President Joe Biden was calling out America’s gun owners at a recent press conference he held in New York, apparently, you, the gun owner, are now the resistance.
President Biden held an hour-long press conference in New York to discuss the topic of gun violence in America and the rising crime rates we are seeing all across the country. The press conference was unnecessarily long and loaded with errors and gaffes, but that is to be expected with any Biden press conference at this point and time. What was not expected, however, was Biden’s attack on American gun owners.
During the Press Conference Biden was referencing past efforts by other administrations and legislators to pass gun control regulation when he called out the “resistance” that prevented those efforts from ever coming to fruition.
The “resistance” that stopped these measures from ever becoming law is, of course, American gun owners sending in letters or voicing their concerns and sometimes acting through lobbyists, activist groups, or other third parties. People don’t like gun control especially when they themselves own guns and are directly threatened by whatever measure is up for debate.
National Shooting Sports Associations recently weighed in to voice their concern about the President’s recent remarks.
That “resistance” the president spoke of is the American people. Over the past two years they’ve become fed up with police defunding policies and soft-on-crime prosecutors, like Manhattan’s Democratic District Attorney Alvin Bragg. They’ve invested in their own safety. The “resistance” is the 21 million lawful gun buyers in 2020, including more than 8.4 million first-time buyers, and the 18.5 million gun buyers in 2021, with more than 5.4 million first-timers.
The ”resistance” has backstopped Congress from passing federal gun control that don’t address crime. It also stopped President Biden’s nominations of paid gun control lobbyist David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and banking activist Saule Omarova as Comptroller of the Currency because not even all U.S. Senate Democrats could support them. They would have turned those agencies into bludgeons to hammer the firearm industry to achieve a special interest, gun control agenda.