White House Using ‘Domestic Terrorism’ As Trojan Horse for ‘Assault Weapon, High-Cap Magazine’ Bans

Be looking for Biden to crack down on gun rights in an attempt to address “domestic terrorism.” (Photo: Public Domain)

President Joe Biden hasn’t been shy about his willingness to use every tool in his executive arsenal to advance his gun control agenda. A newly released White House document suggests that gun owners should expect his next gambit to involve a crackdown on gun ownership and “domestic terrorism.”

In the document, titled “National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism,” policy analysts at Biden’s National Security Council recommend a wide variety of strategies to curb domestic terrorism, including restrictions on gun rights.

“While those who break the law in furtherance of domestic terrorism must face investigation and prosecution for their crimes, it is equally important that the Federal Government engage in efforts to prevent individuals from being drawn into the grip of domestic terrorism in the first instance,” the document reads. “That means reducing both supply and demand of recruitment materials by limiting widespread availability online and bolstering resilience to it by those who nonetheless encounter it, among other measures. It also means reducing access to assault weapons and high–capacity magazines and enforcing legal prohibitions that keep firearms out of dangerous hands.”

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With this statement, Biden’s White House explicitly connects domestic terrorism recruitment efforts with gun culture. In his attempt to prevent people from being “drawn into the grip of domestic terrorism,” Biden seeks to “reduce access to assault weapons.” There is no connection between these two topics unless one sees all “assault weapon” owners as potential targets for domestic terrorist recruiters.

That connection, of course, is patently ridiculous. Almost 20 million modern sporting rifles have been sold in the last three decades, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation reports that in 2012, one in five rifles sold were modern sporting rifles.

While the federal government has so far refused to release hard data on the real scope of the threat from domestic terrorists, it’s safe to say that the number of law-abiding modern rifle owners dwarfs the number of domestic terrorists in the United States. There is also no evidence that purchasing an AR-15 or an AK-47 predicts acts of terrorism.

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In addition, according to the Center for Strategic & International Studies, firearms aren’t the favored weapon of domestic terrorists. Of the domestic terrorist incidents in 2020, both far-left and far-right extremists preferred explosives and incendiary devices over firearms. Strangely, the White House’s strategy document makes no mention of limiting access to explosives.

Of course, none of this is likely to stop the Biden administration from vilifying law-abiding gun owners. In a recent address, the president justified his gun-control agenda by arguing that gun owners would need “nukes and F-15s” to resist government tyranny.

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over six years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Tyler. Got a hot tip? Send him an email at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • RJ July 6, 2021, 6:08 pm

    What our government is saying to is bend over and grab your ankles. Everything that our leader is trying to impose is an act of treason. He and every Democrat that supports these laws is infringing upon the Constitution. They all swore that they will support and defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The word that describes them is treason. What ever happened with testing that the Pres. was supposed have a test for dementia. Please someone get him a pair of glasses so he can read the proctor. It’s bad enough that he never writes his speeches and doesn’t know what to say. I’ve been listening to his speeches and I believe that the man is failing “health”. My father died with dementia and it’s not good. I can see it when he talks and forgets what he wants to say or searches for words to use. He repeats himself over and over. Now he gives idle threats of using nukes and f-15’s on the people of this great country. Time to go Joe . Harris steps in… hell no she is the one that writes Joe’s speeches. All I want from our government to do is stop telling whats good for me and what I can and cannot have. I’ve been shooting guns since I was 13 and i’m 66 not and shoot better than ever now. Just leave my guns alone, I use them for hunting, competition and self defense.

  • Mark - Bristol, IN. July 3, 2021, 6:00 am

    As far as I’m concerned, Washington DC is the septic tank of the world and there is not a more evil place or occupied by more evil people in the world than Washington DC. And no I’m not an “insurrectionist”. I am however a proud American that loves my nation and OUR Constitution.

  • Stephen July 2, 2021, 1:03 pm

    Liberals… Because even God can’t fix stupid!

  • Stephen July 2, 2021, 12:54 pm

    If you took an AR-15 into war, you would be dead in a heartbeat! “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”!!!! Anybody remember this part of the 2nd amendment? The liberals are picking and choosing the parts of the constitution that suit them. That is precisely what is happening! The liberals need to seriously get their heads out of their asses and stop being a bunch of pussies! Taking away my right to bear arms is not going to do anything about the crime rate in the big cities. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS SOME SERIOUS ATTENTION ASAP, but we know that won’t happen! It does not fit into the liberal narrative. Washington has forgotten something. YOU BASTARDS WORK FOR US! We put you there and we can fire your sorry asses just as quick! Judgement day is coming for a lot of you soon, and frankly, I can’t wait!!!!!

