A recent statement by President-elect Joe Biden has supporters of the Second Amendment furious.
Just before the weekend, Biden made a promise to “defeat the NRA,” Breitbart reported.
Biden vowed to go after the National Rifle Association in a press release published Friday recalling a deadly shooting that occurred on that day 10 years ago in Tucson, Arizona.
In his statement, Biden praised Democrat Rep. Gabby Giffords (AZ) for her efforts on gun control since the 2011 shooting.
The incident left six dead and several others injured, including Giffords.
“Among those wounded in that horrific attack was my friend Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, whose perseverance and immeasurable courage in the years since has been an inspiration to millions,” Biden’s statement reads.
It continues: “Like so many survivors of violence, Gabby has turned tragedy into purpose, working with other leaders across the country to transform the fight for gun safety reform from a cause to a movement. Every day she fights to make our communities safer and move us closer to our goal of a nation free from gun violence.”
Biden concluded with a vow to join Giffords’ fight against guns.
“As President, I pledge to continue to work together with Congresswoman Giffords, and with survivors, families, and advocates across the country, to defeat the NRA and end the epidemic of gun violence in America,” he said.
We all saw that one coming
Newsweek reports that Biden’s proposals for gun reform include “reinstating the ban on the sale and manufacture of assault-style rifles,” “asking owners to register them under the national firearms act or sell them through a voluntary buyback program,” and “conducting research into the correlation between gun ownership and domestic violence, with a task force that will study links between violence against women, mass shootings, online harassment, and extremism,” among other things.
This promised crackdown will only intensify growing fears that a Joe Biden presidency will mean an assault on the constitutional rights that Americans have held dear since this nation’s founding.