Biden Uses Sandy Hook Anniversary to Push Gun Control, Take a Victory Lap

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris (Photo:

President Joe Biden released a recorded video last week to mark the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, plead with Congress to pass gun control legislation, and take a victory lap about his administration’s executive action targeting privately made firearms.

“It’s still frustrating now, for you and me and many others in Parkland, Florida, and Oxford, Michigan — countless communities across the country,” he said. “These horrific shootings make national headlines and embarrass us a nation. And for many others, every day, particularly in Black and Brown communities, there is the equivalent of a mass shooting we don’t even hear about.”

The president called on Congress to pass a universal background check bill, a bill to prohibit firearm ownership for alleged domestic abusers, and his “Build Back Better” social welfare bill, which includes investment in “community violence intervention programs.”

“I’ve helped beat the NRA with your help twice,” he concluded. “It can be done again. We have to keep up the pressure. We have to act. We can’t give up. We have to get it done.”

Congress may have been closer to “getting it done” than has previously been reported. Though the Democrat-controlled U.S. House has passed sweeping gun control measures, the split U.S. Senate has so far refused to take a vote on any anti-gun legislation.

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However, according to the Washington Post, Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy was close to inking a deal with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham that would have required background checks on gun sales at all gun shows.

“The two had for months negotiated with outside groups on a background-check bill that could pick up at least 10 Republican votes in the Senate,” according to the Post. “Murphy and Graham were negotiating legislation that would expand background checks for purchases at gun shows but not for online sales, the Connecticut Democrat said.”

Those talks eventually fell apart when it became clear that Graham wouldn’t be able to get enough Republicans on board.

In his address, Biden claimed to have “curbed the proliferation of ghost guns,” cracked down on rogue gun dealers, and promoted safe gun storage.

In fact, the Biden administration has yet to do anything about privately made firearms, i.e., “ghost guns.” The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives released a proposed rule in May banning the sale of unfinished receivers and redefining “frame or receiver.” But the agency has yet to finalize it after they received nearly 250,000 comments, the majority of which were negative.

It’s unclear when they will release a final rule.

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  • Ej harbet January 3, 2022, 3:14 pm

    The potato is the farthest thing from a threat to the nra. Wayne LA Pierre should be angry at resident bobblehead crapmypants for taking credit for his work in trashing the once feared nra

  • Hondo December 28, 2021, 5:11 am

    I see a trend here, seems everybody doesn’t like “ bluedouche he/clown” so why don’t you just run along dip shit, nobody is interested in your opinion, asswipe.

  • Give Me Freedom December 26, 2021, 2:17 pm

    As usual Bluedog blames the firearm, the automobile, the screwdriver, knife or whatever the criminal uses. We should prosecute the criminal and not put more needless laws or restrictions on the common population.

    Bluedog, there are plenty of countries that have banned private firearm ownership that also speak english. I suggest you move to one of these countries and try it out for a long time.

  • Blues Dad December 25, 2021, 9:56 pm

    Someone write on a white board and tell this foolish old fart to STFU. Him and kamala both need to resign and just go back to playing make believe with each other.

  • Dale L Roberts December 25, 2021, 6:40 pm

    I’ve helped beat the NRA with your help twice,” Meaning “circumvent the US Constiution”.

    • Hondo January 3, 2022, 12:42 pm

      No one has a clue what you are yammering about, why don’t you run along till you get a clue how to post intelligently.

  • Let's go Brandon, FJB December 25, 2021, 7:39 am


  • My name is not important December 24, 2021, 7:11 pm

    I would like to know how many guns Chris Murphy and Lindsey Graham own? How many have they bought in the last 10 years? I suspect that the answer is a big, fat, zero. I almost had to laugh at the comment about “expanding background checks at gun shows but not for online sales”. The dummies don’t even seem to know that ALL online sales from a dealer (in-state or out-of-state) must go through your local FFL dealer including a NICS check. Now, if they’re talking about online sales within your state in an individual transaction, I guess that would be the same as any personal transaction whether online or not.

    If Biden and the Democraps are serious about wanting to decrease gun-related deaths, put the effort into targeting the groups responsible for the majority of the homicides – i.e. the gang-bangers and druggies, There’s a lot of talk about the horrible situation in Chicago, but the bulk of their gun incidents occur in a fairly small area (maybe 10 square miles?), at fairly predictable times of day or night, in many cases by individuals known by the police. I’ve got to believe that intensive police presence in the target area at the “prime times” would reduce the activity. Of course, you’d hear a big uproar from the racist mayor of Chicago, Maxine Waters, Corey Bush, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, and others who will yell “discrimination”. If that doesn’t solve it, I guess there’s always “Stop & frisk” as an option.

  • Zupglick December 24, 2021, 6:20 pm

    A Government is no longer a Government when the Governed refuse to be Governed.

  • Reginald Hafner December 24, 2021, 4:42 pm

    Time for Biden to be packed away on the rubber room .