  • Stan d. Upnow July 2, 2021, 11:07 am

    “domestic terrorists” def: any Americans not entirely on-board with the subversive Left’s agenda.

    Funny that these totalitarian scumbags aren’t the least concerned with the Real threat posed by trained foreign terrorists posing as “refugees,” who have infiltrated our country through the open border that the Progressive-Socialist regime threw wide open.

    Watch the movie, “Olympus has Fallen.” That’s the type of scenario the morons should be worried about and preparing for, not some clown in a fur hat with horns & make-up parading inside the Capitol building!

    Historians might muse that Jan. 6 was a missed opportunity for the people to take back their country by cleaning-out the nest of vipers.

  • Mark June 30, 2021, 8:47 pm

    Have you noticed that President Biden is also calling AR-15s “Weapons of War”. One thing I think everyone needs to realize is that Jan 6 scared them. I didn’t agree with what President Trump did and they never should of done what they did without a real plan and a legit reason. Our country was started by revolution after all. What if, all those people who showed up had a different plan and were carrying AR-15 to act on that plan? That is what all those politicians are talking about! They know things could have been very different if their plan had been to do that, but lucky for them there was no real plan… That is what I believe is behind the big push to get assault weapons restricted because they don’t want the average citizen to have that much power. It is not for our protect, but for theirs!

    • Carl July 2, 2021, 9:35 am

      Trump didn’t incite the capitol incident. It was planned by the left to implicate him.
      Your comment holds no merit.

    • Kane July 2, 2021, 10:34 am

      John Kerry and the group (Viet Nam Veterans Against the War) or some name along those lines, planned to take over the Capitol and murder Strom Thurmond and others. Most of the members were NOT actual Viet Nam veterans and some were NOT even veterans. Still the group was using terms like the Phoenix programs based operations in Viet Nam. Today Kerry is part of the Biden administration despite this past to murder US politicians. Had Kerry and this group been successful they would be hailed as heroes like the people that stormed the Winter Palace or the Bastille.

    • Stan d. Upnow July 2, 2021, 11:18 am

      “I didn’t agree with what President Trump did..”

      And just What, in your errant opinion, did Pres. Trump do? Seems like you’re echoing the Leftists’ lies that he is responsible for “inciting an armed insurrection.”
      Also, some there DID have a plan. That would be the BLM/Antifa operatives who were there to create an incident for negative propaganda effects. It worked.

      What you are correct in saying is that the despots were definitely shaken by having their little bubble-world invaded, which was presumed to be secure from interference by the “unwashed masses.”

    • DELCO July 2, 2021, 5:42 pm

      MARK they are not ASSAULT WEAPONS.

  • Eric June 30, 2021, 4:23 pm

    When do we hear this dimwit of a “president” talk about the real domestic terrorists in this country and not the phony political BS about “white supremacists” who frankly don’t even click the dials on the FBI crime stats? Or is honesty more than I can expect from this potted plant?

  • James June 30, 2021, 3:20 pm

    “There he goes again”. China Joe makes up his own facts and figures.
    He claims the greatest threat to America is
    climate change and “white supremacists terrorists”. He says all the crime and murders in Democrats run cities is caused by “white supremacists terrorists”. If he knows who they are, well name some names!
    The reason why crime is up so much, is because in Democrats run cities the politicians listen to a few loud mouth, trouble making, America hating criminals and rioters. Instead of listening to them and defunding and trying to abolish the police, they should put more police on the streets and arrest these trouble makers, rioters and criminals. Then the crime rate will go down. In some of these cities, they won’t even charge them with anything. Even after setting cars on fire, breaking out store windows knocking over historical statues of famous Americans, and throwing bottles, rocks, paint filled baggies at police. They just let them go. Then they feel they can do anything and get away with it. Maybe if they were arrested and licked up, while they are in jail, they can be taught how to be American citizens.
    This is the same group of people who 100 years ago complained to the politicians and said “you have to ban all alcohol, and that would make life peaches and cream”, Well, we know how that turned out. There was so much money to be made out inning illegal booze, bootleggers and the mob popped up. Underground bars popped up. Even the politicians who voted for Probition went to the bars, it became a big joke. The bootleggers fought rival gangs over territory and many were shot. Again a group of people said “you got to do something” and so in 1934, the politicians passed the 1934 gun control act. “This will stop all bootleggers, bank robbers and criminals”. Did this gun control act do that? Of course not. What stopped the bootleggers and bank robbers was they got shot or arrested and were put in prison for long sentences.
    Gun control did nothing to stop these criminals. And now China Joe wants to do the same today. “Oh” he says ” all the criminals and gangs have AR15’s and AK 47 and running down the street shooting everyone”. What nonsense. Around 400 people are shot with rifles each year. Fists and feet kill something like 1700 to 1800 a year. Automobiles kill over 50,000 a year, illegal drugs kill 75,000 to 80,000 a year.
    But in reality, his gun banning plans have absolutely nothing to do with crime. It’s about control. Controlling the American people.
    Most of these gun banning groups are run and funded by Micheal Bloomberg, George Soros, the Chinese government, the U.N. and Russia. Remember, a disarmed country can easily be taken over. That’s why in WW2, Germany and Japan had plans to attack the west coast and the east coast but were afraid of of those Americans who owned guns!
    A armed country is a safe country.
    Support and protect your right to keep and own all types of firearms and accessories.

