WaPo Publishes Piece Criticizing Biden’s Gun Control Plan as Punishing Working Class People

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Courtesy NBC News and Twitter

The Washington Post criticizing gun control? The year 2020 really does feel like some kind of alternate universe. But yes, the Post published a piece that lambasted Creepy Uncle Joe’s plan to price gun ownership out of the reach of working class people.

Joe “Shotgun” Biden’s plan would, however, ensure that the wealthiest families across America remain unaffected by pesky gun control restrictions. Think of it as gun control for the little people.

Biden’s plan stands as nothing more than a modern day incarnation of the Army-Navy Laws passed after the Civil War. Those gun control laws banned all handguns except those used by the Army or Navy. They effectively kept the recently-freed, cash-poor slaves priced out of gun ownership.  Meanwhile wealthier folks remained largely unaffected.

Here’s a teaser from Kim Kelly’s opinion piece screed in the Washington Post:

Biden’s gun control plan is terrible for working class firearm owners

It will put them at risk while doing little to curb gun violence.

…To the dismay of firearm enthusiasts on the left, Biden is still coming for some people’s guns. It’s now just a matter of who’s going to have them snatched — and who isn’t. …

People like Mark McCloskey, the lawyer made infamous for brandishing his AR-15 at Black Lives Matter protesters as they walked past his sprawling St. Louis mansion, will be able to pay whatever fees Biden throws at them, and will thus be able to hold onto as many weapons as they like. But territorial weekend warriors who feel no accountability to the community, and show little regard for gun safety, are exactly the kind of people who shouldn’t have guns. By contrast, leftist community firearm clubs invest serious time into training and safety education, carefully vet their memberships and work arm-in-arm with the marginalized communities they are invited to protect.

And yet under Biden’s plan, the former are who will be able to afford to hold onto as much firepower as they so desire, while the people they want to hurt will be left high and dry. Simply depriving poorer people access to firearms will not rectify the structural issues such as poverty, inequality and lack of economic mobility that are correlated with gun violence. The plan says nothing about handguns, which are responsible for far more deaths than other kinds of guns, or about expanding mental health services, or disarming the police who are responsible for an unconscionable amount of gun deaths. Nor does it do anything about the networks of right-wing radicalism that have inspired the overwhelming majority of domestic terrorist attacks or the media pundits and politicians (including Trump himself) whose rhetoric exacerbates the problem. It just focuses on the big, scary guns. If cutting down on gun violence is the end goal here, what good could it possibly do to disarm the working class and ensure that only the well-heeled (and the agents of the state who defend them) will be able to hoard stockpiles of highly efficient weaponry? Gun sales have already skyrocketed during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and political tensions throughout the country are incredibly high. This divisive plan will do little to curb gun violence, and will instead hammer home the vast inequalities still dividing this nation.

If you read Kelly’s piece, you quickly see that she isn’t a great defender of self-defense rights for the little people. Far from it.

Instead, the Brooklyn-based “freelance writer and labor organizer” is mostly upset that the rich will be able to keep their copies of America’s favorite rifle while the little people are stripped of theirs. But any message that shows the inherently racist and classist nature of gun control in America is welcome, no matter the source.


  1. avatar Leigh says:

    A chicken in every pot…a gun in every holster…lol

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      commie in every gallows.

      1. avatar Tim says:

        My kinda guy!…..

        1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

          What they said.

        2. avatar sparkyinWI says:

          This ^^^

      2. avatar Salty says:

        Commie in everybody’s helicopter door. Come on now we’re rich!!

    2. avatar Randy Jones says:

      No, it was a chicken in every pot (because you can afford beef), a car in every garage (because you can afford gas), and a pistol in every holster (because you can’t afford bullets). The only good news will be all the police department trade ins (because they will defund the police). I’m thinking Joe don’t get to go to the White House.

