Biden Reveals ‘Comprehensive Gun Crime Strategy’ – Same Old Same Old

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Joe Biden has announced his new “gun violence prevention” scheme, which seems like his old one with new packaging. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Joe Biden has released his “comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to gun crime and ensure public safety,” and a careful read of the 4,481-word “fact sheet” is essentially the same thing Biden and the gun prohibition lobby has been selling for a long time, but with new packaging.

Key elements include Biden’s desire for Congress to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which anti-gunners despise because their goal is to sue the gun industry into bankruptcy.

He also wants to “Stem the flow of firearms used to commit violence, including by holding rogue firearms dealers accountable for violating federal laws.”

Biden will also “convene and support” a Community Violence Intervention Collaborative involving 15 jurisdictions. The cities, and King County, Washington, are nearly all headed by Democrat administrations.

The administration’s release comes as reports of surging homicides are plaguing several cities. According to the Washington Post, “In the first quarter of 2021, homicides were up over the same period last year in several cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Orlando, Pittsburgh and Tampa.”

AmmoLand did a quick check and found the mayors of all of these cities belong to one party: Democrat. Likewise, the story mentioned Philadelphia and New York City, both also run by Democrats. Does anyone see a correlation?

The story noted 27 city mayors wrote to Biden “to demand that he press Congress for action on gun legislation, including background checks” in the aftermath of mass shootings in four cities all within hours of one another on June 11.

“But the mayors, all Democrats, also acknowledged that action was likely to be blocked by Republicans in Congress, who say that new restrictions infringe on Second Amendment rights,” the Washington Post said.

VOA News notes that Republicans “are blaming the surge in homicides and shootings on the progressives’ purported anti-police rhetoric as they press for a return to tough-on-crime policies.”

The aforementioned King County in Washington is home to Seattle, where anti-police rhetoric has been running at a fever pitch for a year, and some members of the city council have been in the forefront. Not surprisingly, they have been remarkably silent in recent days since a female Seattle police officer was killed while trying to assist at a traffic crash on I-5 ten minutes after going off-duty. The crash was allegedly caused by a suspect driving a stolen U-Haul, who then took the dead officer’s private vehicle with her uniform, badge and gun inside, and fled the scene. That man is now in jail.

The Washington Post reported that “Experts and law enforcement officials alike point first to the flood of guns on American streets.”

Under the Biden initiative, “The strategy will also address the direct link between gun violence and the rise in violent crime by taking immediate steps to keep guns out of the wrong hands, including by strengthening ATF’s efforts to stem the flow of firearms used in crimes, and by launching multijurisdictional firearms trafficking strike forces to stop illegal gun trafficking across state lines.” He also wants to crack down on so-called “rogue gun dealers.”

Biden wants Congress to “toughen regulations on ghost guns,” and confirm a permanent ATF director.

On the latter note, the Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to vote on the nomination of David Chipman to head the federal gun regulation agency, but his background continues to be an issue.

Chipman has become an outspoken gun control advocate as an advisor to Everytown for Gun Safety and the Giffords gun prohibition lobbying group.

But now, according to Fox News, “several former and current members” of the ATF “are sounding the alarm against” Chipman.

Former ATF Director Michael Sullivan told Fox News, “I am concerned that somebody who has taken such a strong and hostile position against the Second Amendment, as well as gun owners and some of the most popular firearms in the United States, would be viewed as a political leader for an agency that, I think, has worked extremely hard to build the American public confidence in its handling of interpreting both the Gun Control Act and the various regulations around it.”

The story also noted, “The current and former ATF agents who spoke to Fox News described Chipman as an “activist” who is not right for the role of ATF director.”

Another controversy has arisen around Chipman—reported here by AmmoLand News—regarding allegations he lost a duty weapon while working as an ATF agent, an accusation Chipman has denied.

The president’s new gun control scheme and Chipman’s nomination controversy coincide with the signing of a new law in Missouri by Republican Gov. Mike Parson that “instructs local and state police not to enforce federal gun laws.”

While the Justice Department sent a letter to Parson advising against this new statute, the governor and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt are reportedly standing firm.

Schmitt, who is running to succeed retiring U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, told the Washington Times, “This is, in many ways, forward-looking — expecting a very aggressive action on the part of the Biden administration as it relates to the Second Amendment…We are not going to back down.”

