Joe Biden Crassly Capitalizes On Cop-Killing Attempt For Gun Control
Joe Biden has a way of twisting and co-opting events to initiate his radical anti-weapons agenda. This can most recently be seen in his thoughtless tweet calling for his vision of gun control on the far left after an assassination attempt on two Los Angeles County Sheriff MPs.
The former vice president, tricked by his presidential candidate for “sensing” America’s fear, was joyless when he spoke of gun and magazine bans less than 24 hours after a criminal brazenly walked up to a sheriff’s vehicle and shot it tweeted several times with a gun, seriously injuring two MPs.
Biden’s first instinct was to demand a ban on “weapons of war,” damn it. It is more important for Biden to establish the narrative “It’s the gun’s fault”. Biden also showed willful ignorance of how he and his runmate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Are complicit in fueling anti-police animus.
Ignorance or exposure
Biden either reveals his ignorance of firearms and existing laws, or reveals his true intentions regarding gun control. “Weapons of war have no place in our communities,” his tweet said. “We need to ban offensive weapons and high-capacity magazines.”
The surveillance video clearly shows the attacker walking to the MP’s vehicle and firing a pistol several times, slapping both MPs in the face and head. The criminal did not hold Biden’s vaunted “assault weapon,” a term invented by gun control advocates to get Americans to take over the gun control narrative.
Josh Sugarmann of the Violence Policy Center created the term in 1988 to confuse and mislead the public into believing that shared semi-automatic rifles are the same as machine guns. Sugarmann wrote: “[A]Anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun [and] – can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons. “In reality, the modern sport rifle works the same way as other semi-automatic firearms, firing one round each time the trigger is pulled and released.
Biden knows this and perpetuates this myth. He picks data to support his political agenda, but ignores the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s findings that banning AR-15 rifles and magazines had no effect on reducing crime. He would reintroduce an even more draconian version of the 1994 ban on assault weapons. Instead of just banning the sale of modern sporting rifles with certain cosmetic features that do not affect the functioning of the weapon, he would go even further.
Biden’s gun control
Biden’s plan would put current owners of modern sporting rifles on government watch lists by forcing them to register their guns under the restrictions of the National Firearms Act, which is the same machine gun tax and license scheme and firearms suppressor. These approvals require fingerprint and photo filings, tax fees, multiple background checks, and filing delays that average nine months or more.
It gets worse. Biden’s plan calls for tax dollars to be used to buy back private firearms from those who refuse to register on state watch lists. Biden also campaigned with Beto O’Rourke, promising to make him his gun control tsar, even after the former Texas agent shouted “Hell yes” he would use force to confiscate modern sporting rifles if necessary.
If he did, Biden would put the more than 18 million modern sporting rifles at risk. He had also banned more than half of the guns magazines in his possession today, according to questions from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that dismissed the California ban as unconstitutional. That decision is pending and 17 attorneys general have signed up and asked the court to uphold the ban.
Bidding from supporters
Biden deliberately links handguns and criminal activity with lawful gun possession. The worry is why. Biden’s tweet clearly identifies what he sees as a “weapon of war” in the video, and Biden’s supporters, including anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg who funds arms control groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, don’t want Americans owning firearms every day.
Bloomberg said Americans could not be trusted with their constitutional right to own a gun. He made this outrageous claim just days after Jack Wilson, a hidden permit holder and member of the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, responded instantly to a killer at his church and neutralized the threat just six seconds after it began would have . Bloomberg is now throwing $ 100 million in Florida to buy the state for Biden and Bloomberg’s gun control fantasy.
Biden’s call for gun control after an apparent attack is also deaf to the tacit consent he and Harris have given the targeted mob police. Biden said, “Yes, absolutely” when asked if he would support the diversion of funds from the police force. Harris sponsored and asked for donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund to rescue rioters, looters and police attackers. These donations include rescuing a two-time rapist and other violent criminals.
Biden’s call to ban guns after an attack on the police shows how blunt he is. This wasn’t a mis-timed tweet or a poorly worded platform plank. If Biden has his way, we are left with a disarmed America that has become helpless against the criminals he does not want to face.
Lawrence G. Keane is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the association for the firearms industry.