    3. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

      “A chicken in every pot…a gun in every holster…”

      Don’t make the mistake of reading too much into this – Leftists want *everyone* to have guns for their ‘revolution’ to succeed, and then it’s “Comrades! Give us your weapons!” :


    4. avatar former water walker says:

      BREAKING: FOURTEEN shot at funeral home in Chiraq’s Southside. Arm them poor folks(!)…

      1. avatar Darkman says:

        Can’t kill each other fast enough. Fewer people died in Baghdad, Kabul and Mogadishu combined this week than in Chiraq. These people hate each other more than the Sunni’s and Shias hate each other.
        Chicago shootout at funeral sends at least 14 to hospitals, police say | Fox News

      2. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

        Mayor Commie Lightfoot must be so proud of her Commie Chithole of Chitcago,hellhole of the U S.

        1. avatar Phil Wilson says:

          I think she’s OK with it. After all, I bet her situation is pretty good. It’s not a hellhole if you are in charge.

        2. avatar Roger J says:

          Did you know her first name is Beetlejuice?

      3. avatar A Deplorable says:

        There was an exchange of gunfire between the drive-by shooters and the crowd of funeral attendees who they opened fire on.

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          Let’s not forget, here, the funeral was for a citizen shot dead last week! What’cha wanna bet every one participating was a prohibited person? Shooters, shootees, and defenders, every one. Which would mean the gun control laws are COMPLETELY meaningless, why are they still there?

        2. avatar A Deplorable says:

          The only bet I’d make is that you are 100% right about the shooters and shootees being prohibited persons, or a very large percentage thereof. The gun laws are so meaningless as to be a complete sham.

  2. avatar Darkman says:

    Biden isn’t doing any of this. He is much closer to Charlie McCarthy. With the Socialist Democrat Leadership controlling him with a hand up his Ass and Obama whispering in his ear.

    1. avatar rt66paul says:

      More like Mortimer Snerd.

    2. avatar Randy Jones says:

      He does resemble Jeff Dunham’s Walter, he’s just not as smart.

      1. avatar Darkman says:

        Actually Bubba J is more like it.

  3. avatar M1Lou says:

    “freelance writer and labor organizer”

    Journalist or activist. You can only pick one Kim.

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      Communist works

    2. avatar d says:

      In other words, unemployable

      1. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

        “In other words, unemployable”

        Does it need to be pointed out the WaPo paid her for that ‘work’?…

        1. avatar D says:

          She’s freelance. Not employed

          Reading comprehension much?

        2. avatar Geoff "Trolls, the other white meat" PR says:

          “She’s freelance. Not employed”

          Being paid for performing a task qualifies as employment, even in a gig economy :

          “Why The Gig Economy Will Drive The Future Of Employment”


          Reading comprehension much?

          I’ll be nice and accept your apology in advance.

          But don’t do it again… 😉

        3. avatar D says:

          There is a reason that there are two different words with different meanings, freelance and employed.

          Freelance worker is not employed worker, no matter what that article says

        4. avatar LarryinTX says:

          Dafook is a gig economy? I see the term more and more often, nobody seems to wish to explain it.

    3. avatar Ing says:

      Jourktivist (pronounced jerk-tivist).

    4. avatar John Boch says:

      Democrat activist with a byline.

  4. avatar Dennis says:

    Must’ve been a giant misprint! Unless they finally started looking at some REAL polls.😁

  5. avatar jwm says:

    Biden is wealthy. bloomberg is wealthy. soros is wealthy. pelosi is….. the list is endless. Wealthy white people don’t give a fuck about non wealthy folks regardless of their color.

    If you support racist white wealthy folk continue voting democrat.

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      The Democommies are the original party of racism.

    2. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Can’t agree. There are also wealthy non-white folks, who also don’t give a fuck about non-wealthy folks, regardless of color. Obama is a fine example.

  6. avatar A says:

    And there it is…..”But territorial weekend warriors who feel no accountability to the community, and show little regard for gun safety, are exactly the kind of people who shouldn’t have guns. By contrast, leftist community firearm clubs invest serious time into training and safety education, carefully vet their memberships and work arm-in-arm with the marginalized communities they are invited to protect.”
    “Crazy” conservatives (read: far-right) can’t be trusted with thier guns. Only the left can be trusted with these dangerous boom boom sticks

    1. avatar Jeff says:

      Yea, dem pepole on de streets wrk bery hard to shoot de rite pepole.