    • Stan d. Upnow July 2, 2021, 11:31 am

      Why is it that you, and countless others, don’t grasp the fact that Obiden is only saying/doing what he is told to say/do? Dementia Joe is like a little kid who will agree to anything, as long as he gets his favorite candy. In this case, that “candy” was the presidency.

      Pray that Harris will never step foot in the Chief Executive role. She’s already drunk with power, and if ever she becomes POTUS(God forbid!!), she will become a loose cannonball that even the Progressive-Socialist overlords couldn’t control.

  • Jim June 30, 2021, 12:20 pm

    Sleepy’s going to keep trying, obviously. But I always come back to the same question, who’s going to volunteer to go door to door to confiscate them, or anything else they try to ban. No one in their right mind. Why do you think that states are protecting themselves, and secession becomes more of a reality with every psychotic thing sippy cup Joe tries to push through.

    • Steven July 2, 2021, 7:02 am

      U.N. troops will be used,if not an indoctrinated U.S. military, and U.N troops and equipment are already here on standby.

      • Carl July 2, 2021, 9:40 am

        Every US military, federal agent, county, local and state agent that would be used in said confiscation adds up to about 4 million people. 98 percent of those won’t participate in said confiscation. There are 330 million civilians, half of which won’t have guns or get involved which leaves 165 million to defend themselves against said confiscation. This is what scares them.

        • Stan d. Upnow July 2, 2021, 12:07 pm

          Nice postulation; if only it were true. Most local, county, and police depts. are willing to facilitate federal agencies, or act on their own in such matters.
          Example- The former sheriff of Broward county, FL, Scott Israel, was adamantly opposed to citizen ownership of AR-15’s(and any so-called “assault weapons”). He openly supported their confiscation.
          The Broward Sheriff’s dept. is one of the largest in the U.S.
          Another example- I personally had a cop say to me that he didn’t believe anyone other than military and police should possess firearms, period!

          Those “165 million” you speak of are not organized nor sufficiently motivated, much less trained, to resist a 3am storming of their residence by heavily armed/armored Gestapo agents. Even ex-military are likely to be overwhelmed in such an instance, as the Gestapo will have planned their raid accordingly.

          Also, I’ve read of a chilling alternative to door-to-door confiscation(which would undoubtedly result in fatalities on both sides, and might just be enough to light the fire of a Real armed national insurrection). The govt., through its mandatory national gun registration scheme(should it pass), would know who owns guns & what they have. The owners get a certified letter in their mailbox that informs them that all lines of credit, including their bank/investment accounts, have been frozen until they “voluntarily” turn-in all their firearms without compensation. Additionally, failure to do so would subject the owners to heavy fines, imprisonment, or both.
          Sound far-fetched? Think again! Just look at what the IRS can do if you don’t pay your tribute to the federal empire.

    • Patriot July 4, 2021, 10:36 am

      Communist dim0crats agenda to destroy America, defund/ban police, purge the military of conservatives, label patriots as (Domestic terrorists), the commie dim0crat party is a cancer that we have to get rid, we have no choice, but we need to keep a two party government.

  • KimberproSS June 30, 2021, 9:48 am

    If they wanted to control domestic terrorism I would think closing the border to illegal immigration would be a high priority. Who knows who is coming over, and with what….

    • Stan d. Upnow July 2, 2021, 12:16 pm

      Ha! Even if there was a massive terrorist attack by those foreign terrorists, who are undoubtedly here already, the Progressive-Socialists in DC would duck responsibility with their cliched, knee-jerk lies that it’s “Trump’s fault.” Don’t ya know it?