  • Bob December 24, 2021, 4:30 pm

    No one is pushing for “GUN CONTROL”. They don’t want to control you or your guns. I’m a 2A defender and I own a lot of guns and no one is going after my guns because I’m a law abiding citizen and a U.S. Army veteran. They just want to keep guns away from crazy people and criminals. Guess what, if you’re nuts or a criminal I don’t want you having guns either. I guess I’m a piece of shit too.

    • D.J. December 27, 2021, 8:34 am

      “ Thou hast said it , not I . “

    • 2wheelexplorer December 29, 2021, 10:14 am

      Please tell me you’re just trying to troll us with that nonsense and that you’re not actually that out of touch with reality…

  • Dexter Winslett December 24, 2021, 4:29 pm

    Water the Tree Of Liberty.

  • Wade Brown December 24, 2021, 4:19 pm

    “Murphy and Graham were negotiating legislation that would expand background checks for purchases at gun shows but not for online sales, the Connecticut Democrat said.”

    The non-gun owning world assumes you can go online order any gun you want and have it delivered to your door with no 4473 filled out and checked through NICS by a FFL holder, I wish the NRA would get out in front of this and create a campaign that teaches the public buying a gun online requires the same paperwork and process as buying from a brick and mortar store. Maybe this would be money better spent than on LaPierre’s desgner wardrobe??

  • Nanook December 24, 2021, 3:40 pm

    Take your version of common sense and shove-it where the sun don’t shine, Blue Dog…

  • Rick December 24, 2021, 3:34 pm

    Joe Joe and Soebarka have to go!!

  • Ap December 24, 2021, 3:30 pm

    Let’s go Brandon

  • David December 24, 2021, 3:30 pm

    I’m so beyond sick and tired of vegetable and his communism. Absolute disgrace.He’s trying to strip the Constitution , jab us and tell us we have no free speech. Doesn’t matter what this blithering imbecile does, I’m not complying.

  • Zach December 24, 2021, 3:16 pm

    JB is deflecting from the incompetence of his own Marxist administration by using such a terrible tragedy for his own political agenda. Shameful and disgraceful….molan labe you communist!

  • krinkov545 December 24, 2021, 3:04 pm

    Read the bible Blude Swinedog. Psychos like biden will not inhabit the earth after Christ returns.

  • GENE YOUNG December 24, 2021, 3:00 pm

    Blue Scum Dog (he/him) Sadly the blind lead the blind and both fill gall into a ditch. People like I will be willing to to say are from the North {As in a Yankee} They already have far more gun laws than needed. Being you have been programed to believe anything your Masters tell and for sure NO SPINE or BACK BONE of any kind people like you need to all move to the same place so you can watch the destruction face to face as people walk all over you. Stupid fools should all be made to live in the same place therefor no else will be harmed by the stupid and foolishness your kind have. Your kind has never even thought of asking what would drive a person to kill. Why is this Country in so bad of a condition. Let me tell why, people like you are the biggest problem, the programing of your minds and no spine or back bone, not knowing truth from a lie. What ever your Masters tell you is the truth to you no matter.

  • Dave Mc December 24, 2021, 1:23 pm

    Biden himself is embarrassing us as a nation.

  • Kent San December 24, 2021, 12:50 pm

    Biden = Incompetent, addled Bozo.

    • Slim December 24, 2021, 7:48 pm

      This guys a HYPOCRITE! Not sure about you guys reading this, but I’m not missing ONE GUN LET ALONE FULL AUTO MILITARY GRADE PROFESSIONALLY MADE TRUE ASSAULT WEAPONS! ANYONE?! AND the FULL AUTO M16’s, M4’s, Etcetera some if NOT MOST has GRENADE launchers on them too! AGAIN, ANYONE MISSING AN M4 with a GRENADE LAUNCHER?! Yeah, ME NEITHER! But this FOOL is WANTING OUR GUNS OR MAKE RULES ON OUR guns when HE CANT KEEP HIS OWN WAY DEADLIER THAN ANYTHING WE OWN! Screw this feeble minded old pile!

  • Dale December 24, 2021, 12:39 pm

    They well go to any means to take our guns away. They want to tie your hands behind your back so they can control you anyway they want. They don’t mention how many people have died from the vaxx or carand truck accidents. A 100 car pile up in Wisconsin this pass week. Knives kill people,people kill people with whatever they can get there hands on. What about our very own government. How many people have they killed just in the past year. The lord saith take the log out of your own eye before you try taking the splinter out of mine.

  • John December 24, 2021, 11:52 am

    Same old political crap. Make claims dupe the naive and move on.
    Plenty of unenforceable laws already in place.
    As always criminals act outside of the law so that will never work. Killing has been a law before any gun law but never has stopped a criminal.
    Gun violence is just a politician’s play on words. It’s people violence regardless of the weapon. Knives still lead the way. Maybe they should create a politician’s definition for an assault knife.

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment December 21, 2021, 11:54 am

    I see the royal twit has spoken again below, hey bluedog grow a pair errr guess that ship sailed. Why not go after the criminals using the guns and keep them from getting more? Here in Cleveland they now charge them with “weapons under disability” which is a misdemeanor and keeps them out of the NICS system so they can buy more! If the Democraps want to save lives why are they doing everything they can to enable carnage by rigging the system.

