Former Vice President, and current Democratic runner, Joe Biden is taking on the firearms industry along with all other Democratic forerunners.
During the first primary debates, Biden stated: “Our enemy is the gun manufacturers, not the NRA, the gun manufacturers.”
When Biden made this bold statement, not a single candidate argued against him. What the Democratic candidates don’t realize is that the firearms industry has an economic footprint of over $52 billion. The industry paid more than $6.8 billion in taxes in 2019 and is an indispensable patron for the American economy. The industry also generates $15.7 billion in wages for the 312,000 jobs it provides.
Even Sen. Kamal Harris, D-Calif., who owns a gun herself vowed that she would sign executive orders on gun control if she were elected. Who is Kamala Harris to allow herself a firearm if she got into power and deny 100 million law-abiding citizens the right?
To take away the sector would take away the right for law-abiding citizens to protect and arm themselves from those who do not respect the law.
Congressman Eric Swalwell, D-Calif, another candidate proposed a plan for the mass confiscation of firearms in America, which Biden also seemed to agree with by stating he would, “buy back those weapons.” Swalwell’s plan would allow the government to take millions of sporting rifles from legal, law-abiding owners done through taxpayer money. In face, Swalwell once threatened to use nuclear weapons if the government were non-compliant. Ironically, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., claimed that firearm confiscation would be legal as the government is offering to buy back the gun.