This sets up what could be a confrontation between the state and the federal government, with overtones of states’ rights versus federal authority.

Harvard Law Prof. Laurence Tribe, a constitutional scholar, told the Washington Times that federal law takes precedent over conflicting state statute. He noted the 2008 Heller ruling allowed for some reasonable regulation of Second Amendment rights. Opinions differ on what is a “reasonable” regulation.

With a long, hot summer on the horizon—when homicides often spike and violent crime might erupt, especially with funding cuts to some police agencies—Biden’s newly re-packaged “comprehensive” strategy to address guns and crime will be on the line.

Tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners are digging in for what could become a bitter battle setting the stage for an even tougher political fight leading up to next year’s mid-term elections.


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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JimmyS
JimmyS
1 month ago

When traitors openly announce their tyrannical treason, and “patriots” do nothing, it’s pretty obvious that the Spirit of Liberty has abandoned this nation. End of story.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
1 month ago

This sets up what could be a confrontation between the state and the federal government, with overtones of states’ rights versus federal authority. Harvard Law Prof. Laurence Tribe, a constitutional scholar, told the Washington Times that federal law takes precedent over conflicting state statute. He noted the 2008 Heller ruling allowed for some reasonable regulation of Second Amendment rights. Opinions differ on what is a “reasonable” regulation Dear Mr. so called “Constitutional Scholar”. Please, before you label yourself as such, shouldn’t you UNDERSTAND the Constitution? The SUPREMACY clause which Chairman Xiden is citing states: This Constitution, and the Laws of… Read more »

American Cynic
American Cynic
1 month ago

Will there be a single criminal deterred from obtaining a firearm by harassing licensed firearms dealers? Is this not an attempt to create a contrived justification for investigating the records of every licensed gun dealer in the country. With an executive order, the Deep State will be able to comb through the records of legitimate licensed dealers looking for “rogue” activity. Of course that demented schmuck, Joe Biden, can’t name a single rogue dealer, and it is really just a fishing expedition. They can’t stop and frisk, can’t profile, and when arresting cold blooded criminals, we are now setting them… Read more »

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gsteele
gsteele
1 month ago

That we even waste electrons watching this senile old fossil blather and parrot party lines is criminal CO2 generation and global warming. The only difference is that he isn’t in a cage eating seeds and crapping on the New York Times editorial page. Cannons were illegal? That’s news to patriots, who had them buried all over the back 40 in the Revolutionary War – of course, that was to keep them from a dictator’s troops – like we would have to do today, because our president is ignorant of history and the Bill of Rights. Any president who would need… Read more »

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago

Crime is a symptom not a cause. Crime is a symptom of a collapsing culture. When you teach your children well, meaning that you raise up your children in the Judeo-Christian tradition you do not have these problems. When you separate morality from politics you end up with the progressive mess you now see in urban America. Progressives declared war on faith 140 years ago. Their Darwin-driven social policies have resulted in generations of crime and desperation. It has nothing to do with race or class. It has everything to do with faith. Attack faith and you rip the moral… Read more »

Cruiser
Cruiser
1 month ago
Reply to  nrringlee

So right, we need a return of “The golden rule” in society, it’s what keeps us civilized.

krunchnik
krunchnik
1 month ago

All of the Politicians without a doubt know that the rise in crime is due to the Democrat’s taking away the use of Police to squelch crime.
Not allowing law enforcement to actually put criminal’s behind bars is making the crime easier to commit with no punishment as a deterrent.

nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago
Reply to  krunchnik

The problem is much deeper, much longer in effect and the problem is progressive public policy in urban America. Policy has destroyed culture, faith and family. You and I are reaping what the progressives have sewn many, many decades ago.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago
Reply to  krunchnik

Releasing violent criminals early… ain’t doing a hell of a lot of good, either!

JimmyS
JimmyS
1 month ago
Reply to  krunchnik

Police don’t prevent crime, you simple-minded dolt. Police enforce the will of the political class.

Buster
Buster
1 month ago

We won’t need nukes or F-15’s or even AR’s with 100-round mags.

A well-placed round from even a 22 short will solve a lot of problems.

