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likely saw a rise-in some cities even
a surge. Th at, however, had nothing
to do with gun ownership and rising
gun sales, and everything to do
with riots, movements to defund the
police and factors associated with
the COVID-19 pandemic.
As America's 1st Freedom contributor
Charles C.W. Cooke put it in
these pages earlier this year: " Contrary
to the beliefs of many politicians,
there is no provision within
the American Constitution that renders
its provisions irrelevant if someone
says the words 'public health' or
'national security' or 'COVID-19.' On
the contrary, the very reason we have
a written constitution is to prevent
our freedoms from being evaporated
every time something unpleasant or
alarming happens. "
" Gun violence " is an idiotic political
term. People can be violent and
some of those people use guns criminally.
But Biden isn't honest enough
to call violent criminals what they are.
Instead, he prefers to lie and pretend a
constitutional right is the problem.
2
Biden is
Targeting
Lawful Gun
Manufacturers,
Not the
Bad Guys
PRESIDENT BIDEN'S INSISTENCE ON
blaming America's gun manufacturers-who
make fi rearms for law-abiding
citizens, law-enforcement offi cers
and the U.S. military-for the actions
of criminals is also very concerning.
Neither his rhetoric nor his proposals
would stop violent criminals from
victimizing innocent Americans.
Biden falsely insists that gun makers
are immune from being sued for
product-liability issues, even though
this claim is patently and provably
false. Despite this, in a recent speech,
Biden indicated that his one prayer
is that gun manufacturers can be
sued into oblivion: " If I get one thing
on my list-the Lord came down
and said, 'Joe, you get one of these'-
give me that one, " he said during
a recent gun-control speech at the
44 SEPTEMBER 2021 I AMERICA'S 1ST
FREEDOM
White House. " Because I tell you
what, there would be a 'come to the
Lord' moment these folks would
have real quickly. But they're not.
Th ey're not. Th ey're exempt. "
Biden is talking about the Protection
of Lawful Commerce in Arms
Act (PLCAA), an important law that
keeps gun makers and sellers from
being sued for the criminal misuse
of their safe, lawful products.
With his proposal to repeal this law,
Biden is clearly going after law-abiding
corporations and businesses
rather than violent criminals.
Biden wants to repeal the PLCAA
because he knows the immediate
eff ect would be an avalanche of frivolous
lawsuits funded by gun-ban
billionaires. Th ese lawsuits would
cost gun companies so much to
defend that they'd be run out of
business; in fact, the law was passed
in response to big-city mayors who
were trying to bleed gun companies
dry using this method.
Just consider that none of the
politicians advocating the repeal
of the PLCAA-including President
Biden-have yet explained how
such an action would curtail violent
criminals, or who would supply
guns to the law-abiding, including
law-enforcement offi cers, after our
gun companies were bankrupted by
frivolous lawsuits.
3
Biden is
Targeting
Guns Seldom
Used in
Crimes
THE FACT THAT BIDEN AND OTHER
gun-ban advocates are targeting
fi rearms that are seldom used in
violent crimes is indisputable.
According to the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI), rifl es of all kinds
are used in 3% or less of all murders
annually in the U.S. And the AR-15style
rifl es the president is so vehemently
targeting make up only a
fraction of those. Consequently,
doing the math shows that rather
than concentrating on stopping
violent criminals, Biden's lust for
banning semi-automatic rifl es is
geared less toward guns and more
toward control.
After all, America had a federal
ban on such rifl es back in the 1990s,
which included a ban on magazines
holding more than 10 rounds. When
the ban was allowed to sunset after
10 years, a federal government study
concluded that the ban didn't have
any eff ect on violent crime.
Th e push to ban or stringently
regulate pistol stabilizing braces
when attached to certain handguns
President Joe Biden
(D) and his attorney
general, Merrick
Garland, are shown
here at a press
conference arguing
that our
Second Amendment
rights should
be curtailed.
Photo: Sipa USA via AP

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