(RepublicanNews.org) – Less than a month into the new administration, emboldened Democrats eagerly took their first shots at limiting Second Amendment protections. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) renewed her push for a proposed Firearm Licensing and Registration Act, considered by many to be the most radical control measure ever considered by Congress.
Following suit, Joe Biden issued a statement on the third anniversary of the tragic 2018 high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. His February 14 message called on Congress to pass legislation banning assault rifles, extending background checks, and other oppressive gun control measures.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) reaction followed swiftly in the form of a tweet vowing never to give up the fight to protect the Second Amendment.
TODAY: President Biden issued statement calling on Congress to:
🚨Ban commonly owned firearms (AR-15s) and 10+ round mags
🚨Criminalize private firearm transfers
🚨Run firearm manufacturers & dealers out of business.
NRA will NEVER stop fighting for the 2nd Amendment!
— NRA (@NRA) February 14, 2021
NRA spokeswoman Amy Hunter spoke with reporters last week in anticipation of Biden’s statement. She pointed out that background checks are a waste of time because criminals will “never comply” with them. All they do is create unnecessary challenges for “law-abiding” citizens seeking to purchase a firearm.
As Hunter observed, Biden may end up becoming the “most anti-gun president” in history. It’s a good thing the NRA is there to keep his administration in check.
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