The Democrats are coming for our guns and they aren’t hiding this fact.
This week, House Democrats passed the first of what has been promised to be multiple gun control bills.
The Daily Wire reported the following:
“The U.S. House passed a pair of bills on Thursday that, if signed into law, would mandate background checks on all gun purchases and extend the time federal officials may hold up a purchase to look into the buyer’s history.
The House voted 227-203 in favor of H.R. 8 to implement universal background checks on gun purchases. Eight Republicans sided with House Democrats to pass the measure. The second bill, H.R. 1446, passed with a slightly slimmer margin of 219-210. The legislation is now headed to the Democratic-controlled Senate where it is expected to die without enough support to clear the 60-vote threshold of a Republican filibuster…
While H.R. 8 would effectively create a record of every gun transaction in the U.S., it stops short of creating a centralized gun registry. Gun rights advocates have warned, and gun control advocates have argued, that a universal background check mandate is a step toward the creation of such a registry.”
Joe Biden has been consistent in his desire to rid Americans of their guns.
In 2019, Biden’s penned an op-ed published in The New York Times, in which he made the case for an assault weapons ban.
“We have a huge problem with guns. Assault weapons—military-style firearms designed to fire rapidly—are a threat to our national security, and we should treat them as such. Anyone who pretends there’s nothing we can do is lying—and holding that view should be disqualifying for anyone seeking to lead our country.”
Many police departments have reported an increase in criminals using assault weapons since 2004. And multiple analyses of the data around mass shootings provide evidence that, from 1994 to 2004, the years when assault weapons and high-capacity magazines were banned, there were fewer mass shootings—fewer deaths, fewer families needlessly destroyed.
There’s overwhelming data showing that shootings committed with assault weapons kill more people than shootings with other types of guns. And that’s the point.
Shooters looking to inflict mass carnage choose assault weapons with high-capacity magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. They choose them because they want to kill as many people as possible without having to stop and reload.”
But facts are stubborn things, Joe. Here are a few.
According to data published by “Mother Jones,” 50% of the 114 mass shootings committed in the United States from 1982-2019 were committed using only handguns.
12.2% of the 114 mass shootings committed in the United States from 1982-2019 were committed using only rifles.
24.5% of the 114 mass shootings committed in the United States from 1982-2019 were committed using a mix of handguns and rifles together.
Of the 934 deaths in mass shootings from 1982-2019, 385 (41.2%) happened in shootings in which handguns were the only firearms used.
Of the 934 deaths in mass shootings from 1982-2019, 182(19.4%) happened in shootings in which rifles were the only firearms used.
Of the 934 deaths in mass shootings from 1982-2019, 367 (38.3%) happened in shootings in which a mix of firearms was used.”
Vice President Kamala Harris also has expressed a desire to grab our guns. She campaigned on gun confiscation during her short-lived candidacy before dropping out of the race with abysmal approval ratings.
Harris said she would sign an executive order to enforce gun control if Congress failed to act on her proposals.
In 2019, she told a CNN Town Hall that “there are people in Washington D.C., supposed leaders, who have failed to have the courage to reject a false choice which suggests you’re either in favor of the second amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away.”
Her plan included: An assault weapons ban, universal background checks, removal of gun manufacturers licenses and an attempt to close the loophole that allows some domestic abusers to purchase guns, if their victim is a wedded partner.
The Democrats are coming for our guns. Or, in the words of Beto O’Rourke: “Hell yeah” they are coming for our guns!
The question is…will the Right do anything to stop them?