Biden Calls on Congress to Restrict Gun Ownership

Joe Biden on Feb. 14 urged Congress to strengthen existing laws concerning gun ownership on the third anniversary of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters later that the administration is ready to move on the “ambitious plan” Biden laid out during the campaign.

Biden said on his campaign website that he will “defeat” the National Rifle Association (NRA). Among his proposed actions is repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which protects gun manufacturers from some lawsuits, banning so-called assault weapons, as Congress did for 10 years in 1994, and forcing people to either give up certain guns and magazines or register them with the federal government.

The NRA’s lobbying arm has fired back at Biden, saying he wants to ban “America’s most popular class of centerfire rifles, as well on the factory-spec magazines for most of the defensive pistols sold in the U.S.”

“Just as when Joe Biden unsuccessfully pursued gun control as Barack Obama’s vice-president, your NRA is fully prepared to oppose whatever plans he may have to ‘defeat’ America’s largest and oldest civil rights organization and the fundamental liberties it protects,” it stated in a recent blog post.

The attack on the second amendment is heating up as a priority of Biden and the left.

This right to bear arms is a right that has been given to all Americans and enjoyed by Americans of all races since the Bill of Rights was ratified. The second amendment is just as essential and important as all others. However, when elites come in and push their agenda of gun control it causes one to take a deeper look.

The historical record provides compelling evidence that racism underlies gun control laws — and not in any subtle way. Throughout much of American history, gun control was openly stated as a method for keeping blacks and Hispanics “in their place,” and to quiet the racial fears of whites.

In the years following the end of the Civil War, Southern whites resolved to ensure that blacks would be defenseless, that they would remain subordinated, still effectively held in bondage. In fact, before the turn of the century “gun control was almost exclusively a Southern phenomenon,” designed to preserve the racist social and economic system of the South. 

There is unhealthy and overlooked relationship between “gun control” and racism.

Some sources say racist gun laws predate the establishment of the United States. Starting in 1751, the French Black Code required Louisiana colonists to stop any blacks, and if necessary, beat “any black carrying any potential weapon, such as a cane.” If a Black refused to stop on demand, and was on horseback, the colonist was authorized to “shoot to kill.” [1] Slave possession of firearms was a necessity at times in a frontier society, yet laws continued to be passed in an attempt to prohibit slaves or free blacks from possessing firearms, except under very restrictively controlled conditions. [2] Similarly, in the sixteenth century the colony of New Spain, terrified of Black slave revolts, prohibited all blacks, free and slave, from carrying arms. [3]

The elites and woke liberals who push for “gun control” fail to acknowledge its racist insinuations and implications. It seems that very few Americans remember that the first task of the Ku Klux Klan was to disarm the Black population in the South. Even fewer know that citizen militias repelled white mobs attacking black neighborhoods in many Northern cities in the days before the Civil War. On at least two occasions, those militias were composed entirely of black gun owners. As well sadly few Americans realize that during the freedom struggles of the 1960s, civil rights workers of all races were protected by organized black militias in at least three Southern states (Ken Blackwell).

If this isn’t enough, one must ask the question; what criminals follow the law? None. That’s what makes them a criminal. Therefore, making more laws, will not stop a criminal from engaging in gun violence. The solution; leave government out of it.

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