Biden Plan to Combat Rising Crime Includes…Gun Control

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Biden’s plan is the same as ever: gun control. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- President Joe Biden, along with U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, spoke briefly on Wednesday, June 23, about the administration’s plans to combat rising crime. This came after a roundtable event with a select group of mayors, a police chief, eight state attorneys general, and a group that was referred to as “community violence intervention experts.” Biden claimed this was a “bipartisan group,” but the only identified Republican was Steve Allender, the Mayor of Rapid City, S.D.

If only that relatively minor nit-pick was the only issue with what the president had to say.

What many immediately noticed was that Biden looked very tired, and he seemed to have a great deal of difficulty with reading from his teleprompter.

Throughout his rambling speech, he threw in the expected anti-gun buzzwords and phrases, like “assault weapons,” “epidemic of gun violence,” “loopholes,” “merchants of death,” and a relatively new one; “rogue dealers.”

As he often does when speaking about guns, Biden railed against so-called “assault weapons” and magazines he thinks can hold too much ammunition, calling for banning them. He also reiterated his desire to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a move that would unleash unending meritless lawsuits against the firearms industry. These lawsuits, which seek to hold gun manufacturers responsible for the criminal acts of third parties, are designed to crush the firearms industry under the costly burden of unrelenting frivolous litigation.

Along with the same, tired anti-gun proposals, Biden also repeated his weak attempt at being humorous, mentioning twice his “joke” about hunting deer that are wearing Kevlar vests. Someone really needs to tell him to retire this one, as it simply falls flat every time.

He also repeated one of the gaffs he just can’t seem to get rid of; referring to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives as the “AFT,” rather than the “ATF,” which is its commonly used acronym. At least this time he did correct himself, which he hasn’t always done.

Biden also continued to show he has little understanding of the Second Amendment, claiming at one point, “The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own. You couldn’t buy a cannon.”

First, the Second Amendment says nothing about limiting “the type of people who could own a gun.” It simply says “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” It also says nothing about “what type of weapon you could own.” And his statement that people were prohibited from buying a cannon at the time has been fact-checked, and determined to be false.

After showing, yet again, he knows very little about the Second Amendment, he made one of his more bizarre comments. First, he butchered Thomas Jefferson’s famous quote about the tree of liberty, then stated, “[I]f you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.”

So, besides reiterating how much Biden does not understand the Second Amendment, how much he wants to impose more restrictions on law-abiding gun owners, and how much he wants to help bankrupt the firearms industry, did he have anything new to say?

Not really.

He did mention a “new” effort at the federal level to implement “zero tolerance for gun dealers who willfully violate key existing laws and regulations.” There was no mention of “zero tolerance” for those who “willfully violate key existing laws and regulations” to acquire firearms illegally, but perhaps that would strike a little too close to home.

Of course, if there are Federal Firearms License (FFL) holders who “willfully violate key existing laws and regulations,” federal authorities have always been able to go after them. If they haven’t already been doing this, one wonders why? But perhaps the real question regarding this announced effort is, will it be abused to simply shut down as many FFLs as possible?

If there are “rogue dealers,” as Biden calls them, that are intentionally selling firearms to people prohibited from purchasing firearms, they should lose their FFLs. But that doesn’t mean that Biden should unleash the full force of federal regulators on FFLs who may have done something relatively innocuous, such as making unintentional bookkeeping errors. We will have to see what, exactly, will happen with this “new” approach to enforce the laws already on the books.

Clearly, Biden will do whatever is within his power to make it as difficult as possible for law-abiding citizens to purchase firearms. That has always been his goal, as he has expressed support for licensing and registration schemes that would create new hoops through which prospective gun purchasers would need to jump, and he has called for allowing potentially unlimited delays on transferring firearms through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Whether he will abuse the power he has to guide ATF policies in an effort to shut down as many FFLs as he can is yet to be determined.

We have seen the ATF used by other anti-gun administrations to harass FFLs, and we will be watching closely to see if Biden seeks to do the same.

And, of course, he mentioned what he has already said he would do regarding privately made or modified firearms, pistol stabilizing braces, and gun confiscation orders.

He also took a brief moment to try to prop up his embattled nominee to head the ATF, anti-gun lobbyist David Chipman. Chipman’s nomination was voted on in the Senate Judiciary Committee by a party-line, 11-11 vote, in spite of the fact that he has shown to be far too much an anti-gun ideologue to serve in the role, and the fact that there remain several unanswered questions about his history as an ATF agent.

So, as we would expect, Biden took an opportunity to address the real problem of rising violent crime, and rather than look to real solutions, decided to blame the Second Amendment, law-abiding gun owners, and the legal manufacture of firearms. He could have pledged to go after the criminals who commit violent acts with firearms or promised to expand gun rights so that more law-abiding citizens will be able to exercise their right to self-defense against these same violent predators. Such actions have proven, real-world success in helping to address violent crime.

Instead, he simply did what he has done for the last 50 years. Blame guns, gun owners, and gun manufacturers. This strategy has failed for as long as Biden has been in government, and America deserves better. To put it in a way that even Biden might understand, “C’mon, man!”


