NRA-ILA: Biden Arms Terrorists After Lecturing Americans on ‘Keeping Guns Out of Dangerous Hands’

President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan has been a complete disaster. (Photo: NRA-ILA)

By NRA-ILA

Before being declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden was unabashed in his support for restricting Second Amendment rights. A lengthy section of his campaign website described his ambitions for new gun control, with headings such as “Keep guns out of dangerous hands” and “Make sure firearm owners take on the responsibility of ensuring their weapons are used safely.” Specific policies he supported included “legislation requiring firearm owners to store weapons safely” and legislation to require gun owners “to inform law enforcement if their weapon is lost or stolen.”

More recently, the administration promised to crack down on gun dealers in the U.S. that “are supplying firearms that show up at crime scenes” and to coordinate with state officials that “take their own steps to shut down dealers that fail to live up to their obligations” to prevent diversion to criminal elements.

Judged by these standards, the Biden administration’s disastrous handling of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan should forever disqualify him from lecturing the rest of the country on “keeping firearms out of dangerous hands.” His bungling of that effort ensured that not just firearms but some of America’s more sophisticated military technology is now available to terrorists and other enemies who are and will continue to use them against Americans, American interests, and American allies.

Whatever one might think of America’s military presence in Afghanistan, it seems axiomatic that reasonable efforts should always be undertaken to ensure that our very own military materiel and armaments are secured against diversion to hostile forces.

It is becoming increasingly clear as the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan continues that none of these safeguards were adequately achieved.

The U.S. recognized government of Afghanistan collapsed almost immediately as American forces withdrew. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and other senior government officials fled the country, and military and police forces offered little resistance as the Taliban quickly established itself as the de facto governing authority.

It was the Taliban which the U.S. toppled from power in Afghanistan following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and the revelation that the fundamentalist Islamic group had sheltered and enabled Osama bin Laden in his preparation for the most devastating terrorist attack ever on American soil. Their rule had been marked by brutal treatment of anyone who diverged from the Taliban’s religious orthodoxy, with particular emphasis on the subjugation of women.

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The New York Times reported that the Afghan military, which the U.S. had spent two decades and $83 billion trying to establish as an effective force, collapsed in days, rather than months or years as U.S. military planners had hoped. Many simply gave up, the paper stated, “with the cause for which they risked their lives appearing increasingly to be lost.”

The Washington Post acknowledged that the Taliban easily “captured many millions, perhaps billions, of dollars worth of U.S. military equipment that had once belonged to Afghan forces.” The haul included not just state-of-the-art small arms but more advanced equipment including armored personnel carriers, drones, helicopters, and night-vision equipment. 

As the NRA has already reported, on the other hand, the Taliban do not trust ordinary Afghanis with weapons and have already started going door-to-door seizing personally held firearms, ostensibly because Taliban rule will replace the need for personal self-defense.

Yet media and NGO reports indicate that atrocities and war crimes are underway by victorious Taliban forces. These allegedly include executing surrendering Afghan troopstorturing and killing ethnic minorities and government loyalists, persecuting Christians, forcing girls and young women into sexual slavery, and even setting a woman on fire for “bad cooking.”

These activities (and perhaps future terrorist attacks and collaborations with other terrorists groups) are being enabled in part by armaments the Biden administration did not adequately secure before pulling U.S. forces out of the country.  

Indeed, one of the horrors that has defined Biden’s incompetent leadership over the fiasco were images of Afghan citizens so panicked by the thought of being left to the Taliban’s depredations that they clung to the outside of departing U.S. aircraft until, inevitably, they fell to their deaths.

Joe Biden has therefore forfeited any credibility or moral authority on the issue of what ordinary Americans should do with their constitutionally protected arms.

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  • DELCO September 4, 2021, 7:53 am

    If you wanted to absolutely destroy America what would you do? Maybe flood our communities with the most lethal, addictive drugs ever produced. 👍🏻Check , remove our borders and allow millions of uneducated dangerous illegals 👍🏻Check. Allow the refugee resettlement program to increase to over 100 thousand per year 👍🏻Check. By the same that’s the same program that gave us ILLAN OMAR. Nuff said. Then maybe you would have us rely on foreign governments for Oil, and other necessary every day products we all rely on 👍🏻Check. Maybe allow china to completely take over the info pacific 👍🏻Check. Give Russia an Oil pipeline that generates billions that will be used to support their anti American espionage 👍🏻Check. Allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon 👍🏻Check. Divide American kids by inserting Racial theories that are absolutely false 👍🏻Check. Arm the taliban with $90 billion in weapons that will give night vision capability to not only the Taliban but to the other most dangerous Anti American groups on earth. 👍🏻Check. Pay the American workforce to stay home and collect money 👍🏻Check . This is what Biden is reading when pulling that card from his pocket each time, checking that he has implemented all of these policies that are certain to wreck our great country. It’s a shame . And those who voted for this current administration should be reminded forever how only if they looked into policies instead of personality. If only they Loved their country more then they hated trump. 🇺🇸

  • oldfuzz695 September 3, 2021, 5:17 pm

    I may or may not own firearms. I may or may not own firearms that are unregistered. I may or may not have firearms readily available or stored away. I may or may not defend myself with the full rights I have under the 2nd /Amendment. Now, the government may or may not roll the dice and try to confiscate the unknown, but be prepared as the Taliban was with “Big Guy”.

