It only took a few weeks for President Joe Biden to initiate the ultimate Democrat fantasy of cracking down on Americans’ Second Amendment rights.
As the Daily Wire reported, Biden made crystal clear over the weekend that his administration is bound and determined to take a crack at restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners, using common Democrat buzzphrases like “common-sense gun law reform” to make it look a little less anti-Constitutional.
In a recently released statement, Biden highlighted some of the key ideas he has in mind for Congress to take action on — ideas that will likely receive swift and harsh backlash from congressional Republicans.
“I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets,” Biden wrote.
What was lacking in his statement has many already concerned about how far his administration is willing to go, as he didn’t specify whether or not law-abiding Americans who own “assault weapons” would be allowed to retain them or be forced to turn them in, which would amount to a nationwide gun confiscation initiative.
According to USA Today, Biden’s statement came on the third anniversary of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, which resulted in 17 deaths and a renewed push by Democrats to tackle the gun violence issue.
The president pledged not to wait any longer to proceed with passing gun control legislation in his dramatic statement, using the Parkland shooting as a call-to-action.
“Like far too many families – and, indeed, like our nation – they’ve been left to wonder whether things would ever be okay,” Biden wrote. “We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change. The time to act is now.”
The Biden administration will likely move quickly on their plans to enact stricter gun control, given the increasing likelihood of Republicans taking back majority control of the U.S. House of Representatives next year, which would effectively halt any anti-gun legislation they’re hoping for.