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Biden’s Gun Control Measures Bring British Tyranny Back To America

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gunThe Biden White House recently issued an opening barrage of executive actions in its attempts to quickly roll out what would be the most radical gun control program in modern American history. The new rules are part of a broader Democrat assault on the ability of law-abiding citizens, including women and minorities, who are two of the fastest-growing groups of first-time gun owners, to defend themselves against skyrocketing crime in Democrat-run cities. One of the most striking aspects of the Biden administration’s gun control measures is how closely they parallel the ones that British tyrants imposed on America over two centuries ago.

As reported yesterday, this week marks the 246th anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord and “the shot heard round the world.” The American Revolution began when the minutemen at Lexington refused to surrender their firearms to the Redcoats. According to an account from the Salem Gazette in 1775, the Captain of the British forces issued an order to the American militia to “throw down your Arms and disperse, upon which the [American] troops huzzaed.” British attempts to control the firearms of the colonists were a major reason America declared Independence to begin with. In fact, tyrannical gun control measures by the Redcoats were cited as a justification for the Revolution by Thomas Jefferson in his “Declaration of Causes of Taking Up Arms” adopted by the Continental Congress in July of 1775. Now, the Biden administration is threatening to bring back a similar abuse of American rights by imposing gun control regulations that evoke the very tactics the British used to disarm American patriots.

In 1774, King George III banned the importation of firearms into the colonies. Biden has also vowed to use his “executive authority” to ban the importation of certain firearms, including the most popular rifle in America.

In 1775, after the colonists’ heroic stand at Concord Bridge, British General Thomas Gage ordered residents in the city of Boston to deposit their firearms at Faneuil Hall. Gage promised to return the weapons at a more “suitable time.” Call it the British version of a voluntary buyback. The people of Boston complied, giving up nearly 2,500 firearms. The British then confiscated the weapons and never returned them. Now, Biden has proposed a “voluntary” gun buyback program coupled with a complete ban on the production and possession of more than one out of every five firearms purchased in this country, firearms that are used by millions of Americans for hunting and self-defense.

In 1777, William Knox, the British Under-Secretary of State for the American colonies, argued that: “the Arms of all the People should be taken away, & every piece of Ordnance removed into the King’s Stores, nor should any foundry or manufactory of Arms, Gunpowder, or Warlike Stores, be evre suffered in America[.]” Biden has his own modern-day version of William Knox in David Chipman, whom Biden nominated to be the director of what Biden referred to multiple times as the “AFT” throughout his recent remarks on gun control. Biden meant to say the ATF – the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

While Biden blundered through the announcement, Chipman’s anti-Second Amendment views are unmistakable. Chipman has commented that the government should “arrest people before committing crimes rather than responding after the fact.” He has argued that “[t]he Second Amendment envisions firearms as being ‘well regulated’”–a total and intentional distortion of the meaning of that term in the Constitution. He has endorsed a “ban on the future production and sale to civilians” of the most popular rifle in America and even worked for an organization that has advocated for a complete ban on the possession of handguns, which was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in its landmark D.C. v. Heller verdict. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Chipman advocated against keeping gun stores open, bizarrely asserting, “If we can imagine how horrible this crisis is… the people who hoarded the guns might decide six months from now – once they see no zombies around, but they’ve run out of tuna and beef jerky – that they need the money to buy food.”

Biden has also issued an all-out declaration of war on America’s gun manufacturers, calling them “the enemy” and making the false statement that: “The only industry in America — a billion-dollar industry — that can’t be sued — has exempt from being sued — are gun manufacturers.” But gun manufacturers can be sued for selling defective products just like car manufacturers or other businesses. Gun manufacturers just cannot be sued for somebody else’s crimes or accidents–just as a car manufacturer cannot be held legally responsible for a customer’s irresponsible or even criminal use of their vehicle. Biden wants to invent a new legal standard and apply it only to gun manufacturers and sellers in an obvious effort to put them out of business. In addition, Biden would let judges confiscate the firearms of citizens without due process, and his new gun control regulations could put as many as four million law-abiding Americans at risk of becoming felons simply because they own an arm brace for certain pistols.

