President Joe Biden wasn’t shy about his feelings regarding the Second Amendment. As a candidate, the Democrat from Delaware made it very clear that he favored more restrictions on gun ownership, going as far as to endorse the idea that all semi-automatic weapons should be banned for civilians.
Adding fuel to this fire was single-issue candidate Beto O’Rourke, whom Biden tapped as the guy who would take care of the AR-15 problem. Another former rival, current Vice President Kamala Harris, also campaigned hard on the gun control issue, saying that she would use her authority within the first 100 days to implement restrictions on gun ownership. It’s still not known what authority she was referring to, but the point was clear: no matter who got the Democratic Party’s nomination in 2020, it was going to be an anti-Second Amendment candidate.
Despite all of the rhetoric, we still haven’t seen any major push from the administration — or even the ideologues in Congress — for gun control legislation. Sure, there have been provisions in other bills, and maybe even some drafts that haven’t made it past committees, but we haven’t seen the gun control issue enjoy the same status COVID-era enhanced unemployment benefits.
This raises the question — is the administration simply too distracted to go after the guns? Can gun owners in America finally relax?
As much as we would love to report that the threat against our constitutional rights is taking a temporary hiatus, we just can’t. The threat is very real, and the only reason why we haven’t seen much of it is because other issues have taken temporary precedence. Its inevitable — Democrats in power will revisit the gun control issue as soon as they feel like they’re able to.
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