Biden Focuses Prohibitory Ambitions on “Gun Parts,” Gun Control

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Ever since he clinched the Democrat presidential nomination, we have been warning America’s gun owners that Joe Biden is no “moderate” when it comes to gun control. Simply scrolling through the extensive gun control agenda published on his official campaign website should make that point abundantly clear. It is a wish-list for (and likely compiled by) America’s most ambitious firearm prohibition advocates. Biden’s gun control plans are so voluminous and detailed that they encompass not just guns themselves but each of their individual parts.

In fact, if Biden has his way, the sale of gun parts over the Internet would be banned entirely.

If that sounds far-fetched, here is a direct quote from the so-called “BIDEN PLAN TO END OUR GUN VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC”: “Biden will enact legislation to prohibit all online sales of firearms, ammunition, kits, and gun parts.”

Those are his words, not ours.

[A]ll” online sales of – not just functional firearms or ammunition or even build kits – but “gun parts” would be banned under a Joe Biden administration.

Think about that.

We all know that experienced gun owners like to customize their firearms to their personal preferences and anatomy. We also know that certain high-wear parts will eventually need to be replaced by anyone keeping up his or her skills with regular range practice.

What is so threatening about the purchase of innocuous and commonplace parts like sights, grips, triggers, handguards, firing pins, choke tubes, plus any number of springs, screws, bushings, or other utilitarian hardware that it has to be completely banned from the Internet?

Pity the gun owner living in rural Alaska, Montana, or Wyoming who just wants to replace the stock grip panels on a revolver so it better fits his hand or to add night sights to a self-defense pistol or to change the spread of a shotgun with a new choke. Any of these usually simple operations could necessitate an hours-long round trip to the nearest gun store if Biden has his way.

And what if that store doesn’t carry the necessary parts or is open only while the gun owner has to be at work? Under a Biden presidency, the gun owner is simply out of luck.

The Internet has become an indispensable part of modern commerce. No retail industry could long survive if it were completely purged from the online marketplace. For Joe Biden, however, this terminal outcome would be a feature, not a bug, of his plan to ban “all online sales of … gun parts.”

After all, Biden’s “gun violence” plan also seeks to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. This is the law that is singularly responsible for keeping opportunistic trial lawyers, gun control extremists, and activist judges from conspiring to paralyze America’s firearm industry with crippling new forms of civil liability.

Biden and his apologists cannot claim, moreover, that he is only trying to ban usable firearms or “ghost gun” build kits from the online sphere. True, he is trying to ban the use of the Internet for the transfer of firearms even between licensed dealers, as well as for the sale of unfinished frames or receivers that can – with sufficient tooling and know-how – be used to build a functional firearm.

But all these things are mentioned separately in his published gun control agenda from his plan to ban ALL online sales of gun parts.

Indeed, Biden makes his intentions unmistakable by linking to the website for the so-called “Peace Plan” published by March for Our Lives, the gun prohibition group whose spokespersons include the ever-opinionated (and usually wrong), David Hogg. We have written separately about the extremism of the “Peace Plan;” suffice to say here that it is nothing less than a plan for comprehensive civilian disarmament. On the present topic, in particular, its prescriptions include a “prohibition on any and all online firearm and ammunition sales or transfers, including gun parts” (emphasis added).

It is of course already true that federal law prohibits the online purchase of a usable firearm for direct shipment to one’s own residence. Like any initial retail purchase of a firearm, one that is selected and paid for online must be received in a face-to-face transaction with a federally-licensed dealer in the purchaser’s state of residence, with the background check, record-keeping, and other formalities common to all dealer sales.

Biden, in other words, is not just seeking to close loopholes. He is seeking to purge the industry that sustains our Second Amendment rights from the ordinary channels of modern commerce.