The saddest part about Biden’s gun control agenda is how ineffective his new rules will actually be at preventing violence. For instance, Biden hopes to regulate what he calls “ghost guns,” which is a scary term for what are simply unfinished pieces of metal that make up the receiver of a gun. But there is little evidence that taking the time and money to turn unfinished receivers into weapons is actually a common practice among criminals, who can just as easily deface the serial number of a firearm that has already been put together. Nor would Biden’s proposed regulation likely achieve its intended result. As one writer for the leftist Slate magazine recently pointed out, discussing a particular type of ghost gun, “It’s hard to imagine stopping it, short of banning 3D printers or metal pipes,” because “[m]ost of the gun is 3D-printed, while the rest includes inconspicuous parts available at hardware stores.” The concern about “ghost guns” is thus one more smokescreen for a federal power grab.

The irony of Biden peddling what is easily the most anti-Second Amendment agenda of any modern American President is that Biden’s own son, Hunter, may have actually broken one of the new gun control rules that Joe is proposing. President Biden recently issued an order to develop model red flag legislation that would permit a firearm to be temporarily withheld from a person whom family members or friends have determined to be potentially dangerous to others. As law professor Jonathan Turley notes, “[t]hat could well be called the Hunter Biden Law,” since Hunter was discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine use and has a history of depression and substance abuse that was known to his family. Yet, in 2018, as reported by POLITICO, Hunter Biden purchased a firearm in Delaware that was later thrown in the trash behind a grocery store near a local high school and ultimately went missing for days. Like many big-government policies, Biden’s gun control laws do not seem to apply to the Democrat politicians who push them. For instance, Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock, who has criticized safe carry protections for citizens, spends over $100,000 to employ his own private security guards. Democrat Minneapolis City Council members, who have pushed for strict gun control laws and attempted to disband the city’s police department, spend $4,500 per day on security guards for themselves. And former Democrat presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, who spends millions of dollars pushing radical gun control laws on local communities, travels around the country with armed security guards for his own safety.

Democrat gun control hypocrisy underscores the legitimate purpose of the Second Amendment, which is self-defense and a means of protection for every citizen, not just for those elites who can afford private security details. According to the CDC, every year, there are as many as 2.5 million defensive gun uses, where firearms are used “to protect and defend one’s self, family, others, and/or property against crime or victimization.” As President of the Crime Prevention Research Center, John Lott, notes, “Poor people in the areas with the highest crime rates benefit the most from owning guns.” These are the law-abiding Americans that radical Democrat gun control laws will hurt.

But Biden has downplayed the importance of Americans owning firearms in recent gun control remarks, asserting that “From the very beginning that the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons.” This is true if Biden is referring to the “slave codes” passed by Southern states to restrict the gun ownership rights of freed slaves or the Black codes passed with the help of members of the KKK after the Civil War demanding, as Mississippi’s law did, that no freedman “shall keep or carry firearms of any kind, or any ammunition.” Presumably, Biden does not intend to associate his policies with racially motivated gun rights prohibitions from centuries past.

Today, minorities and women are purchasing guns to protect themselves and their families in historic numbers, with Black Americans buying firearms at a 58% higher rate in 2020 than in 2019 and women comprising 40% of 2020’s gun buyers. A record 8.4 million Americans chose to become first-time firearm owners last year in large part due to the surge in homicides and violent riots occurring in Democrat-run cities brought on by radical leftist efforts to defund the police.

