America Playing With Fire By Evelyn Markus Originally Published by the Gatestone Institute. On May…
In Biden’s America, We Need Guns More Than Ever Before
And have less of a chance of getting them.
By Don Feder
Last week, Clueless Joe signed six executive orders to counter what he calls the “pandemic of gun violence” in America. It used to be just a plain old “epidemic.” Under Biden, it’s been given a promotion.
The orders (including the first step toward a ban on stabilizing braces) are the appetizer course. The entree, which will come later, includes a ban on “assault rifles,” extending the time for FBI background checks and making gun manufacturers liable for the criminal misuse of their products.
Assault rifle is a scary label the media concocted to describe certain semi-automatic weapons. Assault rifles? Try assaulting a fortified position with weapons that fire only one round each time the trigger is pulled. According to the FBI, between the year 2000 and 2015, the weapon most commonly used in mass shootings wasn’t the dreaded assault rifle but the prosaic handgun.
Extending FBI background checks will not keep crazies from getting guns. Most have no record of mental illness.
Neighbors who tried to warn the FBI about the bizarre behavior of the Parkland High School shooter were ignored. (The Bureau was probably too busy trying to verify the Steele Dossier.) Other than being anti-social, the most notorious mass shooters showed no signs of nutsy fagan.
The number of women buying guns doubled last year. If a woman wants a gun for self-defense, a longer waiting period could give an ex-boyfriend a chance to kill her before she acquired the means of defending herself.
Despite the common myth (repeated by the president at every opportunity), gun manufacturers can be sued for their own negligence, just like any other corporation. Democrats want to make them liable for the crimes of others.
Imagine if Nissan could be sued because a Farrakhan fan drove one of its sedans into a checkpoint on Capitol Hill, killing a police officer. The difference between the two is that progressives don’t want to put automakers out of business (well, except for John Forbes Kerry and Greta Thunberg). The goal of gun prohibitionists is to make it prohibitively expensive to manufacture firearms, drastically reducing their supply.
While he relentlessly attacks the means of self-defense – in clear violation of the Second Amendment, which he claims he respects — Biden is creating a society where Americans have never needed guns more: the Wild West with anarchist mobs and color-coded justice.
The border is burning – In March, there were around 172,300 encounters at the border, up 71% from February. It’s estimated that at least 1,000 a day are entering undetected. So-called unaccompanied minors (many teens) are admitted, no questions asked. As fast as they can be processed, family units are dispersed across the country. How many of our uninvited guests have criminal records? How many are gang members? The administration doesn’t know and doesn’t care. But it wants the FBI to spend weeks scrutinizing law-abiding, taxpaying citizens before they can arm themselves against the coming migrant crime wave.
Urban anarchy – Last week, a Black Lives Matter activist predicted, “America will riot if Derek Chauvin isn’t convicted for killing (the sainted) George Floyd.” It took Biden three months to condemn last year’s violence, and then only in the most general terms. The National Guard is mobilized to protect the Capitol, not your neighborhood. That may be why in 2020, 40% of first-time gun buyers were African Americans, who saw their neighborhoods go up in flames in last year’s orgy of violence.
The war on police – In Democrat cities, police budgets have been slashed. In New York City, activists wearing face masks are taunting cops sitting in patrol cars, hoping to provoke an incident. Crime rates are through the roof. (Chicago saw a 50% increase in homicides in 2020. In New York, they were up 40%.) Democrats want to subject officers to civil suits, which will lead to more resignations and retirements, further decimating the force. Some of Biden’s bros want to replace cops with social workers. The day may come when you call 911 and get an operator who asks if your attacker experienced childhood trauma.
The war on criminal justice – The St. Louis couple who exercised their Second Amendment rights to ward off invaders are still being prosecuted, unlike anyone in the mob. Soros money has been used to elect local prosecutors. Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon is determined to put criminals back on the streets as quickly as possible. Weeks after he took office, a recall effort is underway. Gascon is part of a new wave of woke prosecutors.
The campaign to silence dissent – A popular podcaster reports he was harassed at his home by two members of the California Highway Patrol for allegedly threatening Commissar Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter, a charge he vigorously denies. It’s part of an on-going effort to silence conservatives. If push comes to shove, I’m glad there are 72 million gunowners in the United States.
As comedian Dave Chappell puts it: “The First Amendment is first for a reason. Second Amendment is just in case the first one doesn’t work out.”
While Biden allows the country to be inundated with illegal aliens, anarchist mobs are preparing their next assault on our cities, and the war on police is resulting in a crime explosion, the president assures us of his love for the Second Amendment, while he plots to make it obsolete.