Gun owners should beware because handing the “malarkey moderate” Joe Biden the power of the U.S. presidency would have potentially irreversible consequences for their right to keep and bear arms.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Do people not GET how rabidly ANTI-GUN Epstein GUILTY Trumpy actually IS? Who passed the BUMP STOCK BAN making gun owners instant felons after the Vegas FARCE??? Trump. Who with their Princess INCEST daughter Ivanka the kabbalist pushed commie RED FLAG gun grab laws after the Parkland FL FIASCO? Trump. Who told Diane FineSWINE to: “TAKE GUNS FIRST, PASS LAWS LATER” Trumpy Who validated FALSE FLAG shootings like the ‘Tree of Life SIN-A-GOGUE’ in NJ which was a LIVE FIRE EXERCISE? Trump. He also validated the El Paso FALSE FLAG which saw 3 other gunmen dressed in black. (ISRAELIS??) Trump is the same deep state GARBAGE we’ve always HAD! GET IT?

  2. from mic.com

    By Ray Levy-Uyeda
    Sep. 2, 2020
    Now that Joe Biden has secured the Democratic nomination for president and chosen his running mate, the sprint toward the White House is in full swing. He’s largely running on a platform of “restoring the soul” of America, one that’s less concerned with policy and more focused on making an emotional appeal to voters. Still, a politician who’s spent nearly half a century in public office would bring his own history of policy positions to the Oval Office. While it hasn’t been a focus recently, as issues of racial justice and health care have surged to the national fore, Biden’s record on gun control is worth remembering, as approaches to gun violence is a key area in which Democrats have sought to differentiate themselves from Republicans.
    Biden, who owns guns himself, has long been a proponent of a strict interpretation of the Second Amendment. That is, he has been pretty consistent about what guns he believes people should have access to (e.g., handguns) and which ones they shouldn’t (e.g., semi-automatic weapons). He’s maintained this measured line throughout his career, and while he may not be as progressive as some of his erstwhile competitors in this realm, he’s been remarkably consistent for the most part.
    Early Senate years
    Biden was elected to represent Delaware in the Senate in 1973. His first major vote on issues of gun ownership, sale, and what rights are afforded to gun owners themselves came in 1986. Biden voted in favor of the Firearm Owner’s Protection Act (FOPA), which was originally drafted by the National Rifle Association’s lobbying and legislative arm, the Institute for Legislative Action. Introduced by Rep. Harold Volkmer (D-Mo.), he once said that the legislation was the “measure that saved gun ownership as we know it.” In particular, the bill made it easier for people with convictions to have their gun rights restored and limited the oversight authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
    The legislation also created the so-called gun show loophole, which Biden would later fight against. According to the Giffords Law Center, FOPA “repealed several key public safety provisions originally enacted by the [Gun Control Act of 1968], eliminating the requirements that dealers keep sales records of ammunition transfers … and that sellers of ammunition be licensed, and lifting the ban on interstate transfers of ammunition to unlicensed purchasers.”

    After that first vote to allow for people to purchase guns more easily, Biden changed his approach in the mid-1990s. At that time, Congress took up a slew of bills to combat what was seen as rampant crime. He voted with Democrats in 1993 to put a 10-year ban on semi-automatic weapons. That same year he also voted in favor of the Brady handgun bill, which mandated a five-day waiting period for gun purchases so that sellers could run a background check.

    Anyway, the democrats aren’t going to get a strict ban through, if they did, it would kill their chances in the next election. The supreme court won’t let them anyway. Even if they overturn the filibuster, the senate still has dems who voted against gun control before, and the worse the bill is, the more of them wouldn’t vote for it, or commit electoral suicide. If they pass a bad bill, it’ll get overturned next congress. I don’t like more than one of the positions Biden has taken on gun control, but I’m not worried about it at all. Trump is much more worrisome, he’s more corrupt than Biden, he’s more authoritarian, he’s more of a sellout traitor to this country than even Biden who’s corruption is typical, frankly, look at The Clintons and Bushs and Obama etc etc.

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