On the same day Joe Biden sneered at Trump supporters and scoffed at them for contesting the election, his pick for vice president, Kamala Harris prepped the ground for Biden’s gun grab.
“Today marks 8 years since 20 first-graders and 6 educators were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School,” she wrote. “To honor the lives lost in this terrible tragedy, it’s past time we implement common-sense gun safety reforms to keep our children safe.”
Today marks 8 years since 20 first-graders and 6 educators were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
To honor the lives lost in this terrible tragedy, it’s past time we implement common-sense gun safety reforms to keep our children safe. pic.twitter.com/YmsIWM6dDG
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 14, 2020
Biden is pushing for “common-sense gun safety” which includes banning the sale of firearms Democrats claim are “assault weapons,” and wish to ban “high capacity” magazines. Biden also wants to “regulate the possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act:
Ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Federal law prevents hunters from hunting migratory game birds with more than three shells in their shotgun. That means our federal law does more to protect ducks than children. It’s wrong. Joe Biden will enact legislation to once again ban assault weapons. This time, the bans will be designed based on lessons learned from the 1994 bans. For example, the ban on assault weapons will be designed to prevent manufacturers from circumventing the law by making minor changes that don’t limit the weapon’s lethality. While working to pass this legislation, Biden will also use his executive authority to ban the importation of assault weapons.
Regulate possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act. Currently, the National Firearms Act requires individuals possessing machine-guns, silencers, and short-barreled rifles to undergo a background check and register those weapons with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Due to these requirements, such weapons are rarely used in crimes. As president, Biden will pursue legislation to regulate possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act.
Buy back the assault weapons and high-capacity magazines already in our communities. Biden will also institute a program to buy back weapons of war currently on our streets. This will give individuals who now possess assault weapons or high-capacity magazines two options: sell the weapons to the government, or register them under the National Firearms Act.
Gun reform in politics is often considered a third rail issues, even liberals in California are in favor of loosening their gun laws after California’s started buying firearms at a record pace because of the pandemic and the riots. Those purchasing firearms inside the state were enraged when they found out they couldn’t just buy a gun or ammo.
However, should Joe Biden be inaugurated in January and Democrat take control of the Senate the 2nd Amendment could be in trouble.