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President-Elect Biden and VP-Elect Harris: Stances on Gun Control

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The 2020 election results may be up in the air, but winners have been officially projected. It’s important to be aware of the possible gun control policies that are being talked about by the new president-elect and vice president-elect, if/when they take office.

Of course, what a politician promises and actually does can be two different things.

But you can tell a lot about the future by looking to the past and you can make some predictions based on repeated remarks both Biden and Harris have made throughout their campaigns.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the stances on gun control that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have taken.

(Spoiler alert: you might want to stock up on an AR-15 rifle or two while you still can.)

President-Elect Joe Biden’s Gun Control Views

 

Joe Biden
Source: Wikipedia

 

According to the Biden campaign website, President-Elect Joe Biden plans to:

“Hold gun manufacturers accountable.”

Biden says he will work to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which protects firearm manufacturers from being held civilly liable for their products.

This could potentially open up gun manufacturers to frivolous lawsuits caused by an individual’s misuse of product.

On Twitter, Biden also dropped the dreaded “common-sense reforms” gun control rhetoric to “end our gun violence epidemic.”

“Ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”

Joe Biden plans to enact legislation to once again ban what he deems “assault weapons” like AR-15s.

This assault weapon ban will be designed to stop manufacturers from circumventing the law by making minor changes that do not limit the firearm’s lethality.

Biden reinforced his views with a Tweet stating his intentions to “ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”

Biden also plans to use his executive authority to ban the importation of these “assault weapons.”

“Buy back the assault weapons and high-capacity magazines already in our communities.”

President-Elect Biden also wants to institute a program to buy back “weapons of war” currently on our streets.

This would give individuals who currently possess “assault weapons” or high-capacity magazines two options: either sell the firearms to the government or register them under the National Firearms Act (NFA).

Additionally, he clarified on Twitter, stating that “weapons of war have no place in our communities. When I was senator, I took on the NRA and secured a 10-year ban on assault weapons — and as president, I’ll ban these weapons again.”

In an interview with CNN, Biden was asked whether that “means they’re going to come for my guns” and Biden replied, “Bingo, you’re right if you have an assault weapon. The fact of the matter is they should be illegal. Period.”

“Reduce the stockpiling of weapons.”

Biden will also support legislation that would restrict the number of firearms an individual may purchase to one per month.

This could not only impact a person’s ability to buy what he or she wants, but it also forces enthusiasts to prioritize their new home defense, concealed carry, hunting and sporting firearm purchases.

As it stands now, if you have passed a background check and are legally able to possess a firearm, there are usually few or no limits on how many firearms you can purchase.

“End the online sale of firearms and ammunition.”

Additionally, he would enact legislation to outlaw all online sales of firearms, ammunition, gun kits and firearm parts.

This would limit an individual’s access to specific firearms, ammunition and parts to what is available at local shops—which may have trouble getting specific products or ample supply in to keep up with demand.

As most in the gun community know, you cannot simply go online and have a gun sent to your house. It is sent to a local Federal Firearm License (FFL) dealer, where it is transferred to you through whatever legal process your state requires.

You will still fill out a Form 4473 and need to pass a background check. You may also need a purchase permit or go through a waiting period if your state requires it.

The point being, whether you purchase the gun online or in a store, you are still going through all the proper legal channels to complete the transaction and receive the firearm. So it remains to be seen what Biden will actually do here.

“Incentivize state ‘extreme risk’ laws.”

Extreme risk laws, or “red flag” laws, allow family members or law enforcement officers to temporarily remove an individual’s access to firearms when they claim that the individual is in crisis and poses a danger to themselves or others.

In an interview with NPR, Cassandra Crifasi, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, points to the ‘temporary component.’ “This means that once the temporary order expires, the person is then able to ask the judge to return his or her weapons.”

This also opens up the possibility for false claims to take away a person’s rights and potentially does away with the belief of “innocent until proven guilty.”

Even after the order is expired, the person must then ask a judge to get their legal rights back, though they have yet to be convicted of a crime.

“Stop ghost guns.”

Biden will also try to stop the production of “ghost guns” by pushing for legislation that would require purchasers of gun kits or 3D printing code to pass a federal background check.

