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By Mark Oliva

There’s an interesting phenomenon occurring with those demanding gun control lately. They’ve abandoned pretenses of “common sense.” Now, it’s not gun control. It’s gun rights elimination.

President Joe Biden leads the gun control charade parade. The president chides gun owners for not supporting his gun control agenda while at the same time expanding his gun ban wish list.

President Biden spoke to the American public from The White House on June 2 to explain his desire to push for expanded gun control.

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President Joe Biden (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

“The issue we face is one of conscience and common sense,” President Biden said following the tragic murders by a madman in Uvalde, Texas. “For so many of you at home, I want to be very clear: This is not about taking away anyone’s guns. It’s about… not about vilifying… gun owners. In fact, we believe we should be treating responsible gun owners as an example of how every gun owner should behave. I respect the culture and the tradition and the concerns of lawful gun owners.”

The Real Joe

That statement, however, stands in stark contrast to what President Biden told a private group of Beverly Hills, Calif., Democratic donors just days later. He told a story of his Senate days pushing gun control measures and gun owners confronting him on his radical agenda.

“They’d say, ‘God darn, Joe, what the hell are you doing taking my gun away?’” President Biden said according to a Breitbart report. “And I said, ‘Let me ask you a question.’ I said, ‘How many — when you go deer hunting, how many deer are wearing Kevlar vests?’”

“‘By the way, if you need 30, 40, 60, up to 100 rounds to fire,’ I said, ‘you’re a danger to yourself, man,’” he continued.

That’s an interesting stand for the president, who admits to owning at least two shotguns and once absurdly told his wife to blindly “fire two blasts” into the dark if she ever feared someone illegally entering their property. It’s not unexpected though. This is the same president who lectures America on the Bill of Rights as if it were a laundry list of government-approved needs.


President Biden told Americans in a tweet, “No one needs an AR-15. Period.” He’s continuously called for a ban on standard capacity magazines. He tried to convince Americans that no one needs 9mm handguns, calling those too “weapons of war.”

Hollywood Hypocrisy

Liberal antigun darling Michael Moore has never been shy about disclosing his animus toward lawful firearm ownership. These days, he’s dropped any equivocation and is calling for the Second Amendment to be repealed outright.

“We need to start a movement to repeal the Second Amendment and replace it with something that says it’s not about the right of somebody to own a gun, it’s the right of all of us to be protected from gun violence,” Moore said in his podcast, according to Fox News.

Instead of guns, Moore suggests getting a dog. For concealed carry options, there are always small breeds, one might imagine.

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It’s also wishful thinking by Moore that criminals will suddenly drop their illegally-obtained firearms. Law-abiding gun owners aren’t the problem, but criminal actors are, since they’re already ignoring laws and harbor no respect for life.

Of course, there’s a path for Moore to achieve this. It only takes two-thirds of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, or two-thirds of the states to agree to a Constitutional convention and that new amendment must be ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures or state conventions.

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“I make no apologies for it because I understand the history of this country and I don’t think we should be afraid to say this. Repeal the Second Amendment,” Moore said. “I said it then and I’ll say it now and I’ll keep saying it and I want you to say it with me, repeal the Second Amendment. This sentence in our Constitution, it was written 235 years ago. Repeal the Second Amendment.” So was the First Amendment, but whatever.

At least Moore is honest, if not completely out of step with America. Criminals, most assuredly, would love this idea.

Pro-2A Gun Control?

David Hogg, the front-man for March for Our Lives gun control, wrote in a Fox News op-ed a call-to-action for even NRA members to join in his gun control demonstrations.

“I want to state unequivocally that I am not anti-gun. In fact, the movement I helped to start has been pro-Second Amendment from day one,” Hogg wrote.

That’s in direct contradiction with the demands from March for Our Lives, which include a national licensing and registry scheme, bans on so-called “assault weapons” or semiautomatic modern sporting rifles (MSRs) and standard capacity magazines. The March for Our Lives’ website attests that “there is a national mental health crisis,” yet Hogg was quoted telling U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) that, “Mental illness is a bulls–t talking point,” according to a Time report.

David Hogg
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That was on the same whirlwind Senate splash where he attempted to shame Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), accusing him of snubbing a meeting with Hogg because it would “trigger” the senator. The senator’s chief of staff caught him in the lie, pointing out they had a 2 p.m. meeting scheduled, which was canceled when it was clear Hogg was using the meeting to self-promote.

Hogg attempted an apology, citing a scheduling mistake.

The mistakes here aren’t schedules. They’re a matter of getting caught up in their own duplicity.

 

Mark Oliva is Director of Public Affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation

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25 COMMENTS

    • You’re exactly correct. These indoctrinated kids of today are being prepared for servitude and they’re too ignorant to realize it.

  1. Supporting Gun Control in any shape, matter or form is supporting the history confirmed agenda of racists and nazis…No can do Jim Crow Gun Control joe.

  2. Gun Control Advocates’ Lies and Duplicity Are Right There for Everyone to See

    No shit, Sherlock. We have Dacien, Miner and Al Hall here, proving that every damn day.

  3. I’m really not sure how anyone believes anything .gov or it’s sycophants say at this point.

    But then, there are a lot of people who think they’re going to collect something of value from Social Security and Medicare. LULZ. Oh well.

    • Strych at this point I doubt my pension and IRA will mean much more than my house and paltry ammo stash.

      • ~$3 trillion in pensions has been wiped out in the recent market slides.

        It’s gonna get rough.

        Take a gander at China’s new banking policies where the wrong people suddenly all have a *glitch* in their Covid passports and can’t physically go into banks. Online banking is magically *experiencing technical difficulties* too.

        Odd, huh? Almost like they’re trying to stop a whole set of bank runs that aren’t happening. Which suggests rather strongly that they expect them to happen, doesn’t it?

        On the plus side, if things get spicy that paltry ammo stash is better than an IRA…

  4. I’m thinking ‘ol Joe suffered a genuine medical event shortly after his entry into the WH. He just absolutely doesn’t look the same. Probably being pumped full of stroke-countering pharma every morning with his pudding just to keep him standing upright for the cameras.

    Really, tho. He’s tripping on steps, hunching forward when walking, leaning heavily on assistive surfaces such as podiums, and not turning his head much. All signs of serious cognitive decline.

    And why aren’t we hearing the klaxon call of invoking the 25th by the GOP? Because Kackling Kamala would be even more incompetent for the job.

  5. To those that are calling for the repeal of the second amendment I have one question, how do you plan to get 100 + million Americans to give up their 500 + million guns?

    • Ross, you obviously do not understand the Bill of Rights and specifically the Second Amendment……guessing public school education??? The first 10 Amendments in the Bill of Rights were constraints on the government, not a creation of rights for the citizens. The 2nd tells government to “keep their damn laws off We The Little Peeps’ Right to Keep and Bear.” Tragically, we have not clearly demonstrated offense to their “infringing.” Contrary to Slo Joe’s comment that the 2nd is not absolute…..”….shall not be infringed” followed by a PERIOD, sounds pretty damn absolute to We The Little Peeps. The right to keep and bear, to self defense, to dispatch tyrants, was endowed at Creation by our Creator. Taking the 2nd off the books merely removes an admonishment to government that government is already ignoring. The 2nd merely tries to help politicians avoid a big life-changing surprise. Still, buy ’em books, send ’em to public schools, write ’em documents, they never learn.

  6. “How every gunm owner should behave”, ,,,Behave??
    Mighty powerful statement there if you think about it.

  7. I am quite sure that neither political side wants a constitutional convention for fear that they might lose control of it.

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