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Today, President Joe Biden announced Executive Orders on Gun Control. in his speech he said the following:
“Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment,” Biden said. “These are phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake from what we’re talking about.”
Continuing, Biden said: “But no amendment to the Constitution is absolute … From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons. So the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution.”
As soon as his speech was over, political pundits began debunking his speech as inaccurate and unconstitutional. One such pundit was from Tim Pool Daily Show (April 8, 2021 – s573 – Biden Wrongly Denounces Constitutional Rights In Order To Enforce Democrat Gun Control Agenda) who not only pointed out the fallacies of what Biden was asserting but also several false narratives and phony arguments that the gun control lobby likes to assert. It is well worth a listen.
President Biden called the gun violence in the USA an “epidemic” that has to stop, clearly appealing to Americans’ sense of compassion by expressing his personal convictions to protect the citizenry. His most earnest pleas did not resonate as authentic to me for two reasons. For one, in 1986, Biden voted with the National Rifle Association on a bill called the “Firearms Owners’ Protection Act,” which the nation’s largest pro-gun organization called “the law that saved gun rights” because it rolled back overreaching government regulations. NBC noted that Biden was the key to the law’s passage at the time. So, what happened? The political wins changed and Biden changed with them.
And for two, his son – Hunter Biden, should be charged with a felony for lying on a gun background check. How ironic. Yet, I highly doubt Hunter will even answer for his crime. There was no mention of it in Biden’s speech today and smart money says it will be avoided by the mainstream media as a topic in any press briefings; except maybe by Fox. This reeks of the 2-tier justice elites enjoy but everyday Americans are denied. All to say, I do not see Biden making a stand on principal. Rather, these situations suggest to me that the announcement of his gun control actions has ulterior motives…
- To distract from the disastrous border crisis the Biden administration created.
- To rally the left and get their needed goodwill ahead of pending legislation that will likely be unpopular (More taxes, perhaps?)
- To play the long game of more population control by removing more freedoms.
Whether the reason for his executive orders is one or all of the above, I do not think the catalyst for them was the best interest of the American people. If it were, Biden would have urged his Democratic colleagues (despite the politics of the day) to try different strategies to curb crime in their cities. For example, Chicago is known for its gun violence and yet they have some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Key takeaway: Law abiding citizens have difficulty getting protection whereas getting guns are easy for criminals. Simply put, legal gun owners are not the ones causing problems. I am reminded of a tweet from Charlie Kirk.
Some people say that America does not have a gun violence problem and that the gun is the innocent bystander caught in the crossfire. Indeed, some point out that 62% of USA gun deaths are suicides. No matter which argument you buy, it does seem to me that the gun control debate is not about the safety of the American people, not entirely. Why? There are many things more deadly than gun in America and efforts to address them pale in comparison to gun control. Here are just a few:
- CBS News: Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than guns 
- FBI Stats: 1,604 people were killed by “knives and cutting instruments” and 374 were killed by “rifles” in 2016.
- Freakonomics: “It turns out that far more children die each year in swimming pool accidents than in gun incidents.” 
- Daily News: Cars significantly more dangerous than guns in New York, new data shows 
- Protecting Patient Rights: Doctors Kill More People Each Year in Preventable Deaths Than Car Accidents and Guns! 
If it is provably true that there are statistically more deadlier concerns than gun violence then, why the political focus on the issue? I think 2 reasons:
a) If you do not have guns then you are more dependent on the government to protect you from criminals. More government in your life means more taxes to pay for the added protection. As a result, an elite group of rulers (and their cronies) gets richer as you get poorer.
b) If you do not have guns then nothing can protect you from government tyranny and they can trample your rights and take away your freedoms without significant fear of violent reprisals from the masses. Consider the following quotes and their authors…
“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjugated races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjugated races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police.” -Adolf Hitler
“One man with a gun can control 100 without one.” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.” – Mao Tze Tung
This last quote is the hallowed Second Amendment of the US Constitution. It was passed by Congress on September 25, 1789 and ratified December 15, 1791.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
I am grateful for the wisdom of our founding fathers and the God-given right to own a firearm in America. See you next week with more rants.