Leftists dismiss fears Americans have about their Second Amendment rights being infringed upon by the government. It looks like President Joe Biden’s administration isn’t hiding its desire to do just that — by any means necessary.
In a press conference Tuesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden “hasn’t ruled out” using executive orders to pass sweeping gun control measures, according to the Daily Wire. “The president has a range of actions at his disposal,” Psaki told reporters.
On Sunday, the third anniversary of the Parkland High School shooting, Biden issued a statement about the tragedy. Rather than pointing out the failings of the mental health professionals, school system, and law enforcement that ignored several red flags about the shooter, the president instead used it as a call to arms for limiting gun rights.
“Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms,” Biden said in the statement, “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. We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change,” he continued. “The time to act is now.”
Given the clarity of purpose in Biden’s weekend statement, reporters asked earlier in the press conference whether he planned to ram through gun control legislation right away. “Well, we haven’t proposed a package at this point, so it’s hard for me to make a prediction about its likelihood of passing, but I will say that the president is somebody throughout his career who has advocated for smart gun safety measures.”
She continued that he wasn’t “afraid of standing up to the NRA. He’s done it multiple times and won on background checks and a range of issues, and it is a priority to him on a personal level.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 16, 2021
Like many causes Democrats take up, facts are routinely twisted to fit an agenda. Getting the guns out of the hands of people like the Parkland High School shooter is helpful, but not when it comes at the expense of other gun owners who want the right to defend themselves and their families.
While it’s sometimes true that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is for a good guy with a gun to take him down, there’s more to it than that. If the professionals charged with caring for the shooter had done their jobs in the first place, he would have been successfully treated or locked away long before he walked into that Flordia school three years ago.