Anti-Gunner Admits ‘Biden Presidency is Dream Come True’

Joe Biden’s presidency is a “dream come true” for gun control, says an anti-gun official.IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- A top official with the billionaire-backed Everytown for Gun Safety lobbying group admitted to The Hill that Joe Biden’s presidency is a “dream come true” for gun prohibitionists while it will be “the worst nightmare” for gun owners and organizations representing their interests.

Rob Wilcox, deputy director of policy and strategy at Everytown—the anti-gun-rights group set up by Michael Bloomberg—is quoted by The Hill stating, “Simply put, a Biden presidency is the gun lobby’s worst nightmare. But it’s a dream come true for anyone who cares about gun safety in America.”

It’s a statement deliberately overlooking the fact that gun rights organizations—most notably the National Rifle Association and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms—have traditionally advocated safe firearms use by private citizens. NRA has a network of thousands of volunteer firearms instructors, and another group, the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) also has instructors.

Likewise, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which is a trade association rather than an organization of individual citizens, is a strong proponent of gun safety and has sponsored programs designed to acquaint new shooters with safe firearms handling.

The Hill article also said Nico Bocour, government affairs director for the Giffords gun control group “predicted that America will see some gun reform measures within Biden’s first 100 days in office.”

But The Hill story, Second Amendment advocates would argue, perpetuates the misconception that these groups are about “safety” and “reform,” when those two terms translate to “control” if not outright “prohibition.”

A grassroots group in Washington State produces a T-Shirt bearing the message “Gun Control is Not Gun Safety.”

The Wilcox admission comes on the heels of a declaration by anti-gun Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) that he plans to make gun control a “top priority” now that he is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. But according to the Washington Free Beacon, “Democrats enjoy a slim majority in the Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris able to cast tie-breaking votes, a partisan split that makes sweeping, new gun-control legislation difficult to pass. Durbin’s control of the Judiciary Committee, however, will allow him to shape America’s legal landscape.

Durbin’s remarks prompted CCRKBA to respond Monday with a shot across the Senator’s bow.

“Joe Biden has been in office less than two weeks,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “and he is presiding over an effort by his party to literally crush rights guaranteed and protected by the Bill of Rights. Dick Durbin would not be making such a promise if he wasn’t certain the White House was giving him free rein to erode the Second Amendment into something we won’t recognize.”

Gottlieb said Durbin’s “hostility toward the Second Amendment is well known to the gun rights community.”

“Democrats led by Durbin have been salivating over the damage they might do to the Second Amendment since the November election,” the veteran gun rights advocate observed. “They have made no secret of their intentions, and now Dick Durbin has essentially confirmed the threat to our right to keep and bear arms is genuine.”

As reported earlier by Ammoland News, Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is already busy with a piece of legislation Gottlieb and others in the Second Amendment community are calling “extreme.”

Her H.R. 127 would require licensing of gun owners, mandatory training, psychological evaluations to determine someone’s suitability to own a firearm, retroactive gun registration and separate licensing for modern sporting rifles. Successful licensees must show they have an insurance policy which will cost $800.

Additionally, Jackson Lee’s bill would require the owner of any firearm to supply the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the make, model and serial number of every gun he or she owns, including guns they may have owned for years. They would also have to report the identity of any person to whom, and any period of time during which, the firearm will be loaned to that individual.

This is the “gun control overreach” to which CCRKBA alludes in its statement to the press.

“All this means is that Durbin and his fellow Democrats are pulling out all the stops,” Gottlieb said. “After years of waiting, they believe this is the right moment to destroy the right to keep and bear arms in the guise of ‘gun safety,’ so a right belonging to all citizens becomes a privilege enjoyed by a few. Durbin’s priority is to enact Draconian gun control laws. Our priority as citizens must be to stop him.”

That could be a tall order. However, in recent weeks, CCRKBA’s sister organization, the Second Amendment Foundation, has been actively recruiting grassroots activists to join the “2nd Amendment First Responder” program. The advertising effort has so far been hugely successful, and it is continuing this week on more than a dozen networks.

