Joe Biden
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The Biden administration is not trying to address an issue or fix a symptom. It is targeting a phantasm. The president has yet to address fully how to combat the larger issue of illegally acquired firearms used to commit offenses.

Based on the 2016 Survey of Prison Inmates, the Justice Department reported in 2019 that “among prisoners who possessed a gun during their offense, 90% did not obtain it from a retail source.” Read that again. Among those individuals arrested, convicted, and sentenced, 90% of the firearms used in gun-related crimes did not come from legal sources, which include gun shows.

Astoundingly, only 0.8% of prisoners who had a firearm during their offense legally “obtained it at a gun show.” So, less than 1% of all firearms used in gun-related offenses came from gun shows. This is fascinating, seeing that the current administration and congressional majority would have us believe the “gun show loophole” is one area where the plague of gun violence is spawning from and it is just “common sense” to address it. But yet again, the facts show this is an illusion.

What is not an illusion is this: If the Biden administration successfully shoves firearm regulation through Congress or enables it through executive action, Biden will be solely responsible for criminalizing the estimated 72 million people who legally own firearms, as if our prison and legal system weren’t overburdened enough. So much for common sense.

— Tristan Hood in Biden’s ‘commonsense’ gun law reforms make no sense

81 COMMENTS

  1. Gotta remember, there are still forty seven percent of our population too dumb to understand the difference! THAT’S the real problem.

    • He can’t overwrite the 2nd amendment with a n executive order…that won’t hold up by SCOTUS. STOP WITH THE SKY IS FALLING B.S.

      • TexasJR is right: SCOTUS has been 100% successful in ensuring the US is governed precisely in accordance with the Constitution. Look how they saved us from executive diktats banning most productive and enjoyable activity for a year, because of a disease 1% as lethal as those in the Founders’ era!

      • Have another hit off that bong, dude. SCOTUS doesn’t really care about the Constitution anymore.

        And, as regards guns n stuff, SCOTUS hasn’t cared since at least 1934.

        • Well, nobody really asked SCOTUS about NFA 1934, and their job description does not include going out looking for trouble.

      • Maybe you haven’t heard the latest about the supreme court. They have thrown out every case brought to them concerning voter fraud. They are just as corrupt as the rest of the courts. They are part of the swamp.

      • You really believe SCOTUS will follow the Constitution? With Roberts leading? I’d like to think so but …..:

      • Gun regulation doesn’t usually mean general gun banning or gun confiscation or criminalizing gun ownership. We’ve had it for 80+ years.

      • You can not criminalize something that is constitutionally protected… And if the truth be recognized, the government lacks the authority to regulate the firearms industry or to in any way infringe upon a person’s Right to keep and bear arms. Understand that there can be no provision within the original constitution document that the government can rely on for its authority in this area of gun regulation as under our system of law, the terms, conditions and the directives of an amendment override and supersede whatever is in the original document. And in cases of conflict between the two, it is always the terms, conditions and the directives of the amendment that must and shall prevail. This applies in all areas of contract law and it has been the case historically with for example the 18th Amendment ushering in the era of Prohibition which could not be changed or abolished without passing yet another amendment (the 21st Amendment) because the only thing that can alter and change an amendment is another amendment that specifically addresses the same issues. And so absent a constitutional amendment that specifically addresses the provisions of the Second Amendment, its command directive of “Shall NOT be Infringed” remains as the supreme law of the land.

        • They have different ideas on outlawing. Biden himself said “Get a shotgun” I believe a double barrel shotgun. He also has said “nobody needs an assault rifle with a 30 round magazine” and many in the left demean anyone as a “poor hunter” if they need one of those. They’re not stupid nor ignorant. They KNOW what an AR-15 is and what it is used for and they don’t like it. “Nobody needs one” turns into “Oh, you can have firearms like they do in California” with an ever decreasing number of guns that you can have TILL it’s deemed you don’t really need that. A Semi-Auto rifle with a 30 round mag becomes a 10 round mag, non-detachable becomes tube fed 8 becomes lever or pump only in Rifle/shotguns and wheel guns in pistols. Those all however are pretty much semi auto in dual actions so Dual actions need to be removed to Single action to black powder only. Now, cease the sale of black powder as a possible explosive and no lead because it’s bad for the environment. Don’t worry. the Elites will still have licensing to have the newest, full auto available from anywhere and will be able to buy or manufacture whatever ammunition it takes to keep them safe from the club wielding folks like us. And it will all be constitutional. IF you can afford the licensing and prices YOU can enjoy your 2nd amendment rights. With the great reset though? You’ll own nothing and will be happy with that. IF you’re social credit score doesn’t deprive you of food n water for you and your family.
          Welcome to socialism.