Contrary to popular belief, these are not firearms that cannot be detected by metal detectors or X-ray machines. Ghost guns are firearms that are produced by an individual (either by using a kit or 3D printer) that do not have a serial number.

Considering it would be much easier to purchase a firearm—whether legally or illegally—that is not traceable back to you to commit a crime, outlawing these would seem to have little effect on gun violence.

Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ Gun Control Views

 

Kamala Harris
Source: Wikipedia

 

According to interviews with publications like The New York Times, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris said that she would:

“Mandate background checks.”

Harris said she would like to sign an executive order that would mandate background checks for customers of any firearms dealer that sells more than five guns a year.

According to Guns and America, the RAND Corporation found moderate evidence that universal background checks had an effect on reducing gun violence, and Johns Hopkins found that universal background checks were actually associated with an increase in firearm homicides.

All in all, there seems to be inconclusive evidence that implementing universal background checks will have an effect on gun violence.

Additionally, Harris posted on Twitter in 2019 (as a presidential candidate) confirming this: “As president, I will take executive action to revoke the licenses of gun manufacturers & dealers that break the law.”

“Push for more stringent regulation of gun manufacturers.”

Kamala Harris could also push for more stringent regulations of gun manufacturers that may result in revoked licenses or prosecution.

This will put more stress on the gun manufacturing industry and could raise the cost of manufacture (and thus the cost of firearms).

On Twitter, Harris also delivered the following ultimatum: “If Congress doesn’t pass gun safety legislation in the first 100 days of my presidency, I will take executive action to keep our communities safe.”

“Close the loophole that allows some domestic abusers to purchase guns if their victim is an unwedded partner.”

Harris also plans to enact gun control that would close a purported loophole that allows some individuals convicted of domestic abuse to purchase firearms.

Biden and Harris also support enacting the proposal to prohibit anyone under a temporary restraining order from purchasing or possessing a firearm before their hearing.

This again potentially does away with the idea of being “innocent until proven guilty.”

“Fight for a renewal of the assault weapon ban.”

This gun control ban would prohibit individuals from purchasing semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15 or AK-47 and would similarly outlaw whatever they deem as “high-capacity magazines.”

This would limit a person’s access to firearms that excel in personal defense and home-defense scenarios, and opens the door to further restrictions on firearms.

Additionally, in an interview with the National Review, Harris stated, “We have to have a buyback program and I support a mandatory gun buyback program.”

Harris also mentioned supporting this “mandatory buyback” when speaking with BBC and mentioned she “will take executive action to ban the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons” on Twitter.

She further stated that “assault weapons are weapons of war… there is no reason they should exist on the streets of a civil society.”

What gun control issues are you most concerned about? Why? Let us known in the comments below (and please keep it respectful).

About the Author:

Alex Cole

Alex is a relatively young firearms enthusiast who’s been shooting consistently for around seven years. Though he is fairly new to the industry, he loves consuming all information related to guns and is constantly trying to enhance his knowledge, understanding and use of firearms. Not a day goes by where he doesn’t do something firearms-related.

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Comments (62)

  1. It is time to find out who has convictions versus the tough keyboard warriors. Remember the quote from one of the founding fathers, “We must hang together or surely we will all hang separately” Are you willing to lay it on the line? I have reached a point where I will not back up…not one inch. Hope some of you have reached this point but the chips will fall where they may.

  2. IM just wondering WHY you didn’t post this information more urgently BEFORE the election?? Most of us knew these two lying Hippocrates and their cowardly unconstitutional socialist vomit. But there may very well have been a few ” newcomers” to the 2nd Amendment crowd that came on your sight to purchase a few things, they shouldve been told what we knew to be Absolute truth BEFORE the NOV 3rd election. It may have swayed a few votes. As it is, if this crooked election stands, sleepy joe has said he is going to charge beto orourke with his gun control policies. To put him in charge. Do you remember what beto said at the debates?? ” Hell yes we are coming for your ak47’s and your AR15’s” Its not gun control. Its gun confiscation. And they believe they will get away with it. Shouldve covered all this earlier than November.

