Biden Shouts, “Ban Assault Weapons,” during SOTU Address
During the February 7th, 2023, State of the Union address, President Joe Biden took time to plea for Congress to ban assault weapons. In one of the louder segments of the address, Biden screams, "Ban assault weapons now. Ban them now once and for all" and follows it up regarding his previous "assault" weapons ban.
Biden's Dangerous Push to Ban "Assault" Weapons
“We did it before. I led the fight to ban them in 1994. In the 10 years the ban was law, mass shootings went down. After Republicans let it expire, mass shootings tripled. Let’s finish the job and ban assault weapons again.”
While the call to ban “assault” weapons is not a new one, it’s noteworthy that the request follows after 2 states have made efforts in banning the purchase and ownership of body armor. One in New York, which successfully implemented restrictions on ownership (which we covered in this article), and California which is in the process of following suit with higher restrictions against law-abiding citizens, which we provide details of here.
Stripping Citizens of the Right to Defend Themselves
The pattern is clear: Democratic politicians across the country have and are seeking to remove the ability and right for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves. There is absolutely no rational reason to seek to ban access to body armor. Armor that is incapable of harming anyone - all it can ever do is protect!
In a time when violence has spiked across the country, and where schools are no longer considered safe, protection is of serious concern for many. The question remains: “Do American citizens have the right to protect themselves?” The answer is yes, and banning the means to protect themselves is wildly unconstitutional.
Biden's Latest Assault on the Right to Bear Arms
The odds of success in banning these guns are highly unlikely, but we all know that the infringements will not stop here. Back in January, the Justice Department announced on Friday a new rule targeting pistol attachments known as “stabilizing braces,” which came from the Biden administration.
A stabilizing brace is an attachment to a pistol that functionally turns it into a short-barreled rifle. Why is that important? Pistols (typically) are a cheaper purchase to have a firearm to protect themselves. The right to protect ourselves shouldn’t have a financial barrier that the majority of the population can’t overcome.
Yet, it’s more difficult to accurately aim a pistol in comparison to a rifle. The stabilizer allows for more people to have access to a more effective means of keeping their families safe, and is now being taken away.
We can only hope that saner minds will prevail to protect our rights.
Q: What is the impact of this assault weapons ban on law-abiding citizens?
A: Law-abiding citizens will be stripped of their right to defend themselves, putting their safety and the safety of their families in danger. This ban will also create a financial barrier for many citizens who cannot afford more expensive firearms.
Q: What is the future of the assault weapons ban?
A: The outcome of the proposed assault weapons ban remains to be seen. It is crucial that those who support the Second Amendment rights of American citizens take a stand to preserve these fundamental rights.
Q: What about the recent rule targeting pistol attachments known as “stabilizing braces”?
A: The Justice Department, under the Biden administration, recently announced a new rule targeting pistol attachments known as “stabilizing braces”. This rule will make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to have access to a more effective means of keeping their families safe.