Today, President Biden emerged from hiding and gave a real-life speech.
It’s true he didn’t stick around for questions. However, to be fair the early bird special at Golden Corral isn’t going to last forever.
The speech was addressing the biggest issue facing Americans. Something that he as president simply will not allow to continue. Not on his watch.
Joe Biden talks about gun control and his ideal gun laws
President Biden started off by addressing the ‘national health crisis' of ‘gun violence.' Wait, what?
As tempting as it is, I am not going to get into how absurd that statement is. Apparently, Pres. Biden does not have access to the same DOJ statistics you have by following this link.
Take a look at the actual numbers of murders committed with various objects. You decide for yourself if you believe ‘gun violence,' let alone the gun control aimed at a specific type of rifle constitutes a ‘national health crisis.'
‘Phony' Second Amendment Arguments:
Before explaining exactly what he wants to do, the president first explained that any idea that he could be wrong is just ridiculous.
Okay, he didn't say that specifically. That sounds a little totalitarian-ish.
However, he did actually said out loud:
Nothing I'm about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment. These are phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake from what we're talking about.
Oh, shoot, not much better.
The president thought he would be able to employ the ancient Jedi mind trick used by Obi-Wan in the movie Star Wars. Biden's attempt didn't actually work as well.
This has everything to do with the Second Amendment, and gun ownership.
Constitutional Scholar Biden Breaks Down the Bill of Rights for us ‘Uneducateds'
But no amendment to the Constitution is absolute … From the very beginning, you couldn't own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren't allowed to have weapons. So the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we're recommending are contrary to the Constitution.
Will someone please send me the 1789 list of prohibited firearms, as I can't seem to find it.
While we're on the topic of ‘certain people' not being allowed to own guns, which people were those? Someone should let the president know that the ‘certain people' who the government didn't want to possess ‘weapons' were black. Here is a link to an article in the Atlantic that explains the not-so-cool history of gun control.
Also, President Biden thinks it is:
…just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we're recommending are contrary to the Constitution.
Just some of the things? So you admit that some of the things you're proposing ARE contrary to the constitution? Cool, I knew we could find common ground.
Biden Wants the Following:
First, asking that the:
Justice Department (DOJ) to propose within a month a rule to stop “ghost guns.”
If you're not sure what ghost guns are, that's okay. All you need to know is that they are scary and should be banned. However, if you are one of those pain-in-the-neck, conspiracy-type people who just won't take what a politician tells you at face value here is an explanation of what ghost guns are.
In essence, a ghost gun is an unserialized gun that someone assembles with legally purchased ‘raw' parts. Before the gun is functional some machining of the parts must be done.
Are ghost guns used in crimes? You bet. Are registered and serialized guns used in crimes, sure. This isn't to say who cares if crimes are committed. Just that ghost guns are not used in a high percentage of crimes.
Would the criminals who used ghost guns not be able to obtain serialized, non-ghost guns? Hmmm, I am speculating but I am going to say yes they would. But you think about it and answer that question for yourself.
Ghost guns are almost never used in mass or high-profile shootings. I am working on and will be publishing a story documenting just how mass shooters of the last 20 years have obtained their guns. I will also document what type of gun they used in their crime. Once I do, I will link it here.
Within 60 days, President Biden wants the DOJ to propose a rule on handgun braces.
Braces on handguns? What harm can those do? For starters, they make the gun more controllable, allowing the user to limit the risk to innocent bystanders. Additionally, they are used by those with physical disabilities so they too can shoot. If you're saying it seems like pistol braces sound like a good thing, you're right.
However, some pistol brace designs complicate the ATF's arbitrary definition of what a short-barreled rifle (SBR) is. The criteria are very confusing. So much so that the ATF has issued and retracted ‘opinions' on braces several times over the years. Each time, tens of thousands of people become potential felons overnight, simply for owning something that was legally purchased.
There is absolutely no statistical data anywhere to suggest that regulating pistol braces will have an effect on crimes committed with guns. If you care to research for yourself here are some articles on what a pistol brace is and is not. In this episode of the Concealed Carry Podcast we talk all about pistol braces.
Thirdly, President Biden wants the DOJ to:
Propose action on “community violence intervention”
The president wants some action proposed to address violence in specific communities or groups in our society. If you are legitimately concerned about violence where you live, I hope you fall into one of the government-approved communities deserving of special attention. If not, don't complain, that is unpatriotic and borderline treasonous behavior.
We all agree that certain communities are affected by crime more than others. However, is increased violence in areas with poor economics a new thing? Of course not. If the DOJ has the answer, why have they held out for the last 50 years?
And is the DOJ really the entity to come up with any plan to help the situation? Maybe, maybe not, but I'm skeptical.
Banning ghost guns, and pistol braces will do absolutely nothing to address the real issues facing the residents living in these high-crime cities. There is no statistical or anecdotal evidence to even remotely suggest anything to the contrary. This is an instance of a politician conflating issues.
President Biden continues pushing for Red Flag legislation:
Ultimately the president wants to compel states to enact”red flag” legislation. However, now he is asking the DOJ to offer recommendations on these ‘red flag' laws.
The laws allow police to seize firearms from someone who hasn't committed a crime. All that is necessary with some of the red flag laws is for someone associated with the person to voice a concern about the gun owner to the police.
Many states currently have ‘red flag laws' on the books. While not all ‘red flag' laws are the same, some have held up in court against arguments that they are not constitutional.
No federal ‘red flag’ law exists at the moment.
Biden administration to issue a report on gun trafficking
Is he or isn't he?
Enough prayers, time for some action. I believe the Senate should immediately pass three House-passed bills to close loopholes that allow gun purchases, purchasers, to bypass the background checks.
Earth-shattering news right? Not so much, it is the same old song and dance. Here I address the issue of universal background checks and supposed loopholes.
The Executive in Chief also reminded us that he doesn't like ‘Assault weapons' or ‘high capacity' magazines
Using the made-up term ‘high-capacity' to once again push for gun control, the president mentioned guns that ‘can hold 100 rounds.‘ As if the ‘high capacity‘ magazine ban proposed would only ban 100 round magazines.
Not even close. How about magazines that hold 10 rounds or higher are the ones on the naughty list.
Not only is this dishonest and misleading, but no evidence exists, showing that 10 round magazine bans have any impact on murder numbers. The 10 rounds limit is totally arbitrary. I can only describe it as a number based on an uneducated guess.
If these gun control ideas don't work I have another idea:
How did the law get passed?
We should also eliminate gun manufacturers from the immunity they receive from the Congress. This is the only outfit that is exempt from being sued. If I get one thing on my list… give me that one because I tell you what there would be a come to the Lord moment these folks would have real quickly.
NPR, hardly a right-wing news outlet, addressed this when Hillary Clinton used the same false argument in 2015 as she was campaigning for the Presidency. By the way, she didn't win.
There ya have it, folks. A quick wrap up of President Biden’s speech. Also some reading material for the weekend.
If you’ve made it this far, thank you I have an observation I want to leave you with. Much of this speech and frankly what politicians say is rhetoric designed to appease donors and a voting base who are demanding things.
Things are far from over
So don’t lose hope or assume everything that the president was told to say will come to fruition.
In other words, while what he is calling for is not good, it’s far from law of the land at this point.
Make sure you let us know what you think about the proposals in the comments. And if you like gun industry-related discussions, check out the Concealed Carry Podcast. We talk about a wide variety of topics related to the Second Amendment, Firearms, Self-Defense, Concealed Carry, and more.