As President Joe Biden (D) has never seen a gun-control bill he doesn’t like, the mainstream media has been salivating over the prospects; though, to name one outlet, Politico’s recent reporting on the topic makes them sound so very disappointed that the filibuster rule in the U.S. Senate will make passing gun-control bills difficult, as they would need to achieve a 60-vote majority to end a filibuster.
Still, the pressure is growing. So much so that when Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who has said he is not for ending the filibuster rule, was asked again whether he could alter his position, he said, “NEVER!… . What don’t you understand about NEVER?!”
Here are four reason that make it clear gun-control attempts are coming soon.
1. The White House Met with Gun-Control Groups
On February 10, the Biden administration met with leading gun-control advocates.
Here’s part of the White House statement on the meeting: “Today, Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice and White House Public Engagement Director and Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond hosted a virtual discussion with leaders of gun violence prevention advocacy groups – Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, Giffords, and Brady. They discussed the ongoing public health crisis of gun violence in America, the historic increase in homicides across American cities last year, and commonsense steps that can be taken to make our communities safer such as closing background check loopholes, stopping the proliferation of unregulated and untraceable ‘ghost’ guns, and expanding community-based violence intervention programs.”
2. The White House Press Secretary Says It’s Coming
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said gun control is “a priority” to President Biden. She said for Biden this is “on a personal level.” She said Biden would “love to see action” and “is happy and eager” to “take on the NRA.” Psaki even says Biden “hasn’t ruled out” acting without Congress.
3. Biden Said He Would Do It
President Biden’s campaign website spelled out his many desires for gun bans, confiscations, onerous regulations, and more. Biden plainly told us he will, if he can: ban and confiscate the most-commonly owned rifle in the United States; ban the magazines that come as standard in almost every newly purchased semi-automatic firearm; destroy gun manufacturers and dealers by repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA); arbitrarily limit the number of guns an American citizen can buy per month; ban the online sale of ammunition and firearm parts and accessories and so much more.
4. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is Scheduling Votes
The word is that next week, the U.S. House of Representatives could vote on several gun-control bills, including a so-called “universal” background law (how can it be universal if criminals won’t abide by it.
“According to reports from Capitol Hill, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on two gun control bills as early as next week,” reported NRA-ILA. “The first bill, so-called ‘universal’ background check legislation, would criminalize the private transfer of firearms. The second bill, sometimes inaccurately described as legislation to close the ‘Charleston loophole,’ would undermine the Second Amendment right by permitting the federal government to delay a firearm transfer indefinitely without proof that the transferee is prohibited from possessing firearms.”
We’ll keep you informed on this bill and whatever else the Biden administration attempts to do to your right to keep and bear arms.