Retired MMA fighter and “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Dave Bautista is very confident in Joe Biden and Biden’s gun control plans.
My fellow gun owners! @JoeBiden is PRO 2ND AMENDMENT. He wants gun reform: a ban on assault rifles and a VOLUNTARY buyback of assault rifles owned. This is FAIR. This will SAVE LIVES. I don’t need to overcompensate w/an AR-15. Your right to bare arms is SAFE w/ #BidenHarris2020
— Vaxxed AF! #TeamPfizer Poor Kid Chasing Dreams. (@DaveBautista) October 15, 2020
He just wants a ban on commonly-owned semi-auto firearms and to use taxpayer money to buy them from lawful owners, because the repeat offenders in illegal possession driving the crime rates don’t participate in buy “back” schemes — which don’t work https://t.co/r1x6AHueEE https://t.co/dO7O5fP9MQ
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 17, 2020
Biden isn’t “pro-Second Amendment” and what he wants isn’t “reform.”
Biden says this on his campaign site:
In 1994, Biden – along with Senator Dianne Feinstein – secured the passage of 10-year bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Except researchers concluded that the “assault weapons” ban didn’t work:
At best, the assault weapons ban can have only a limited effect on total gun murders, because the banned weapons and magazines were never involved in more than a modest fraction of all gun murders.
We found no qualifying studies showing that bans on the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines decreased any of the eight outcomes we investigated.
From a DOJ-funded report through the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, page 97:
… the ban’s impact on gun violence is likely to be small at best, and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.
Reminder, this is Joe Biden’s chosen “gun czar”:
After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, President Obama tasked Vice President Biden with developing both legislative proposals and executive actions to make our communities safer.
Weird, because Biden himself doesn’t even believe in what he’s fighting for:
Behind the scenes, Biden was “instrumental” in convincing more liberal Democrats that there was no point in fighting for anything beyond a background check bill proposed by Sens. Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer, said the Senate aide.
But publicly, Biden continued calling for restoring the assault weapons ban through March, in part out of respect for longtime crusaders like Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), fueling coverage that focused on discord within the Democratic Party.
His site features crazy, illogical remarks like this:
Federal law prevents hunters from hunting migratory game birds with more than three shells in their shotgun. That means our federal law does more to protect ducks than children.
Apparently Biden wants to do more than just ban all of the semi-auto firearms in existence, he wants to ban revolvers, too. His argument that standard capacity magazines are unconstitutional must hinge on the premise that they are “uncommon,” which they are not, something recently explored by the 9th Circuit Court. It’s an unconstitutional proposal.
Biden also proposes:
Currently, the National Firearms Act requires individuals possessing machine-guns, silencers, and short-barreled rifles to undergo a background check and register those weapons with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Due to these requirements, such weapons are rarely used in crimes. As president, Biden will pursue legislation to regulate possession of existing assault weapons under the National Firearms Act.
What Biden proposes here is the creation of a national gun registry, where the federal government knows exactly what you have in your home. You would have to continually seek permission (and pay a fee of around $200) from the federal government every two years to keep your property. This will price out lower income brackets and make firearm ownership dependent upon finances. Poor people will not be able to own guns.
Biden’s campaign site also adds:
Biden will also institute a program to buy back weapons of war currently on our streets. This will give individuals who now possess assault weapons or high-capacity magazines two options: sell the weapons to the government, or register them under the National Firearms Act.
He proposes to use taxpayer dollars to purchase commonly-owned firearms from law-abiding people because, as I mentioned above, repeat offenders in illegal possession do not sell back their illegally-obtained and illegally carried firearms. This will do absolutely nothing.
Biden will enact universal background check legislation and close other loopholes that allow people who should be prohibited from purchasing firearms from making those purchases.
Biden then stays he will criminalize private, legal transfers, meaning you cannot willingly choose to do with your property as you wish; Biden also ignores the Lautenberg Amendment which closed the so-called “boyfriend loophole.”
Biden also wants to target seniors and veterans:
In 2016, the Obama-Biden Administration finalized a rule to make sure the Social Security Administration (SSA) sends to the background check system records that it holds of individuals who are prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms because they have been adjudicated by the SSA as unable to manage their affairs for mental reasons. But one of the first actions Donald Trump took as president was to reverse this rule. President Biden will enact legislation to codify this policy.
