Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made it official on Thursday evening with a convention acceptance speech that focused almost exclusively on kitchen table issues like the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recovery, and avoided mention of his gun control plan that would turn tens of millions of Americans into felons overnight if they didn’t hand in or register their legally owned firearms and ammunition magazines.
Thirty-two years after his first run for president in 1988, Biden was finally able to deliver an acceptance speech, and while I didn’t find his remarks to be all that inspiring or insightful, he was on point when he said that “this is a life-changing election that will determine America’s future for a very long time.” If Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win in November, the lives of Americans who want to exercise their Second Amendment rights will be inexorably changed, and not for the better.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is already threatening to end the filibuster if Democrats win in November and take even a narrow majority in the Senate, which would allow Democrats to ram through their anti-gun agenda with a bare majority.
“We have a moral imperative to the people of America to get a whole lot done if we get the majority, which, God willing, we will, and keep it in the House, and Biden becomes president, and nothing is off the table,” the New York Democrat said Thursday.
“We will do what it takes to get this done. I’m hopeful, maybe if [President Donald] Trump goes and [Mitch] McConnell is no longer leader, some Republicans might work with us. But we’re going to have to get it done, whether they work with us or not,” he added.
Biden too has spoken somewhat approvingly of nuking the filibuster if he’s elected, though of course he’d prefer to see Republicans simply roll over and go along with his agenda.
“I just don’t believe you’re going to have this kind of resistance … that we had before,” Biden said in an interview earlier this month for the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists. “If in fact they are as obstreperous as is expected, we’d have to get rid of the filibuster, but the filibuster has also saved a lot of bad things from happening too.”
“If there’s no way to move other than getting rid of the filibuster, that’s what we’ll do,” Biden said, although it is clear he would prefer a more bipartisan course.
In other words, if Americans hand over control of the federal government to Democrats on Election Day they’ll change whatever rules they need to in order to impose their anti-gun agenda on the American people. We can’t say they didn’t warn us, even if Joe Biden studiously avoided any mention of gun control during his acceptance speech.
As for the reason for Biden’s silence about his plans for American gun owners, I think it’s pretty simple: gun control isn’t nearly as popular as Democrats pretend it is, and support is dropping fast as we’re inundated with headlines and video of violence on some of our biggest (and bluest) cities on a nightly basis. Gun sales are at record highs, but many of the firearms that Americans have purchased this year would be banned by the Biden/Harris administration, and those who purchased a gun to protect themselves or their families from criminals would be turned into criminals themselves simply for maintaining possession of their legally-owned and purchased firearms.
On Thursday evening, Joe Biden promised to keep Americans safe if he’s elected president. but his gun control agenda would ensure more dangerous streets, emboldened violent offenders, and the transformation of our Second Amendment rights into a privilege exercised only with a government permission slip. The empty promise of greater security would result instead in the loss of civil liberties, individual rights, and human lives. It’s no wonder that Joe Biden didn’t bring up his anti-gun plans during his acceptance speech, but it’s up to us as gun owners and Second Amendment supporters to remind voters as often as we can all that’s at stake this Election Day.