Take Minneapolis, where the Democrat city council voted to redistribute $8 million in police funding at the end of 2020 and then experienced a 250% increase in gunshot victims in the first weeks of 2021. Or Portland, where Democrat officials voted to disband the city’s Gun Violence Reduction team and cut police funding by $15 million only to suffer over 200 shootings already in 2021 and 35 homicides compared to just three over the same time period the year before. Democrat-run Los Angeles also voted to cut funding for law enforcement by $150 million last year and now has seen shootings increase by 88% in the first two months of this year. Increased gun violence appears to be linked to cutting police funding in these areas, making the whole Democrat approach to public safety simply baffling. Why is the Biden White House attempting to restrict the ability of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves when police departments are being defunded across the country by Democrat politicians, when homicide rates are soaring, and radical mobs are bringing violent riots to the streets?

Now is the worst time for Democrats to attempt to wage war on the Second Amendment in a manner that even Biden himself indicated would be unconstitutional just a short time ago. Indeed, during the Democrat primary debates, Biden blasted Kamala Harris for saying she would take executive action to jam through gun control, saying: “Let’s be constitutional!… We’ve got a Constitution.” But, Biden, as President, appears to have forgotten about the Constitution and forgotten about the patriots who fought at Lexington and Concord so America could have a Constitution, choosing instead to impose gun control restrictions with the stroke of his pen and without the consent of Congress.

Biden is on the wrong side of history, right alongside the British tyrants who conjured up similar excuses to disarm American patriots nearly two hundred and fifty years ago. Today, Americans must resist this power grab using every tool at our disposal in Congress and the Courts.

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Garye
7 months ago

Hey all you uninformed who voted for jobama and commie harris,
Bet you’re SO proud of how the anti American democrat party is exploiting and obvious sick man, you see they ONLY care about power,money and their communist agenda!
When will you EVER learn you’re being used????

HocasPocas
7 months ago

Well, you can forget about Congress at this point. It’s time to rid our government of the tyrants that bestowed themselves upon the American citizens

Dr.C
7 months ago

Nazi Germany was a criminal socialist state with health care, gun control, censorship, and special camps.
Indeed, history does repeat itself.

Frank
7 months ago

We have gone beyond the point of talk at on the edge of civil war…He needs to expire

Papa Doug
7 months ago

Neither Biden Nor Congress alone can change the Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment. His measures and bills out of Congress have no force or effect as they violate the Constitution. They have to follow Article five of our Constitution!

Enuf Said
7 months ago

Well, Sleepy Joe, my family has ALWAYS had gun control– We darn sure hit what we AIM AT!!

Enuf Said
7 months ago

Biden and the lefties don’t have enough money or guts to take my weapons or harm my children and grandchildren. I vowed to defend this country against ALL threats foreign and DOMESTIC, and as a Viet Nam vet- ny vow did not end when I left there and returned home.

Garye
7 months ago

This illegal administration that cheated their way into office, are proving daily their hatred of America, Freedom and the Citizens.
This traitorous behavior and actions were easy to see, some chose to ignore them or ignorance prevented them from hearing and seeing the truth.
I’d like some liberal democrats to explain to their grand children how these socialist are good for Our Country????
Seems those voters don’t want to discuss ALL these failures.
Everyone of these democrats I’ve asked to name me a “positive” for Citizens policy from this group, suddenly prefers not to discuss politics.
Hmmm, quite differant from pre-election rhetoric from liberals mouths.
I wonder why???

Last edited 7 months ago by Garye
Elton Yancey
7 months ago
Reply to  Garye

Lying is the standard form of communication for dems,pre election.

Garye
7 months ago
Reply to  Elton Yancey

Elton – indeed it is!
Seems their dishonesty stays after elections as well!

HocasPocas
7 months ago
Reply to  Elton Yancey

I don’t recollect that they ever quit lying and boondoggling.

J.R.
7 months ago
Reply to  Garye

None of them will talk to you about it. As soon as you start laying out the facts and the truth they become very quiet and tell you they don’t want to talk about it or that we have to agree to disagree.
THEY CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH, IT SCARES THEM TO DEATH BECAUSE THEY SEE THAT IT WILL TURN THEIR FAKE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN.