  2. What you see going on is a Jim Crow Gun Control democRat Party Family Tradition.

    Unfortunately there are Gun Owners whose politically inept history illiterate rhetoric helped usher in Jim Crow Gun Control joe and the ho. They joined hands with the marxist media and trashed POTUS DJT. The pasty mouth geniuses helped to end close to 80,000 Keystone Pipeline Related Jobs and likewise for the border wall and they share responsiblity for every Gun Rights threat coming from DC. The question is where are all of these thinned skinned sensitive Gun Owners to help clean up their mess? Where such azzhats like that always are…NOWHERE.

  3. What’s the problem? “Creepy Uncle” Beijing Joe said he would NOT TAKE your “AR-14″… He’s NOT coming after anyone’s “AR-14” is he?… So I guess that was the one and only truth the senile, lyin ass bastard told the whole time he was campaigning… Well that and the reversal of every productive Executive Order that Trump signed… Always wondered what it would be like to be a felon.. Seems like it would make it easier to commit more felonies.. They can only put you in jail once, the rest is just a matter of for how long…

  4. The argument is never about crime or mass killings. This is why reasoned arguments make zero headway with the left. It is akin to telling a cat lover, what is the best dog they should own, they simply don’t care and aren’t engaged in any meaningful way. This can be frustrating, until you realize you are playing the wrong game.

    The reason the left and other tyrants wants only their supporters to have arms, in this case, their military and police, plus their rich people and the celebrity class, is that on a bad day, these groups are too small and dependent upon the socialist/communists for their position and power and frankly, they will continue to have good quality of life no matter what happens as a result of socialist/communist policies.

    The people that need to be disarmed are the 75 million people that oppose them and believe that their “Rights” matter. These people stand in the way of social justice and the powers of the elites. Allowing them to have weapons, that could be used against the state is unthinkable. This is the real argument, not crime, or logic, or actually providing solutions to societal problems. You can’t win if you don’t know what the game is and the rules.

    Be Smart

    • I love my cats, but I also loved my 230 pound English Mastiff who also loved the cats (the ones he knew belonged here)…

      • Mastiff’s are great friends.

        My Bull Mastiff was my best friend for 13 years. A member of the family. I will never get over his loss.

        • I will never get over his loss.

          Yeah my big boy fell short of his tenth birthday by ten days (a particularly nasty nasal cancer) $15,000 for surgery and treatments bought him 14 months but he finally laid down by the bed on a Sunday night and gave it up… 6 years gone and still seems like yesterday…

        • Hallo and Stump Dog, 15 years of loyal companionship. Hate it when I dream about them. Now I’ve got a cat I like to much.
          Next pet I get will be a granite rock.

        • Hate it when I dream about them

          I hate it (not really) when I see Moose trot past the door to my cave out of the corner of my eye.. Sir Jonathan Stuart Mooneyhan King: 230 pounds of muscle and attitude… (RIP big boy)

  5. The ‘dic’ tater Biden does not care about reducing crime. He and his handlers are only concerned about ‘control’ of their subjects.

    • Yeah, already pretty much accepted that one… Come one come all, if criminals we must be then we must be the best damn criminals that we can be…

      • I am so lucky that Az. does not make you register your guns. When I tried to register it they said and I quote, “Why would you want to be put on a list?” We are a pro gun State. We have constitution carry open or canceled no permit needed.

    • Understand your comment……but, as age advances, those last heartbeats become more precious. Just wait until you only have one heartbeat left …….

      • Just wait until you only have one heartbeat left

        First YOU need to come to terms with the fact that every mortal creature will experience that last heartbeat THEN grip the realization that you will NOT be aware that you just experienced YOUR last heartbeat… Then learn to live your life as if EVERY next heartbeat might be your last… It’s amazing how full your life can be when you no longer sweat the inevitable…

      • Really? I feel the opposite. I’m not depressed or anything but I’ve really seen all there is to see here.

  6. I have been told this is BS by Biden sheep. I then point out a young man named Dontray Mills who used a fake ID to purchase guns and then resold them and he got nothing but a slap on the wrist. Then, I point out the case of the DC man who was arrested for possessing an EXPENDED shotgun shell and the DA was going to make an example of him. Criminals are the military wing of the democrat party.

  7. It’s not even worthwhile pointing this out. They’re no longer even pretending that this is about crime. They’ve moved on to enforcing the faulty predicate — “we have to get the guns off the street.” The voter have completely forgotten the original rationale for this, other than some vague sense that kids get regularly shot at school, which they don’t. Now grabbing guns is the primary goal, and everybody pretends it makes logical sense.

    • Politicians with laws never stop bad guys with guns.
      They only control the good guys, which is his true agenda.

