Biden Pledges to “Beat the NRA…” But He Can Not Beat the Citizen Gun Lobby ~ VIDEO

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Joe Biden, in his self-proclaimed quest to “reunify” the nation, has declared his intention to “defeat the NRA.”

I guess he figures that’s a good place to start with his reunification campaign, since everyone in the country is in agreement that the NRA is bad… Well, at least everyone other than the Association’s 5 million, dues-paying members and the other 30 million or so gun owners who strongly support the NRA, along with the 75 million or more other American gun owners and patriots who basically agree with most of what the NRA does. Even those of us who are very critical of some of NRA’s leaders, are still strongly supportive of the organization itself and its goals. In fact, our complaints primarily revolve around some NRA leaders using the organization to pad their own pockets, and a general failure to stand by the core principles of the Second Amendment.

Biden made his declaration in a tweet commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the attack on former Representative Gabby Giffords, in which six people were killed and Giffords was severely wounded, along with several others. The attacker, a disgruntled leftist “progressive,” used a common and popular model of handgun, which he had legally purchased from a licensed dealer, after passing an FBI background check.

After praising Giffords, Biden said; “I pledge to continue to work with you — and with survivors, families, and advocates across the country — to defeat the NRA and end our epidemic of gun violence.”

As is so often the case with politicians, it seems that Mr. Biden doesn’t seem to know what he’s talking about.

First, there is no “epidemic of gun violence” in this country – or there wasn’t until leftists launched their campaign to “defund” the police. Since then, there has been a significant increase in murders in a few big cities – almost all of which have had strict gun control laws in place for decades – but calling those isolated surges in criminal violence an “epidemic,” is a misuse of the word, in fact, it’s a lie.

It’s also disingenuous to single out “gun violence,” as guns are just tools, sometimes used for criminal violence, but dramatically more often used for sport, recreation, and lawful personal protection. The final absurdity of Biden’s statement, is his suggestion that the solution to ending “gun violence” is to “defeat the NRA.” What exactly does “defeat the NRA” mean, and how is that going to solve the supposed problem of “gun violence?”

The problem of crime involving guns certainly doesn’t come from NRA members or NRA supporters that are committing criminal violence. Nor does NRA enable or promote criminal activity with their opposition to useless and intrusive gun control laws. Even more significant, is the fact that the NRA is only the largest of many organizations representing the political interests of American gun owners, not the only such organization, and not the only way that gun owners can flex their political muscle in opposition to infringements on their rights.

Mr. Biden doesn’t seem to understand that, unlike the groups like Giffords’ and Mike Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, the NRA’s power and influence comes from its members and supporters, not their money and personal relationships with politicians. This confusion on Biden’s part can be excused, to a degree, as the lamestream media and the NRA itself, are often guilty of overstating the Association’s significance.

In their reply to Biden’s declaration, the NRA said; “He knows the only thing standing in his way to DISMANTLE THE 2ND AMENDMENT is NRA.”

That’s pure hogwash. What’s standing between Joe Biden and the dismantling of the Second Amendment is over 100 million responsible gun owners and other Constitution-loving Americans. As the largest rights organization in the battle, the NRA certainly plays a role, but suggesting that they are the only opposition, is utter nonsense.

As I’ve said many times, the NRA is not the “gun lobby.” You are the “gun lobby.” The NRA is a tool, employed by the “gun lobby,” but they are not the “gun lobby” itself. That title belongs to every gun owner and lover of liberty who supports individual firearm rights and opposes infringement of those rights.

On his website, Joe Biden says he plans to ban “assault weapons,” and “high-capacity” magazines, ban private transfers of firearms between friends and acquaintances, institute burdensome taxes on gun and ammunition purchasers (restricting firearms to only the wealthy and privileged, like Mr. Biden), and make it easier to take guns away from someone based solely on accusations, without opportunity to object or face their accuser.

Of course, the biggest error in all of this is the idea that banning, restricting, or taxing guns and ammunition, will change criminals’ behavior and somehow reduce criminal misuse of firearms. Not only will Biden’s plan not accomplish its stated goals, it will make criminals of otherwise law-abiding citizens. Few will comply with what they see as patently unconstitutional orders. This all leads to a high probability of innocent people being arrested or killed, along with injuries and deaths of those trying to enforce the unconstitutional mandates, all in the name of reducing “gun violence.”

Here’s the question for Mr. Biden and his supporters: How many innocent, patriotic gun owners are you willing to kill or incarcerate, in a futile effort to slightly reduce the use of firearms by violent criminals?

Since the protests, rioting, and looting of last summer, culminating in the movement to “defund” the police, murder, and other violent crime has surged in several cities – predominately Democrat-controlled cities with strict gun control laws. But Biden and company will blame the surge on “lax” gun laws and the defenders of gun rights who fight against stricter regulations.

