Drew Kincaid | Patriots Freedom
We’ve spent the last few weeks examining many of the lies from The Left. We have enough topics to keep us going to months to come but today I’d like to pause on a big one: guns.
It’s been clear that the Democrats aren’t keen on conservatives being armed. They would love nothing more than to see our 2nd amendment rights greatly diminished and for more government control in the gun business. This agenda is pushed under the guise of reform, but many conservatives believe the Democrats have more than safety on their minds.
Biden recently used the anniversary of the Parkland shooting (in which 17 innocent people were killed by a lone gunman) to share his gun agenda. He addressed a statement to the parents of the victims, promising Parkland families that his administration will “do better” on gun control/reform. From there, he went on to encourage Congress to enact stricter gun laws.
14-year-old Alaina Petty was one of the youngsters who died that horrible day at Parkland. Her father Ryan Petty posted to twitter on Sunday:
“Mr. President, thank you for remembering the loved ones taken from us 3 years ago. Alaina loved this country and the freedoms it guarantees. Common sense tells us that honoring her life does not require infringement on the rights of law-abiding citizens.”
Another of the parents tweeted that he’s looking forward to working with the Biden administration on gun control.
The NRA (National Rifle Association) was quick to respond to the President’s words:
“President Biden issued a 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.” Biden asked lawmakers to “enact common sense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”
The NRA has been feeling the heat now that The Left is at the reins. On January 15th they posted the following on their website:
The National Rifle Association of America (“NRA”) today announced it will restructure the Association as a Texas nonprofit to exit what it believes is a corrupt political and regulatory environment in New York. The move will enable long-term, sustainable growth and ensure the NRA’s continued success as the nation’s leading advocate for constitutional freedom – free from the toxic political environment of New York.
The nation is divided on the types of guns that should be allowed, (and how guns are acquired), but most conservatives continue to believe that guns aren’t the problem. In fact, most believe that we’re moving into a time where it’s more critical than ever to have the added protection that a firearm offers.
I’ll not try to persuade you in one direction or the other. I will simply say that The Left has often said, “We’re not going to take your guns away.” But I think it’s clear (based on a multiplicity of examples) that they don’t always do what they say. And now that Biden is in office we can expect many more conversations on this topic, no doubt about it.