  3. NOT TO WORRY.
    THE WISDOM OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS WILL YET “TRUMP” ANY UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTIONS ON THE PART OF THE BIDEN / HARRIS DUO. THEY RECOGNIZED THAT THERE WOULD BE POLITICIANS THAT WOULD NOT PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. FIRST OF ALL THE SENATE IS NOT LIKELY TO GO ALONG WITH ANY OF THESE SO CALLED GUN CONTROL IDEAS. EVEN IF THEY DO PASS THESE KINDS OF UNJUST RESTRICTIONS THE SUPREME COURT WILL DECLARE THEM TO BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. THE LAWFUL USE OF FIREARMS BY GREATER THAN 99% OF AMERICAN CITIZENS WILL NOT BE HELD HOSTAGE TO THE CRIMINAL MISUSE OF GUNS BY THE FEW.

  4. Guess will just have a lot of law abiding citizens turned into felons overnight if the dumbocrats have their way. Good luck enforcing all the mandated buybacks.
    Guess I’ll just have to listen to sleepy joe and dust off my double barrel, walk out on the porch and shoot both rounds off. Sounds like great advice in a possible home intruder situation. Let alone, illegal in other ways.

  5. California has the most restrictive gun control laws in the Nation. If we are to have universal gun control then California should be used as the mark for such topics. I am a firm supporter of the 2A and think if we can get some consistent national control then we have a more powerful chance of maintaining a more governance process of meeting the needs of all Americans lawful gun owners.
    Just a thought.

  6. Blows my mind how when a decent Prez like Trump respects our constitution especially the 2A then a couple of gun hating Bozos come in & try to tear everything apart?? What part of the 2A statement “shall NOT be infringed” don’t they understand ??? Not to mention their idiotic rant to sue gun manufacturers if someone misused their product… why stop there?… sue the car manufacturers, fast food chains, ect?… Madness !!

  7. I’m a gun owner and NRA member. To begin with, Kamala Harris calling herself “President” scare me, it shows how openly Lefties are inprocess of proclaiming Biden incompetent, and letting Harris run our beloved Country. Democrat’s gun-control plan is lame and will be ineffective. It will hurt gun manufacturers, legal gun owners, and everyone who really on us to keep them safe.
    In my opinion, we should do as follow: Go after illegal guns, who buys and who sells them, by making high fines and mandatory jail sentences. We should make background checks more strict, and add a psychological test, gun safety training, and how to prevent your gun from being stolen, or lost. Try to make it impossible to obtain weapons without a serial number. Every five years, make gun owners enter training involving target practice, safety course, and how to protect your gun from being stolen, or lost. For gun owners with more than 10 weapons, require to own and use a gun safe. Create strict laws against illegal gun possession. Mandatory long jail sentences for ex-convicts with a firearm. Mandate additional training and rules for gun owners, who live with children under fifteen years old. Invest federal funds in new gun safety technologies, like fingerprint triggers. Hire more police with better equipment, to create a safer living environment.
    We have the right to own weapons. We, the legal gun owners, can protect ourselves. Protect our families. Stop violent crime. Protect our property. Scare away bad guys from a home invasion. Protect our family and loved ones, during the critical fifteen minutes, which happens between the phone call to 911 and the Police showing at the crime scene.

    1. Sounds like you are on THEIR side. That’s what they have been saying they want. You’ll probably be one of the first ones to turn your guns into the buy-back program. Hopefully Trump will find ALL the ILLEGAL votes for Biden and win the election, and the two Republican Senators from Georgia win so Chucky Schumer doesn’t get what he wants. Then we can take back control of the House in 2022 and not hear any more from Pelousy.

  8. At 64 all I’ve ever heard was Liberals are going to take our guns, yet it never happens. No one is coming for our guns. Some new regulations IMO are needed and many are a pipe dream for those against gun owners. I have a luger and I’m a Democratic Liberal, NOT a Liberal Extremist. What President elect Biden and V.P. elect Harris have said in the past will most likely never come down to the extreme talking points they made pre-election

    1. California has already made a list of over two hundred handguns that law abiding citizens may not purchase. Magazine limitations also are on the ‘ no-fly ‘list. I, and many others believe this to be a form of “darn right we’re gonna take your AR 15..”. Most on this site believe the 2nd Amendment to be a limitation on government…not on citizens. Virtue signaling by Democrats under the guise of “reasonable gun control” doesn’t save lives.

