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PRESIDENT'S COLUMN

One Hundred Days Of Biden

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By Carolyn D. Meadows
President

NRA OFFICERS

Carolyn D. Meadows
President
Charles L. Cotton
First Vice President

Willes K. Lee
Second Vice President

Wayne LaPierre
Executive Vice President
John Frazer
Secretary

Sonya Rowling
Treasurer-Elect

Jason Ouimet
Executive Director,
NRA-ILA

Joseph P. DeBergalis, Jr.
Executive Director,

General Operations

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pril 29 marked 100 days of Joe Biden
as president of the United States. That's
not very long, but he's done a lot of
damage in that short time.
Biden has already established a pattern of
attacks on the protections afforded law-abiding
citizens in this country. And he's been particularly
focused on eroding the Second Amendment.
Attempting directly to repeal the amendment
wouldn't work, but he will engage in any other
measures designed to hollow out our natural
right to defend ourselves and our families.
He pushes his gun-control agenda constantly,
including during his recent joint address to the
U.S. Congress. One of his primary tactics is to
cloud the issue with lies and character attacks.
He claims, for example, that most gun owners
support further restrictions on gun rights; he
pretends that gun manufacturers are free of
liability suits, and he acts as if responsible gun
owners are the cause of crimes.
His staff provides him with talking points
that include inflated numbers of firearms-related
homicides from highly suspect sources. He also
has a habit of conflating homicide statistics with
suicides to significantly beef up the numbers of
firearms-related deaths. If you object to what he
mislabels as " common sense " -if you stand up
for the U.S. Constitution-Biden and the entire
radical-left machinery behind him behave as if
you're some sort of rabid fascist.
Biden's lying is so bad that even left-leaning
media outlets finally decided to call him out
on some of the claims he's made; for example,
Biden claimed that at gun shows " you can buy
whatever you want and no background check. "
He wants people to believe that gun shows are
somehow free of the regulations that apply at
gun stores, but this is simply not true. Regardless
of venue, all licensed firearms dealers are
required by law to run background checks. And
anyone regularly engaging in firearms sales is
required to become a licensed dealer, and thus
to run background checks, even at gun shows.
Targeting this aspect of the firearm market is
certainly not going to decrease crime in any
meaningful way. But it does help further consolidate power in the federal government.
Biden calls gun violence " a public-health
crisis. " One mainstream-media fact-checker
suggested that he might be trying to correlate
violence from armed criminals with the coronavirus pandemic. Certainly, if he could sell
that correlation, government authorities could
possibly gain broad powers around firearms
they wouldn't otherwise have, making it one
of the most dangerous of Biden's claims. At
the least, claiming violence related to guns is a
public-health crisis could allow him to weaponize
the CDC to claim that science supports further
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gun-control measures-even though many
studies, even ones funded by the Obama/Biden
administration, show just the opposite.
Biden also acts as if taking certain kinds
of " scary-looking " firearms from law-abiding
gun owners would make this country safer,
but in reality, the criminal use of these rifles is
extremely rare. Plus, these guns operate exactly
the same as any other legal gun and are very
commonly owned. Once again, we can see that
decreasing crime is not the real focus-if it were,
Biden's administration would work on improving
the dangerous situations in big cities that
consistently account for the bulk of murders.
Let's also not forget his falsehoods on the
Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
(PLCAA). Biden may not understand guns very
well, but he certainly should understand the
PLCAA, given that he was a senator when it was
debated and passed. The PLCAA shields gun
manufacturers and related businesses only from
frivolous lawsuits, but Biden claims that it shields
them from all liability for their products. He
wants the PLCAA reversed so gun-grabbers can
sue manufacturers out of existence, effectively
eradicating Second Amendment rights without
the messy legal process of actually amending
the U.S. Constitution. In fact, Biden wants the
PLCAA upended so badly, he said if he could ask
God for one thing, that would be it. That fervent
wish makes sense only in the context of dismantling the Second Amendment.
Biden's not all talk, either. He has issued
executive orders for further gun control,
targeting so-called " ghost guns " and stabilizing
braces, and suggesting a model for " red-flag "
laws, which turn due process on its head and
leave dangerous people free to harm others.
Biden's nominee for the head of the ATF is
gun-control advocate David Chipman, who
has a long, controversial history that should
give anyone pause. Biden's administration is
also applying significant pressure on Congress
and the U.S. Supreme Court, threatening to
remove the filibuster and to pack the court
with left-leaning, anti-gun justices.
So, what can we conclude from Biden's first
100 days in office? Well, he is working hard to
keep his campaign promises and appease the radical element of his party. Unfortunately, it seems
that he wants his legacy to be undoing the protections our Founders put into the U.S. Constitution
to protect us from tyranny and democide.
There is only one group that has the strength
in numbers to stand up to this assault on freedom.
That is, of course, your NRA. Be sure that you are
staying engaged and active in the public policy
arena. Why? Because we have a country to save!

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