      • James July 2, 2021, 6:57 pm

        There are so many illegals coming up from Central America, that the Border Patrol has no more room for all of them. So they put them on busses and planes and send them off to major cities. The crime rate has gone up in these Democrats run cities. A lot of them are gang members posing as migrants.
        Many “rent” children from people in Mexico so they can pass as families. The Border Patrol takes photos of those they catch and start reconizing them.
        Illegals are coming from Africa too and have Ebola disease. Many from Central America have Colera, Typhoid fever, polio, measles, small pox, lepersey. They refuse to get vaccines as a rumor started that it will make everyone sterile and get cancer.
        I read the Border Patrol stopped a semi full of illegals only to find out that they were gang members armed with guns and drugs. Sounds almost something like a scene from the movie “Invasion USA”.
        Now Biden administration said those illegals who were deported during the Trump administration can come back to the USA.
        These people from Gutemula and Honduras wave their flags, burn American flags and yell ” death to America” and yet they want to come here.
        It is said 65% of these illegals go on welfare and social security and ADC.
        Even people in Mexico complain that they don’t want the illegals from Central America in Mexico as they take jobs away from Mexicans.
        These people come from dictator run countries and don’t accept the freedoms, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights we have here. They are used to be told what to do by their government.
        Governor Abbott in Texas wants to build the Border Wall in Texas. Everyone support him but now immigration lawyers and far leftist groups are sueing him and Texas over this saying it’s “racist”. What nonsense. With so many people coming here the piece of the pie and prosperity get smaller and smaller.
        The Biden administration is going to put the illegals in apartments and houses, and get them a car and a job.
        Meanwhile, we have our veterans living in cardboard boxes in the streets and this administration could care less
        There are politicians (squad) who say the Constitution and Bill of Rights are outdated and should be replaced with something out of Stalin and Castro handbook. They also want to replace the American flag. Well, go to China or North Korea then. You’ll be right at home there.

  • William Smith June 30, 2021, 9:47 am

    It is seen over and over the president chooses to threaten people to cause fear and continue to make improper mistakes to force people to give up our Constitution, throw away our freedoms and rights to conform to his illegal show of his presidential powers.

    The president is falsely controlling and judging the law abiding people, to give up their property and freedoms of owning their choice of equipment to protect their families, home, self, and anyone else that is in danger of loosing their life.

    There where threats made to take away and destroy our rights to bare arms and still their firearms by force that law abiding citizens legally own. Threats have been made to enter homes by force, place heavy fines, and possibly have arrested and put in jail.

    The President is making many mistakes on his own and not a single soul offers to help to correct the matter. If anyone of us making the same mistakes, we would be asks to leave or be charged with and drug illegally through court or worse.

    Our firearms are semi automatic and legal, the military have several full automatic. It takes living human mind and body to make a
    their mind up to desire to pull a trigger on a loaded firearm; a firearm is not capable of hurting or killing people with out that Personal
    Touch; man or women.

    The President has not been honest to everyone and threatening someone is not correct, nor judging others.

  • Big Al 45 June 30, 2021, 9:14 am

    And the dangerous line in that is the “prevent individuals from being drawn into the grip of domestic terrorism in the first instance”.
    In short, CONTROL.
    Yeah, sounds like Newspeak to me, and I have no doubt they aren’t looking at it like that, but from the viewpoint of simple CONTROL.
    NEVER in the history of the U.S. has there been such a prime time for this, with the MSM in the Democrats pocket.
    We are there folks, that line says it all

    • Stan d. Upnow July 2, 2021, 12:21 pm

      Why do you think the Leftist coup-plotters have been pushing to ban FOX news, Hannity, Beck, O’Reilly, etc.?
      Don’t you know they are prime recruiters for all those “white supremacist extremists?”

  • Jim Goldasich June 30, 2021, 8:53 am

    Joe has no grasp on reality. Perhaps he should be in the asylum once open!

  • Chastran June 29, 2021, 2:39 pm

    Joe keeps some eight packs of lubed Trojans in his wallet for emergencies…

  • SuperG June 29, 2021, 10:16 am

    If the federal government was truly interested in decreasing domestic terrorism, it would re-open the asylums and start mental health screenings at the 9th grade level. Instead, it demonizes inanimate objects. How puerile.

    • Stan d. Upnow July 2, 2021, 12:25 pm

      Gee whiz guy, that’s a wonderful proposal. Too bad the Nazis thought of it first. Don’t forget, your eugenics group meeting is at 8pm tonight. Idiot.

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