    2. Absolutely correct! If they EVER get control, the USA will look like a bigger version of what we have here in COMMIEFORNIA.

  9. Same old story. Biden and his cronies don’t want to go after criminals, but would rather skewer law-abiding gun-owners instead. They are easier to identify and prosecute. The Biden cabal feel that if guns were outlawed, the problems of armed robberies and murders (where guns were used) would *poof* just go away. Their reasoning (if you would call it that) makes no sense and would create another Venezuela-type of population that would be so easier to control—especially a population that was completely disarmed.

    This is why the Second Amendment was included in our Constitution. It was not meant to protect Bambi; it was meant to protect us from a Government gone wild….a dismal prospect under the Chicom-controlled Biden and over-the-top anti-gunner Kamala Harris. It is also interesting to note that almost all roberies and murders are committed by those who use pistols, not “assault” weapons that are so frequently blamed.

    1. Amazing how that is that they outlaw whatever their passion is at the time and it doesn’t help ANYTHING, except to fill their pockets or bank accounts.

  10. If this type of Totalitarian overreach is allowed by these 2 anti-2nd amendment politicians (which seems to be another way to say “criminals”) then it becomes an imperative to hide your pieces in ways that will make it extremely difficult for the totalitarians to find such as burial near sewer lines and near anything metallic as it will defeat metal detectors by shielding a 6″ plastic pipe with 2 clean out plugs and your property wrapped in oil cloth or filled with cosmoline grease. Using metal ventilation shafts as a cover is good but not as effective. There are effective methods out there and now is the time to prepare before these 2 Communist Chinese wannabes take over power through this horribly corrupt election process.,

  11. If the last four years have shown us anything, it’s the fact that crime and violence are rampant and we no longer have a “Civil Society”. Thanks mostly to the likes of Harris & Biden and their supporters.

  12. I know that it is not over, but it looks like Uncle Joe has it. So if you did not vote, you can not comment. Do what you can to financially support the two Republican Senators trying to win election in Georgia. And if you live in Georgia, please vote for them. And if you can not do either, make sure that you are registered to vote in 2022 and 2024. And vote Republican, get your family to vote Republican, your neighbors and anyone else you can convince to vote Republican. The big colleges are turning out wave after wave of mindless young liberals who hate our values and hate America. So vote Republican or take up archery, because all your guns will one day go away. Ask a Venezuelan!

  13. If Biden& camel hairs gets the official nod for office then we haven’t seen blm/ antifa riots yet. They will be far worse and what are these two embiciles going to do about that? Not a darn thing!
    Buy your high cap mags and ammo now before these two communists get in and fully ruin our economy and country!

  14. I see many Constitutional issues standing between them and their hopes. If they win the Senate they can just “pack the court” then do whatever they want! Both of them are spewing every piece of leftist nonsense they know!

  15. I know that it is not over, but it looks like Uncle Joe has it. So if you did not vote, you can not comment. Do what you can to financially support the two Republican Senators trying to win election in Georgia. And if live in Georgia, please vote for them. And if you can not do either, make sure that you are registered to vote in 2022 and 2024. And vote Republican, get your family to vote Republican, your neighbors and anyone else you can convince to vote Republican. The big colleges are turning out wave after wave of mindless young liberals who hate our values and hate America. So vote Republican or take up archery, because all your guns will one day go away. Ask a Venezuelan!

  16. First off these two clowns are not, nor ever will be my , Prez. and VP. I live in the Bay area and that woman was a disgrace while she was DA in SF.

  17. My biggest concern is the Mandatory Buy Back and the stopping the On line sales of Ammunition and firearms.
    What makes them think that the criminal is going to give up their weapons???? This would only hurt the law abiding gun owners from being able to protect themselves.
    If they stop online sell of Ammunition, everyone who lives in Small town America would not be able to get their Ammunition to be able to defend themselves either

  18. I own many Sporting Guns and am in full agreement that assault weapons have no place in the general public’s hands. I have been a hunter for over 50 years, so i know guns well. Never have a seen a need for a AR15 or any semi-auto. Assault Guns were made to cause human carnage and have no place in sporting. Nothing wrong with Semi-Automatics, just dont see a reason to burn up ammo, when if your anything of a good shot, a Bolt action or revolver the same job with less ammo, and a lot safer. If I have to protect my home with my guns and the 1000’s of rounds of ammo, then things have gone far too wrong to stick around here.