  • Kane September 3, 2021, 10:48 am

    Never should war mongers like Biden and Obama call for “gun control” since Biden armed the Taliban and Obama armed Narco-terrorists in Mexico.

    Never should the US fight wars to ‘spread democracy’ since voting fraud got the US a fake POTUS but a genuine POS in Biden. The most weak, corrupt old fool to ever occupy the WH.

    Never should the US nation build again since the mobs of Neo-Commie Demsheviks destroyed the US with months of riots while US lives were risking life and limb overseas.

    Never should “woke” political Military Commanders like Milley (?) or the current Sec, Def. be trusted with lives of American Service people. Looks like Army Navy Marine Corps male female White and Hispanic were among the dead in the attack in Kabul. Keep those “WOKE” lies off the Military reading list.

    Never should Military Commanders including the fake CinC who abandoned faithful dogs ever be trusted with the life of human or animal again.

    Let China police the rest of the world

    25.A Biden.

  • Tarheel September 3, 2021, 8:06 am

    Joe Biden and the rest of the gun grabbers are wanting to be American taliban. Remove firearms from the people just like the taliban in Afghanistan. The taliban understands the danger to themselves by allowing the people to own weapons just as our constitutional fathers understood the necessary importance of an armed populace.

  • Rick September 3, 2021, 7:41 am

    What I don’t understand is HOW on GOD’s Earth is Biden NOT being charged with treason??!! Aide and comfort to the enemy to the tune of $90B in weapons and equipment!! Someone please explain it to me…..

    • Stan d. Upnow September 3, 2021, 11:21 pm

      OK, Rick, here ya go.

      Biden was selected and placed by his Progressive-Socialist masters, whom he struck a deal with. Joe agreed to become a figurehead puppet in order to realize his wet-dream of becoming POTUS, a position he was totally unqualified for. He is, and has been, a very useful idiot for the P-S’s. Since they are in charge of Congress, Joe stays put to effect their continued plans to subvert America to take its diminished place in the New World Order.
      That said, the small handful of erstwhile Republicans are basically powerless, and can only voice their outrage and condemnations. Meanwhile, the majority of do-nothing, spineless RINOs hide under their desks, fearful of any criticism for speaking out.

      The P-S’s know they can do virtually Anything without repercussions. Do I need to remind you of the Clintons, Obama, the corrupt FBI, CIA, NSA, etc.? They are ALL treasonous!! Yet, not a single one of them has been imprisoned(or more properly, executed).

      And there you have it.

      • Rick September 5, 2021, 4:23 am

        Thanks Stan, 100% agree. What gets me is everyone’s saying he should “resign” or be “impeached”. As you correctly stated, neither is applicable. He should be charged, stand trial and if found guilty, which there is irrefutable proof he is, be put to death. He is already DIRECTLY responsible for the death of 13 brave Americans. And those are the ones we know about. All of the world’s female population should be calling for his head based on his depraved indifference knowing full well what the Taliban do to women…..

  • Taxx73 August 31, 2021, 11:07 am

    Biden and his entire administration must resign IMMEDIATELY or be impeached. This “withdrawal ” is a monumental clusterf*ck and the blood of those 13 American soldiers that died from a cowards bomb is on the hands of the entire administration. Sleepy creepy Joe Biden has been wrong on foreign policy since 1973. Every person that voted for a REAL leader (Trump) saw something like this happening sooner or later. Joe Biden is a disaster waiting to happen and I am deathly afraid of what he might f-up next. Hey Joe any kid could have told you to get the noncombatants out of the country first you “dementia ridden POC”! I REFUSE to follow any directives, orders, mandates or laws that infringe on my rights when our “commander in chief “just gave $86billion in military hardware to one of the largest terrorist groups in the world!
    F*CK BIDEN!
    TRUMP 2024!!
    Remember if you come for mine you better bring yours!!!
    LEAVE OUR RIGHTS ALONE!!!!

    • Stan d. Upnow September 3, 2021, 11:29 pm

      He will not resign, nor will any in “his” administration. He is a useful idiot and they(his handlers) will keep him in place as long as he serves the purpose. Waiting in the wings, if they decide he must go, is another compliant, incompetent POS, Harris. This was all planned.
      Impeach? How? The Progressive-Socialists rule Congress. Ain’t gonna happen.

      Remember: Stolen elections have dire consequences.

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