      The bad guy with a gun…..or the mentally deficient guy with a gun……or the TERRIBLY DISTRAUGHT FAMILY MEMBER OF A GUN SHOOTING VICTIM…….or a gun violence survivor……or the Feelz-Gooder Social Do-Gooder….. or the the “hair-on-fire, we’re-all-gonna-die” contingent……are the politician’s easily manipulated Useful Idiot Tools to achieve his power and control agenda.

      The new agenda for humanity requires that no one will have the capacity to fight back. It has been said: “Our Task of creating a Socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.” No other explanation is possible.

      And there, boys and girls, is the Biden Gun Violence Prevention Plan in a nut shell. It’s all about protecting Socialist tyrannical politicians’ asses from American Patriots with AR-15s.

    • Through independent, unbiased media channels. Oh wait, there are only six news networks in the US and they’re all owned by the same billionaires who want to disarm you. Hmmm….

    • Just let them keep talking. There’s a reason there’s more self-identified independents today than there are republicans and democrats combined. It’s not because either side is doing a bang-up job of recruiting people with their accusations and implications.

      I do training classes aimed at LGBT people. I don’t preach republican talking points at them, because people who buy a gun and sign up for a not-mandatory class already have other things on their minds than getting into an internet shouting match. POTG all seem to think it’s some sort of liberal-gun-owner-club-thing, but in my experience it’s usually LGBT people who just realized that their “side” is messing with a sleeping bear, and they don’t want any part of that. I don’t TELL them that their “side” wants them to be criminals for coming to my class about safety, I let them figure that out when we talk about all the laws currently in place that they have to know now that they’re gun owners, but had no idea existed because their “side” pretended that they don’t exist.

      I would love to take credit for ruining dozens of previously-solid democrat voters, but the truth is that the democrats have done all the work. Sure, it helps I’m an affable old queer with a gay-bashing-turned-DGU story, but I also explain that the half of the class that’s on the range is where we learn about shooting bad people, but the classroom half is all about not being sent to federal prison because they let their friend touch a gun without a background check or they didn’t lock it up right or they bought the wrong accessory or they got a marijuana card and someone compared the lists that they’re now on.

      People are always telling me how they didn’t realize how dumb gun laws are. Yeah, I know. Consider your sources, I say. I’m here telling you the law – if someone else is lying to you about the law in order to get you to say things on social media or vote in ways you now believe to be wrong, well, that’s your personal choice to engage, which I will respect. But if you want to come to an advanced class, here’s the form.

  8. Astoundingly, only 0.8% of prisoners who had a firearm during their offense legally “obtained it at a gun show.” So, less than 1% of all firearms used in gun-related offenses came from gun shows.

    And of that 0.8% that got it at a gun show what % of them got it by an FFL (or any seller) doing an illegal sale? I’m going to guess that it’s mighty close to 0%. So just WTF are they trying to “fix”.

    Face it, this gun grabbing isn’t going to stop until some of the high-visibility people who are pushing these un-constitutional proposals suffer the consequences of depriving other people of their God-given rights.

  9. The swamp is finally getting the message that Americans are tired of us trying to solve the world’s problems and that it is agreed by everybody that the Middle East savages prefer their cult over freedom (even if it is offered up on a silver platter).

    So now the swamp needs a new enemy to support all the money and graft that is chewed up in men and material. The new enemy will be the 70M people who voted for Trump and at the top of that list are gun owners. For the past 2 months it has been non-stop fear mongering about domestic insurrectionist terrorists. That’s the label that gun-owners will be plastered with by the media and BigTech. We will be the scapegoats that justify the deep state funding, door-kicking, and graft. If they can successfully label Dr. Seuss as a racist it will be nothing to label you as a terrorist.

    Trump pulled back the curtain ever so slightly on the Deep State. He was only able to just barely diminish the power of it. It’s gonna get real ugly as the Deep State transitions its aim from Mohammed to Joe Sixpack.

  10. Politicians with laws never stop a bad guy with a gun.
    They only control the good guys, which is their true agenda………
    in protecting their Socialist tyrannical asses from Patriots with AR-15s.
    And, that, boys and girls, is the Sleazy, Creepy, Senile Ole Joe an his Ho Kameltoe gun control plan in a nut shell. Y’all are jus’ a bit too dangerous for their comfort, safety, power, wealth and control preferences.

    • There is also a growing problem among the law creators that new laws need passed constantly. When is enough, enough? How many rules and laws do you need?
      There are enough laws on the books now to incriminate everyone on the planet in some way or another if you just look deep enough for it.

      History lesson. When too many laws are established, people stop following all of them.