Garye
7 months ago
Reply to  J.R.

You got it J.R.
Any ideas on how we get the uninformed democrat voters to get it????

HocasPocas
7 months ago
Reply to  Garye

Teach them the constitution and what it means. That would be a great starting point

HocasPocas
7 months ago
Reply to  J.R.

Their fantasy is going to come to an abrupt end in the very near future

David
7 months ago

The CCP owns the USA government but they realize you can’t subjugate an armed populace. Biden and Company are just being their puppets.

HocasPocas
7 months ago
Reply to  David

The million dollar question is, when are we going to stand up to the tyranny

Peter Keep
7 months ago

If only articles like this were available to be shared to popular media outlets – perhaps the message could spread.

HocasPocas
7 months ago
Reply to  Peter Keep

MSM doesn’t want the truth to be told

James Kelly
7 months ago

Handled it before, will handle it again.

Sharon Harrigan
7 months ago

I read this yesterday as I was reading a book about the early settlers in Kentucky at the late years of the Revolutionary War, 1780. It’s about preserving our freedoms. “A body couldn’t kill freedom any more than he could kill a tree if it had good, strong roots growing. No matter what passed over the land and passed over the people, you couldn’t kill freedom if someone gave it uncommon good care. ” We as Americans need to pray for revival in our land, to return to the godly principles upon which it was founded. Pray for revival in our homes, families, churches, and all halls of government and justice, from the smallest town or village clear up to the capitol in Washington. Remember, there is a God in heaven who is still in control.

Elton Yancey
7 months ago

Pray every day for family and country.God listens.

HocasPocas
7 months ago

Amen to that Sharon

Patrick J Ballard
7 months ago

Thomas Jefferson said if we give up one right we will lose them all . When we excepted Homeland defense we gave up certain rights. We didn’t need another federal police force there was enough, FBI,ATF, plus all the other agencies. We allow ourselves and others to be stripped search before boarding a plain etc. without probable cause. The 4th and 5th Amendments have been chip away. I cannot believe the people can’t see what the Democratic party is doing and they started many years ago. We need to stop complaining and turn out in full force at the poles. We need to demand our elected Republicans to stop backing down and fight for this country, show no fear of the left. I know some did not care for President Trump, sometimes I didn’t agree with some of the terms he use, but we need more like him in government He had the guts to do what was right for this country. But we republicans or conservatives seem to leave our wounded on the field. Forget bipartisan, that does work anymore , just do what’s right for our country.

Dominic Cisco
7 months ago

I blame the republicans for the socialist takeover of this country. We knew what the commiecrats would do. Expected it really. But there’s no fight in this party other than a handful. I resigned from the republican party because they hated the best president since Reagan so much they turned our great country over to Obama for communist slaughter.

Wayne Peterkin
7 months ago

All Biden’s gun control will do is make millions of law-abiding citizens into lawbreakers because most of us will stand on our constitutional rights and defy his unconstitutional edicts. He can pound sand.

Brenda Blunt
7 months ago

I guess they want another Civil War! Leave legal gun owners alone!!

Big Beeeeeeee
7 months ago

This is a great explanation for the uninformed to understand the history and origins of the Rook (Chariot/Castle) to the 1st Amendment. The 2nd Amendment is 2nd; however, no less than the 1st as it serves as the protectorate to all of the Bill of Rights, especially the 1st Amendment!

Good job AMAC!

David B.
7 months ago

Seize guns??? I can see maybe seizing ammo, one round at a time.

demarree1
7 months ago
Reply to  David B.

If anyone comes for my guns, they will get them bullets first!

Davidme
7 months ago

This ongoing onslaught Against Our Constitutional 2nd Amendment is the New Radicalized Far Left Demnocrat Socialist Party along with the Deep Dark State way to Further Their Evil Agenda to Bring Down and Destroy Our America !!! This goes hand in hand with their Defunding Our Police, Law Enforcement Department and Agencies !!! Then We The People Would Be Defenseless Against Their Evil Agenda !!!
Wake Up America, We Are In Very, Very Serious and Dire Danger “FROM WITHIN” !!!! As before in our history We The People Must Fight Back Aggressively !!!!

