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Gun control initiatives announced by Biden undermine the main claim of his speech

Addressing the nation from the White House on Monday, President Joe Biden announced that his administration would implement new gun control measures.

While we already know Biden’s history of supporting anti-gun proposals, he claimed during his speech that he supports the Second Amendment. “By the way, it’s going to sound bizarre – I support the Second Amendment. You have a right,” said the President.

However, the four gun control initiatives he announced in his speech prove otherwise.

1. Universal background checks

The President asked Congress to introduce universal background checks. That National Shooting Association has questioned the effectiveness of expecting criminals to adhere to background checks.

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The NRA says that “background checks do not prevent criminals from stealing firearms, buying them on the black market, or getting them from straw buyers.”

It cites the Justice Department, which found that “77 percent of criminals in state prisons for firearms crimes receive firearms through theft, on the black market, from a drug dealer, or “on the street,” or from family members and friends. Fewer than one percent receive firearms from dealers or non-dealers at gun shows.”

2. Ban on “Assault Weapons”

Biden also called on Congress to enact another ban on “assault weapons.” A DOJ to learn on the federal government’s “assault weapon” ban from 1994 to 2004 could not come to the conclusion that the ban had contributed to reducing crime.

“Because the ban has not yet reduced the stakes [large-capacity magazines] on crime, we cannot positively attribute the recent decline in gun violence in the nation to the ban,” the DOJ said.

There is also no “assault weapon”. It’s a made-up term commonly used by anti-gun advocates.

3. Ban on high-capacity magazines

As a third measure, Biden called for a ban on high-capacity magazines. But the effectiveness of this policy is also questionable.

“Magazine restrictions do not have a significant impact on crime or violence,” she said Cato Institute. “Christopher Koper, in a much-cited study, analyzed the effects of the 1994 federal assault weapons ban, which banned new magazines with more than 10 rounds but did little more than raise the price of existing magazines.”

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4. Biden’s ATF candidate is against guns.

On Monday, Biden also nominated Steve Dettelbach, a former federal prosecutor, as the new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The gun rights organization Gun Owners of America cites his record of supporting universal background checks, bans on “assault weapons” and numerous other anti-gun initiatives.

The group is also suing the ATF over Biden’s latest ghost gun action.

5. Red Flag Laws

Although he made no mention of red flag legislation in his speech, Biden has previously announced his support for them. At a White House in April 2021 press releasethe Biden administration urged Congress to pass national red flag legislation.

The problem with red flag laws is that they violate the rights of law-abiding citizens, even if they don’t have a criminal background.

In 2020, former NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch highlighted some of the hidden dangers of these laws.

I wasn’t too surprised by Biden’s long list of anti-gun actions simply because we already knew his political views. But that he claims he supports the Second Amendment is shocking.

He can say what he wants, but the evidence doesn’t lie: Joe Biden is not a supporter of the Second Amendment.

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John Verrall

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