President’s ‘Enemies’ Label Started with Firearms Industry, Now Half of All Voters

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President's 'Enemies' Label Started with Firearms Industry, Now Half of All Voters
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By Larry Keane

President Joe Biden’s dark “Battle for the Soul of the Nation” speech might go down as the moment he joined Hillary Clinton in categorizing those who didn’t agree with her far-left policies as “a basket of deplorables.” The president has been roundly criticized for many of the aspects of the speech and some political insiders are marking it as the moment he labeled nearly half of American voters as “enemies.”

Well… welcome to the club. President Biden started his list with us – the firearm industry. Standing on the Democratic primary debate stage in 2019, President Biden said, “Our enemy is the gun manufacturers, not the NRA, the gun manufacturers.”

He’s now extended that to those who disagree with his own far-left radical agenda.

“They do not believe in the rule of law,” President Biden said. “They do not recognize the will of the people.” He labeled his detractors as “extreme,” “a clear and present danger” and “threat to democracy.”

Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson told CNN’s New Day the president’s speech was, “… a divisive speech, and that’s not presidential,” adding, “In his speech, he said we should look at each other as Americans and not enemies, and yet he singled out a segment of Americans and said basically they’re our enemy.”

Labeled ‘Enemy’

Here’s what to expect, now that tens of millions have been added to the president’s “enemies list.” Expect to be maligned. Expect to be scapegoated. Expect to be marginalized and villainized. This is because the president, and his close circle of advisors, don’t see opposing views as points upon which to debate or even politely disagree. They must be crushed.

The late Charles Krauthammer, a political columnist, noted this. He wrote in 2018, “Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil.”

Enemies – like evil – must be vanquished. The rhetoric gets increasingly heated. The political jabs become blame. It escalates to hyperbole and outright lies. This is the reality the firearm industry has faced under the Biden administration. A Constitutionally-protected industry has been slandered by a president even as he passes off accusations and lies that even a cursory examination shows are untrue.

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That doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that once President Biden fixes an “enemy” label, that group is targeted for elimination. For the firearm industry, this has meant an onslaught of political attacks and defiance of the Constitution the president swore to protect and defend. The right to keep and bear arms, affirmed as an individual right by the U.S. Supreme Court, is relegated to a second-class right.

President Biden has maligned the firearm industry by blaming them for rising crime rates. His Congressional allies called firearm manufacturing CEOs to Capitol Hill to denigrate them for lawful business, ignoring the fact that Congress and the Biden administration refuses to lock up criminals and put an end to spiraling crime.

The Biden administration doesn’t place blame for horrendous murders by deranged and truly evil criminals that prey on innocent victims. They instead scapegoat the firearm industry, going as far as to back far-fetched radical notions that not just Second Amendment freedoms must be limited, but also First Amendment free speech. President Biden’s Congressional allies introduced H.R. 8570, the Firearms Marketing Act, that would trounce First Amendment commercial free speech and restrict truthful firearm advertising.   

Ignoring Real Solutions

Those now on President Biden’s “enemies list” can expect to be marginalized. The firearm industry has witnessed this. The firearm industry runs the Real Solutions. Safer Communities.® campaign, the safety initiatives that have proven effectiveness in reducing the criminal and negligent misuse of firearms. Two of those programs are partner programs with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Those include the Don’t Lie for the Other GuyTM program and Operation Secure Store® (OSS). The Don’t Lie initiative works alongside the ATF to try to prevent illegal straw purchases of firearms. OSS assists firearm retailers to increase security at stores to prevent and deter burglaries and robberies. The ATF’s own figures show that OSS is working to reduce gun store burglaries and stolen guns. When firearms are stolen, the industry through NSSF matches ATF reward offers for their recovery and bringing those criminals to justice.

Further, the firearm industry’s suicide prevention partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) was extended to include the Department of Veterans Affairs because of its effectiveness of getting suicide prevention resources to firearm ranges and retailers to prevent tragedies.

None of those are mentioned by the Biden administration. It doesn’t fit the narrative and doesn’t please the special-interest gun control groups shaping his administration’s gun control agenda.

There’s no room in the Biden administration for dissent or opposing views. There are only dark and ominous visuals of a president vilifying Americans against a blood-red backdrop, pounding his fists on the lectern.

Those new to this “enemies” label are rightfully unnerved. For the firearm industry, we’ve been here and we know the message that must be sent will come Nov. 8 when everyone must #GUNVOTE®.

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  • BR549 September 10, 2022, 6:45 pm

    If a CEO saw half of his employees, especially the ones who actually showed up for work, as contrary to the company’s mission, he is either guilty of poor judgement or mismanagement. In either case, it would be time to get the Board of Directors to fire his ass and get someone in there who knew how to manage people and get positive results.

    That stint where Biden attempts to mimic Adam Sutler (John Hurt) in “V for Vendetta”, waving his fists in a Hitleresque rage under a backdrop of blood red only shows how utterly STUPID that whole bunch is. Meanwhile, the average leftard on the street doesn’t have a single clue what is happening.

  • James Spangler September 10, 2022, 1:24 pm

    Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil.”

    He was right, and I’ll add,

    Anybody who believes that a person who manages to get themselves elected President is STUPID, has a mental defect that should prevent them from holding office.

    My opinion.

  • Shanz September 9, 2022, 2:38 pm

    Well seeing how the Democrat party is pure evil, I would have to agree with Biden that free men are indeed his enemy.