  19. No where do they ever mention going after the millions of illegal firearms in our streets. That’s where the real problem is. I guess it’s because that would actually require some effort on their part.
    If they genuinely wanted to accomplish something, they should focus on the real problem instead of law abiding citizens…..but, we’re talking about irresponsible idiots. Good luck to us all !!

  20. Wow! Who elected Kamala Harris as President? Does the Vice-president have authority to dictate executive orders? It seems to me that politicians who are trying to take away our civil liberties as declared in the U.S. Constitution, are committing acts of treason against our own government. Why are politicians allowed to create laws, when we the people do not get to vote on proposed laws? Why are so many citizens uninformed about the laws that politicians create? Yes, I think our country has its share of problems, but after living overseas and listening to foreigners give their views on the United States, I still think this is maybe the greatest country on the planet. Why else would so many foreigners want to come here? We the people must make informed decisions, when we make our choices for elected candidates to represent us. We cannot look at a candidate and decide that they look trustworthy. Trust is something we earn, and that comes from experience. There does not seem to be as many laws of nature, as there are laws of men. Humanity has to do with civilized behavior, and we can be civil to each other. However, there seems to be a reality of good and bad in this world. I have observed that we have elected many politicians to represent us, who have changed their campaign promises once they got into office. Look at how many Governors in the state of Illinois that have been corrupt. All for the acquisition of money and power. That has nothing to do with representing we the people that they were elected to represent.

  21. Government politicians and executives who enjoy taxpayer-funded security personnel should be subject to any and all so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazine” restrictions that apply to lawful American citizens. Period.

  22. How many of you out there see the IRONY of all this? Remember when Nancy PIGLOUSY held a press conference and was outlining plans to evoke the 25th Amendment (but not for Trump) This is to remove a bumbling IDIOT the SEWER-RATS (Demoshits) nominated to STEAL the election from Trump? They planned this all a long using FRAUDULENT activities!!!. That’s why Biden didn’t hold rallies or was out campaigning he knew the FIX was in!! In doing this they the SEWER-RAT party will place an individual who herself ran for the presidency receiving less than 2% to sit in the Oval Office.
    The SEWER-RAT Party wishes to have a “WOMAN OF COLOR” as President It should be noted that Harris is NOT a Woman of Color!!!

  23. “One of these days the talking will be over and the citizenry of the United States will decide whether or not to remain free.”
    — Dan W. Shoemaker

  24. When was Kamala elected PRESIDENT???? She would have no power to enact anything unless they are planning to do something to Sleepy Joe. Hopefully we won’t have to worry about anything like this. Hopefully the Supreme Court will get involved in this FRAUDULENT ELECTION. Trump should have been way ahead except for the counting of ILLEGAL votes.

  25. I would like to specifically comment on: “…the AR-15 or AK-47 and would similarly outlaw whatever they deem as “high-capacity magazines.”

    This would limit a person’s access to firearms that excel in personal defense and home-defense scenarios…”

    Everything I’ve read says the best home defense is a shotgun, and I’ve read a lot when I was looking for a home defense weapon. So these two paragraphs were completely misleading to the public at large. I would much rather have a weapon that sprays out many buckshot pellets than a weapon where my aim must be precise after being awakened by someone breaking into my house.

  26. MOLON LABE!!! I invite both Biden and Harris to PLEASE!!! personally come to take my “AR-15”. Also, to William Summer: Most democrats (demonrats) don’t even have a clue that the United States has a “Constitution” and a “Bill of Rights” so to think that they are going to read “Article II Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution is giving the democrats (demonrats) more of an ability to do something that they are totally incapable of doing.

  27. After observing the plans and actions of the Democrats over the last 12 years I do not foresee ever voting for another Democrat in my lifetime. The Republicans aren’t far behind in many cases, but there are still some who appear to take their oath seriously.

