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With every passing day it appears more likely Joe Biden will become our next president. From the illegal vote counting, vote harvesting, forged ballots and political court rulings against President Trump, it seems democracy has been hijacked by the Left. This will go down in history as the most corrupt election ever in the United States of America.

Gun rights

The result will be the inauguration of a president determined to make gun control a central theme of his administration. His presidency will result in the most significant assault on the constitutional rights of Americans since the 1857 U.S. Supreme Court case, Dred Scott v. John F. A. Sandford, in which the court ruled that black men were not people. As such, they had no protections under the U.S. Constitution.

The highest court in the land was wrong then, just as Joe Biden is wrong now. Our Constitution is clear that black men are people deserving of every right under the law as any other American and that every American has the right to keep and bear arms.

He is coming after our guns.

Joe Biden possess a clear and present danger to our constitutional rights under the Second Amendment. He has made it crystal clear he does not care about the constitutional rights of Americans if it conflicts with his uber-liberal socialist democratic objectives of transforming America into a socialist nation.

He is coming after our guns. His campaign web site identified the following goals:

  • Ban the manufacture and sale of “assault” weapons and high-capacity magazines.
  • Regulate possession of existing “assault” weapons under the National Firearms Act.
  • End the on-line sale of firearms and ammunition.
  • Reduce stockpiling of weapons.
  • Prohibit the use of federal funds to arm and train educators to discharge firearms.

As he prepares to take office in January, we are already seeing his determination to implement these goals. He has announced plans to repeal the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, targeting gun manufacturers by eliminating their protection from frivolous lawsuits.

He plans to reinvigorate the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to enforce his new executive orders to clamp down on gun manufacturing, sales and ownership.

It is often incorrectly asserted by the left that the Constitution only protects a person’s right to own weapons to protect themselves.

He intends to limit the types and number of weapons and ammunition private citizens may own or possess.

And he has stated he intends to implement a $200 tax on the ownership of every “assault” weapon and “high capacity” magazine, which is estimated to raise up to $34 Billion for the federal government to use on more gun control measures.

Biden is intending on unleashing a frontal attack against Americans by deliberately violating his constitutional oath to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States,” to appease his socialist base. This cannot be allowed to happen.

It is often incorrectly asserted by the left that the Constitution only protects a person’s right to own weapons to protect themselves. By mischaracterizing the Second Amendment, the left is attempting to reframe the “right to bear arms” into strictly a self-defense argument from which they can then mandate that only small caliber, limited magazine size weapons are permitted, as law enforcement is provided to handle serious crimes. Therefore, federal regulation of the types, sizes, calibers and number of weapons and magazines allowed by an individual can be regulated by the federal government. But that is not what the Second Amendment states.

Gun control is … about disarming the citizenry and making us more dependent on an ever-increasing centralized federal government…

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” (Second Amendment to the US Constitution)

The Second Amendment had two intentions. The first was to ensure Americans had weapons to protect themselves and to hunt for food. The second, and equally important reason was to ensure that Americans were sufficiently armed to be able to form as a Militia to defend their rights under the constitution. This point cannot be understated. We have the right to form as a militia to protect our fundamental rights under the Constitution against any group or government that threatens our national sovereignty or our constitutionally protected rights.

This was confirmed by the Supreme Court in the 2008 landmark case known as District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, which explained that “all citizens are the militia; the Second Amendment is an individual right, just like every other right protected in the Bill of Rights, and is independent of membership in any organized group or military unit.”

The shallow argument of the Left that gun control will decrease criminal activity is false. Chicago, a Democrat controlled city with some of the most stringent gun control measures also has one of our nation’s highest gun violence crime rates. Gun control is not about fighting crime, it’s about disarming the citizenry and making us more dependent on an ever-increasing centralized federal government, governed by liberal bureaucrats controlling every aspect of our lives.

Should Joe Biden become our next president on January 20, 2021 the challenge for all freedom loving Americans will be to resist his unconstitutional attempts to disarm America. We must fight gun control measures in the courts. We must peacefully protest actions that further erode our constitutional rights to an ever increasing central government. We must turn out in force to elect constitutional conservatives to local, state, and federal offices.

We must never surrender, never give up. It is our country, our future, our freedoms, and our duty to preserve the greatest nation ever created under God.

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Retired Lieutenant General to Alaska: Biden is coming for our guns

Craig Campbell
Craig E. Campbell served on the Anchorage Assembly between 1986 and 1995 and later as Alaska’s Tenth Lieutenant Governor. He was the previous Chief Executive Officer and President for Alaska Aerospace Corporation. He retired from the Alaska National Guard as Lieutenant General (AKNG) and holds the concurrent retired Federal rank of Major General (USAF).