The mainstream media seems bound and determined to completely ignore Joe Biden and his anti-gun agenda. While they had no problem talking about it during debates, when they were preaching to the choir during the primaries, everything about guns and gun control dropped off the radar once it was clear Biden was the nominee.
Now that the media has anointed him as president-elect, they’re still not actually looking at him, looking at his team.
Over at Fox News, though, Tucker Carlson actually is, and from a Second Amendment perspective, it’s bad.
Here’s a question for you: What does Joe Biden believe? What are his plans for our country?
The truth is, we still don’t know the answers to those basic questions. Joe Biden somehow made it through an entire presidential campaign — most of a year — without telling us because a partisan press corps let him get away with it. As a result, tens of millions of people voted for a candidate who wasn’t real. They voted for a ghost with a whitened smile. They had no idea who Joe Biden was. They had no idea who they were voting for or what he might do if he got elected. But at the urging of the media, they voted for him anyway. Now the rest of us get to find out what they voted for.
Biden also wants less dissent from the population. The president-elect knows what we all know, which is that an armed society is an independent society. That’s why he’s hired Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., as a senior adviser. Richmond plans to disarm law-abiding Americans, not criminals. People who commit gun crimes are now being let out of jail, but people who have done nothing wrong and tried in good faith to protect themselves and their family will be punished. That’s not speculation, by the way. Here’s what Richmond told CNN last year:
RICHMOND, AUGUST 2019: If it is a buyback, then I’m all for it. If it’s a mandatory buyback, I think then you may run into some complications, but the thought of it does not offend me, and it sounds like something I could support.
The idea of anyone finding mandatory buybacks as something they could support is downright offensive. Especially at such a high position where they could influence policy.
However, Richmond isn’t the only one Carlson calls out, either.
Gun control didn’t play a large role in the 2020 campaign. There was almost no discussion about it for six months. But it’s becoming clear that preventing Americans from defending themselves and their families is a big part of the Biden agenda, and that’s part of the reason that campaign manager Jennifer O’Malley Dillon is the next White House deputy chief of staff. At a time when a record number of Americans have purchased legal firearms to protect themselves from skyrocketing crime, Dillon has called for the confiscation of more than 10 million legally owned firearms. We’re not making that up. That’s not propaganda. Dillon said it herself:
DILLON: A plan that supports mandatory buybacks of weapons of war. The assault weapons ban is very, very important and we need to have it. But that only takes weapons of war off the streets in the future. It does nothing for weapons of war that are currently out there, and I think there’s 15 or 16 million.
“I think there’s 15 or 16 million.” She doesn’t know the number. She doesn’t know anything. Imagine what she knows about firearms: “What end does the bullet come out of?” She doesn’t know, but it doesn’t matter. She plans to seize them anyway. Mandatory buybacks are seizure, the taking of private property by force. Not because the people who own those firearms have done anything wrong, they haven’t. Jennifer O’Malley Dillon just doesn’t think you should be allowed to have them.
Here, Carlson hits the nail on the head as to precisely why I find mandatory buybacks so downright offensive. It’s taking things from people who have done nothing wrong simply because you don’t like what they own. It makes them uncomfortable, so they’re going to come for what you have.
Yes, Biden is talking about classifying them as NFA items, which supposedly allows you to keep your guns, but how is that any better? Then you have to pay a tax on an item you previously bought and were taxed for at the time.
Biden has surrounded himself with those who like the idea of a mandatory buyback. He’s surrounded himself with people who want to disarm law-abiding Americans for the sin of being armed in the first place.
This is what so many Americans voted for, but as Carlson notes, the media did their best to hide that from the American people.
The former vice president ran on a platform of not being Donald Trump. That’s all he had going for him, but it was all he needed with the press on his side. Now, unless we’re very careful or very fortunate, we’re going to see these things roll down the ramp and there’s not a damned thing we can do about it.
Dig in. Unless a miracle happens in the courts, it’s going to be a very long four years.