Cruiser
Cruiser
1 month ago
Reply to  Buster

My thoughts exactly, “one shot one kill”. Hopefully the fools we would be fighting would be in the minority.
Do you really think these rogue politicians with their bodyguards and lackeys would be willing to get into a shooting war with millions of armed Citizens? I don’t think so. There are too many current and former Military
people who still believe in America, our history and way of life.

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nrringlee
nrringlee
1 month ago
Reply to  Cruiser

The key to low intensity conflict is this: keep your allies close but dispersed, keep your enemies closer. It is an up close and personal affair. And messy. Very messy.

Arizona
Arizona
1 month ago
Reply to  Cruiser

The politicians would like to hide behind the army, navy and air force, but the troops have no desire to stand between the People and the corrupt politicians. The People only take issue with the corruption by our so-called “leaders” who refuse to comply with Constitutional limits on their authority, not with the troops or government in general.

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  Cruiser

Former military members are the ones who have been carrying out the orders of the totalitarians. Unlikely that will change.

swmft
swmft
1 month ago
Reply to  Buster

50 bmg gives you a mile an ice pick works up close and is quiet pith them and done

Rebel VA
Rebel VA
1 month ago
Reply to  swmft

A 12 or 13 inch composite model airplane propeller would worh. Those things are sharp on the trailing edge!

DDS
DDS
1 month ago

After many years of fighting in South East Asia all the while enjoying a monopoly of nuclear weapons and total air superiority, the USA declared victory and ran like hell, leaving behind a country completely in the grip of a VC and NVA ground force that we repeatedly bloodied, but failed to destroy. We pretty much repeated that strategy in Iraq, twice, and are now going for the same thing in Afghanistan. This is a failure on our part to learn the lessons of our history. The surest way to win a war, any war, it to take ground away… Read more »

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swmft
swmft
1 month ago
Reply to  DDS

they have slowly been cutting the american people out of “government sites” these places belong to the people the white house and congress were open to public at all times, people even shouted down bills they opposed to keep them from a vote

hippybiker
hippybiker
1 month ago

I watched that mentality challenged buffoon deliver his threats and sniveling comments about F-15 fighters and Nukes yesterday! The foolish Proles just eat this Bull Crap up like it was Butterscotch Pudding!
We have a sad state of affairs in our dying Republic!

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago
Reply to  hippybiker

I have faith that ‘We the People’ can – and at some point WILL – prevent this Republic’s destruction.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
1 month ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

and it won’t take nukes but since Bidan says we need them we better stock up.

Hazcat
Hazcat
1 month ago

One of the 2A organizations needs to put out a short rebuttal to Bidens’ rhetoric (lies). Just a SHORT (2-3 minutes) of what he said and then the truth point by point with factual resources.

AmmoLand could do it. Post it on ALL social media as well as youtube, bitchute, rumble, etc..

DonP
DonP
1 month ago
Reply to  Hazcat

During Biden’s speech, when addressing the fact that the second amendment was added with the intent to allow the citizens to oppose an oppressive government, he stated that in order to oppose the government they would need F16s and nuclear weapons. The only reason someone would make that statement would be to imply that they would be willing to use those weapons in such a conflict. Anyone who would consider using nuclear weapons in the U.S. has no business being president of the U.S.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago
Reply to  DonP

I made a similar comment yesterday regarding it being against our own law to use military weapons against us and our cops, national guard and other enforcement all have auto M4’s or M16s which we don’t have so they are already prepared to be illegal because they walk our streets with weapons of war, not AR15’s like the pleebs have. I am not sure where it says this but I remember that I was taught that in school back in 1972. Of course with the way things have been I would not be supprised if they changed that law without… Read more »

swmft
swmft
1 month ago
Reply to  DonP

stalin would use anything to stay in power,kill millions to save one so yes demoncrats should not be in government positions like fbi or atf should be any partisan statement gets you fired with like section 8 discharge gun rights revoked

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

The solution is to get rid of the Democrats and their corruption in the high crime cities. Once done, allow the police to do their jobs and hunt down criminals and put them where they belong. Suddenly the high crime rates will diminish dramatically over night. Above all, charge the former democrats for allowing the carnage to begin in the first place and circumventing their oath and responsibilities to preserve and protect the constitution. They were trying to create a liberal/socialist/communist nirvana and we’re seeing the negative results.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Put them where they belong. Six feet under.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

“The solution is to get rid of the Democrats”
That’s all that needs to be said.

