It’s no secret that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris head up the most anti-Second Amendment administration in history, something the NRA warned would happen before the election. Now, they’re putting their anti-freedom agenda on full display as the pair ramp up their reelection effort. As the adage goes, when someone tells you who they are, believe them.
Appearing on 60 Minutes recently, Harris said, “Our nation is being torn apart by gun violence. … We’ve done some of the most significant gun safety laws in 30 years. But we still need an assault weapons ban. It doesn’t have to be this way. There was an assault weapons ban at one time. It expired. Let’s renew it.”
Just days earlier, Harris said in a statement that “[g]un violence is the leading cause of death for children in our nation. It does not have to be this way.” The problem with this statement is that it’s a lie. The NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) has repeatedly and thoroughly debunked this claim and ones similar to it.
As NRA-ILA reported, “ [Such claims have] also been exposed by mainstream fact checkers as requiring the exclusion of infants and the inclusion of young adults to be true (which is why ‘children’ is sometimes replaced with the more accurate but still misleading ‘children and teens’).”
Harris didn’t stop there. “It is a false choice to suggest we must choose between either upholding the Second Amendment or passing reasonable gun-safety laws to save lives,” she said before listing off multiple items from her gun-control wish list that clearly are in violation of the Second Amendment.
Though many politicians have unconstitutional ideas for diminishing the Second Amendment rights of millions of Americans, Harris is the first to oversee an office specifically designed for this purpose.
This takes us to Biden, who recently announced the creation of the misleadingly titled “Office of Gun Violence Prevention.” Biden put his VP in charge of the office, and has also named Harris to be a “leading voice” on the issue of gun control in the pair’s reelection campaign.
Biden said at a campaign reception that “we need your help now to end immunity from liability for gun manufacturers. The only corporate entity in America, by law, exempted.” This, of course, is not true.
Biden then added how he told someone: “I’m not going to take your guns away. I’m just going to take some. … The Second Amendment doesn’t say you can own a cannon.” For good effect, he once again trotted out the odd line about deer wearing Kevlar vests. In reality, Americans can own cannons, and many did at the time the Second Amendment was written.
A day earlier, Biden demanded that lawmakers who oppose his clearly unconstitutional agenda “[w]ork with us to pass a bill banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, to enact universal background checks, to require safe storage of guns and end immunity from liability for gun manufacturers.”
When Biden and Harris say this is what they want to do, we should believe them. “[T]hey seek the most-extreme version of these laws yet attempted, a legal regime that would be totally at odds with the text, history, and tradition of the U.S. Constitution,” reported NRA-ILA.
Elections matter. Look no further than the recent results in Louisiana, where a pro-freedom governor who says he’ll sign a constitutional-carry bill is set to take office.