    • Blue Dog (he/him) December 23, 2021, 11:13 pm

      I see what you did there, paul. “royal twit”. As I keep telling 1st Amendment*, I am not English.

      * – that is your object pronoun, right? 😉

      • Chuck Matson December 24, 2021, 1:08 pm

        F you…and FJB you leftist puke!

        • krinkov545 December 24, 2021, 2:55 pm

          Blue Swinedog and FJB will go to the fire come their end.

        • Hondo December 24, 2021, 2:58 pm

          Chuck you have it absolutely spot on , BlueDouche he/clown is just another shit head troll.

          He’s just here to post stupid shit.

      • Let's go Brandon, FJB December 24, 2021, 3:10 pm

        @blue dog; you might not be english but, you’re still a twat.

  • Blue Dog (he/him) December 20, 2021, 4:49 pm

    I hope they can put something together. Lindsey Graham has a history of collaborating on bi-artisan deals in the past, even if he did go through a phase of being submissive to His Orangeness. In some ways this is an era of renewed common sense and that common sense is coming through in public policy on state, local, and national levels; but in other ways there is a renewed resistance to common sense and outright defiance against the universal and basic scientific knowledge. Can our collective better natures overcome gun violence, climate change denial and a pandemic of the unvaccinated? I hope humanity can win.

    • DeltaLimaEcho December 20, 2021, 7:40 pm

      Another thumbs down, Blue Douche. Have you considered Cuba?

      • TUC December 25, 2021, 8:24 pm

        Heaven doesn’t want him and Hell’s afraid he’ll take over – and that also includes Cuba.

    • krinkov545 December 24, 2021, 2:51 pm

      Blue Dog
      Say hi to Pete Nelson Sheilds and Sara Brady after you get to the everlasting fire. Hopefully Biden will be there too.

    • krinkov545 December 24, 2021, 2:54 pm

      Oh boy! how awesome it is witnessing the foolishness of deranged lefty swine like Blue Dunce Dog! Its coming on you. You’ll be weeping and wailing when your calamity finally comes you viler disgusting lefty God hating fool.

    • krinkov545 December 24, 2021, 3:00 pm

      So your hero is senile lying peodunce??

    • Let's go Brandon, FJB December 24, 2021, 3:13 pm

      @blueballs; there is no common sense with the potato head in chief. When the republicans gain control of the house and senate next year; then things will get closer to being back to normal.

    • Dave December 24, 2021, 3:41 pm

      Shut up stupid.

    • Shanz December 24, 2021, 4:14 pm

      Those are some pretty radical views Blue. And just so you know there are already background checks for all firearm purchases including at all gun shows. Some advice , it would serve your cause better if you guys actually knew what you were talking about. And the climate change and unvaccinated stuff really makes you sound like a far left nut. Just some advice.

      • Blue Dog (he/him) December 27, 2021, 4:24 pm

        Thank you for starting the dialogue here, Shanz. Sadly, not every state requires background checks for firearm sales between private individuals. In some states, mine included, firearms can be sold between individuals at gun shows without a background check. If a customer purchases a firearm from an FFL dealer at a gun show, he must still submit to a background check.

        It sounds like your state is more enlightened and has universal background checks. That is a step in the right direction but we need it to be nationwide.

        Thank you for the advice but physician heal thyself. Maybe you should learn more about different firearm regulations in other places around the country and “actually know what you are talking about.” 😉

    • Zupglick December 24, 2021, 6:27 pm

      Hey Blue dog! Were you born stupid or did you have to go to College? Your Dumbocrat Heroes can’t keep guns away from criminals no matter how many laws and regulations they put out there. You know why? Because criminals are like Democrats, they don’t care about laws.

    • Aquaman December 24, 2021, 10:23 pm

      You are to smart to get involved with certain people, even if you show the facts about vaccines,
      I’m from South America and we are not that lucky, we have no vaccines and the one available are from Russia, China, you guys have 3/4,
      20 per person and this idiots are still getting sick and killing others.
      Even if god is telling them that vaccines are the solutions, these guys will never accept it, rather die before admitting wrong.
      Waisting your time
      Merry Christmas!

    • Robert December 26, 2021, 5:15 pm

      “Pandemic of the unvaccinated”? Lol.. news flash, vaccinated still get, transmit and DIE from covid.. that’s no vaccine. When I got vaccinated as a child , I never got polio, yellow fever, black fever, plague, small pox and on .. this vaccine is all about making big pharma and Congress even more rich.. now your “99%” effective vaccine is no longer enough.. now you need a booster and in 3 months you’ll need another booster.. with an experimental vaccine that we have no idea the long term effects.. if you’re vaccinated, then you’re protected. So mind your own business and stop pushing your beliefs on others… god , you’re such a narcissist.

    • Jay January 15, 2022, 10:37 pm

      Hey BlueBitch tell how well that Afgan pullout went, how u love the inflation, proof Russian collusion was baught and paid for by Hillary. I would put a months wages ur not american or at the very least an Antifa pussy.

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