Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden solidified his stance on the Second Amendment with a tweet vowing “common-sense reforms.”
Biden vowed that should he capture the White House, he would ban “assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”
“It’s long past time we take action to end the scourge of gun violence in America,” he said in a Sunday afternoon tweet.
Biden added, “As president, I’ll ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, implement universal background checks, and enact other common-sense reforms to end our gun violence epidemic.”
It’s long past time we take action to end the scourge of gun violence in America.
As president, I’ll ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, implement universal background checks, and enact other common-sense reforms to end our gun violence epidemic.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 1, 2020
Joe Biden Tweet on Gun Control Gives Conservatives Fresh Second Amendment Ammo
Biden’s tweet didn’t sit well with conservatives on social media who saw the message as a clear agenda against the Second Amendment.
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“A last-minute reminder that Biden is coming for your guns,” conservative comedian Tim Young replied.
A last minute reminder that Biden is coming for your guns. https://t.co/twKZpXNupE
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) November 2, 2020
Cam Edwards, editor of Bearing Arms, explained that Biden’s proposals were an “absurdly bad idea” that “would criminalize the possession of commonly owned arms while doing nothing to stop actual violent crime.”
Edwards also took a jab at the Democrat candidate’s proposals to curb officer-involved shootings by training police to shoot dangerous suspects in the leg.
This absurdly bad idea would criminalize the possession of commonly owned arms while doing nothing to stop actual violent crime. It’s the gun control equivalent of telling officers to shoot for the leg; both dangerous and dumb.
— Cam Edwards (@CamEdwards) November 1, 2020
Trump Voters Shouldn’t Need a Reminder
Supporters of the Second Amendment should need no reminder of how extreme a Biden-Harris administration will be in curbing their rights.
During a town hall hosted by CNN last April, then-candidate for President Harris said she would take executive action if certain gun control measures were not enacted by Congress within the first 100 days of her administration.
“Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws,” she said.
“And if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action.”
Sen. Kamala Harris on gun control: “If by my 100th day in office when elected president of the United States, the United States Congress fails to put a bill on my desk to sign with all of the good ideas or any of the good ideas, that I’m prepared to take executive action.” pic.twitter.com/P7Ul2ogCIu
— The Hill (@thehill) May 13, 2019
Biden, meanwhile, has vowed that Beto O’Rourke, a man who has vowed to forcibly confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens, will have a ‘lead’ role in his efforts to reform gun control laws in America.
At a rally in March, Biden grabbed the mic from O’Rourke and announced, “this is not the last you’re seeing of this guy.”
“You’re gonna take care of the gun problem with me, you’re gonna be the one who leads this effort,” Biden said, arm around Beto. “I’m counting on you, I’m counting on you, we need you badly.”
Joe Biden tells Beto, of “hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” fame that “you’re going to take care of the gun problem with me. You’re gonna to be the one who leads this effort.” pic.twitter.com/rKNlkyHWYA
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) March 3, 2020
During a Democrat debate in September, O’Rourke announced that “hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
WATCH: Democrat Beto O’Rourke Threatens Door-to-Door Confiscation of Your Guns by Force pic.twitter.com/KCfqghnWFU
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 17, 2019
He would later threaten gun owners with forcible confiscation.
“If someone does not turn an AR-15 or an AK-47, one of these weapons of war, or brings it out in public and brandishes it, in an attempt to intimidate … then that weapon will be taken from them,” Beto threatened.
“If they persist, there will be other consequences from law enforcement.”
— Becca 🐾🌲👣🌎 (@Becca2400) March 1, 2020
At another town hall event, Biden called for banning semi-automatic firearms and “clips that have multiple bullets in them.”
Joe Biden says that he wants to ban “clips that have multiple bullets in them.”
This makes no sense.
All clips hold multiple rounds. That’s the definition of a clip.
Biden also probably means to say magazines, but it’s the same problem. Magazines hold multiple rounds. pic.twitter.com/HREQ4Vj5ya
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) February 21, 2020
Trump voters know the history here. If you’re a left-leaning proponent of the right to bear arms, however, you might want to rethink who you’re casting a vote for on Election Day.