This past week’s events beg us to ask this question to tell a politician from an activist.
On March 14, pro-gun Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and John Kennedy, R-La., introduced S. 821, the Freedom Financing Act—a bill to prohibit discrimination against the firearms industry in the provision of financial services.
They aren’t just coming for your AR-15s and AK-47s, to paraphrase Beto O’Rourke. They are preparing to try and stop all semi-automatic manufacturing.
Clearly, the attorney general of California didn’t expect researchers to actually check his historical sources.
Without mainstream-media cover, President Joe Biden (D) probably wouldn’t say things like this: “Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun-law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.” (Emphasis is ours.)
In his first week in office, President Joe Biden (D) signed a stack of 22 executive orders. By mid-March, he had signed more than 50. Just before this went to print, four Democrat senators, led by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), sent a letter to Biden asking him to take executive action on guns.