Former President Obama instituted a rule during his terms in office which stripped Social Security beneficiaries of their due process (if beneficiaries so much as sought help with their finances) through an unelected bureaucrat without a mental health evaluation. The ACLU, a number of disability rights organizations, and numerous gun rights organizations stood together in opposition. President Trump rolled back this rule and restored due process rights to these beneficiaries. Citizens should not be discriminated against due to age or mental health issues that do no require legal intervention (like returning vets with PTS or people who need assistance with financial planning as they age). I previously covered Obama’s executive orders on gun control here.
Biden also gets this wrong:
The Charleston loophole allows people to complete a firearms purchase if their background check is not completed within three business days. Biden supports the proposal in the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, which extends the timeline from three to 10 business days. Biden will also direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to put on his desk within his first 100 days as president a report detailing the cases in which background checks are not completed within 10 business days and steps the federal government can take to reduce or eliminate this occurrence.
I covered this story quite extensively:
Roof was charged with felony possession in February, 2015:
According to South Carolina court documents exclusively obtained by Radar, Roof, 21, was arrested in Lexington County on felony charges of possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and LSD on February 28, 2015.
This alone disqualified him from legal carry and purchase of a firearm. In South Carolina, you only have to be charged with a felony to lose your 2A right. Roof would have failed a background check to purchase a firearm. It was reported that his father purchased him a handgun for his 21st birthday. Roof’s birthday is listed as April 4, 1994. His 21st birthday was this past April. Two months after he’s charged with a felony his father buys him a gun? This means if his father purchased a gun for his birthday it was a straw purchase, a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a $250,000 fine.
Notes Politifact, bold my emphasis:
One more day wouldn’t have mattered. The FBI director has said that clerical errors led to Roof being able to legally purchase the gun in April 2015, and the FBI didn’t confirm that the sale shouldn’t have been allowed until after the shooting two months later.
(Also read then-FBI DIrector James Comey’s statement on what actually transpired.)
Biden also wants to target online purchases:
Biden will enact legislation to prohibit all online sales of firearms, ammunition, kits, and gun parts.
Buying a gun online isn’t the same as buying something on Amazon. It won’t be delivered to your front porch. You still have to go through your FLL (CA you must for ammo).
Biden also likes to tout that he and Obama worked to incentivize reporting to the National Crime Information Center which is accessed by NICS when running the background check based on your 4473 form. There isn’t any demonstrable evidence of this but we do know that Biden and Obama bent over backwards to reduce the sentences of violent felons convicted of crimes involving the illegal possession and use of firearms:
This week President Obama defended his record of most pardons/commutations of any president in the modern era by issuing 231 pardons and commutations. Forty-nine of these offenders were convicted on charges of felony use or possession of firearms:
President Obama pardoned 78 people and shortened the sentences of 153 others convicted of federal crimes Monday, the most individual clemencies ever granted by a president in a single day
Forty-nine of the individuals had been convicted of firearms offenses.
The actions bring the total number of commutations by Mr. Obama to 1,176 people, including 395 who were serving life sentences, said White House counsel Neil Eggleston. The president has now pardoned a total of 148 people during his presidency.
Obama has pardoned or commuted the sentences of 107 felons convicted of gun crimes during his presidency. What’s more:
Mr. Obama has set modern records for clemency, reducing or canceling sentences for more than 600 federal inmates, more than his nine predecessors going back to John F. Kennedy combined. Thousands of other petitions are pending, and the White House has promised to continue on its path.
Violent offenders have a 71% recidivism rate; drug offenders, 77%.
Biden also previously stated that prosecuting those who break the law by falsifying 4473 forms wasn’t a priority:
“And to your point, Mr. Baker, regarding the lack of prosecutions on lying on Form 4473s, we simply don’t have the time or manpower to prosecute everybody who lies on a form, that checks a wrong box, that answers a question inaccurately.”
Biden is a gun control candidate who can’t even be prevailed upon to enforce current firearm law.
Watch Biden agree to defund the police — which is what “redirecting funding” is — at 2:54 in:
To make #BlackLivesMatter, we need to redirect money away from police departments into mental health care, affordable housing, good jobs & restorative justice.
I asked Joe Biden what he thinks about this approach. Watch his answer. pic.twitter.com/vnXhhhw7Rx
— Ady Barkan (@AdyBarkan) July 8, 2020
How does Biden plan to confiscate firearms with Beto O’Rourke if police resources, namely training which will be the first to go, is reduced? Where will the money come from to finance the magical “buy back,” as though the government sold these lawfully-owned firearms in the first place?
Every sentence Bautista Tweeted is a lie.