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About Dave 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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nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
17 days ago

Wilcox wants everyone’s guns, eh? To him I say, MOLON LABE!!!

gunnerdd517
gunnerdd517
22 days ago

the communists dont care a hoot about “gun safety”. They will lie,cheat,do anything they need to in order to disarm private citizens. Nothing they say, changes their ultimate goal. They are going to keep pushing and never stop. Legal/shmegal, it doesnt matter. These people aint playing around. The day is just about upon us where we will have a choice. Bend a knee in submission, or seriously resist. We damn well better face the truth of the Communist take over. WE need to stand up in concert and tell these people to back off. Gun rights org. whatever.They have targets… Read more »

RoyD
RoyD
22 days ago

“Simply put, a Biden presidency is the gun lobby’s worst nightmare.”

Well, I have a pretty good idea of what is the worst nightmare of Black Americans; and it is not a “white man with a gun.”

Man Accused of Murdering 5 Children, 1 Man in Oklahoma Home (breitbart.com)

Bozz
Bozz
23 days ago

When they say “Gun Safety” they don’t mean it in the same context as you and I. They mean lock them up or get rid of them.

RJL
RJL
23 days ago

Anti-Gun/Firearms=Anti-Constitutionalists’=Anti-American=Enemies of The United States of America.

Oldvet
Oldvet
23 days ago

After kumswallow’s stunt over the weekend , sounds to me like Senators Manchin and Sinema need to switch parties .!! All from Georgia and Arizona need to be contacting their senators and suggesting same !!

hoss
hoss
23 days ago

But it’s a dream come true for anyone who cares about gun safety in America.”
Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that trying to take away weapons from law abiding citizens is straight up tyranny.
As long as we have our guns they are afraid, and rightly so.
IF NOT NOW,THEN WHEN?

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
23 days ago
Reply to  Dave Workman

Dave – I know you know that it is really all about control – nothing to do with guns at all at all. We need to constantly remind the fence sitters of that simple fact.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
23 days ago
Reply to  GomeznSA

Didn’t you say once that you were a LEO or retired LEO?

Tionico
Tionico
23 days ago
Reply to  GomeznSA

I have ONE WORD to drop here as proof they are all on about control.

COVID

Finnky
Finnky
21 days ago
Reply to  Dave Workman

To me “gun safety” means rust prevention. I support “gun safety” if it’s not overboard. Instead of storing hermetically sealed, just clean and lube occasionally- being sure to get all the lint out of the barrel and wiping off sweat daily in the summer.
After all that, it’s still at risk. If I ever put it to “real” work, there is a good chance cops will seize it. It’s only a tool and replaceable – so pick your battle..

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
23 days ago

REMEMBER THIS!!! Without ENFORCERS the politicians are IMPOTENT. thickredline.org

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
23 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

Can’t be said enough, but no matter how much it is said, it is typically ignored.

Why shouldn’t Americans have an expectation that American government employees are better than those of Mao, Stalin, Hitler, the Kim family, Pol Pot, etc.?

Bill
Bill
23 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

For every traitorous authoritarian “elected” (largely “selected”) or appointed leader in a position to legislate or command, we need thousands of enforcement personnel (LEOs, soldiers, business leaders, average citizens, etc.) who are not traitors, and who will refuse to follow unconstitutional commands. This vital line of defense has been a mixed bag, so far, with a whole lot of enforcers not wanting to rock the boat in the command structure and thus risk their favorite income sources, their next paycheck, or their pension. The real question is, how many Americans at all levels will be willing to sell out their… Read more »

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
22 days ago
Reply to  Bill
CourageousLion
CourageousLion
23 days ago

So what this “anti gun” moron is saying is that a civil war or revolution is going to be wonderful? Basically…

Cruiser
Cruiser
23 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

Not Civil War, It will be more like culling the herd.

Bill
Bill
23 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

An common question, back when it was common to say that America was a free country. used to be, “How will America go out? With a bang, or with a whimper?’ As everyone tries to protect their personal interests in the hope that the rising tyrants won’t be really mean, it is starting to look like a whimper. When people can be bought, placated, and brainwashed, the fall of America can be wonderfully peaceful.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
22 days ago
Reply to  Bill

The problem is written in the Declaration of Independence…Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.-… Read more »

Quatermain
Quatermain
23 days ago

An illegitimate government can only pass illegitimate laws. Compliance with illegitimate laws makes you complicit in their criminality. .

