As firearm enthusiasts, we are naturally inclined to criticize Biden’s push for more gun control. Personally, I am a victim of gun violence, but I don’t feel that my gun rights should be taken away. I choose to have the right and ability to defend myself. We all agree that there needs to be a way to control gun violence, but it doesn’t need to restrict those who are legally able to possess them.
Biden’s Gun Control Agenda Includes (taken off of The White House website):
- Helping states enact model extreme risk protection order (“Red Flag”) legislation.
- Making progress on a report to give policymakers the information they need to help address firearms trafficking.
- Establishing zero tolerance for rouge gun dealers that willfully violate the law.
- Launching multijurisdictional firearms trafficking strike forces.
- Launching a public education campaign to encourage firearm safe storage.
- Launching an unprecedented focus on improving lethal safety in the Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention Strategies.
- Making it easier for customers to obtain secure gun storage or safety devices.
- Making additional progress to reduce community violence.
- Investing historic levels of existing federal funding in community violence interventions, including American Rescue Plan funding.
- Making progress on state legislation to allow Medicaid to support community violence interventions.
- Using the White House’s convening power to support community violence interventions.
- Providing law enforcement with the tools and resources they need to reduce gun violence.
- Deploying federal law enforcement to support local communities in addressing gun violence.
- Investing American Rescue Plan funding in community-oriented policing to reduce gun violence.
- Keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.
- Investing American Rescue Plan funding in public safety strategies such as summer jobs for young adults and substance abuse and mental health services.
- Providing meaningful work, education, or enrichment to keep young people safe and give them a path to success.
- Helping formerly incarcerated individuals successfully reenter their communities.
- Supporting survivors of domestic violence.
- Continuing to demand commonsense gun legislation and funding needed to address the gun violence epidemic.
I don’t know about you, but some of his agenda seems like his administration simply doesn’t understand firearm culture. Some of it is confusing and ultimately has nothing to do with gun violence. All that his supporters see is the bad and violence that comes with people who don’t obtain firearms legally.
Where does that leave people who are responsible with their firearms?
Do the gun control activists even think about citizens that stop a mass shooting?