If you support 2nd Amendment rights, you might be encouraged to see President Biden and a Democratic Congress haven’t done much when it comes to gun control: The House passed a toothless, virtue-signaling background check expansion requiring background checks for private gun transfers, but that’s it. It hasn’t made it through the Senate yet and it’s impossible to enforce.
But the gun-control policies Biden campaigned on tell a different story. Biden’s gun control agenda is extensive and scary:
- Reinstate the 1994 “assault rifle” and high-capacity magazines ban
- Ban the manufacture and sale of “assault rifles” and high-capacity magazines
- Ban the import of assault weapons
- Expand the National Firearms Act to include assault weapons, which will require assault weapon owners to register the rifles with ATF and pay a hefty annual tax/stamp fee
- Ban online sales of ammunition, magazines, and other related purchases
- Extend the “Charleston Loophole” —that is, the time allotted for the FBI to complete a background check—from 3 days to 10 business days
- Kill the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which protects manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits
- Give states grants to require individuals to apply for and purchase a license before purchasing a gun
- Move toward requiring “smart guns” for all firearms: Guns with biometric scanners or other tools to lock the gun and make it inoperable
- Notify local law enforcement when someone fails a background check
- Limit gun or ammunition sales to once per month
There’s more, lots more. Campaign promises and agendas tend to be forgotten once the candidate is in office, but if Biden and Harris try to ram through even a fraction of this stuff it will be disastrous for law-abiding citizens and manufacturers.