Cruiser
Cruiser
23 days ago

Politicians fight with words. I will fight with guns. See who comes out ahead.

Finnky
Finnky
23 days ago
Reply to  Cruiser

The politician uses words to direct an army of men with guns and no compunction against using them.
If you can make your way through said army to reach the evil leadership – more power to you.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
22 days ago
Reply to  Finnky

First, the army has to know where you are. And the politician has to hope that he is not any closer then 800 yards from you. It’s called “The War of The Flea”.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
23 days ago

And what the hell do I need insurance for? I live in Oregone and car insurance is a requirement. What is the first thing poor people don’t pay that have a car. car insurance, that’s right. If and when they start doing better or get busted for no car insurance, then they get it. It is so bad here they I am required to pay extra on all of my vehicles a uninsured motorist fee to pay for all the damages people driving without insurance do. So, what about the gun insurance. The people this will effect the most is… Read more »

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
23 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

MM – when I was medically retired I opted to move back to Texas (where I was born) instead of going back to the Pacific Northwest – I could see even then how things were going sideways ;-( Since I was in the dee cee metro area upon retirement I expected my insurance rates to drop – after all that area is noted as having some of the worst drivers in the Republic – what with all of the bureaucrats, tourists and diplomats with immunity. NOPE – my rates actually went UP – mostly due to the large number of… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
23 days ago
Reply to  GomeznSA

Are you in the Houston area? I have observe do that rates vary considerably based on where in the state you are.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
23 days ago

Dick Durbin has represented Illinois for years and they have very strict gun laws in place, however that hasn’t stopped the murder rate or shootings in Chicago as the leader in criminal acts with guns.
Now he thinks he can stop honest law abiding gun owners from exercising their god given rights of firearm ownership, he is just asking for an uprising much worse than they could imagine.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
23 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

Restrictive gun laws do not hinder the criminal they help them. They help them by taking guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens. So they disarm or make helpless those people who are always the victims of the criminals.  The first restrictive gun laws were passed in the late 1920’s about a hundred or so years ago. None of them, not a one, has ever done what it was intended for and now you know the reason. Why they remain on the books is a mystery. Just as why they keep adding more is even a bigger mystery. However, keep one thing in mind the… Read more »

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
23 days ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

Arizona Don re your last sentence question….BINGO!!!! A politician with a law never stops a bad guy with a gun. He only controls the good guys which is his true agenda. In 1958. the late Col Jeff Cooper, handgun expert and founder of Gunsite Academy, stated, “Killing is a matter of will, not weapons. You cannot control the act itself by passing laws about the means employed.” The bad guy with a gun…..or the mentally deficient guy with a gun……or the terribly distraught family member of a gun shooting victim…….or the Feelz-Gooder Social Do-Gooder….. or the the “hair-on-fire, we’re-all-gonna-die” contingent……are… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
23 days ago
Reply to  StLPro2A

And this has been ongoing for some time. When Cain rose up and murdered his brother Abel, did God banish the rock, or branch, or knife, or whatever he used? Nope. There is NO MENTION of the tool Cain used, is there? No God banished the murderer, drive him away from society. He then declared, later, that whenever by man’s hand innocent blood is shed, by the hand of man will that one’s blood be shed. The wording is clear…. it established capital punishment as the MANDATORY remedy for murder WHY? To put fear into the hearts of those who… Read more »

Tionico
Tionico
23 days ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

The first restrictive gun laws were passed in the late 1920’s Sullivan’s No Guns for Thee But Guns For Me laws were passed in NYC in 1911. Many states in the former Confederate States enacted laws disarming “the negroes” so they could not shoot back wheh the KKK came a calling. Those were mostly passed in the late 1860’s and into the 70’s. You are correct, however, NONE of these laws really disarmed society or even small parts of it. Gun murders in NYC only increased after “the Sullivan Laws” were enacted. WHY? Sullivan’s goons were silly enough to assume… Read more »

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
22 days ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

You are wrong. Every gun control law has done exactly what was intended. Disarm or make vulnerable law abiding citizens.