  • Nick S September 9, 2022, 9:50 am

    Well, we all know it is the MAGA’s that are the “real” Americans whereas the left of center types are not. And, in order to defend democracy, we must end democracy. Gotta keep those heathens from voting or letting their votes count. After all, without the intervention of state legislatures who allow congressmen to pick their voters and who are now using the bulls*it argument that the 2016 election was stolen in order rot steal future elections, where would we be? Minority rule is the only way to preserve democracy or at least create one that would meet the approval of say, a Victor Orban. State legislatures in places like AZ will get to decide on a slate of electors in upcoming presidential elections, voter choice be damned.

  • Stan d. Upnow September 9, 2022, 9:34 am

    First– STOP calling him “President Biden!” Every time I hear that I want to throw-up. He is an incompetent, illegitimate, compliant, senile puppet. He is totally unworthy of the distinguished title of POTUS, just like his mentor, Obama. So, stop honoring him with that title!

    Second– Stop with the nice, persuasive, factual rhetoric aimed at the Left. It is falling on deaf ears. Even though they know it is right, they will never acknowledge it, as it goes against their self-serving agenda. We are at war; stop playing nice with the the enemy and get brutal.

    Third– Don’t think Republicans are your iron-clad defenders; they’re not! Look how many recently “compromised” to lend support to gun control measures, including those horrific Red Flag laws. To be fair, there are some who Are staunch defenders, but too many who aren’t.

    • Hondo September 9, 2022, 11:55 am

      Resident Joe “ I shit my pants” Biden or simply pedo Joe if you prefer.

  • D.J. September 9, 2022, 9:13 am

    So ……. I am now an “ enemy “ of the United
    States of America , because I support , protect
    and defend the Constitution of The Nation ?
    Really ?
    I’m a “ threat to democracy “ ?
    Seriously ?
    This is NOT a “ democracy “ , it is a representative
    republic . Those that imply otherwise simply do not
    comprehend the form of government we live under ,
    or have been led to believe something patently untrue
    for some political agenda .
    Man , it’s like the “ foxtrotting “ book “1984” , anymore .
    Someone please tell me what the hell’s going on here .

    • Stan d. Upnow September 9, 2022, 9:43 am

      What’s going on here is that the Progressive-Socialist subversives are using their well-proven Marxist tactics to keep and extend their power & control. NOW, do you get it?

      There is no mild refutation that is going to divert them from their mission. They must be stopped by any means necessary, which is the exact mindset they have against all whom they consider to be their enemies- which is us.

      • D.J. September 9, 2022, 2:31 pm

        Point taken , sir .
        I hope there’ll be room in your foxhole
        when the time comes .
        I’ll save a space for you in mine .
        Deal ?

    • Big Al 45 September 9, 2022, 12:33 pm

      Oh, they comprehend the form of Govt, alright, they just don’t like it.
      They want a ‘socialist’ democracy, and you know what that means.

  • John K September 9, 2022, 8:37 am


    • Big Al 45 September 9, 2022, 12:34 pm

      Don’t you mean “Let’s Go Brandon”??? 🙂

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment September 9, 2022, 8:35 am

    Can’t get rid of the guns…get rid of the gun owners (who oppose his agenda’s aka conservatives). Why do we need a gun, why do we need more than 7 rounds….that answer is pretty much summed up in this article!

    • Al Capone September 9, 2022, 11:18 am

      It’s time for the new Paul Revere to step up and take out the trash

  • Let's go Brandon, FJB September 9, 2022, 6:19 am

    Creepy joe is a tyrant. As a veteran; I swore an oath to defend the constitution against enemies foreign and domestic. The potato head regime should be forced to the gallows. Si Vis Pacem Parabellum! Trump 2024!

  • Laddyboy September 9, 2022, 5:50 am

    What does this sentence IMPLY?; “Those new to this “enemies” label are rightfully unnerved.” This is UNTRUE! We Law Abiding, Constitutional Following American Citizens have been declared “ENEMIES OF THE STATE”. This has been occurring for about a GENERATION at this point by the democrat national committee/demoKKKrat communist party! Bush IMPLIED this with his “ushering in of the New World Order. 0bama implied this when he stated; We need a civilian army as strong as the Military — the “anarchists” known as “antifa” and also “black li(v)es matter”. Clinton stated this when she lumped 50% of American Citizens as DEPORABLES in a basket. Now the pRESIDENT occupying OUR White House states; All American Citizens who DISAGREE with his COMMUNISTIC REGIME as “ENEMIES OF THE STATE”!
    I as a Law Abiding American who DEMANDS OUR GOVERNMENT to HONOR their OATH OF OFFICE and DEFEND All Americans by DEFENENDING OUR AMERICAN CONSTITUTION against enemies, BOTH, Foreign AND Domestic (which at this time in history — IS — the democrat national committee, otherwise better know as the DemoKKKrat communist party!!!!!!!!)

    • Stan d. Upnow September 9, 2022, 9:54 am

      Yup. But, the larger problem is the millions of “Americans” who place those members of the the Progressive-Socialist Party(formerly the Democrat Party) in office… repeatedly.
      Now that they’ve had a taste of success, they will fight tooth & claw to retain that success and expand on it. Those on the Right still insist on a civil, milquetoast response to every advancing threat the Left implements. If that continues, it will not end well.

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