How do you know that today’s announcement of the creation of the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention is a fundamentally unserious, political act intended as a sop to pay off (and shut up) Biden’s backers in the Gun Control Industry? Simple. They’re announcing the anti-gun push will be led by…Kamala Harris.
From the AP’s stenography of administration talking points . . .
President Joe Biden has asked Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the first-ever federal office of gun violence prevention, which will seek to find ways around congressional inaction to stem rising violence.
Harris, a former prosecutor and state attorney general, has years of experience on the issue and was the natural fit to lead the effort, White House officials said. Adding the new office to her portfolio means Harris is tasked with some of the highest-profile domestic issues — including voting rights and abortion, as well as the increase in migration to the U.S. But they’re also among the most fraught, difficult to solve and hard for Democrats to make headway on in Congress.
“Throughout her career, the vice president has worked tirelessly to protect people from gun violence,” said Kristine Lucius, a domestic policy aide to Harris. “The vice president feels the urgency of this issue from every family she’s grieved with and from students across the country who are fighting for their right to be saved from gun violence.”
We can only hope that she’ll use every bit of the vast experience and expertise she’s used during her time spearheading the administration’s response to Biden’s border crisis and apply it to furthering the administration’s push for civilian disarmament. With someone of Harris’s manifest stature, political gifts, and qualifications in charge, how can they possibly fail?
Of course, Harris is really just a useless figurehead, put up as the face of an operation in a no-win position…just as she was when they fobbed her off as “border czar.” The new office will in fact be headed by dedicated gun control industry retreads.
The CCRKBA is expressing its disgust . . .
The announcement that President Joe Biden will launch a White House “Office of Gun Violence Prevention” led by gun control proponents brought a scathing reaction from the head of one of the nation’s top grassroots gun rights organizations.
Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the 650,000-member Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, was quick to respond.
“I am appalled that Joe Biden is putting the gun prohibition lobby on the White House payroll,” Gottlieb said. “I know that many pro-gun rights members of Congress are working on legislation to prohibit funding for this obnoxious scheme.
“I wonder,” he mused, “how much of their time will be spent keeping guns out of Hunter Biden’s hands now that he has been indicted on gun charges?”
Gottlieb will be hosting this weekend’s 38th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The event begins on Friday, ironically the same day President Biden is expected to announce this new gun control office. Reports in the national media say the effort will involve White House Staff Secretary Stefanie Feldman, who is described as “a longtime Biden aide with expertise on firearms issues.” Also reportedly on board are other gun control proponents including Greg Jackson, executive director of the Community Justice Action Fund, and Rob Wilcox, senior director for federal government affairs at Everytown for Gun Safety, according to a story in the Washington Post.
The Gun Rights Conference is co-sponsored by the Citizens Committee and the Second Amendment Foundation. It is typically attended by hundreds of grassroots gun rights activists from across the country, and also by many of the nation’s leading Second Amendment advocates.
Gottlieb noted the ironic timing of Biden’s upcoming announcement.
“As if we don’t already have a full agenda thanks to his anti-gun-rights policies,” Gottlieb quipped, “Joe Biden is definitely giving us something else to discuss this weekend.”