RJL
RJL
1 month ago
Reply to  JoeUSooner

Communists…

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
1 month ago

Yawning…..

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave Workman

Let’s get on with the restoration of constitutional law through teaching it in the courts like what this 10th Amendment stuff is about. It’s getting boring listening to everybody whine about a dead republic in the exactly the moment it is being reborn all of which we were told all about when Trump took office and is playing out in real time today as it has to the letter all along. I get bored when stuff moves so slowly.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago

Sucks being impatient. It’s so hard though when people move so slow and you know they could do better if they could just have a little motivation and inspiration.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave Workman

Maybe the yawn was during the stolen elections liar and chiefs speech.

uncle dudley
uncle dudley
1 month ago

Will Biden’s DOJ get tough on liars to questions on the FFL4473 form?
If so, will Hunter get arrested for being untruthful on the handgun purchase a few years back.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

LOL, will the bear not go in the woods?
Or I like this one. When pigs fly.

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Oldman
Oldman
1 month ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

From what I got from yesterdays “speech’, Biden would blame Hunter’s FFL person who should have known Hunter was lying thereby making the FFL license holder guilty, do jail time and have a massive fine for breaking the law. It’s time folks…no more pussyfootin’ around.

DDS
DDS
1 month ago

Yes, Federal law supersedes state and local law.

But in Printz v United States, SCOTUS ruled that state and local law enforcement cannot be compelled to enforce Federal law.

Stalemate!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
1 month ago
Reply to  DDS

Unfortunately, in Wyoming, every county sheriff, every police chief of every little town, and the state police want to help federal law enforcers. That’s why they joined Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety in defeating the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act:

DonP
DonP
1 month ago
Reply to  DDS

I seem to remember Obama, during his administration, stating something to the effect of the states not having the authority to enforce federal laws.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago
Reply to  DonP

I am not sure but I think that is crap just like obummer. I think if that is the case that legally the federal government is allowed to come in and enforce those laws over and above local law enforcement but there I go again, back to my 1973 school days living in the past.

DonP
DonP
1 month ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Yes, the feds can enforce federal laws anywhere in the country. I could be wrong, but I also think that state and local law enforcement can legally enforce federal laws anywhere within their jurisdiction. I was just pointing out how Obama was claiming that state and local law enforcement could not enforce federal laws back when they were enforcing federal laws that he didn’t want enforced. I think the “offending” party back then was Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago
Reply to  DonP

Ya, your point made clear. Offending Party my ###. The good guy, Joe Arpaio. Glad President Trump pardoned him.

DonP
DonP
1 month ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Apparently I didn’t make my point clear enough for you. I didn’t refer to Arpaio as the offending party… I referred to him as the “offending” party. The quotes were because he really didn’t do anything wrong other than annoy Obama because he was enforcing laws that Obama was supposed to make sure were enforced, but didn’t want enforced.

DIYinSTL
DIYinSTL
1 month ago
Reply to  DonP

You are correct, DonP. I think it was Arizona that wanted to quell illegal border crossing by arresting and prosecuting for federal offenses but O’bomma had his DOJ, probably Holder at that point, take the State to court and put a stop to it.

Edit: Don, my recollection is that Barry and Eric were successful in putting a stop to the State enforcing federal laws.

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musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago
Reply to  DDS

Demonrat run cites and states, OREGONE, Kommiefornia, Washington have all shown that they don’t care what federal law is and will make their own rules when ever they want and enforce only what they want. Making drugs and illegals legal are perfect proof.

swmft
swmft
1 month ago
Reply to  DDS

constitution supersedes all other law and they ignore it the government has NO authority to control guns of any kind; they depend on might makes right to rule. when federal agents are violating constitution state police should intervene and arrest them would it end up with a standoff well bureau of land management had their hats handed to them , people should band together and stop illegal government actions and take names and pictures of them and if need be track them down one by one we need to get our republic in order

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
1 month ago
Reply to  swmft

Yep, sign me up.

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
1 month ago

“But the mayors, all Democrats, also acknowledged that action was likely to be blocked by Republicans in Congress, who say that new restrictions infringe on Second Amendment rights,” the Washington Post said.

News flash to the Marxist party,any and all gun control laws are a infringement of the second amendment.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
1 month ago
Reply to  Green Mtn. Boy

Thank you very much, Amen, drop the mike.