one, but TEN 2nd Amendment cases this past go-around. There has been much speculation on why this has happened, with the prominent view being that the… Read more »

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Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
29 days ago
Reply to  buzzsaw

Keep those boxes handy because the chaos is going to go full throttle at election time unlike this country has ever seen before on a magnitude so significant that the Military is going roll out and martial law will be declared wherever the rebellion is going on. Antifa just started burning down homes here and burning the families alive.

They have no plans to surrender. They rape, pillage & plunder humanity. Were nothing but a commodity to them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COgHepVILtA&feature=youtu.be

Farming humans provides them quite the elite lifestyles.
https://twitter.com/LookingPj/status/1297624953857212425/photo/1

Clowns In America or Christians In Action?
https://twitter.com/LookingPj/status/1297446146256838656

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hoss
hoss
30 days ago

There are a number of items on the Democratic ( Communist ) agenda. In no particular order; Control health care, so we’re dependent on the government. Control food stores, Restaurants, supermarkets, bodegas, convenience stores, food trucks, you get the drift. The main one is taking away our 2nd amendment, or regulating it to death. This is just a few of what is taking place as I write this. Antifa, BLM is run by the Chinese, and Russian Communist parties. They make no secret of this, seeing they ( Antifa) have put out for all to read, their intentions to take… Read more »

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
30 days ago

The news, sleepy Joe, Kamaltoe, pelopski, obummer, shiff for brains, erlick smolder and the list goes on are liars. They can’t make it through the day without telling at least on lie an hour. The transcript of sleepy joe lieden’s acceptance speech says. And there has never been anything we’ve been UNable to accomplish when we’ve done it together. That’s a lie, watch the video of his speech. He says “and there has never been anything we have BEEN able to accomplish when we have done it together”. Freudian slip, he knows they have stopped us from accomplishing things even when… Read more »

Vern
Vern
30 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

When I ask what lie they are talking about, they can’t seem to remember, so they just say all of them. You can’t pin them down on anything, may be because they don’t have anything in the first place.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
30 days ago

No shortage of Republican support for Chiden and 70 is not all of them either..

https://saraacarter.com/70-republican-turncoats-post-anti-trump-letter-to-nation-they-subvert-democracy/

UncAl
UncAl
30 days ago

As per Mr. T. Jefferson, “The beauty of the 2nd Amendment is that it’s not really needed, until THEY try to take it away!” Quotes to remember while we fight the National pandemic!

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
30 days ago

Remember these rules, people.
#1. Government can make any Law they want, even if it is unconstitutional.
#2. It IS the law until challenged in Court and upheld or overturned, even if it goes to the SCOTUS, which may or may not hear it. It will take YEARS.

Look how long the lawsuit on California’s magazine ban has been going on and it’s still not settled permanently.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
30 days ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

I’m watching gun cases that have been in the courts for years that are waiting to be scheduled on the calendar for en banc hear etc. There is NO rush to restore RIGHTS clearly written in plain English of a single sentence and based upon what I’m reading in the cases you’re typically going to have more questions from a court ruling than answers because the courts are corrupt and the attorneys are part of the corrupt system. They chase crumbs to keep the sheep starving. Not hard to figure this out after reading as many cases as I have… Read more »

RJL
RJL
30 days ago

The Example of 47 Years of continuous failure to his Boss, The American People for which he took an oath. Social/Democratic/Communists should not have a place in this Republic. What Is Good For Me And Not For Thee, does not equate as Freedom. The right of decent private citizens to personally possess, transport, and responsibly use arms without government interference is the ultimate freedom and the main pillar supporting all other liberties. Few cultures have allowed their general population access to weapons, the tools of power, to the same degree as the United States. Instead, most societies have restricted the… Read more »

Arny
Arny
29 days ago
Reply to  RJL

Damn quite impressive. I work in some wealthy neighborhoods around DC, Md, Va. I come into contact with a lot of these like minded individuals you listed. LOL

Dave in Fairfax
Editor
Dave in Fairfax
29 days ago
Reply to  RJL

RJL,
That’s a very nice delineation of the threats. If you don’t mind, I’d like to distribute that to some people who need a look in their mirror.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
30 days ago

Remember when Nancy said “we must pass the bill to see what’s in it” now they say we must elect Joe so we can do what we want to the American peoples way of life, meaning screw gun owners and changing the constitution to suit them and their ideas to remake the country.

Vern
Vern
30 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

They don’t want to change the Constitution, they want to destroy it.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
30 days ago
Reply to  Vern

It is amazing how late game delusions are still in play. The difference between “destroy” and “changing” is noteworthy.

Camotim
Camotim
30 days ago

The reason the obamas support Joe and his Hoe is that, if, God forbid, Joe was elected obama would not longer be considered the worst POTUS in history. Vote like your life and rights depend on it: VOTE TRUMP-PENCE.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
1 month ago

I hear Chiden has found a second use for those Dr. Suess books he was seen buying. So much for impeaching him for violating his oath if he wins.

https://twitter.com/ru_awake_yet/status/1296640718233051137

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
1 month ago

Being governed by prop’ed-up clones is the libtards wet dream.

https://twitter.com/anonpatriotq/status/1296783471264894977

Shjt about to get real for the normies.

https://twitter.com/LookingPj/status/1296850115274080257

Like Paul said long ago, going to have to arrest global warming. Apparently all this stuff has been a conspiracy theory for a really long time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU3fsVGKUqc&feature=youtu.be

Can always go back to watching Football I suppose……………

https://twitter.com/intheMatrixxx/status/1288989906509930498

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