Each week GunsAmerica publishes an article about the Biden administration’s plan to dismantle the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. And, each week in the comments section, a reader or several readers will accuse us of publishing fear porn, the underlying notion being that Biden won’t follow through with a radical anti-gun agenda and that we’re just fanning flames for clicks.
It doesn’t seem to matter to these critics that on Biden’s own website, he laid out in great detail precisely what he plans to do as POTUS 46 — ban ARs, criminalize private transfers, end online gun sales, hold gun makers responsible for the acts of criminals, among many other misguided policies — or what he or his choice for Vice President, Kamala Harris, have said in the past on their desire to use executive fiat to infringe on gun rights should Congress not play ball, they still don’t believe that a Biden administration is coming for our guns.
But maybe, just maybe, who Biden is now surrounding himself with to do his bidding will open their eyes. This week, Tucker Carlson of Fox News made a very compelling case of what we have to look forward to if Biden takes office on Jan. 20, 2020, based on his choices for key positions in his cabinet and on his staff.
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Biden has tapped Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) to be a senior advisor, for example. As Tucker points out, last year, Richmond voiced support for the confiscation of certain firearms under a “mandatory buyback.”
“If it is a buyback, then I’m all for it. If it’s a mandatory buyback, I think then you may run into some complications, but the thought of it does not offend me, and it sounds like something I could support,” he told CNN.
Likewise, Biden’s deputy chief of staff Jennifer O’Malley Dillion was very clear that seizing guns from responsible gun owners — not criminals — is a high priority for the Democratic Party.
“A plan that supports mandatory buybacks of weapons of war,” she explained. “The assault weapons ban is very, very important and we need to have it. But that only takes weapons of war off the streets in the future. It does nothing for weapons of war that are currently out there, and I think there’s 15 or 16 million.”
Now, I know for most of you, we’re not telling you anything you don’t already know or understand. This is really an article for the skeptics. Those who believe with confidence that a Biden administration won’t do everything in its power to attack 2A rights.
Basically, what I want to know from them is how do you not only defend Biden’s plan, his comments supporting gun control in the past, but the people he is now putting in positions of power? How is this all, when considered in its totality, not an existential threat to one’s right to keep and bear arms?