Now more than ever, it’s up to all gun owners to step up and take their rightful place as members of the gun lobby. It’s up to you, to contact your senators and representative, to let them know that you strongly oppose enactment of additional restrictions, bans, or taxes on firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition. Whether your elected servants are solid Second Amendment supporters or rabid gun prohibitionists, contact them and politely, but firmly let them know that you oppose these measures and want them to oppose them as well. Every little bit of pressure matters, and even the most stalwart anti-rights politicians have occasionally been known to see the light, once they begin to feel the heat, so light a fire under them.

Maybe Joe Biden can “beat the NRA,” but there’s no way he can beat you when you stand shoulder-to-shoulder with fellow patriots as the Gun Lobby. It’s up to you. You Are the Gun Lobby, and all of these politicians ultimately work for you.

Jeff Knox
Jeff Knox

About Jeff Knox:

Jeff Knox is a second-generation political activist and director of The Firearms Coalition. His father Neal Knox led many of the early gun rights battles for your right to keep and bear arms. Read Neal Knox – The Gun Rights War.

The Firearms Coalition is a loose-knit coalition of individual Second Amendment activists, clubs and civil rights organizations. Founded by Neal Knox in 1984, the organization provides support to grassroots activists in the form of education, analysis of current issues, and with a historical perspective of the gun rights movement. The Firearms Coalition has offices in Buckeye, Arizona and Manassas, VA. Visit:


  1. So, first and foremost, Biden seems to have his heart in the right place, comma. Uncle Fester’s retarded younger cousin was probably NOT a card-carrying NRA member. So, why go after the NRA? The NRA advocates for second amendment rights, the right of the people to keep and bear arms. I don’t think anywhere in their charter do they talk about people committing murders, robberies, drive-by shootings or assassinations.

    And, let’s be blunt, here: The magically delicious NICS system is computer-based, and as we’re learning, databases can be ‘adjusted’ and so can probably most of the government’s computer records systems. Just say the whole thing is suspect and vulnerable to manipulation. And NICS is what they’re supposed to work with before selling guns over-the-counter. Apparently the young man who pulled the trigger passed their check and was approved for purchase. Apparently he wasn’t particularly intelligent, and had a rebellious streak, neither of which is criminal, per se. But, using drugs that are generally understood to cause brain damage or at least chronic impairment along with hallucinatory states on TOP of not being ‘all there’ to begin with, kind of sets the stage. He had a hostile view of Giffords, also not illegal. Matter of fact, other than getting suspended out of college, Loughner apparently didn’t leave a trail of mayhem in his wake, up until the day he opened fire on Giffords. His act speaks to direct violent rebellion against authority, and probably society. There seems to be a lot of that going around, these days, and not just among people considered ‘conservative’ as Loughner apparently was(Wikipedia). I doubt Loughner was intelligent or educated enough to tell us about free enterprise, or other ‘conservative’ values.

    Antisocial and anti-government rebellious type attitudes and general distrust of govt. pre-date both Loughner as well as Wikipedia. And, even if Biden and the ‘woke’ left somehow succeed in shutting down the NRA, which is mostly composed of generally law-abiding people with jobs, that still leaves the street-level criminal element, which seem to have NO problem obtaining firearms even though they don’t probably go to gun stores, at least, not through the front door.

    It is estimated that there are over 1/2 million firearms in public hands. Possibly more. Several million more firearms were sold, this last year alone. No number of bans or prohibition laws or anything like that will ever lead to the confiscation that some liberals seem to want, and especially in light of the recent socialist rhetoric coming from the halls of govt., even regular people that wouldn’t kick a dog or spit on a sidewalk are reading and watching what the government is up to, with great interest. And while you can’t hang it all on Democrats, there are questions about govt. in general. And, who’s really running it. And maybe if we all asked more questions and were clearly and accurately informed, and not through third-hand information, but rather through active study of both process and policy, then there would be more confidence in the actions and intentions of said government.

    To judge all by the actions of one is prejudicial. And while no one defends the actions of Loughner, one could also say that here was an angry (apparently) young man who was ignored, received nothing of useful value from his time in school, was impressionable, and had little in the way of knowledge for him to balance against what he read or heard. Not very smart, kinda ignorant, kinda rebellious, and somewhere along the line became a skinhead, who thought he could improve on things by pulling a trigger. Let’s try and learn from this and remember that while politicians mean well, they might not honestly be much smarter, as evidenced by their statements, actions, and policies than a social loner junior college dropout with no job, no friends, and no future. And maybe the next time someone says there’s a problem with education, someone else will listen and pay attention and take a closer look. 1.2 trillion in student loan defaults. That’s significant. Maybe something IS rotten in academic Denmark, and it’s not the kids.

  2. They could care less about crim, they pmote it. The reason they want the guns is to run roughshod over us while we are defenseless!

  3. Joe’s admission that he will attack the 2nd Amendment is proof that he will violate his oath of office and must be impeached immediately.

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