Just a few words, gentle readers, about Joe Biden, the supposed D/S/C “moderate”—as though any such thing exists circa 2020—and D/S/C attitudes toward the Second Amendment and normal Americans. In They Really Do Want You Disarmed, back in December of 2018—time waits for no man—I wrote:
The first two years of the Trump Administration have been encouraging times for those that see the Constitution, including the Second Amendment, as the foundation of liberty. After eight years of Barack Obama, arguably the greatest gun salesman in American history, it has been satisfying to sense a respite regarding fundamental rights. But to relax too soon is a mistake. The Left, like the Chinese, take the long view. Thinking their policy desires inevitable, the inexorable force of history, seeing the Constitution as a mere impediment, a speed bump, they never rest.
Regular readers know Gropin’ Joe Biden has always been an anti-liberty/gun zealot. For example, he was pivotal in passing the Clinton “assault weapon” ban. That ban on semiautomatic rifles and magazines of greater than 10 round capacity was widely touted by D/S/Cs as the solution to criminal violence. When it sunset after a decade, the evidence was starkly clear it accomplished nothing at all for public safety. Most Democrats, smarting from the electoral slaughter they already experienced for supporting the ban, and more that was coming, allowed it to sunset, and D/S/Cs of the time were careful to keep their anti-liberty/gun intentions as stealthy as possible for many years. Al Gore, never a particularly bright fellow, ran on gun control, and even Bill Clinton later admitted that mistake was an important factor in his loss to George W. Bush. Subsequent years have only confirmed the conclusion that led to the sunsetting of that foolish law: banning semiautomatic rifles and standard capacity magazines has no effect on criminal violence. It only deprives the law abiding of their rights and endangers them and their loved ones.
During his years as Vice President, Biden provided advice on guns that would be likely to get anyone practicing it arrested and jailed. He repeatedly claimed the best self-defense weapon was a double-barreled shotgun, and urged people to fire blindly through doors and into the air. A true believer, he is consistent, at least, in his desire to disarm the law abiding, as The Daily Wire.com reports:
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden made extreme remarks during a CNN town hall event on Thursday night where he called for banning semi-automatic firearms and ‘clips that have multiple bullets in them,’ which would effectively ban nearly all firearms.
One might think this would leave revolvers, but it would be a mistake to think people like Biden would exclude them. Once any class of firearm is successfully banned, every remaining class would soon follow.
I’m going to do everything in my power in office or out of office to get those assault weapons off the street, which I have done once already,’ Biden claimed. ‘And to get those clips that have multiple bullets in them not for sale, not be able to sell silencers, all those things.’
Biden made similar remarks last September, saying, ‘The idea that we don’t have elimination of assault-type weapons, magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them, it’s absolutely mindless.’
‘It’s no violation of the Second Amendment,’ Biden falsely claimed.
But what about compromise? Anti-liberty/gun cracktivists constantly talk about “common sense gun safety” measures, and castigate normal Americans honoring the Constitution for refusing to “compromise.”
Biden, who made the remarks while talking to reporters, later said that there should be no compromise with the Republicans when it came to his extreme anti-Second Amendment proposals.
‘None,’ Biden. ‘None on this. I think this is no compromise. This is one we have to just push, and push, and push, and push, and push.’
In the article whose link follows, I wrote:
How does one compromise the tools necessary to exercise the right to self-defense? How may one compromise the means necessary to resist tyranny? D/S/Cs snort derisively and accuse anyone bringing up the Founder’s primary reason for the Second Amendment—deterring, and when necessary, overthrowing a tyrannical government—an alarmist traitor, but it is those that would neuter or eliminate any part of the Bill of Rights that betray the foundations of our representative republic.
From the Daily Wire article:
Biden’s extreme proposal of banning semi-automatic firearms would do little to reduce mass shootings in the United States, according to a new study released this month by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, named after notorious anti-Second Amendment activist billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who is also running for president as a Democrat.
The article refers to Leah Libresco, about who I wrote in Leah Libresco: An Honest Woman, in December of 2019. I quoted her:
Before I started researching gun deaths, gun-control policy used to frustrate me. I wished the National Rifle Association would stop blocking common-sense gun-control reforms such as banning assault weapons, restricting silencers, shrinking magazine sizes and all the other measures that could make guns less deadly.
Then, my colleagues and I at FiveThirtyEight spent three months analyzing all 33,000 lives ended by guns each year in the United States, and I wound up frustrated in a whole new way. We looked at what interventions might have saved those people, and the case for the policies I’d lobbied for crumbled when I examined the evidence. The best ideas left standing were narrowly tailored interventions to protect subtypes of potential victims, not broad attempts to limit the lethality of guns.
By all means, take the link and read the entire article. Who could have thunk it? It’s not the gun, but the person misusing it that is dangerous. Libresco is a rarity: a D/S/C willing to honestly report on facts that dismantle a cherished D/S/C narrative. Back to The Daily Wire:
In response to several horrific school shootings in the U.S., Biden said that he did not want to protect kids at schools by arming school faculty.
Biden also attacked Texas Governor Greg Abbott last September for signing a bill into law that allowed Texans to carry lawfully owned firearms into places of worship, saying that it was ‘totally irrational.’
Three months after his remarks, a hero at a church in Texas stopped an attacker within a matter of seconds after the attacker opened fire on the congregation.
Unlike Libresco, Biden is not convinced by reality. After all, he recently said D/S/Cs favor truth over facts, and he acts on that belief.
With Michael Bloomberg, who has spent untold millions trying to disarm Americans, now in the D/S/C presidential race, something even more powerful than misplaced certainty is at play: unlimited money. Not a single D/S/C presidential candidate supports the Second Amendment. They know best what you need and don’t need, what you should have, how much of your money you should be allowed to keep, and above all, they know you don’t deserve the means of self-defense. Their lives are of inestimable value; they have all the armed security they need. Yours has value only in its unwavering support of them and their utopian state.
They really do want you disarmed.