    2. avatar Ing says:

      Yep. They still very much support guns for a select few — and none for you and me. Some of them are just getting a bit more honest about who they want the select few to be.

    3. avatar Defens says:

      Yep. How about the CHAZ/CHOP warlord, Raz Simone, who was handing out AR15s and AK74s from the trunk of his Tesla, in blatant violation of numerous Federal and Washington State laws? Was he providing serious training and vetting the thugs that he was handing those guns out to? My understanding was he shouted, “Who’s over 18” and started passing out guns like candy. So is he the public-spirited sort that WaPo wants to protect?

      I’m absolutely A-OK with people of ANY color keeping and bearing arms, but holding up leftist/anarchist militias as some sort of benevolent community shepherds is pushing the envelope.

  7. avatar Bersa Bob says:

    From my cold dead hands I say !
    Buy all the gun’s and ammo you can before the election.
    Take your second stimulus check and spend it on some new bang bang toys

  8. avatar D.J.U. says:

    I’m speechless.

    1. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

      “I’m speechless.”

      And yet, you managed to say that…

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Nah, he just typed it.

  9. avatar GS650G says:

    She can ramble and complain all.the wants. This country won’t be disarmed. Not by Joe. Not by Beto. Not at all.

    1. avatar d says:

      You have not been paying attention. If the Demonrats control Washington, we will be disarmed

      1. avatar Ing says:

        No, we won’t.

        Some of us could be…but universal disarmament in this huge, heterogeneous country of 350 million people and 600 million guns just ain’t happening. Not even in the worst-case scenario.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          Yessir. My moist nugget is mine and the only way they get it is bayonet point first.

        2. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

          “…the only way they get it is bayonet point first.”

          Ammo first keeps biohazardous blood off that vintage weapon… 😉

        3. avatar Ing says:

          moist nugget… a blast from the past, that is. 🙂

        4. avatar Darkman says:

          @Mark N. Because “WE The People” will deal with those attempting to use armed insurrection to take away Our Constitutional Right with “Extreme Prejudice”. Without Mercy,Rules of Engagement or Geneva Convention. Leaving a scene of horror not scene since the Civil War. Their are those among Us who know the horrors of killing without Mercy or distinction between man,woman . Leaving no one alive and nothing standing. Understanding that if they are not on are side of the fight. They are Our enemy and Must be eliminated so as they can never be a resource to Our enemy. War is a horrible thing and the more horrible you make it. The less likely your enemy will be willing to fight. Especially for those who have never experienced it .

        5. avatar LarryinTX says:

          Sheesh. I speed ALL the time, everywhere, haven’t been stopped in 20 years, and you think someone is going to find enough cops to search every house in America? Simply IGNORE stupid laws.

        6. avatar Herb Allen says:

          Too many citizens have too many guns for even the most determined gun grabbing regime. Too many states have the right to bear arms enshrined in their constitutions.

          Here’s a brain teaser – you’re America’s Dear Leader and you want to confiscate all the guns. Use the military field order format: situation (all those guns in private hands), enemy forces (us), friendly forces (armed govt agents at all levels), mission (confiscate), concept of operations (here’s where it starts to get sticky), logistics (even stickier), command and signal (really really sticky). Proclaim the plan and inform the states they are now under direct Federal control and order them to carry out the plan.

          Good luck.

      2. avatar Defens says:

        You first, dude.

      3. avatar Darkman says:

        “You cannot invade mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” – General Isoroku Yamamoto.

        1. avatar Mark N. says:

          It is easy to organize and unify to oppose an invasion…but this is an internal revolt, with the intention that it leads to a civil war that will bring Marxists to power. That is much harder to defend against.

        2. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

          “…but this is an internal revolt, with the intention that it leads to a civil war that will bring Marxists to power. That is much harder to defend against.”

