No human right is more essential to a free and just society than the fundamental right of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their loved ones in the face of a violent, criminal attack.
This may come as a surprise to the mainstream media and the Biden administration, but the NRA didn’t invent the right to self-defense or the individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms. These are fundamental, natural rights which our Founders enumerated in the Constitution.
We only make it our business to fight for them.
Both of these freedoms date back centuries in early English law. Our Founding Fathers enshrined them in our Declaration of Independence and the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. They knew that “liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is not possible without “life”—and that life, unfortunately, is many times not possible without the legal right to use a firearm in self-defense.
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld and reaffirmed this fundamental legal precept numerous times, thanks in large part to the never-ending vigilance of NRA members.
However, while we make it our business to defend our constitutional freedom to own firearms and protect ourselves, President Joe Biden, who swore an oath to uphold and defend those same freedoms, has made it the business of his White House to destroy them.
Just two months ago, Biden announced the establishment of the so-called Office of Gun Violence Prevention. This new office—the first of its kind in the White House—is nothing more than a hornet’s nest of anti-gun activists whose sole mission is to push Biden’s gun-ban agenda.
The titular head of this new office is none other than Kamala Harris, who needs no introduction among NRA members.
The director is Stefanie Feldman, a longtime Biden aide and anti-gun zealot who for years has made it her personal mission to rally the anti-gun left to “defeat NRA” and “defeat gun manufacturers.”
Nothing from this new office will have anything to do with making anyone safer.
Feldman’s deputy director is Robert Wilcox, who, prior to taking this position, was a paid shill for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety. As an anti-gun lobbyist, Wilcox pushed for banning semi-automatic rifles, banning private gun transfers, punishing law-abiding gun shops for the acts of criminals, and limiting the capacity of magazines used in self-defense firearms.
Make no mistake: What Biden has done here is nothing short of weaponizing the White House against NRA members and law-abiding gun owners. And while Feldman used to be on Biden’s campaign payroll and Wilcox was bankrolled by Bloomberg, their salaries and the salaries of their staff will now be paid with your hard-earned tax dollars.
And of course, nothing that pours forth from this new office will have anything to do with preventing criminal violence or making anyone safer.
After all, the same Biden who claims he wants to make America safter is the one who rolls out the red carpet for violent criminals, drug cartels, child-traffickers and terrorists to flood across our border.
The same Biden who claims he wants to protect our communities is the one who champions pro-criminal policies like no-cash bail and revolving-door “justice” schemes that have decimated our cities and towns and cost an untold number of innocent Americans their lives.
And now that same Biden, who has done nothing but unleash a historic violent crime wave from coast to coast, is putting the power and energy of the White House behind an effort to restrict every law-abiding American’s right to defend themselves and their loved ones.
You and I know there are big issues that come to the fore in every election—taxes, budgets, spending, foreign policy and health care, to name just a few.
They are all important. They all have an impact on our lives. And they are all worth fighting for.
But there is one issue that is clearly paramount this time: Our right to survive. Our right to live in a society where violent criminals are punished, not coddled, encouraged, and allowed to walk free. Our right to protect ourselves and our families.
Less than one year from today, Americans will cast their votes. At stake is whether Joe Biden gets to continue to destroy our nation with his pro-crime, anti-gun agenda—or if we get to restore sanity to our criminal justice system and save our constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
There is no bigger issue in this election. And for that reason, we as NRA members must play our biggest role yet.