It’s the same story. People drunk on power need to remove firepower or weapons from those they want to control. Reducing or removing guns from society can be done in probably several ways. The easiest might be to just place so many restrictions on their purchase that only the criminals will be able to get them. Promote it as trying to do something all about this crime and use it as another way to pummel Republicans.
The removal of guns has to be under handed
So many things need to fly under the radar. The press doesn’t report news anymore so people have to take time from their busy lives and dig through the legalese to find things.
Joe Biden’s victory lap from the “COVID relief bill” didn’t include a peep about the expanded background checks that the House just passed. Just keep everything quiet.
Guns are a threat
And well they should be! Through out history it’s what has kept tyrants under control and the Democrats know this.
Biden isn’t going to say much but others might. Democrat Chris Murphy encouraged Joe to get involved, “I hope and I expect that President Biden will be willing to get engaged in hand to hand advocacy in the Senate on background checks,”
All Biden has publicly said recently was using the third anniversary of the Parkland shooting last month to jab at the NRA, “Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”
The issue of guns is more one sided
Republicans are more likely to support lawful and responsible gun ownership. It makes sense to use as many tactics to remove Republicans from the process as much as possible. Democrat Jim Clyburn thought the 60 vote threshold needed to go. “I think it’s about time for us to get rid of the filibuster.”
Of course there’s always threats when all else fails. It worked for the election. Democrat Richard Blumenthal all but said it straight away, “I think the implosion of the NRA, the growing support among the American people and the inevitability of increased support gives us an opportunity we haven’t had before. What’s changed is we now have a president who can put pressure on our colleagues.” Mr. Blumenthal, that “implosion” was the NRA moving to a more friendly tax state. New York was trying to tax and regulate it out of existence.
Biden has proposed going to the source of the guns, the manufacturers. Jen Psaki said he’s hoping to work with Congress to, “advance priorities, including repealing gun manufacturers’ liability shields.”