Source: Jeremy Porter
Adding to the massive agenda set by the Biden administration, the White House and Democrats have promoted banning certain weapons for being purchased, citing the rise in crime as the reason. The attack on the Second Amendment isn’t solely the working of the Biden administration as the Democratic party has waged a war against guns dating back decades. While the Democrats might want to strip the rights away from Americans, the son of former President Donald Trump is seeking to protect that sacred right.
Announcing his very own Second Amendment Task Force, Trump Jr. stated, “The Second Amendment is the whole ballgame; it’s the freedom that protects all of our other freedoms. Unfortunately the Biden Administration and Democrats in Congress are hellbent on eroding our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, whether it’s nominating radical gun-grabbers to senior positions in the executive branch or pushing anti-gun legislation. The Second Amendment Task Force is entirely devoted to ensuring the Left is never successful in disarming American citizens.”
As mentioned above, the war on guns isn’t new, but according to Trump Jr., he decided to make the task force after Biden nominated David Chipman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. At the time, Trump Jr. claimed, “David Chipman is an anti-2nd Amendment radical, who has a long record of supporting gun confiscation and restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners. Conservatives and supporters of the 2nd Amendment must do everything in our power to stop his confirmation as head of the ATF. I’m proud to use my megaphone to lead the charge against him and to stop Biden’s unconstitutional gun control agenda in its tracks.”
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In June of 2021, President Biden unveiled his plan to gun crime. It included:
- Stems the flow of firearms used to commit violence,
- Supports local law enforcement with federal tools and resources to address violent crime,
- Invests in evidence-based community violence interventions,
- Expands summer programming, employment opportunities, and other services and supports for teenagers and young adults, and
- Helps formerly incarcerated individuals successfully reenter their communities.
In a White House statement, the Biden administration admitted, “This plan builds on the steps the President has taken since the beginning of his Administration to stop the flow of guns being used in crimes, bolster federal, state, and local law enforcement, invest in community-based programs that prevent, interrupt, and reduce violence, expand opportunity, lower recidivism, and increase funding for community policing.”