    I pray for government at all levels to do their duty and protect life, enhance freedom, and promote peace. That seems to be in short supply these days…e.g. Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, California…..

  28. The appointment of Justice Barrett is looking better and better. Thank you, President Trump, for protecting us against “gun morons” .

  29. I am disappointed in my country, to think people would put these to clowns in charge of our country. The AR-15 isn’t a assault weapon one thing they got right is it semi auto it is no more dangerous than any other rifle. I will agree with these clowns on one thing fully automatic weapons should be for the military only. No one should be able to take away my god give right to protect my family and myself. We know why they want to take our guns and try to make all of these gun laws is because they don’t have to protect their sevlves they have armed guards to do it for them and so we can’t defend our constitution against tyranny government . If we the people can fight for our country then why can’t we have the right to defend ourselves. Stop blaming law Biden citizens what criminal do. It doesn’t matter what laws you make for gun control, criminals wont obey them. Look at Chicago they have the most restrictive gun control laws and more people are killed with guns then any where else. You are not going to stop gun violence it’s unfortunately part of life. Cars kill people but I haven’t herd of the government trying to put laws and bans on them. There is only one thing in life that there is no way to stop or get away from and that is death we all have to die sometime. God is in control it’s his plan for each and everyone of us.

  30. This has NOTHING to do with the NRA or keeping people safe. It’s a power grab pure and simple. This IS what the 2nd Amendment was created for. This is lawlessness and tyranny.

  31. This is just more nonsense from the left. 30,000 people dying every year from gun homicides isn’t even close to an epidemic. That figure even includes cops killing people in the line of duty. They sometimes try to include suicides, which is pathetic. MOST gun deaths are caused by handguns, an “assault” weapon ban is pointless. If the government tries to take our rights, the population having Ar’s or Ak’s is our BEST shot at winning in a rebellion.

    Anyone who supports any of this is a traitor. The right to bear is about OUR rights, it is a check against the power of the government. Giving more power to the Federal government will only succeed in making them more tyrannical. That’s all this is about, POWER. Not children or any other lies the left spews. So the left “cares” about kids, but support abortion at 9 months? Give me a break.

  32. Positions held by both of these people should concern all lawful/law-abiding gun owners as well as all Americans. The 2A “shall not be infringed” and over the past several decades, most informed gun owners know that the opposite has taken place. Let us all pray that these two are never in the position to take actions on guns, because in principle it is not a good idea to give a mouse a cookie on this issue as they erode these rights every chance they get. The regulations never have a definitive goal beyond simply disarming the lawful American gun owner. History shows how dangerous it is to have a completely disarmed public. Let’s hope the United States stays true to its own Constitution.

  33. Considering I have a couple of Civil War era firearms that will kill someone just as dead as the latest wonder gun, Biden’s idea of “Ending the Gun Violence Epidemic” is as false as he is. Anyone wants to shoot someone they will find the means. As far as banning magazines, good luck. How many are out there and don’t forget metal and plastic magazines don’t have a shelf life.
    If he really wants to make any difference in the number of shootings, deal with the neighborhoods and cities with the gun problems. The hardware isn’t the problem. It’s the fools using their weapons in an illegal manner. We don’t have a gun problem, we have a people problem. Same people burning and looting all last summer.

  34. To say Biden/Harris are not the President and Vice President elect is just technicality nonsense. Everybody knows what is going to happen. As far as the guns are concerned, their “forced buy back” plan is nothing but theft. If it is “forced”, it is just like a strong arm robbery. Also, they can pay whatever they want to pay you for your weapon. If they offer you 1/4 of what you have invested, and you refuse, they can just take it. AND, Harris is saying ” as President, I will….” She was not elected as President. Why is she making plans AS President ?

  35. To be certain, there are people who should not have access to guns. I am a gun owner of many guns and a liberal voter. I am not a single issue voter. Some of the proposed gun laws are painful to me, but I see them as an attempt to fix a set of real problems that have few other viable options.

    Let’s face it, there is not one of us who would just accept the death of one of our children by any shooter, much less a shooter who could have been prevented from getting a gun by common sense and well thought out gun laws.

