At a recent rally, President Joe Biden claimed that the Democrats will unveil a full-on “assault weapons” ban, should the Democrats manage to add just two seats in the Senate come midterms.
The president issued the promise in what was an apparent attempt to muster up as much Democrat support as possible, something they desperately need considering their performance while in power has been absolutely horrid.
Biden said, “I want to be crystal clear about what’s on the ballot this year…Your right to choose is on the ballot this year. The Social Security you paid for from the time you had a job is on the ballot. The safety of our kids from gun violence is on the ballot.”
He later added, “If we elect two more senators, we keep the House … we’re going to get a lot of unfinished business done,” indicating that an “assault weapons” ban is part of the Democrats “unfinished business.”
In October of 2020, then presidential candidate Joe Biden proposed a gun control policy overhaul which included requiring that every AR-15 rifle be registered under the National Firearms Act of 1934.
Such policy would require that American gun owners pay a $200 federal tax for each AR-15 they own.
At the time of this proposal, the National Rifle Association’s Andrew Arulanandam said that on the “low end” privately-owned AR-15s in the United States total 18 million. In July of 2022, National Shooting Sports Foundation estimated that there are more AR/AK-style firearms in circulation “than Ford F-Series trucks on the road,” – totaling roughly 24,446,000.
Biden has made it clear he’s determined to strip Americans of this constitutional right, either through legislation or by force.
In a separate recent speech, the president threatened AR-15 owners, saying they wouldn’t stand a chance against the government’s F-15 jets.
Biden mocked Americans who believe – as the constitution states – that owning rifles will help them to defend against a tyrannical government.
He said, “For those brave right-wing Americans who say it’s all about keeping America independent and safe, if you want to fight against the country you need an F-15, you need something a little more than a gun.”
Even more concerning, Biden has a long history of making these sorts of threats against law-abiding American citizens.
In February 2020, while on the campaign trail, Biden issued a similar threat, saying, “Those who say ‘the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots’ — a great line, well, guess what: The fact is, if you’re going to take on the government, you need an F-15 with Hellfire Missiles. There is no way an AK-47 is going to take care of you if you’re worried about the government knocking down your door.”
He made a similar statement in June of 2021, just a few months after entering office.