What's in Biden's Gun Plan?
Joe Biden Really Will Take Your Guns. He Says So.
Unless something strange happens (not out of the question) Joe Biden will be the Democratic Party candidate for President. He must be defeated, and I'll tell you exactly why.
This is information we all need to share as our "20 in 2020" effort. Every day. Send it. Post it. Print it and leave it everywhere.
This is the Biden manifesto to destroy the Second Amendment, crush the firearms industry, and to actually, really, no-kidding take away your guns. In his own words.
Even the name of his plan is a lie. CLICK HERE to view.
"The Biden Plan To End Our Gun Violence Epidemic." Catchy. Frightening. But a lie. There is no "epidemic of gun violence." According to the FBI over a recent 20-year period murders fell by half and crimes with guns dropped by almost 80 percent. That's hardly what you would call an epidemic. How about gun accidents? The most recent report from the National Safety Council shows that accidental firearm deaths is at the lowest number (not rate) in a century. We have millions more guns, but crime with guns is down ... murders are down ... accidental gunshot deaths are down.
Why the misleading title for the Biden Gun Grab? There's a great line, and it pays to remember it. "If I can frighten you, I can control you." Politicians do that and so do their team members in the media.
Biden's gun ban plan starts off by bragging that he pushed through the Brady Bill, which created background checks. (But he insists that we need more background checks.) He also shouts that he was instrumental in the passage of the Clinton Gun Ban (so-called "assault weapon" ban), which was in effect for 10 years. A mandated government study of that gun ban showed no impact on crime. It did not reduce crime, but it did restrict Americans and their rights.
Of course, this manifesto is not only the wish list of the gun ban lobby, one can bet the house that it was actually written by someone from the gun control industry. Note that the first wish on the list is to shut down all gun makers in the country. That's the plan, and the mechanism for that is to repeal the Lawful Protection Of Commerce In Arms Act, allowing gun makers to be held liable for the misuse of their non-defective products. Misuse by a third party. Possibly even claiming that gun makers are responsible for crime in general. This is the golden goose gun banners have sought for more than 20 years because they know that this would result in the slamming of the doors at every gun maker. If a gun company can be held legally and financially liable for the misuse of one of its products by a criminal, no insurance company would issue a policy against that.
Bam! Just like that, no more gun makers in the U.S.A. No, I'm not overstating this. No more Remington, Winchester, Browning, Ruger, Springfield Armory, Smith & Wesson, Kimber, Taurus, Glock, etc. Gone.
Probably no more gun stores.
Eventually no more gun owners.
Biden's Gun Ban Key Points
The Biden Gun Agenda continues with these points:
* Ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
* Regulate possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act.
* Buy back the assault weapons and high-capacity magazines already in our communities. (This would be mandatory, making it total confiscation.)
* Require background checks for all gun sales. (Ending private gun sales and criminalizing gifting or loaning a gun without the permission of the FBI.)
* Put America on the path to ensuring that 100% of firearms sold in America are smart guns.
There are many more, and I encourage you to read the entire list.
Here's my bottom line. I have seen folks online chiding that President Trump really isn't pro-gun. I get it. He's certainly not where I would want him to be. Then again, no politician is.
But there is one fact, and it requires us all to be adults and face the reality. He is the best we are going to get. And in fact, he's pretty darn good on guns. Not perfect, but pretty darn good.
How to Vote
This choice is simple. Biden with his gun-ban manifesto, or President Trump. "Mr. Perfect" isn't running this year. If you just don't like Donald Trump, then vote against Joe Biden, and pull the lever for Trump.
If you are a gun owner, a vote for a third-party candidate is a vote for Biden. Go back and re-read that gun-ban wish list.
In the end, I still think the protection of the Second Amendment will come from the Supreme Court, if it is to come at all. I place little faith in the legislative process, but a strong SCOTUS can stop and even reverse the anti-gun rights activism of the lower courts over the last decade. Keeping Trump in office and securing the Senate will get us there.
Read the Biden Gun Ban Manifesto. Share it. 20 in 2020. ~ Tom
Author, outdoorsman, gun rights activist, and firearms enthusiast for more than five decades, Tom Gresham hosts Tom Gresham's Gun Talk, the first nationally-syndicated radio show about guns and the shooting sports, and is also the producer and co-host of the Guns & Gear, GunVenture and First Person Defender television series.