    To be certain, very few gun owner is a menace to society. Nearly all are simple enthusiasts and home defenders. They should be allowed nearly unfettered access to whichever guns they want. But there are people who absolutely never have access to any guns. Unfortunately, it is up to the government to figure out how to limit access to the wrong people, without infringing on the rights of good people.

    Like everything, good laws that work for everyone is hard. We need to give our lawmakers our best suggestions, our understanding of society’s dilemma and a break. No law will please everyone. But remember your kids. How would you feel if your son or daughter was the victim of unlimited access to guns?

  36. Politicians don’t want us to have guns but at the same time their security has automatic weapons with unlimited firepower. What makes their families more important than ours?

  37. As a left libertarian, I am glad to be done with the current abomination, but quite disappointed to know that we will now have to deal with continued buying panic under the threat of further infringement upon our right to defense by fake lefties (A.K.A. “liberals”).

    It seems clear to me that remaining entrenched in false dichotomy and dualistic thinking is only going to perpetuate this problem. Those who are left of center economically often need help recognizing that workers and oppressed peoples are their own best source of defense and empowerment. It is not going to come from condescending and paternalistic liberals who seem to think government is the answer.

    At the same time, many on the right need help recognizing that (among other things) the “free market” is terrible at self-regulation, that trickle-down economics will never work, that climate change, systemic racism and male supremacy are real and serious problems, and that freedom of religion also means freedom from religion.

    A bit of objective and critical thinking and a willingness to relinquish our myths and antagonism can go a long way toward a truly unified country.

  38. First, gun control is hitting your target with a high degree of accuracy.
    Second, there is no such thing as a “ghost gun”, that name was invented by an idiot trying to scare people into being afraid of the boogieman gun.
    Lastly, these two idiots obviously committed fraud by using fake ballots and other illegal means to steal the election. I’m hearing the words “civil war” alot these days and can’t help but think maybe this country needs a wake up call. The swamp is out of control and needs draining. Perhaps reminding politicians that they work for us is a really good idea.

  39. I have served 18 years in the US Army. Multiple combat deployments to defend our freedoms to include the second amendment. I WILL NEVER GIVE UP MY WEAPONS OF ANY TYPE, CALIBER OR MAGAZINE CAPACITY!!! I ask all American citizens to stand up for our rights. Don’t let the sacrifices I and many others have endured be in vain. Support the 2nd Amendment!!! It is a major part of what keeps this country free!!!

  40. Very sad .. I’m shocked these 2 were voted in. I’ve never felt so fearful to losing rights and freedoms as I do now. This is America and no matter what others say the Dems love to instill fear into the weak minded to insure that if voted for they will be sure to “protect” them…What a joke! I cant even put words to my thoughts on banning internet sales of firearms and related misc.

  41. Joe Biden is a criminal…he is part of a tyrannical group of American haters…he is no more than a terrorist or conspirator…it is the duty of the administrative branch to defend against enemies both foreign and Domestic…these people should be hung by the neck or stood in front of a Firing squad period….we the people should not even be entertaining the idea that any of them could ever have a chance of running for a office in the United States little lone stealing one…

  42. Hey Summer, is that all you really took away from this article? Its about our rights being stripped away. See 2A, Bill of Rights, then see “moron” in dictionary.

  43. Better stockpile guns and ammo and get the waterproof tubes out and pick your hiding spot.

    They will now be coming for your guns, and once they have disarmed Americans, well… you know what happens next when haters win.

    Has anyone noticed the new “Gun Buyers” ads online in NYS? They claim to want to “help” poor NYers cope with “guns you may no longer want or need”.

    As part of their shady “sales pitch”, they claim to be FFLs. So what? Anybody can be one, if you have the money and do the work required.

    I never heard of these guys until Biden was projected to be the “winner”.

    So who are they? According to thier online “information”, they have a whole network of discerning collectors and gun lovers thst ONLY WANT TO BUY USED GUNS! Ha…give me a break!

    It gets even better…how does this (likely a Michael Bloomberg inspired/financed not so subtle gun buybck program…now “That it’s become so difficult to have a gun in NY..”we are going to help you” HA! gun control trick or ploy alert!

