Republicans hold 50 seats in the U.S. Senate but are staring down double-barreled runoff elections in Georgia that could decide national gun legislation. Should Democrats succeed in both races, no political resistance stands in their way of eliminating Second Amendment gun ownership rights.
If Joe Biden clears recounts and legal challenges brought due to voter fraud and irregularities, liberals will hold the White House, a slim majority in the House, and Kamala Harris would represent the tie-breaking vote in the Senate. The left has not been shy about their determination to end lawful gun ownership and Georgia is the Second Amendment’s last line of defense.
“In 1994, Biden – along with Senator Dianne Feinstein – secured the passage of 10-year bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. As president, Joe Biden will defeat the NRA again,” the Democrat’s website states.
His policy states that he will take away semi-auto and other lawfully-owned by instituting a forced “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.”
Law-abiding citizens who follow a Biden edict and register their firearms would expose themselves to ensuing gun-grabs. The former vice president also anticipates leveraging the National Firearms Act to push through country-wide taxes on people who legally own semi-auto firearms and mid-sized magazines by as much as $200 per item annually. It will be a short walk from $200 to thousands in fees that effectively price everyday people out of gun ownership.
Sen. David Perdue will square off against Democrat Jon Ossoff, and Sen. Kelly Loeffler hopes to stave off a challenge from Democrat Raphael Warnock in the other. Both Republican incumbents have been strong defenders of lawful firearm ownership and open carry rights. But the Democrat opposition has skillfully misled voters about their anti-Second Amendment positions.
“Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Ossoff is running ads where he deceitfully claims that he would ‘defend our Second Amendment.’ In truth, Ossoff’s support for unconstitutional gun control, including a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms like the AR-15, has gotten him the endorsement of billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety,” the NRA reports. The organization dedicated to responsible gun ownership also points out that Ossoff calls for “a ban on the sale of semi-automatic rifles (assault weapons) and high-capacity magazines to the general public.”
Political analysts feel confident that Sen. Perdue has a reasonable chance to withstand Ossoff. But the millions of outside money being dumped by liberals such as failed presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg have made the race competitive. Sen. Loeffler trailed Warnock in the Nov. 3 count and could falter in the runoff scheduled for Jan. 3. Losing both seats would prove disastrous for hunters, sport shooters, and self-defense.
Biden claimed victory in 1994 by helping to pass the Clinton Crime Bill that banned so-called “assault weapons” for 10 years. The data at the time demonstrated that semi-auto rifles were used in only a fraction of crimes. The ban produced no noticeable reduction in shooting deaths, but the law did feed the anti-Second Amendment lust to eliminate lawful gun ownership altogether.
If Georgia falls, the liberal insurgency in Washington, D.C., will have carte blanche power to end semi-auto gun manufacturing, impose untenable taxes on firearms, and force citizens to participate in a register so they can circle back and take your guns.