          Good thing one of the sides thinks guns are ‘yucky’ things and are too terrified to own one (or 10 +) of the things… 🙂

        3. avatar Tired of the bs says:

          Mark N
          Your looking at it all wrong. We won’t be defending we potg will be on wholesale, balls to the wall offense if/when they attempt confiscation.

  10. avatar Sam I Am says:

    Yep, no guns for anyone. Everyone should be punished by restricting the tools of self-defense to things other than firearms. The woke often are not woke enough.

  11. avatar Mark N. says:

    It reads like a press release from the BM office of public relations. disarm the right, disarm police, arm “responsible” leftist gun owners who practice gun safety. Sounds like a plan for a Marxist take over.

    What are these “unconscionable” numbers of people slaughtered by the po po? From what I’ve read, police killings (assuming that incomplete statistics are at all accurate) are roughly 1000 per year, most of them involving armed subjects, while gang slayings, including innocent bystanders, exceed 8000 per year. She don’t explain how that works–or how pulling police out of inner city neighborhoods has not reduced gun crime, but allowed it to suddenly and substantially increase. Does she not read the news?

    1. avatar doesky2 says:

      The number of unarmed black people shot by cops in the last recorded YEAR lies somewhere between a count of 9 and 16 as agreed to be Wapo.

      This ain’t about unarmed black people getting shot, its about Marxism

      1. avatar Mark N. says:

        I didn’t say unarmed. I just said people shot by cops. It doesn’t matter to BLM that most of them deserved what they got. You can’t win a shoot out with the police, which is how most died.

  12. avatar Jeff says:

    I noted she spoke of the far right and people who should not have guns meaning me, you and the police who are responsible for an “unconscionable” amount of killing. Seems like the left wants a litmus test for who should own guns.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Well, yeah! What do you think all their gun control proposals are bout. They are not trying to put murderers or felons in possession in jail, they are not trying to keep liberal from owning guns–since they know few buy them in the first place, they are trying to disarm the American middle class, the folks who live in rural areas, the folks who hunt. In other words, the folks that vote Republican more often than not. It is a major part of the plan. They cannot defeat us until we cannot fight back.

  13. avatar Joe Six Pack says:

    Guns, Gold and Bibles will never be surrendered. Obama was right one thing. (I am not bitter though)

    We ought not worry about the Supreme Court and changes to the Constitution… What is coming next is a complete disregard for our founding documents.

    The under estimation of the silent majority will be their downfall.

    1. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

      “What is coming next is a complete disregard for our founding documents.”

      What do you think is the *point* of all we have seen proclaiming America “Is fundamentally racist and is beyond repair”? They are saying it cannot be ‘fixed’.

      A wholesale overhaul of the constitution itself, and its replacement with a “Social Justice” based one…

      1. avatar Dude says:

        That’s it. The founding fathers were racists, therefore everything they produced is dripping with white supremacy, and must be tossed in the garbage. Slavery is the gift that just keeps on giving for the democrats.

    2. avatar Mark says:

      Disregard for the founding documents? That was everything since 9/11.

  14. avatar Dale Menard says:

    Where are these “leftist community firearm clubs”? And why can they be trusted while the “right wingers” can’t be? What is the source for this sentence?

    1. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

      “Where are these “leftist community firearm clubs”?”

      Is that a serious question?

      Here’s one :

      “Phoenix John Brown Gun Club- Range Day”

      1. avatar Dude says:

        Memes are scary.

      2. avatar MDH says:

        I like the fat chick, with the Minne Mouse buns on the top of her head. Looks like she’d whip up some fine biscuits and gravy, and can eat her weight it too!

        Not to impressed with the shootifying though…. Honestly, if you ask me, I come from a family of rootin’ tootin’ straight shooting’ bona fide West Virginia and Kentucky sure enough been here since 1670 hillbillies, and none of these Pillsbury doughboy Neo-fascist Marxist crotch lilies look or shoot anything like my kin.