      • How about some positive newslettersfrom our representatives exclaiming “Good News. Your Public Servants actually did you right today. We shut down the Capitol. No politicians were allowed on site. No money hungry, citizen control, free-shit-for-votes bills were passed. We did not increase your or your grandchildren’s government indebtedness. We did not skim, scam, squander or buy votes with your money or freedoms today.. Sadly, we will return tomorrow to do what politicians do. Only you can stop us.

        • Sadly, we will return tomorrow to do what politicians do

          MAYBE NOT…….
          The House of Representatives canceled its planned Thursday session after the Capitol Police warned on Wednesday of a possible plot by a militia group to breach the building, a threat that echoed the deadly Jan. 6 attack.

        • “The House of Representatives canceled its planned Thursday session ….” There’s the plan to keep those tyrants out of the Capitol. No laws will be passed Thursday!!!! Best day in America in a long time!!!!! 🙂 🙂

  11. We need to stop treating this like they just don’t understand and call it what it is.

    They want you disarmed so THEY can be safer when they make rules you don’t like.

    Plain and simple. You can try to explain to them all day every day but it doesn’t matter, they know, they’ve always known. THEY DO NOT CARE!

  12. and still there is no nationwide movement to be started to fight against it, the NRA is a pile of shit. People wanna talk and complain but no one wants to take the reins and start the movement

  13. Using mathematics to prove politicians AND the law wrong?

    Fucking savages! Uneducated insurrectionists!

    Just ask bloomberg how much he gives a fuck about math. Beyond a certain point, that money train has enough momentum to go in the black for decades, so long as the agenda gets pushed. The rule of law is bought and paid for, and facts don’t matter when you need to control people.

      • Socialism is the top story suite tho. The penthouse of freedom. But only when it’s “done right”… All those previous and current versions, are done wrong… Those are all basement examples…

        Obviously.

        Can’t even make this shit up. The jokes write themselves.

  14. It’s not about crime. It’s about compliance. A disarmed population is a fearful population, and a fearful population is a compliant population. Regardless of how effective or ineffective you think mandated measures taken in the past year were in fighting COVID, you saw a lot of politicians enjoying the power trip that came out of the panic.

  15. GOP & Democrat Senators Come Together With Bill to Strip Biden of War Powers

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…………………… Even THEY have to acknowledge he’s a fukkin Loon…..

  16. Nothing Democratics propose or demand is ever what they say it is. In their duplicitous opposite-world, WD40 is for stuff that moves, but shouldn’t, and duct tape is for stuff that doesn’t move, but should.

  17. Politicians care about only one thing and that is getting elected. They make their legislative decisions based what they think will be rewarded or punished by the people in their district/state/country. So, yes, there is something you can do about it. Write LTEs to your local paper and try to be persuasive not angry. Get others to do the same. Send letters to your local, state, and federal representatives EVERY time a gun control or freedom enhancing bill is considered. And don’t drink the koolaid about republicans not being different from democrats they’re all the same blah blah blah. Republicans may not do everything you want, but Democrats will definitely do everything you DON’T want. Vote. Contribute $$’s. That’s how the machine functions.

  18. Gun control is people control. The Democrats couldn’t care less about our safety. They know that the armed American citizen is the only thing standing in their way of total control of our country. Dictatorship 101 – Control the guns, control the people.

  19. A government that wants to limit your rights into privileges, no longer is working on your behalf and deserves no mercy!

  20. It is coming true, When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns. There are going to be so many outlaws. no sane person will voluntarily just give them up because of some presidential edict, myself included.

  21. The new agenda for humanity requires that no one will have the capacity to fight back. It has been said: “Our Task of creating a Socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.” No other explanation is possible.

  22. The first thing that is required to become a Dictator is to take all the firearms from the public and make it illegal to own or possess a firearm. The 2nd Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights to prevent any Dictator from every taking power here in the US. Unfortunately the Democrats are attempting to remove the right to own and possess a firearm. DO NOT ALLOW THIS. Who is going to take our firearms? The Cops? No, we and our families all own firearms. The Military? Again no and for the same reason. The UN? Not unless you are prepared for dead UN troops and US Citizens in the streets as I will defend my rights and the Blue helmeted foreign troopers will be left lying in the streets if they try. Yes I will eventually lose but I swore to defend the Constitution both when I entered the US Military, when I re-enlisted, when I took the oath as a Police Officer in three different cities so yes, I will defend this to the death as I swore to do all those times before.

  23. Some of you folks better wise up, they’re changing laws as they see fit. This country is in some deep fucking trouble. If Pelosi gets to do what she wants, AMERICA as we know it will be gone. People better start watching FOX news or OAN, they are the only news stations telling people the truth. If it’s not good for the democrats they will not even put it on tv.

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