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BREAKING: Biden to create federal ‘gun violence prevention’ office

Published in Blog on September 20, 2023 by Jakob Fay

It's safe to say that most of us probably didn't want yet another federal office, especially one focused on "gun violence prevention." That likely wasn't a top priority on any of our government wish lists.

But courtesy of Mr. Biden, that’s exactly what we’re getting.

According to breaking reports from The Washington Post, President Joe Biden is set this week to announce the creation of the first-ever federal office of gun violence prevention, which will be staffed (not surprisingly) by gun control activists, including two senior members of gun control groups and a Biden aide who specializes in gun control legislation. 

“This has been a top priority of ours for years,” said Peter Ambler, an activist for “Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence,” “and it would provide an important center of gravity for leadership across the administration as the President and Vice President implement the historic Bipartisan Safer Communities Act [Biden’s sweeping federal gun control bill] and continue to push Congress to pass legislation to save lives.”

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Earlier this year,
POLITICO reported that a coalition of over 100 gun safety groups was pushing for the president to stand by his campaign promises and tighten gun restriction laws. They specifically called on him to form a federal office designated for gun violence prevention.

“For a president who ran on one of the most comprehensive gun violence prevention strategies in probably American history, who has repeatedly said that he will do everything in his power to help solve this crisis, he’s simply left too many solutions on the table,” said the executive director for Guns Down America. “He has a real obligation to live up to his promises and live up to his word and do everything and anything he can to make progress.”

Others, however, disagree that Biden hasn’t done enough to crack down on guns. Earlier this month, before the new federal office was announced, the National Rifle Association blasted the White House for its stance on the Second Amendment, which it called an “attack [on] law-abiding gun owners.”

"It’s a stark reminder to legislators: give gun controllers any legislative tool, no matter how benign, and they’ll use it to shred the Second Amendment," cautioned an NRA spokesperson. "The Biden Administration will clearly use all the tools at their disposal to interfere with our freedoms while doing nothing to stop the violent criminals responsible for America’s recent crime surge."

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As Convention of States President Mark Meckler said last year in response to the Safer Communities Act, federal “violence prevention” laws may seem “innocent enough,” but they can easily “be abused by local authorities and government officials to disarm their political opponents and/or citizens who disagree with them."

“Even if… government officials could be trusted to enforce them ethically,” he added, “the inescapable truth is that these gun control measures would still be unlawful. The Constitution states plainly: our right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

“Full stop. End of conversation.”

Once again, Washington has overstepped its bounds. This, coupled with Gavin Newsom’s anti-gun crusade in California, should put all law-abiding gun owners on high alert. We must peacefully secure our Second Amendment rights and put the federal government back inside its box, and the only way to do it is through an Article V convention of states.

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