The Second Amendment Foundation has just announced a new video message to be broadcast on several national cable networks, warning the country about Joe Biden’s plans to ban 9mm-caliber handguns as well as modern sporting rifles, and they use the president’s own words to prove their point.
The 60-second message features a clip of Biden’s response to a question about gun control during a recent CNN Townhall program in which he stated, “The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether it’s a, whether it’s a 9mm pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous. I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things…”
That comment created an uproar among gun rights advocates including Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of SAF.
“Joe Biden is no longer hiding his real intentions,” Gottlieb said. “He acknowledged to the entire country that he wants to ban not only the most popular rifle in America today, but also the type of pistol used by millions of law-abiding citizens for personal protection and home defense.”
Biden might have a bit of trouble with the Constitution’s Second Amendment over his plan. As noted on Pages 57 and 58 of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, “handguns are the most popular weapon chosen by Americans for self-defense in the home, and a complete prohibition of their use is invalid.”
Translation: Banning handguns is unconstitutional. Gottlieb made no secret about SAF’s intentions.
“Biden was, for once, honest enough to reveal his true agenda,” Gottlieb said, “and we’re going to vigorously oppose his schemes by educating and alerting the public with our new, hard-hitting message that includes the president making that remark, as well as taking legal action as needed.”
SAF has become a legal powerhouse over the past decade, thanks largely to its own Supreme Court victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago in June 2010. That ruling incorporated the Second Amendment to the states via the 14th Amendment, opening the way for local gun control laws to be challenged on federal constitutional grounds. Gottlieb wasn’t hinting about anything. He’s willing to challenge any Biden gun ban scheme in court, because that’s what SAF does.
A perennial anti-gunner who has bragged about “beating the NRA” on the gun control issue, Biden is famous for his political gaffes. But Gottlieb maintains this was not merely an unfortunate choice of words, but a revelation by the president of his intentions.
“This was Joe Biden admitting he wants to ban millions of handguns,” Gottlieb observed, “which he knows are protected by the Second Amendment. This was the president telling his constituents he would very much like to disarm them of their only means of personal protection. We’ve been warning about Biden’s intentions for a long time, and now he has confirmed everything we said. We’re hoping every American gun owner joins this fight to beat Biden’s disarmament plan.”
SAF is encouraging people to text “SAVE 2A” to 474747.
“Join the fight to save a right,” he told Liberty Park Press.