2020 election

Psaki Confirms Biden Will Sign Gun Control Executive Orders on Thursday; Come and Take It

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Politico reported on Wednesday morning that President Joe Biden will be signing several gun control executive orders on Thursday. This report was confirmed by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at today’s daily briefing.

The report says that Biden has been pressured by Democratic lawmakers, supporters and others to take action against our Second Amendment rights.

According to Politico:

Over 100 House Democrats wrote to Biden urging him to take action on the concealed assault-style firearms, which is similar to the one used in the Colorado shooting.

Biden will direct the administration to begin the process of requiring buyers of so-called ghost guns — homemade or makeshift firearms that lack serial numbers — to undergo background checks, according to three people who have spoken to the White House about the plans. He is expected to be joined at the event by Attorney General Merrick Garland. Other executive actions remain unclear. But stakeholders have speculated that the president could announce regulations on concealed assault-style firearms; prohibitions on firearm purchases for those convicted of domestic violence against their partners; and federal guidance on home storage safety measures.

Gun ownership in America continues to hit record levels. USA Today reports that Americans purchased close to 40 million firearms in 2020. Those figures sounded high to me, so I checked several other sites and they are indeed accurate.

Business Insider reports:

The FBI processed a record 39.7 million firearm background checks in 2020, beating previous highs by more than 10 million.

Roughly 8.5 million people across the US purchased their first firearm in 2020, a significant portion of total gun sales, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Gun sales in the U.S. exploded in March 2020 after President Trump announced our first two week lockdown. They shot up (no pun intended) again following the death of George Floyd and the violence that followed. Biden’s victory triggered an additional round.

In January, another 4.1 million firearms were purchased, setting a year-over-year record. Liberal websites claim that Americans were looking for security after the “insurrection” that occurred on January 6. I don’t believe that. More likely, people wanted to buy a gun before Biden took office.

In February, gun sales dipped by about 10 percent. Sales came roaring back in March, however they failed to reach the record set in March 2020.

Gun control bills are extremely difficult to pass through Congress. In addition to nearly solid Republican opposition, some Democratic lawmakers, such as Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana, oppose these bills as well.

Cruz was spotted at Biden’s inauguration ceremony wearing a mask adorned with Texas’ famed “Come and Take It” logo, a phrase made famous by the Battle of Gonzales, which “marked the first military fight of the Texas Revolution in 1835,” according to the Houston Chronicle.

Speaking before members of the NRA in 2018, former President Donald Trump recounted the story of the Battle of Gonzales, Breitbart reported.

“In 1835, soldiers from General Santa Anna’s army marched into the little Texas town of Gonzales and ordered those Texans to surrender their small cannon that they relied on to protect their lives and protect their homes,” he said. “The Texans refused! They were not about to give up their only means of self-defense.

“In response, Santa Anna’s army returned with a large group of additional people. They had men all over the place … [but] this time, they were met by dozens of Texans … who had rushed to Gonzales to defend their rights and their freedom.

“As Santa Anna’s men watched from a distance, those brave Texans raised a flag for all to see. On the banner, they painted a cannon along with four words that echoed through the ages. It said, ‘Come and Take It.’”

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  1. Good news is that more American’s have purchased firearms as you discovered, Ms. Elizabeth. Bad news – folks who have had firearms for some time are having difficulty purchasing ammunition for their weapons. a year ago, I received an old Winchester 30-30 that my dad purchased in 1974 for hunting in the brush country in AZ. Beautiful long gun – never fired. Original box. (Pawn stars, here I come). I think I’ve found maybe 8 or 10 small boxes (20 rounds each) of ammunition for that weapon – and there are millions of 30-30s in the country so its not like its an odd caliber. New owners are stripping the physical and digital shelves of ammo.

    I am sure it will correct some day, but I wonder if we will ever be able to purchase what we want, when we want to, with ‘assault weapon Biden’ in the white house?

    In the meanwhile, I’ve written to my congress-critters and asked them to include those ‘other assault weapons’ in any proposed legislation on weapons bans / enhanced licensing requirements. I’ve asked that they start with assault cars and then move onto assault knives, assault baseball bats, assault golf clubs, assault hammers, assault screwdrivers and my all time favorite, the assault cast-iron-frying-pan with attached chain-saw bayonet. Anything you can drive or hold in your hand can be an assault weapon.

    About the only thing not solid enough to be an assault weapon would be Joe Biden’s brain and / or Kamala Harris’ character.

    • That’s terrible about the ammunition. So what can people do about that? Are companies stepping up production? Maybe the Democrats are behind. “We’ll take away their ammunition.”

      • The last time I saw government purchasing ammunition in large quantities was under the Obama administration. When the market recovered, many of us who were gun owners purchased increased quantities for personal stock. I’ve seen news reports that companies that manufacture ammunition are working 7 x 24 to meet consumer demand. I have not heard nor read about any government intervention in the market via high volume purchases (doesn’t mean it is not happening, just that I haven’t heard). I think that it is simply the fact, as you reported, that millions of additional gun owners have entered the market over the last year; couple that with the COVID / change of administration uncertainties and that old supply / demand thing becomes more than evident.

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