        1. avatar Geoff "Ammo. LOTS of ammo..." PR says:

          It was hilarious to notice they have their fair share of fat and white ones… 🙂

  15. avatar Prndll says:

    While mammal flesh chars in my grill, I ponder how much WaPo means to me. Yep, it’s what I thought…not much.

    I’ve made up my mind about all this but I know many people haven’t and some just can’t handle the truth without being told everything is ok by the government.

    Today I added the GOA to my personal arsenal. I already had my state org. Maybe this will help.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Did you use a copy of WaPo to light the barbecue?

  16. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    She refers to the McCloskies as “ territorial weekend warriors”

    Territorial? Really? It’s their freakin house!

    Another liberal commie writer:

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      The point is that the State should own everything. Classic Marxism talk.

  17. avatar Jaque says:




    1. avatar Jacque MeHoff says:

      …and this unhinged, all caps using buffoon knows what it is to be a fool!

  18. avatar Pb_fan59 says:

    I see that the headline photo is creepy uncle Joe’s infamous line ” I don’t work for you, jackass ” …. lucky for him, the mike didn’t pick up the rest of the sentence – ” I work for Soros and Bloomberg, now pay attention and get with the program I’m paying your fucking union leaders for !!!! “

    1. avatar Pb_fan59 says:

      By the way, I retired from a union… spent the last 3 years listening to the Orange Man Bad bullshit- followed by ” you wanna work O. T. this weekend? ” The bench had been clear for about 26 months, coulda worked unlimited premium time…. yep, Orange Man Bad.

  19. avatar HusseinCommitedTreason says:

    Yeah well…. just another day in clown world…..

  20. avatar adverse6 says:

    Vote. Like our lives depend on it.

  21. avatar MDH says:

    Biden is an incompetent fool, an empty suit…. He always has been. He’s been a public joke for decades. An affable, pliable, and consummately corruptible moron, and gaff machine who even in public settings exhibits an amazing lack of appropriate restraint when groping women and children while sniffing their hair.

    Currently though he’s especially attractive to the abjectly evil, malevolent, Insurgent, Bolshevik left specifically due to his obvious, embarrassing and rapidly advancing dementia, and complete imminent replaceability.

    He’s an honest to G-d gift, a dream come true for Chi-Com Black Lives Matter type Marxist Insurgents who are presently busy attempting to tear down our Constitutional Republic while the equally evil Marxist mainstream media cheers them on.

    Truly, the empty suit paradigm is the right one, because Biden is no longer capable of having a position on so called “Gun Control” or really anything else. Aside from his ongoing hair sniffing/groping proclivities Biden is the ultimate empty vessel.

    He’s incapable of an actual position.

  22. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    Shotgun Joe Braindead doesn’t even know which office he is a candidate for,is that really the best the Democommies could come up with. To call him a moron is a insult to morons.

  23. avatar Andrew lias says:

    I wouldn’t trust her Marxist community with a butter knife much less a monopoly of force.

    1. avatar frank speak says:

      you can tell we’re getting closer to the elections…..when the music starts the dancing will follow…

  24. avatar Hannibal says:

    “or disarming the police who are responsible for an unconscionable amount of gun deaths…”

    The police kill about a thousand people a year, at least some percentage of whom deserved and necessitated killing.

    “Nor does it do anything about the networks of right-wing radicalism that have inspired the overwhelming majority of domestic terrorist attacks…”

    I have no idea what she considers ‘domestic terrorist attacks’ but the latest stats from 2018 report twenty-four victims of a hate crime related murder\manslaughter\etc.

    So she’s talking about 1024 people killed. Yet she doesn’t talk about the gangbanger related deaths in Chicago, Baltimore, St. Louis and Detroit which easily surpass 1000.

  25. avatar Someone says:

    All you need to know about this little commie and her thinking: “The plan says nothing about handguns, which are responsible for far more deaths than other kinds of guns…”

    People are responsible for those deaths. Even if they used steam rollers to kill their victims, they would still be responsible, not the tools they used.

