The Patriot Post® · Biden Wants to Tax and Register Your Guns

By Thomas Gallatin ·

If Joe Biden gets his way, he and his sidekick Kamala Harris will enact one of the most draconian gun control agendas Americans have ever witnessed. Of course, standing in the way of Biden and the Democrats acting on their radical anti-Second Amendment plan is a Republican-controlled Senate — so long as the runoff elections in Georgia go the Republicans’ way.

Targeting one of the nation’s most popular firearms, the AR-15, Biden would first restrict the manufacture and sale of such “assault weapons,” as well as standard-capacity magazines holding more than 10 rounds, while also forcing the millions of Americans who own them to chose between participating in a federal firearms “buyback” program or paying hundreds of dollars in taxes to register their guns with the federal government. Yes, that would be the imposition of a retro $200 tax on firearms Americans already own.

Tell us again the lie about how Democrats care about the American people. This policy proposal once again exposes the authoritarian instincts of the party of the donkey. The data on the criminal use of firearms simply doesn’t back up the gun control lobby’s focus on grossly mislabeled “assault weapons.” Handguns are far more prevalent in use as a weapon for murder and criminal attacks. In fact, hands and feet kill more people each year than rifles of any type. Furthermore, the spiking violent crime in many American cities today has everything to do with the Left’s attack on law enforcement, not the record number of Americans purchasing firearms.

But this isn’t about crime, is it? No, it’s about tyrannical control.

Indeed, it’s the looming threat to the Second Amendment that is the largest motivator for Americans purchasing firearms. As National Shooting Sports Foundation spokesman Mark Oliva observes, “America’s attitude on gun control is shifting more toward the idea that we need to protect our rights and away from the idea we need government control of our destiny.” And Biden’s proposal is only serving to reinforce that attitude.