As Biden pushes for gun control, Americans hoard firearms in response

 April 15, 2024

A bombshell study from a pro-gun group found that so-called "high-capacity magazines," often defined by liberals as magazines with more than 10 rounds, are extremely common despite the efforts of Joe Biden to demonize them. 

In fact, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) discovered that Americans collectively own 700 million magazines with a greater capacity than 10 rounds. 

Biden crushed by gun study

Biden's extreme anti-gun rhetoric, especially his comments about the futility of an American militia against a standing army, have not helped calm the nerves of millions of Americans who see gun ownership as the last defense against tyranny.

But Biden has a tall task indeed if he wants to get Americans to forfeit their firearms.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) found that 46 percent of detachable magazines owned by Americans are rifle magazines with a capacity of over 30 rounds.

The findings are a stinging rebuke of Biden's alarmist gun rhetoric, which often paints "assault weapons" and high-capacity magazines as dangerous and unusual "weapons of war."

“The data establishes that law-abiding gun owners overwhelming choose magazines that have a capacity to hold more than ten rounds for lawful purposes including self-defense, target shooting and hunting,” said Lawrence G. Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President & General Counsel.

Gun crackdown continues

Biden has struggled to push his agenda against a wave of pro-gun court rulings that have been handed down since a landmark Supreme Court ruling in 2022 upholding the Second Amendment.

A judge in Washington state last week rejected a ban on high-capacity magazines as unconstitutional, in just the latest setback for gun control.

Biden also has limited power to pass gun control through a divided Congress, which has led him to leverage the bully pulpit and the executive pen as much as possible.

Last week, Biden issued a sweeping executive order cracking down on gun sellers with more expansive background checks.

"I've spent hours with families who've lost loved ones to gun violence. They all have the same message: 'Do something,'" he said. "Today, my Administration is taking action to make sure fewer guns are sold without background checks," Biden added.

Ironically, Biden's own son is facing criminal charges for lying about his drug use to purchase a pistol.

A federal judge denied Hunter Biden's request to drop the case last week.

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