    And it gets even better… how does it work? Well, first you fill out a form online giving your name, adress, type of gun ,serial number,yada,yada.

    Once they know this, then they will send you a FREE shpping carton.Gee…(:@ )
    Then get this…you shipo them your gun! o, like,they can examine it and give you their estimate of its value. So they make you(almost certainly a low-ball) offer. If you accept…ZAP..title automatically then is trnsferred to them And you get a check! Wow…

    And just who is this network of gun lovers and collectors that they are buying these guns for…lets see…well, guess wo will be “collecting” your guns, if you let them, lads…Bloomberg and his rich gun-loving firends. Well, they’d love OUR guns if they can now help you NYers out) now that Andyfeels even more empowered…after all, the corret pecking order will be restablisehd…Biden(Obama, Clinton) and Kamala (ACS,et al).

    You are going to soon see an America that has been viciously politiciesd by a relentless campaign of 4 years of disinformation and constantb attacks on Trump…the Demonrats have spared no expense in organizing mobs and quasi race riots at the same time they are calling for (and getting) “defunding of Police.”

    Notice bow the “old guard” of Senior police Officials are taking their pensions now.

    I am sad to predict the emergence of two (2) Americas…a split the Dems seem to think to thier advantage.

    I think unconstitutional gun siezures and illegal FORCED “gun buybacks” will begin as soon as the Biden admin (or rather the Kamala/Pelosi/Chuck/Obama/Hillary/Mike Bloomber/George Soros et. al Administration.

    Do NOT sell or give up your guns. IGNORE new laws that say you can no longer sell your guns privately.
    Why NOT?

    I could yesterday, right? What changed, other than the leftish democrats siezing powr…if you believe that Joe Biden’Kamala won, nd by th numbers they are showing now…if you think gthis election isnt rigged..well..you guys give up now, because you will be of no use the the Resistance Movement(s) that will surely come, as Americans do tend to fight tyrants…big and little.

    Just think about it…Andrew Cuomo has almost gotten away with using NY Taxpayers money to go after the NRA, as well as appoint a political hack as NY’s Attorney General, who then launched attacks on the NRA, even stooping to personal attacka on the Officers of the NRA.

    Guys, I hope that Biden will remember that he is still an American…although I guess he is “above the law’ now. The idea of using Executive Orders to disarm Americans strikes me as some of the reason we ended up dumping tea in Boston Harbor.

    Those boys learned how to make and hold onto their guns and would have understood why you need large-capacity magazines.

    Hope for the best…prepare for the worst. Red Dawn kind of scenario? Let’s hope they won’t go that far…A Cuban surprise?..after Castro won, remember what happened? Cubans do…

    Do NOT let your Freedom be taken from you…”The right to own weapons is the right to be free”(The Weapon Shops of Ishtar)…A.E.Von Vogt. In case you haven’t noticed, the NRA IS “The Weapon Shops of Ishtar”.
    Join them now and be part of the New Resistance that is sure to come, READ IT! (Weapon Shops of Ishtar) and take heart, brothers!

  44. The important thing here is to seek a solution that reduces gun violence while not interfering with the legitimate ownership and use of guns, i.e. for hunting. The AR-15 is an increasingly popular hunting platform, and there are ways to continue allowing the AR-15 for hunting while making it harder to have high rate of fire guns “on the streets”. Good legislation is in the interest of everyone. Registration could be a way to go, but it would have to be quick (hours to days, not weeks to months) and cheap ($10 or so).

  45. Liberal America has apparently done its best to vote out the most economically effective and individual rights protective President of my lifetime (70 Christmases and counting.) Thank God DJT gave up his wonderful life to try and show his fellow countrymen (and women) the safe and prosperous way to the future. If Biden and Harris do take office, I hope my President runs again in 2024 to try and fix the “hot mess” that China Joe and Senator Harris are sure to bring.

  46. Jo Jerg voters should be FIRST to turn their firearms in. Likely they could have swung this nonsense America just voted for.

  47. Biden and Harris are not President and Vice President elect. They have not been certified by the states through the electoral college. If and when this happens, they will be the elect from the date of the certification to the swearing in at the inauguration. See Article II Section I of the United States Constitution.

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