Is Biden Going Full Beto-Swalwell on Gun Control?

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United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Elections have consequences. Our failures have consequences. One consequence is that when you don’t make those who want to take your rights pay, they will feel emboldened to go further.

Take Joe Biden’s recent comments on semi-automatics. He seems to be revealing that deep down inside, he wants to go full Beto O’Rourke/Eric Swalwell with an Australian-style gun ban – or at least an Australia-lite ban.

We’ve discussed the inherent injustice just from a ban on modern multi-purpose semi-automatic rifles before. Biden wants to punish millions, possibly tens of millions of Americans for crimes and acts of madness they did not commit. Worse, this supposed unifier is all too happy to smear those who oppose the injustice of stripping rights away from people who have done nothing wrong.

When we are exercising our First Amendment rights to protect the Second Amendment, whether it’s donating to a pro-Second Amendment organization/candidate, speaking out online/at a meeting, writing to lawmakers/media outlets, or holding a peaceful event to protest/support legislation, we are not in the wrong. We have every right to oppose efforts to inflict injustice on us.

That injustice is heightened if we extend the “assault weapons” push to all semi-automatics, as Biden seems to be speaking (or misspeaking), which are increasingly popular in a variety of shooting sports and for personal protection. In 2014, it was estimated that there were over 300 million firearms in private ownership in the United States, and an increasing percentage of these are semi-automatics, whether it’s a Glock for concealed carry, a Browning Auto-5 for hunting, or an AR-15 for home defense.

Second Amendment supporters, though, will have a tall task ahead. The lessons of the 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022 elections need to be learned and applied. In addition, we will see Biden turn more towards the infamous “pen and phone” approach Obama used, as seen by his reported pick for the FDIC, who was involved with Operation Chokepoint.

Anti-Second Amendment extremists like Biden are getting more brazen and more innovative. They are looking to bypass the Supreme Court’s rulings in Heller, McDonald, and NYSRPA v. Bruen by having banks and other financial institutions choke off gun ownership – and it will not stop with modern multi-purpose semiautomatic long guns.

This makes it imperative that in upcoming state legislative sessions, Second Amendment supporters need to be focused on addressing financial de-platforming and preserving our ability to make our case to the American people. Once those are secure, Second Amendment supporters will be able to do the work to defeat anti-Second Amendment extremists via the ballot box at the federal, state, and local levels.


About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.Harold Hutchison

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Capn Dad

They are not assault rifles or modern sporting rifles or military style weapons or weapons of war. They will very soon become known as Civil Defense Weapons. That is a more appropriate title for the genre. The name reflects the intentions of the founders.

Dry gulched

Biden always had the mental capacity of an avocado but when he recently said “I don’t know why we STILL ALLOW assault weapons” he is plumbing new depths of tyranny and stupidity. He took an oath to uphold and defend the constitution, something he has no understanding of. FJB

Desert Guy

You’ve insulted avocados…

GomeznSA

DG – is that before or after the avocadoes are mashed up for guacamole?

Mystic Wolf

The byden has all the mental capacity of a peanut, or maybe an apricot either way his brain has gone to oatmeal, as mush, there are others that are doing the thinking for the guy! Even when hand guns are used the byden comes out with this crap about the AR 15 being used in every crime, the byden wants his gun-ban and will do absolutely anything to get what he wants. The byden is nothing more than a tyrannical dictator with delusions of communism.

Mr. Big

Gentlemen, I am Canadian. What is happening right now in our country is what I pray never happens in yours.

TGP389

And, likewise, I’m very sorry it’s happening in yours. Unfortunately, they got the camel’s nose under the tent decades ago, and the camel has been steadily following its nose until you have broad confiscation ordered. It’s a sad end for a fellow pioneer nation.

PAF145

There is not a living Democrat that is not a traitor to this nation

StLPro2A

“….they will feel emboldened to go further.” Politicians do what they do because We The Little Peeps acquiesce to their tyranny…….haven’t shot, hung, or put any of them on pikes in 245 years. They take what they are allowed to take. They don’t think we are serious about our rights, freedoms, liberties.

Rodoeo

If you even as much as ‘peaceful’ protest on the right, you get thrown under a prison somewhere. At the least you land on some FBI ‘watchlist’ and NICS flags you.

TGP389

A la January 6th. THAT’S why it’s such a big deal, to both sides.

PMinFl

When the Republicans held a majority in house/ senate and a sitting Resident they failed to get reciprocity or suppressor legislation passed. The leadership failed us again. I’ve been warning people about the upcoming lame duck session, I’ll bet that they stick together and screw us again. Be prepared for trouble.

Oldman

@ PMinFI Well, we already got trouble, and if they try and do what Joe is sayin’, THEy will have bit off much more than they can chew. The world thinks the chinese protestors are in trouble and they (the chinese), if they had weapons, would already have ousted Xi and his henchmen. Damn the F-15’s and full speed ahead- Patriots!

UncAl

Let’s just get Creepy Joe a lovey, dovey, kiss and fondle me blowup doll; it will keep him happy, nimble, and most of all “away from our rights!”

macdog

Sorry I just verped.

That mugshot of chinese spy lovin swallows whole, looks like he may have some sort of oral venereal disease. He should get checked.

TGP389

It would have to be the prepubescent model

macdog

Complete with hair sniffing

TGP389

Betamax was busy losing a governor’s race. Now might be a good time for him to rear his ugly head.

Tank

We all know power begins at end of a gun barrel. Cannon Fodder political puppets cycle after cycle, crisis after manufactured crisis & nobody blinks.

Rodoeo

Does he ever NOT mis-speak?

Desert Guy

Perhaps the the government (military and civilian) should be banned from the posession of firearms purchased in the commercial marketplace…