Biden Knows No Gun Control Actions Without Georgia Victories

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By Larry Keane

If there were any mistaking the significance of the final two U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia, it’s now crystal clear. President-elect Joe Biden knows it. He cannot carry out his gun control agenda by executive overreach.

Georgians began casting early ballots this week ahead of the Jan. 5 election. Polling margins are close and with a 50-48 Republican advantage in the upper chamber, firearm supporters have almost no wiggle room to protect the Second Amendment from the antigun platform championed by the most antigun presidential ticket in history.

Itching for Gun Control

President-elect Biden has the itch to implement severe gun control policies. In early 2020, he called the firearm industry “the enemy,” warning, “I’m coming for you, Period.”

He was talking about repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) that protects manufacturers from harassing litigation brought by activist lawyers trying to tie criminal misuse to the companies that produce lawful products. President-elect Biden said he’d name former U.S. Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke his gun grabbing sheriff after O’Rourke shouted, “Hell, yes we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47!”

The president-elect would criminalize private firearm sales by requiring every transaction to be done through a licensed firearm dealer and also use the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to crack down on firearm retailers for even minor clerical errors.

He’s got no shortage of ideas. He’s got a shortage of senators who will give him an open door to get it done.

First Georgia, Then America!

There’s nothing President-elect Biden and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) want more than for Georgia Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock to sweep victory. Sen. Schumer proclaimed, “Now we take Georgia. Then we change America!” That would put him in charge of running the Senate with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris breaking the 50-50 tie for Democrats and opening the floodgates on gun control policies. That means the right to keep and bear arms is on the chopping block and legislation to bankrupt the firearm industry gets a green light.

Ossoff embraced the gun grabbing policies of Everytown for Gun Safety and garnered their endorsement. These ideas include banning modern sporting rifles (MSRs), of which there are more than 20 million in circulation. He’s also called for a ban on standard capacity magazines. Don’t expect a public explanation of these ideas. Ossoff tried to trick voters on his true antigun stances but was caught red-handed.

Rev. Warnock’s gun control platform matches Ossoff’s step-for-step, but he’s gone afoul of law enforcement by calling police officers “gangsters, thugs and bullies,” saying they’re “a threat” to children. He said this at the same time he was demeaning law-abiding gun owners in Georgia for exercising their Second Amendment right while violence in Atlanta soared.

Hold the Line

The respective races are close, but the incumbents are both in strong positions and are steadfast supporters of the right to keep and bear arms. Republican Sen. David Perdue, facing Ossoff, has a long track record of fighting for the Second Amendment, saying the God-given right “to bear arms is enshrined in the Constitution.”

Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler is facing off against Rev. Warnock. Her Second Amendment bona fides are unquestionable.

“I’m a strong Second Amendment supporter. I’ve signed on to several pieces of legislation to not only protect the Second Amendment right, but also protect due process for veterans and make sure that we’re advancing this across all areas where gun rights come into play,” she told supporters at a rally.

In Georgia, every vote will matter in these decisive senate races to protect the Second Amendment for all Americans. NSSF’s #GUNVOTE® campaign educates America’s gun owners and Second Amendment supporters so they don’t risk their rights, including more than 19 million Americans who purchased firearms in 2020, and more than 7.5 million first-time buyers.

Larry Keane is Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs and General Counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry trade association.

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{ 15 comments… add one }
  • Ej harbet January 10, 2021, 2:48 pm

    They stole them both and our new government will be in complete control of domestic enemies.

  • Tom Copeland December 25, 2020, 2:24 pm

    The problem is that the Democrats don’t follow the Constitution. As Obama said, “If Congress doesn’t act, I will. I’ve got a phone and a pen.”
    Biden brags about how he will implement the leftist agenda with executive orders and the leftist courts will back him up. We need to drain the swamp!

  • Bones December 25, 2020, 2:05 pm

    Hey lets discuss the fake impeached president pardoning the cronies who lied for him, the crooked republican politicians, and the blackwater and border patrol murders… lol.. law and order president my ass.. more like mob boss mafia tactics! .. bullshitted , buffaloed and brainwashed ! Hes a crook and the deplorable cliff is approaching.. sayonara !

    • Brown December 26, 2020, 1:18 pm

      It is apparent this person never did any thing for his country except whine!!!!

    • Shanz December 26, 2020, 8:29 pm

      Dude your Trump derangement disorder is on full display. The article was about Biden’s proclaimed gun policies. I guess that doesn’t worry you though? So Trump bad Commies good. We got it. Now plz go microwave another hot pocket and return to playing xbox in your mommies basement.

  • Walter December 25, 2020, 11:12 am

    Relax guys. Biden ain’t gonna be the 46th POTUS. The DOD and DIA and Trump have already decided.

  • GaryGary December 25, 2020, 10:47 am

    Yes I was thinking of leaving FL to move to Northern Georgia. But it now seems that state has become the next New York so I’m looking else where !

  • Roscoe Tarwater Beaumont December 25, 2020, 8:13 am

    Felons turning us into outlaws?

    What a world! 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Anthony Romano December 25, 2020, 7:45 am

    Doesn’t all this antigun crap have to be passed by Congress and Senate? There’s got to be a few pro gun democrats!

    • Big Al 45 December 25, 2020, 10:46 am

      There are, but the problem is that DNC policy of ALL Democrats ‘toeing the Party line’ of Gun Control.
      So, they CAN’T do too much against the Party, or they know they will get no money for their re-election bid.
      The DNC rules over it’s members with an Iron Fist, plain and simple.

  • deanbob December 25, 2020, 7:34 am

    Unless the November 3 election theft is not completely investigated, why does anyone think the Georgia run offs will have a different result? The evidence of a stolen election is overwhelming for anyone other than the proverbial Ostriches with their heads buried in the sand. Have you read the Peter Navarro report that shows the theft pattern across the swing states? If thee was no theft, why are so many fighting so hard to prevent an open examination of the evidence?

  • SuperG December 23, 2020, 9:38 am

    Why hasn’t the FBI arrested him yet?

    • michael December 25, 2020, 7:39 am

      Definately a national security risk. All these anti 2A are weakening our nations defense. Why ? I will be suing phone companies & automakers when they pass this hidious legislation. Texting & driving. I see it daily. I will fight fire with fire. I have been rearended 3 times in Md. My guess they were on the phone.

      • Stan d. Upnow December 25, 2020, 4:25 pm

        Pete Buttigieg gets rear-ended 3x a week. 🙂

    • deanbob December 25, 2020, 7:42 am

      Why? There are at least 2 tiers of justice in America. One for the elite and a second for us.

      Why did they just sit on the laptop for almost a year? Why did the DOJ not inform the public – as the DOJ knew about it? The level and completeness of corruption (failure to act may be the worst form) is really sad. The leaked list of the Communist Party members extends into many private US corporations. The leaked video of the Chinese Communist Party professor said the CCP had “bought people” in high levels of the US government!

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