Pre-Election Gun Control in D.C. by Tom Reynolds
With record numbers of new gun owners and gun sales - as a protection against rising crimes and violence - one would think that Democrats would back off of their gun control platform…at least until after the election. Nope! Could it be they have little else to run on?
Here are some recent statements.
Two weeks before the midterm elections, in a tweet, the House Judiciary Committee Democrats renewed their war on “high powered assault weapons”. They tweeted, “It’s time we banned these weapons of war.”
And Joe Biden continues to struggle with firearm facts.
In a recent interview, Biden was asked what is he currently doing to limit high-capacity magazines. Biden said he is going to push to ban ‘assault weapons’ after the midterm elections and urged people to vote for Democrats in order to secure the ban. He added, “My legislation says there can be no more than eight bullets in a round.”
SCOPE Prediction: A Biden success! Eight bullet rounds will not be available.
To scare the ill-informed, Biden also claimed that AR-15 bullets “travel five times the speed of an ordinary bullet.”
SCOPE note: The AR 15 uses various size bullets with various muzzle lengths and they average around 3,000 feet per second. Biden has a bullet that flies 15,000 feet per second? (The .223 Valkyrie and the .220 Swift are advertised as the fastest bullets at 4,000 feet per second. They are not ordinary bullets.)
Biden also said AR-15 rifles are made for one thing, “to kill people,” and said he can “find no rational reason why ‘assault weapons’ should be sold, period.”
Try self-defense as a rational reason. In his ruling on the GOA lawsuit against Hochul’s latest laws, Judge Suddaby said, "The very act of using a firearm in self-defense against another person necessarily involves threatening, if not actually causing, danger to that other person."
During another interview Biden asked, “What in God’s name do you need an assault weapon for?” But then he continued, “It’s an assault weapon designed to kill people, to defend America, to defend people.”
Well…yes. The Center for Security Policy’s Kyle Shideler reacted to Biden’s admission by tweeting, “Biden accidentally stumbles into the meaning of the 2nd amendment.”
SCOPE note: Use a firearm to defend people! To defend America! Where did he get such quaint ideas?
Unfortunately, many of the people for gun-control are not really familiar with guns and they believe what the President of the United States says.
Not to be left out, gun control activists are chiming in.
If Republicans take back one or both chambers of Congress in the midterm elections there will be no chance of new gun control laws passing. The Violence Policy Center’s Kristen Rand (and a lot of other gun control activists) want to use the D.C. Swamp bureaucrats (specifically the ATF) to broadly reclassify semi-automatic firearms, such as Glocks, as machine guns. If they can’t get their goals the old-fashioned way (using constitutional methods) they resort to the Swamp.
I suppose it’s good that the left is keeping gun control in the spotlight before the election. Perhaps it will motivate some gun owners to vote. It should also warn us that, if the left is successful in being reelected into power, they will take it as they’re invincible, no matter how unsuccessful their policies are, and they will redouble their gun control efforts as well as their efforts on inflation, gas and food prices, gender identity, and other far left policy “successes”.