The NRA has never exactly been a fan of President Joe Biden, not even before he was president. After all, Biden has been pushing an anti-gun narrative for decades, typically in the face of countless bits of evidence that clearly show it doesn’t work.
However, now that he is the president, but one unable to pass gun control, he’s decided to go the executive order route.
The NRA slammed the Biden administration’s expected new rule cracking down on “ghost guns,” arguing the administration is not “truly sincere” on curbing violent crimes until criminals are put behind bars.
“An administration that’s truly sincere and resolute about curbing violent crime rates would do one thing: take violent criminals off the streets immediately,” the NRA’s managing director of public affairs Andrew Arulanandam told Fox News Digital on Monday. “Yet, the Biden administration allows these criminals who kill and maim with callous and reckless abandon, again and again, to roam the streets of Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and other cities large and small across our country without fear of prosecution and punishment.”
Arulanandam continued in his remarks to Fox News Digital that “Americans know the lenient bail system and the revolving door justice system supported and perpetrated by the Biden administration and other leaders who support soft-on-criminal policies are the problem.”
“However, today, the president unveils yet another hollow plan that will not stop this violence. His gun control actions will undoubtedly hearten his wealthy gun control supporters. But, this action sends the wrong message to violent criminals, because this “ban” will not affect them. These violent crime sprees will continue unabated until they are arrested, prosecuted and punished,” Arulanandam added.
Arunlanandam is, of course, isn’t wrong.
It always strikes me as paradoxical that the very people advocating for putting criminals back out onto the streets as quickly as possible, regardless of any other information, are the ones who are so quick to blame guns for the violent crime rate skyrocketing over the last couple of years.
President Biden made no mention of any of those.
Instead, he focused purely on so-called ghost guns–a category of firearms that apparently account for just 0.36 percent of all homicides since 2016.
In other words, they’re just not the problem.
So far, there aren’t a lot of studies that show us the impact of revolving-door bail is having, but this is one of those areas where common sense comes into play. If a violent felon is arrested for a crime and then put back on the streets almost immediately, then there’s a high likelihood he’ll do something again.
The fact that he can do such a thing multiple times before finally being sent to prison just makes it worse.
President Biden is quiet on this fact.
Of course, I can’t help but believe that a lot of this is about trying to give his anti-gun base a win prior to the midterms. He got into office with their help and the help of their money, which he’ll likely need again.
It sure can’t be about public safety.