  26. avatar W says:

    “Instead, the Brooklyn-based “freelance writer and labor organizer” is mostly upset that the rich will be able to keep their copies of America’s favorite rifle while the little people are stripped of theirs.”

    So, she is wholly ignorant (typical of modern day socialists). Of course the wealthy are exempt from the repercussions of their legislation. They always are. Always. Green policies jack up electricity prices. Not a problem for wealthy. Regulations increase car prices. Again, it’s peanuts to wealthy. Gun bans? They don’t affect private security employed by wealthy. In fact, if this country goes to heck, John Kerry will just return to his family’s property in the south of France. Bloomberg will jet to one of his many overseas properties. They have no skin in this game. They are gambling with other people’s futures, theirs are secure.

  27. avatar DerryM says:

    These types of Marxist propagandists NEVER mention that the source of guns being used in most of these crimes in the Dem-controlled major metropolitan areas come from the gun Black Market, which is a criminal enterprise of its own. Never mentioned in MSM and apparently not particularly focused-on by Law Enforcement at Fed, State or local levels, it thrives on supplying guns to “prohibited persons” and the general paranoia among Blacks and Hispanics who live in their own communities within the Dem-controlled major metropolitan areas. These people face a host of challenges to living peaceful, productive lives, but they know the basic truth “you better be prepared to defend yourself” and so they buy guns from the Black Marketeers obeying the basic Human instinct to defend oneself and survive.

    Biden’s “plan”, as described in the cited article, will produce unanticipated consequences that will likely direly affect Americans of all colors and income levels, except the very wealthy {a significantly large proportion of whom are Far-Left-bent Liberals a.k.a. Marxist Globalists}.

    Kelly’s piece in WaPo is just another angle of ill-informed Leftist misdirection by propaganda.

  28. avatar hawkeye says:

    I suspect the Democrats are laying down groundwork for the bait-and-switch maneuvers to be executed just prior to the election.

    1. avatar WI Patriot says:


      We can only hope…

    2. avatar JG says:

      Biden will be a victim of the 25th Amendment very shortly after inauguration. Anyone who plans to vote for Biden is really voting for the Marxists pulling his strings and his VP candidate to be the 47th POTUS.

      1. avatar Sam I Am says:

        “Biden will be a victim of the 25th Amendment very shortly after inauguration.”

        That would be a huge tactical mistake. The V-P might be someone with a mind of their own, nor reliably controllable. Whoever is actually running Biden will not want resistance. I think the real powers behind Biden are either actually praying he doesn’t die, or a means will be found to make it appear Biden is alive long after he is gone.

        2024 would be a real challenge, so somehow the leftists will need to find a way to make actual elections irrelevant. Such as legislation that counts only registrations: whichever party has the most registered voters wins. The ability to control registration rolls would be the critical factor.

        The EC would be controlled by legislation requiring electors vote for whomever has the most registered voters. Heck, counting registrations would also eliminate the need for local voting on any proposition. Save everyone a bunch of time, and avoid spreading beer virus.

  29. avatar WI Patriot says:

    “WaPo Publishes Piece Criticizing Biden’s Gun Control Plan as Punishing Working Class People”

    Smokescreen, wapo AND nyt support biden to the nth degree…

  30. avatar Top says:

    Just more proof, though unwittingly so from the author, that gun control is inherently racist. That, and Biden’s plan is over-the-top unconstitutional through the “infringement” process alone.

  31. avatar onestab says:

    Go to Biden’s election website for a real scare showing “his” views on guns. It has been greatly expanded from what it was 2 months ago.

    1. avatar Sam I Am says:

      “Go to Biden’s election website for a real scare showing “his” views on guns. It has been greatly expanded from what it was 2 months ago.”

      Looks like Bernie is still running for president, using Biden’s face.

  32. avatar Tommy357 says:

    Of all the things Biden is, the scariest is, “Biden is winning.”

  33. avatar borg says:

    He cussed out a working class man for confronting him about this. He is involved in the war on the working class.

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