Gun Control Orgs Calling the Shots as the Biden Administration Prepares to Take Power

Joe Biden

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

By Larry Keane

Voters roundly rejected gun control groups and their anti-Second Amendment schemes on Election Day. That hasn’t stopped these groups from searching for alternatives to advance their antigun agenda. Now failed presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s “news” site The Trace is giving former Vice President Joe Biden a playbook to use for executive actions, despite the will of the voters.

Executive Gun Control

While votes are still being tallied, a Biden-Harris administration is exactly what gun control groups wanted. Former Vice President Joe Biden let Everytown for Gun Safety run the traps on his selection of his vice presidential candidate, ultimately settling on U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). The two comprised the most antigun presidential ticket in history.

Sen. Harris was forced to drop out of the Presidential race due to lack of support even before her home-state’s primary. She had campaigned on a promise to strongarm Congress on gun control. Biden derided Second Amendment supporters and has vowed to eliminate the firearm industry. Voters sent a different message, electing pro-Second Amendment policymakers to protect their rights in Congress. The Election Day rebuff isn’t stopping gun control.

Faux News

The Trace brands itself as an “independent non-partisan, non-profit news site,” but that’s hardly truthful. An exclusive report by Guns America Digest shows 70 percent of The Trace’s budget comes from Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety and Everytown’s president John Feinblatt is listed as The Trace’s principal officer.

Everytown John Feinblatt

John Feinblatt (Photo by: Demis Maryannakis/STAR MAX/IPx via AP)

They’re now proffering a White House playbook full of executive actions, overreach and ineffective attempts to reduce criminal misuse of firearms.

The Playbook

The Trace spoke with Chelsea Parsons of the far-left Center for American Progress and offered several actions Biden could take immediately. None are unfamiliar as voters already rejected these notions at the polls.

A potential Biden-Harris administration could immediately “reinvigorate” the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) by nominating a director who will “promote gun violence prevention values and prioritize a regulatory oversight mission,” Parsons said. The Biden campaign stated he’d use the ATF as an anvil to punish retailers for even minor clerical errors, threatening to revoke licenses and put them out of business. This option would require Senate confirmation of any nominee and for the time being, pro-gun rights senators hold a majority.

Parsons also suggested a possible Biden White House could use executive action to overhaul how the ATF classifies certain firearms according to the National Firearms Act. Taking such an action by fiat would instantly turn millions of lawful gun owners into criminals for possessing what was already legally purchased if they don’t fall in line. The alternative is confiscation.

Next on the list is cracking down on so-called “ghost guns,” unfinished firearms or unassembled firearm parts commonly used by gunsmiths and hobbyists since the nation’s founding. Some Democratic governors banned these firearms, but data on their use is already sparse. Parsons added, “Ideally, we’d be able to pass legislation to take care of it. But in the absence of that, this is something that can certainly be addressed through rulemaking.”

Everytown is currently suing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in federal court in New York City to force ATF to define casts and forgings as a firearm frame or receiver requiring serial numbers, record keeping and a manufacturing license.

The last major suggestion Parsons offered was for the administration to ban importing so-called “assault weapons.” Parsons specifies that executive action could only ban importing these firearms and that legislative action would be needed for Biden’s preferred avenue of banning the sale and manufacture of these common firearms. New data shows there are nearly 20 million Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) in circulation today.

For gun owners and Second Amendment supporters, a rock-ribbed pro-rights Senate is essential in backstopping against any future infringement on Second Amendment rights.

 

Larry Keane is SVP for Government and Public Affairs, Assistant Secretary and General Counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

comments

  1. avatar Ross says:

    The way I read Biden‘s plan for the second amendment as detailed on his website the buyback/registration with the NFA would be any firearm capable of taking a magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds this would not be 20 million this would be hundreds of millions of firearms & Potentially north of 1 billion magazines

  2. avatar Dude says:

    Everything seems to hinge on the GA Senate race. As long as the republicans hold that, then there won’t be court packing and these rule changes can be fought in court.

    1. avatar Manse Jolly says:

      Kinda hard to do with Dominion voting machines.