Stephen Russell
7 months ago

Did this once, never again, Biden going back to Rev War era to seize guns
NO

JOEY MIZE
7 months ago

I read this AMAC article and it implies that the Democrat run states are part of the issue with the riots and chaos we have seen so much of recently. I BEG TO DIFFER on a point. I don’t see it as Democratic run states or cities, My spin is these are Democratic STRONGHOLDS. Places where the citizens whether LIBERAL or CONSERVATIVE or INDEPENDENT are forced to exist in that cannot be governed. The Tables have turned, the scale has tipped, the bad guys outnumber the good guys in these places. I full expect to wakeup one day and find that SAN FRANCISCO has been burned to the ground over night. Or Portland or Seattle have been TAKEN… and it isn’t the RED CHINESE ,,, it is the people that have come to believe that moral right and law are no longer alive in the U.S.
There has to be some underlying reason why these idiots, previous tax paying level headed citizens for the most part, are now on a rampage to rewrite the rules and take down our establishments. The Tea Party of 1775 had a compelling reason to attack and run the British out of town at every opportunity. They were not being represented and they were being taxed to death. Hummm? sounds kind of familiar. Being Taxed to death, and NOT BEING REPRESENTED. It’s the FEDS against the rest of us mindset. whether in WYOMING, California, Colorado, Arizona, Texas or elsewhere in the U.S. it seems there is no answer for why the GOV’t. is so heavy handed. we need cohesion, we need to see the target for what it is. America doing it’s best to help everyone . but some believe that taking a 3 or 4% commission on the sale of the unoccupied old Post offices that were closed down by the post office authority some 6 years ago, and have been virtually forgotten up to now, is OK.
3 or 4% sales commission on the old buildings that used to be post offices which were owned and held by the US tax payor. The properties are worth something close to 19 billion all toll. So 3-4 % commission would be maybe 10 million or there abouts. 10 million back to the tax payor ???? UH well no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! seems somehow a real estate corporation owned by a private company That company is CRI and it belongs to a man named Richard Blum he has the contract to sell all those old post offices. For what he can get out of them . . did IO forget to mention he is the husband of one DIANE FIENSTEIN. YEA the very one. the Senator from the great state of CALIFORNIA. well then his corporation will benefit from the sales, I guess that’s ok. But is there a conflict of interest here. Probably not.

I just read the very 1st page of the novel ” Tale of Two Cities “. it was the best of times it was the worst of times, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light , it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. Only one loaf of bread per day for the CITIZEN, while we eat cake and dine and wine and live it up , it is the best of times. ????
 10 Million dollar commission on taxpayor owned property. WHAT ????

AS WITH THE FRENCH REVOLUTION … which was pretty much in the hands of the CITIZENS….
if you recall, the ,,,, HEADS ROLLED day and night for months.

SO , as Dale Parker apply states it and I quote

“”They won’t successfully bring tyranny in the form of gun confiscation. They have SERIOUSLY misjudged the pulse and temperament of gun owners in this country. They stole the POTUS election. We know it. They know we know it. That is why the razor wire went up and the National Guard was called in. Now they think they want to disarm us??? If they try to take our weapons it is my not so humble opinion that they will encounter a response they won’t like. Folks might just actually take back Washington and kick their sorry butts out….for good.””

as for me I feel I may have to lock and load on my front porch the day they come to take my weapons. along with my 3 brothers and fathers and cousins. then the people from the next block over rand those who see the tyranny and those that won’t stand down this time.

Stosh
7 months ago
Reply to  JOEY MIZE

Guess that make me Madame DeFarge then and I not knitting, I’m rubber stamping politicians names onto the list!!

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