By: José Niño
Rabid gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action is hosting a virtual panel series concerning gun control, called “Demanding Women.”
Stacey Abrams, who lost the race she ran for governor of Georgia, participated in the series on April 28. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will also participate on May 4. Further, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will make an appearance on May 7, while California Sen. Kamala Harris will participate on May 18.
“The leaders participating in our ‘Demanding Women’ series are doing everything in their power to fight the coronavirus pandemic and its intersections with systemic racism and inequities," Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, proclaimed in a statement. "From voter access issues to rising rates of city gun violence and domestic violence, these women are leading the conversation to demand a better, safer world for every American.”
Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams worked as a state legislator to pass policies that would turn law-abiding Georgians into felons by forcing them to either turn in modern sporting rifles or destroy them. At 17.7 million MSRs in circulation today, that’s a lot of confiscation if her gun control ideas for Georgia are tried out on the national stage.
Failed 2020 presidential candidate U.S Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) would likely impose new taxes on American sportsmen and women and supports reinstating the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, which did not reduce crime. That’s not the only thing. She’s got lots of plans, including a catalog for gun control which she touted on the campaign trail.
Biden is also said to be considering his former 2020 presidential rival Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). Uncle Dick might need to hang out in the deer stand a little longer. Her laundry list gun control platform includes repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, as well as supporting “red flag” laws that deny the accused due process under the law.
Failed 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is the last announced participant in Everytown’s gun control virtual townhall series. The senator from the Golden State would wave the magic wand of “Executive Action” to enact sweeping gun control policies if she could, including limiting the number of firearms a licensed retailer could sell each year and removing existing legal protections for firearm manufacturers. There may be additional participants announced in the future.
Biden has promised to select a woman as his running mate for the 2020 general election. Among the favorites for the VP spot are Abrams, Harris, and Warren. Biden also indicated that he is considering Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who has gained notoriety for the draconian lockdown measures she has subjected Michiganders to, as a potential VP candidate.
Biden revealed last week that he plans on rolling out the list of members of a selection committee who will help him select his running mate by May 1.
“We’re going to probably be announcing the setting up of that committee, which we’re doing now, between the people who have agreed to serve on it, and we will be announcing the formation of that, I assume by May 1 we’ll have that done,” Biden announced on “The Late Late Show with James Corden."
No matter who Biden selects, the current iteration of the Democratic Party is no friend of gun owners. The 2020 Democrat ticket will likely end up being the most anti-gun presidential pair to date.
If Democrats are able to achieve a trifecta in Washington, D.C., they will assuredly place gun control at the top of their agenda.
José Niño is a Venezuelan American freelance writer based in Austin, Texas. Sign up for his mailing list here. Contact him via Facebook, Twitter, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get his e-book, The 10 Myths of Gun Control, here.