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RJL
RJL
3 months ago

Joebama, Demon…

RJL
RJL
3 months ago

Keep in mind these people promised their citizens protection and freedom upon the forfeiture of their guns. How many times, I ask, does history need to repeat itself? Paralleling History Let’s parallel history with the present ideology and methodology that those in the past blueprinted to implement gun control. Mass murderer Adolf Hitler at a dinner talk on April 11, 1942 said: “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so… Read more »

swmft
swmft
3 months ago

how did the country get so fu-ked up , fdr and lbj both attacked our rights for others crimes that the actions in no way stopped crime, just kept average person from stopping government overreach they saw civil rights march as potential civil war keep the nig from getting guns USE NASTY GUARD to attack students 4 dead in ohio hey hey lbj how many have you killed today southeast asia was about trade with china not any of the buzz words they were just white wash to keep people from objecting to the slaughter of their children for someone… Read more »

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull
3 months ago

Clownshow Joe Biden and the BATF need to investigate Hunter’s weapon purchase and drug use history and charge him accordingly. They also need to take responsibility for Fast and Furious and prosecute all involved . Until this is done they have zero credibility. These government idiots better review the History books and see how corruption and tyranny worked out for the Redcoats .

swmft
swmft
3 months ago

they have not jailed murders from ruby ridge ,trespass and murder because you wont work for them ,I live in south america 12 years to get away from them government is out of control time to take it back

DDS
DDS
3 months ago

“Biden Plan to Combat Rising Crime Includes…”

  1. Steal all the underpants
  2. ……..
  3. Make a s**t load of money!

Oh, wait.
Wrong comedy.

(No actual South Park Underpants Gnomes were harmed during the making of this post.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5ih_TQWqCA

Last edited 3 months ago by DDS
musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  DDS

I want to post a picture here but the web site doesn’t support .JPG format. Hum. I wanted to show what my opinion of what number 2 is and an picture is worth a thousand words but it ain’t happening.

from portland, Oregones dump

swmft
swmft
3 months ago
Reply to  DDS

boat loads of cash , just like the cartels slush funds illegal actions surround atf locations disarm them jail them i local jails and no phone calls hold them until it is safe which means forever if they dont have to obey laws then laws/rights dont apply to them either

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
3 months ago
Reply to  swmft

I want every employee of ATF to lose sleep at night for fear of doing their jobs; no agent willing to risk his life accepting the Directors chair.

JimmyS
JimmyS
3 months ago

I wonder how many Americans would be okay with a Bureau of Speech or Bureau of Religion which treasonously dictated how people could express their views or the manner in which they chose to worship or believe in God.

I wonder how strong the cognitive dissonance would have to be for average conservatives to nod at those bureaus as a necessary part of government.

I live in a world populated by morons and imbeciles .

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  JimmyS

I wonder if there will be a time when republicans have to share there identity by drawing half of a fish in the sand and seeing if the other person knows how to finish it and what it means.

We already know with the demonkkkrat leaders that red lines in the sand are just that. Idle threats.

from the trash heap of Oregone, portland

Big George
Big George
3 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Wow…they’re still Patriots in Oregone? The say the same about us ‘leftovers’ still here in Commiefornia. Oregon was beautiful when we were there years ago…Portland, Beaverton, Timberline Lodge, The Columbia. I remember the local snooze reporting on a signature petition to make all the roads & bridges INTO Oregon toll roads! Guess it didn’t pass, huh?

tetejaun
tetejaun
3 months ago

Interesting…WordPress will not allow you to delete your account.

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musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago

Thanks for the heads up. I noticed that so I logged out and back in and it seems to have helped. Why, I don’t know.
Oh we found out there is an Aribic word that starts with an M—- adeen that puts you on a no post list, waiting for review. Just FYI.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago

A thank you and share of information is pending because of an Arabic incomplete word in the document.

JimmyS
JimmyS
3 months ago

Joe Biden would more likely be coming for my young daughter. He won’t be coming for my guns. It will be the traitorous order-followers whose paychecks and pensions come from their perpetual armed theft of my property who will come for my guns, just like they would come with many guns for my money if I refused to pay their extortion payments.

The entire government is filled with traitors and other heinous criminals, folks. It is time to stop pretending otherwise. It is the original “organized crime” that the Mafia attempted to mimic.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  JimmyS

I don’t think we have been pretending otherwise for years but instead have been tolerant of the new crime syndicate that I am starting to think isn’t really new. The swamp know who they are and all about it.

Portland, the dump of OreGONE and all Oregoneians in the other towns and counties hate what you are doing to our state.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  JimmyS

He wants to smell her hair and hold her boob on stage.

from portland, oreGONES hell hole.

tetejaun
tetejaun
3 months ago

I posted the Feinstein comment where she would ban all guns from citizens and it gets removed.

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It was not removed. we are having issues with comments and other systems. You should now see your comments with a few exceptions for the ones we lost the data on.

tetejaun
tetejaun
3 months ago

So, everything is moderated by lefties?

tetejaun
tetejaun
3 months ago

Dianne Feinstein “If I had the votes, I would tell Mr. & Mrs. America ‘Turn in your guns…ALL of them!'” Feb.5, 1995.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  tetejaun

Yep, I was there in kommiefornia and I remember it.

from portland, oreGONES dump.

tetejaun
tetejaun
3 months ago

February 5, 1995 “If I had the votes, I would tell Mr. & Mrs. America ‘TURN IN YOUR GUNS…ALL OF THEM!'”. Dianne Feinstein…aka Leatherface.

The communist democrat tyrants do not intend to allow their slaves to bear arms…of ANY type.
An armed man is a citizen. A disarmed man is a slave.