      And I’ll say that either Sydney Powell and Lin Wood are on the verge of crashing everything or else they’ve lost their bloody minds. I hope it’s the former.

      1. avatar Dude says:

        Dominion was supposed to show up to a hearing today in PA. They abruptly cancelled and lawyered up instead. Why? That will only add fuel to the fire now.

        https://twitter.com/PAHouseGOP/status/1329816292141002754

  3. avatar I Haz A Question says:

    Gun grabbers aren’t the only ones working with Biden to make things worse. Here’s something hot off the newswire I just read, explaining that BLM is now getting formal support from two of the Squad in Congress to embrace the BREATHE Act, which includes a section requiring a “roadmap for prison abolition.”

    From the article:

    “A summary of the act calls for the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services to create a plan that ‘provides for full decarceration of federal detention facilities within 10 years’ and ‘enacts a moratorium on all new federal prison, jail, immigrant and youth detention construction.'”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/blm-pressures-democrats-breathe-act-prison-abolition

    And to think some people are still wondering why Mr. and Mrs. America are arming up.

    1. avatar Dude says:

      Brought to you by the geniuses that want to end all immigration enforcement and deportation of criminals. What could go wrong?

      1. avatar BlueLightning says:

        Brought to you by BLM inc. founded by 3 bull dyke Black Supremacist newly magicly minted millionaires that are also self avowed Marxist Kuntz whose favorite leading gal is a cop murdering subhuman commie hiding in glorious socialist utopia shiteholeay Cuba. Free one way helicopter rides are needed quite badly.

  4. avatar Smitty says:

    Trolls have now taken over the comments section of this website.

    1. avatar Montana Actual says:

      just now?

  5. avatar Serpent_Vision says:

    President can certainly ban imports of “assault weapons” by EO; President Bush already did in 1989. Of course, the response seems to have been for H&K, FN, etc. to develop US manufacturing capacity.

    1. avatar Dude says:

      So perhaps it ended up being a net positive like the chicken tax.

    2. avatar Miner49er says:

      “Of course, the response seems to have been for H&K, FN, etc. to develop US manufacturing capacity.“

      Exactly, why subsidize the Russian arms manufacturing industries, when highly skilled American workers need jobs.

      I think it is a reasonable and prudent policy to encourage the development of domestic arms manufacturing facilities, not only as a matter of employment security but also as a matter of national security.

      And remember when Walmart proudly stated how they supported American workers with their ‘Buy American’ policies? Good times…

  6. avatar Greg says:

    Everyone who voted for Jorgensen instead of a president who brought troops home, lowered taxes, and enacted scores of deregulations must really patting themselves on the back right now.
    Better to completely destroy our rights and our nation than support an imperfect President who nonetheless listens to his constituency. Good job, bros.

    1. avatar Montana Actual says:

      Fucken libertarians. Selfish pricks.

  7. avatar Morgan Lively says:

    This isn’t over until it’s over. The Kraken has been released. The globalist elite will regret dragging our names and livelihoods through the mud.
    5-4 Supreme Court Majority
    75+ MILLION VOTERS
    Senate Majority
    Taking Back the House
    Two Scoops, Two-Term President
    Donald John Trump!

  8. avatar Tired of the bs says:

    F U Will not comply.

  9. avatar Smitty says:

    F This Site !
    I’m done.

    It died when Robert F left.

  10. avatar coolbreeze says:

    SloWit Joe: putting the vice in president.

  11. avatar DeloisBLuken says:

    The last major suggestion Parsons offered was for the administration to ban importing so-called “assault weapons.” Parsons specifies that executive action could only ban importing these firearms and that legislative action would be needed for Biden’s preferred avenue of banning the sale and manufacture of these common firearms.
     v88.ca/3f5h 

  12. avatar Mike Carbine says:

    What you owe yourself is to get hold of as much ammo & smokeless reloading powder as you can. It’s the Achilles heal of the #2A. There are only 2 mills in the US(one is even on a Army installation). Over 50% of all US ammo needs mil/civi in propellent is imported. Those 2 mills are owned by large DoD contractors. They will cut off civi sales to save a carrier or fighter program in an instant. The DoT can end civi imports almost as fast.

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