(ConservativeUnit.com)- Former Vice President Joe Biden once again promised to ban what he calls “assault weapons,” in a last-minute pitch to the United States voters. He said on his Twitter account that he would also ban high-capacity magazines and implement a range of sweeping gun control measures if he were to win the presidential election on Tuesday.
The Biden campaign said on Twitter:
“As president, I’ll ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, implement universal background checks, and enact other common-sense reforms to end our gun violence epidemic.”
It’s long past time we take action to end the scourge of gun violence in America.
As president, I’ll ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, implement universal background checks, and enact other common-sense reforms to end our gun violence epidemic.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 1, 2020
The Biden campaign did not offer an explanation of what they believe “assault weapons” to be, nor has his campaign ever offered any such definition.
Biden’s gun control policy includes a ban not just on the future manufacturing of AR-15s and firearms that they inexplicably consider “assault” weapons, but would also require that every single existing AR-15 be registered. It would fall under the National Firearms Act of 1934, and would not attempt to do the impossible of making people register guns when the federal government isn’t even aware of how many guns are out there. It would also see gun owners forced to pay $200 in tax for every AR-15 they currently own – a measure that could see some people charged huge sums for owning several guns, or forced to give up their guns to avoid the tax.
Another provision under the Biden plan would stop guns being sold online – a counterintuitive measure that would push people to buy guns offline where it is more likely that they may not be able to maintain good records of who the gun was sold to. Online sales leave a very clear trace.
Americans would also only be allowed to buy one gun every month. What’s that all about?
With one day to go, we’ll soon know whether Biden’s plan to restrict the freedom of Americans to legally buy guns will work.