NSSF: Biden’s Gun Control Signal in Becerra Nomination

By Larry Keane

GunVote Gas Mask WASR Romanian AK47
Biden is already looking to exploit the COVID crisis to confiscate firearms. IMG Jim Grant

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- President-elect Joe Biden didn’t take long in declaring a national health crisis to usher in emergency health epidemic gun control measures. With more than a month still left before he takes the Oath of Office, he laid the groundwork to seize on a “public health crisis” to push a gun grab.

He also did it on the anniversary of the horrific crimes committed in Newtown, Conn., eight years ago. For NSSF, this tragedy hits home. This is our community. We continue to grieve the loss of innocent lives at the hands of a heinous criminal. President-elect Joe Biden, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, marked the grim anniversary with a ploy to enact the most bold and radical gun control agenda ever proposed.

President-elect Biden wrote a message that was addressed to the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy, but it was a signal for the nation. He wrote “… that gun violence is a national health crisis and we need to address…” and “… we will fight to end this scourge on our society and enact common-sense reforms.”

Vice President-elect Harris echoed the call, tweeting, “To honor the lives lost in this terrible tragedy, it’s past time we implement common-sense gun safety reforms to keep our children safe.”

Doctor’s Orders

The firearm industry has been warning of gun control disguised in white laboratory coats. For years, gun control advocates have seen this as the brass ring. Gun control politicians battled in Congress to funnel taxpayer dollars to fund government-backed medical research that concludes the only “cure” for criminal misuse of firearms – even those horrific tragedies witnessed in Newtown – is amputating God-given rights from law-abiding citizens.

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., who protect Second Amendment rights fend off annual attacks to repeal the Dickey Amendment. The most recent attempt to overturn it was in 2019 when opponents fell short of overturning the 1996 amendment that reads, “none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to advocate or promote gun control.”

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) launched a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Service Alex Azar hailing revised language that said the Centers for Disease Control has always had the ability to study violence as a win over this prohibition. He was wrong, though. All that really happened was Congress restated that the amendment still exists, gun violence research can continue (and has continued), but it can’t be a pre-cooked conclusion that gun control is the only answer.

Gun Control Cure

Now, President-elect Biden is broadcasting his gun control playbook. He’s calling it a national health crisis, which by his estimation, requires emergency and unprecedented government response. That’s exactly what’s been witnessed during the COVD-19 pandemic. A national health emergency provided an opportunity for elected officials to unconstitutionally deny law-abiding citizens their civil rights. California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo were brushed back by the U.S. Supreme Court for their unlawful infringement on the free exercise of religion.

Last week, President-elect Biden named California Democrat Xavier Becerra as his Health and Human Services nominee. If confirmed, future letters from Sen. Markey to invoke lawful firearm ownership as a national health crisis won’t go unanswered.

We warned this nomination was a political “tell” of how the Biden-Harris administration will try to achieve the most radical gun control agenda ever proposed.  They’re calling it a national health crisis. The fix will begin with confiscating lawfully-owned firearms because that’s what the medical experts tell them. It will end with Second Amendment rights available by prescription only.


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 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

National Shooting Sports Foundation

Subscribe
Notify of
8 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
BigMikeU
BigMikeU
7 months ago

well im sorry but didnt even bother to read this article and mainly because Biden has been declaired anything yet ,by anyone but the left so it means little……also the Electoral College hasnt voted yet and we all know how that went in 2016 when everyone said Hillary was going to win. Now that we know how much criminal intent and voted fraud there was in 2016 i dont understand how anyone would think a man that was lucky to get 10 or 12 cars to his rallies beat out the President that was drawing in the max amount of… Read more »

Last edited 7 months ago by BigMikeU
JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
7 months ago

ENOUGH OF THIS SH!T, ALREADY!!

In addition to the insanity that is clearly exhibited by brain-dead DemocRats over all aspects of gun control, we are constantly bombarded with that mindless euphemism “common-sense” in reference to all proposed new legislation.

With abject apologies to Charles Dickens… may every idiot who goes around with the words “common sense” on his lips be boiled in his own pudding!!!

Vince
Vince
7 months ago

While AG of CA Xavier Becerra enjoyed complete legal immunity for his actions. His new position enjoys no such protection. It won’t be long before he is in the alligator pond, defenseless.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
7 months ago
Reply to  Vince

Old Jewish adage: From your lips, to God’s ears!

Hazcat
Hazcat
7 months ago

Yep, this administration is going to be a full court press to eliminate all of your rights starting with the 2nd. Typical socialist actions.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
7 months ago
Reply to  Hazcat

Yes. They put their intentions on Biden’s website in clear language and now they will work energetically to deliver on their promises.

willyd
willyd
7 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

Should be met with total resistance and all brought to trial for TREASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
7 months ago
Reply to  willyd

Willy, it’s not actually treason… it’s federal-level Felony Perjury. But, luckily, the punishment [maximum of death penalty in federal courts, and in most state courts] is the same.

I wholeheartedly agree with you that trials should indeed happen (and soon!), but I want the charges to be perfectly correct – in order to prevent any excuse or opportunity for azzhole politicians to weasel out of prosecution, even on a technicality.