ICYMI: Biden Would Ban and Criminalize AR-15s and MSRs

Sleepy Joe Biden's handlers try their best to mask the Democrat's extreme anti-gun positions. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- NEWTOWN, Conn. – NSSF, the trade association for the firearm industry, is focusing on former Vice President Joe Biden’s radical antigun campaign promise to ban, register, and confiscate the most popular selling centerfire rifles – the modern sporting rifle – sold in America today. Biden borrowed a page from the failed campaign of Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke to craft an agenda that would hobble Constitutionally-protected rights for law-abiding Americans.

“Joe Biden’s gun grab isn’t original but is it is shockingly honest that they admit the end game. His campaign promise to confiscate guns rips the mask off the lie told by gun control for decades,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President, and General Counsel. “Yes, they are coming for your guns. The Biden-Harris campaign literally spelled out how they would do this and would violate their oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, but instead destroy it.”

The Biden-Harris gun control agenda proposes to ban the sale and manufacture of modern sporting rifles, or what the campaign terms “assault rifles” or “weapons of war.” In fact, these firearms are just semiautomatic firearms that use 100-year-old technology and have been sold commercially since the early 1960s. Semiautomatic firearms expend one round for each squeeze of the trigger, unlike the military’s automatic firearms that continue to fire automatically while the trigger is depressed. The Biden campaign is purposefully conflating the similar appearances of AR-15s and the military’s M-16 and M-4 rifles to confuse the American public.

Biden proposes that all 18 million-plus modern sporting rifles in circulation would be registered in the same onerous manner as automatic firearms and regulated under the 1934 Gun Control Act. That would require current owners to register these rifles with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), pay a $200 tax, submit fingerprints, photos, and complete duplicitous background checks for firearms they already passed a background check to purchase. They would also be subjected to random and unannounced ATF inspection of their firearm and would be registered in a federal watchlist of firearm owners. Further, permits regulated under the 1934 NFA are already backlogged by more than nine months.

The Biden campaign has a plan for those who would choose not to comply. Those individuals would be given two options: be forced to sell the property to the U.S. government using their own tax dollars to do so or face forcible confiscation by law enforcement authorities. Conservative estimates would require $9-18 billion of taxpayer funds to subsidize this gun confiscation scheme.

The Biden-Harris gun control plan would also ban the manufacture and sale of so-called “high capacity” magazines. His campaign website grossly compares hunting to the horrific murder of children, claiming the federal government protects ducks more than kids. This disgusting comparison is as wrong as it is appalling. Murder is illegal, plain and simple. The value of human life is undeniably greater than that of animals. That’s why the industry opposes these limits because in a moment of crisis when defending one’s own life, arbitrary magazine capacity limits put law-abiding Americans at a disadvantage to criminals who, by definition, disobey laws.

Modern sporting rifles are commonly and lawfully used for hunting, recreational and competitive target shooting and home defense. More than 5 million Americans purchased a firearm for the first time in 2020, based on an NSSF retailer survey. Fully 40 percent of these new gun owners are women. The largest increase of any demographic is among African-Americans, which skyrocketed 58 percent over 2019. To date, more than 13.8 million background checks have been completed for the sale of a firearm, surpassing 2019’s full-year total of nearly 13.2 million.

NSSF strongly opposes these unconstitutional proposals of the Biden-Harris campaign and encourages all Americans to vote on Election Day to protect their Second Amendment rights.


About The National Shooting Sports Foundation

NSSF is the trade association for the firearm industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of thousands of manufacturers, distributors, firearm retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations, and publishers nationwide. For more information, visit nssf.org

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Don
Don
19 days ago

I see a problem with the revolt against the Biden-Harris crowd. If Biden wins he will move on guns quickly. Just who, what, when, where, how and why do you start the revolution? We are a good people and we don’t want to harm people. But the revolution to restore America needs to start somewhere. It should start November 3, with all good men and women voting for Trump.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
19 days ago

Sleepy Joe and Kameltoe both know that she will be running the country and he will be the figurehead. It’s time that we get our acts together and make the U.S.A. a constitutional carry country and commie states like kommifornia, New York, Washington and even Oregone, MUST comply.

Go MAGA 2020

Grim
Grim
19 days ago

Come and get ’em – bring your lunch!

Camotim
Camotim
19 days ago

Hiden and His Hoe will criminalize self-defense.

Arny
Arny
16 days ago
Reply to  Camotim

Once that’s known whoever is gonna do the confiscating (arresting) better be ready for confrontation. Don’t see where people have anything to lose. At least for me.

Gdubb
Gdubb
19 days ago

This is way bigger than a AR/MSR issue. Let’s not forget the dim’s plan here would effectively ban ALL semi-autos and firearms designed to utilize mags capable of holding over 10 rounds. You can say good-bye to your favorite Glocks, etc.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
19 days ago
Reply to  Gdubb

Bring a really good GPR unit..all I gotzz is a .38 special

Last edited 19 days ago by SEMPAI
Z
Z
19 days ago

Not mine not now not ever….1775…!!!

MajorMike
MajorMike
19 days ago

Out of my cold dead hand. . .

Beartoe
Beartoe
19 days ago

Like Al used to say on Home Improvement “I don’t think so, Tim” They MIGHT get them, but it’ll be after the fight.

Get Out
Get Out
20 days ago

They should look at history and have a serious discussion what pushback can they expect from gun owners.

GUNS r US
GUNS r US
19 days ago
Reply to  Get Out

They don’t want to look at history, they want to erase it! That way no one can learn from it. That’s what they’re afraid of.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
20 days ago

Alex I’ll take forcible confiscation for 200 please.

Random71
Random71
20 days ago
Reply to  SEMPAI

What is ‘justified rebellion’?

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
20 days ago
Reply to  Random71

Ding, Freakin’, Ding

ForsakenConstitution
ForsakenConstitution
19 days ago
Reply to  Random71

Lol perfect!

Finnky
Finnky
16 days ago
Reply to  Random71

Is insisting upon retention of constitutional law actually rebellion? Isn’t it more like accurately called “forcible restoration?”

Other than that quibble – absolutely love your comment.

Last edited 16 days ago by Finnky
Random71
Random71
16 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

I can understand the quibble, and would then look to the fact that it would be the government doing these things and thus it would be rebellion. Rebellions can be restorative in nature, but technically is still rebellion or revolt.

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
20 days ago

Joe Braindead would do many things if he could only remember his name and what office he was running for,he is the Trojan horse for much worse.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
19 days ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

As I’ve said before, Biden is simply a public “place-holder” to cover up Socialists’ plots.