StLPro2A
StLPro2A
23 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

The following describes Durbin and his elk. A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the… Read more »

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
23 days ago

The Biden administration could turn into a nightmare for these gun haters as well. Looking at Americas history that is very likely what is going to happen. Twice in our past a foreign power came after our guns and that action started a war. Once with England and once with Mexico. Both England and Mexico lost. England lost twice (war of 1812)! Guns may not have been the underlying reason for those wars but it is what started them. Attempting to make Americans helpless by taking our weapons is a foolish act! The enemy may not be a foreign power this time but they are none-the-less the enemy! They… Read more »

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
23 days ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

Very well said and after reading that now I know for sure the transform America that obummer and now obiden were and are talking about turning us into a communist country.

Tionico
Tionico
23 days ago
Reply to  Arizona Don

The early Colonials knew very well that once disarmed George Three would fully have his way in NorthAmerica. He meant to subjugate the entire continent. As did his presecesssors. His Top Minion in the Americas, General Gage, had staged three “powder raids” over the previous couple years, all of them either foiled or undone after the fact. Then George sent an ORDER for him to systematically disarm the Yankees, that was in December of 1774. His next attempt, at Lexington and Concord, lit the match of the War for Independence. Some forty years on, an historian had taken up the… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
23 days ago

Government employees – just following orders:

https://thepostmillennial.com/exclusive-trump-supporter-flagged-with-facial-recognition-technology-at-airport-interrogated-by-dhs-fbi

Show them your papers, show them the photos on your phone, prove your innocence, and then (after missing your flight), you may travel (but you will be hassled again).

The answer to what orders should not be followed is not simple and was never answered.

If only it were so simple to just live in a “free state.”

Last edited 23 days ago by JSNMGC
Protect defend serve
Protect defend serve
23 days ago

Think about this. The gun grabbers hold the presidency, US house and Senate. They WILL pass this UNLESS citizens make clear to the leaders in DC and every state this is not acceptable. Most states only have about 10 more days to introduce legislation for the year. If states don’t put legislation In place for 2d amendment specifically these rights will be lost.!

nrringlee
nrringlee
23 days ago

They are dreaming. They can pass whatever anti-liberty trash they want. I will just say no.

dave399
dave399
23 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

You can say no, but if they pass this crap they will take your guns. They will make an example out of you by putting you in jail or killing you. The sheep are not going to back us. We need to educate the public as to what is going to happen if they disarm us.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
23 days ago
Reply to  dave399

Do you know what happened in Europe and Asia during that bloody twentieth century? That is what could happen here!

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
23 days ago
Reply to  dave399

Dave catch your breath, if they pass it they pass it don’t lose sleep over it, The Republicans ( majority of them ) aren’t on our side either. 46% of registered Republicans did note vote in this election let’s point the finger at them as well. Keep your nose clean and don’t register anything unless you want them to know what you have. There are probably 300 million PAPER 4473s at least to sort through after they get a warrant to search a gun store, and there are lots of em lots of gun stores indeed !! gonna take a… Read more »

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
23 days ago
Reply to  dave399

if they pass this crap”

They will take your guns”
They will make an example out of you”
“if they disarm us.”

Do you think there are two different groups of “they?”

What if the second “they” group concludes the orders are not legal even if the orders are to enforce a law? That is, what if the second “they” group differentiates themselves from the armed government employees of Mao, Stalin, Hitler, the Kim family, Pol Pot, etc.?

dave399
dave399
22 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

I do not disagree with any of you. “They” will not take my guns. I live in the deep south. I do not believe that the majority of the citizens will stand and fight for their rights. Look at what’s happening in Canada and Australia.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
22 days ago
Reply to  dave399

If the American government employees don’t act in the same manner as the government employees who worked for Mao, Stalin, Hitler, the Kim family, Pol Pot, etc., no fighting will be necessary.

Republican voters need to hold LEOs, national guard, and the military to a higher standard.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
22 days ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

It’s called thickredline.org

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
22 days ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

You mentioned that before. It wouldn’t work in the area I live in, but I’m sure it would be successful in other areas.

Arizona Don
Arizona Don
23 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

As the saying goes “when guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns.” What that saying does not say is there will be millions of new outlaws right here in the United States of America.   Never and I mean NEVER register or give up your guns. That is what the people in Europe and Asia did during the twentieth century and then once disarmed their government(s) murdered over a 170 million of them (some say that number is over 260 million). Give that some thought before you give up your guns.   If you give up your guns you are in essence surrendering to… Read more »