A firearms industry analyst told Forbes recently that with Democrats in control of Congress and the White House, odds are good that gun control measures will be passed, including a ban on so-called semi-auto rifles and original-capacity magazines.
“I believe the Democratic party victories in the Georgia runoffs for the Senate certainly position the Biden administration well for potentially passing a significant series of gun control measures through the Congress,” Aegis Capitol gun industry analyst Rommel Dionisio said.
He also speculated that bans on modern sporting rifles (so-called “assault rifles”) and “high-capacity magazines…could be enacted once again.”
Biden took office Wednesday, along with anti-gun Vice President Kamala Harris, launching what gun rights advocates and grassroots activists across the nation are worried could be two to four years of attacks on the Second Amendment. It all depends on whether Republicans take back the House and Senate majorities in 2022, but by then considerable damage could be done to gun rights.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting on Biden’s immediate priorities, including “Legislation to go to Congress proposing to repeal liability protections for gun manufacturers and tightening some other aspects of gun control.”
But signs of resistance are already appearing. MSN is reporting that Arizona Republicans “are proposing a ban on the use of local resources to assist in any federal activity that could be seen as oppositional to the Second Amendment.” Dubbed the “Second Amendment Firearm Freedoms Act, sponsored by State Rep. Leo Biasuicci, “would make Arizona the fifth state — joining Alaska, Idaho, Kansas and Wyoming — with a policy of keeping state resources from enforcing any federal law or executive rule that runs contrary to the right to bear arms,” the news agency reported.
Biden’s inauguration took place in a city that appears to be under siege. While Biden and other Democrats have made so much noise over the past four years about the ineffectiveness of walls and their dislike of firearms, the new president and his administration is beginning in a city with a lot of new chain link fencing protected by some 25,000 armed National Guard troops from several states.
As predicted, Biden came into office talking about “unity.” However, as noted at Ammoland, Biden cannot be the “president for all Americans” if he immediately starts trampling on the Second Amendment. He will be essentially declaring war on 100 million citizens who are exercising their right to keep and bear arms.
Yet in his inaugural address, Biden stated, “We must end this uncivil war that pits red against blue, rural vs. urban, conservative vs. liberal. We can do this if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts, if we showed a little tolerance and humility, if we stand in the other person’s shoes — as my mom used to say — just for a moment.”
Somewhere out there in “fly-over America,” law-abiding firearms owners simply want to be left alone.