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REALITY CHECK: More Gun Control Would NOT Have Stopped Virginia Beach Perpetrator

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After the Virginia Beach shooting on May 31, 2019, politicians and celebrities have called for more gun control.

Actress Alyssa Milano demanded that Congress pass universal gun registration bill, HR 8.

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BLP reported on HR 8’s passage on February 26, 2019 which was the most significant piece of gun control passed in either chamber of the U.S. Congress since the passage of the Brady Act in the 1990s.

Under H.R. 8, millions of private gun sales and transfers could potentially be criminalized. Prospective buyers would have to pass a background check just like buyers who go to a store to purchase guns.

The problem with calls for more gun control is that the Virginia Beach shooter, DeWayne Craddock acquired the .45 handgun he used to commit this heinous act legally. In other words, he had to pass the mandatory NICS background check. On top of that, this shooting was committed in a gun-free zone according to a report from the Crime Research Prevention Center.

On top of that, H.R. 8 looks to be dead in the water due to Republican control of the U.S. Senate.

However, this will not faze the anti-gun Left, who use these shootings as a way to further their anti-gun agenda.

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Merrick Garland Suggests that Getting Rid of Lawsuit Protections is Not a Second Amendment Violation

Garland as AG will be a disaster for the right to bear arms.

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If Merrick Garland is nominated as Attorney General, the Second Amendment is in big trouble.

Based on his comments at a Senate hearing on February 22, 2021, Garland made a suggestion that the repeal of lawsuit protections for gun manufacturers is not unconstitutional. 

AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News reminded his readers that President Joe Biden campaigned on a platform of repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), which shielded lawful gun manufacturers from lawsuits.

In a previous Breitbart News report, Biden spoke at an MSNBC forum in 2019 alongside gun control organizations such as March for Our Lives where he expressed his support for gun manufacturers to be subject to lawsuits.

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At the speech, Biden suggested that the PLCC be repealed. He declared, “No other outfit in history has gotten this kind of protection” and asserted that the legal actions would bring about “change overnight.”

In a subsequent occasion on February 7, 2020, Breitbart News covered Biden’s remarks to a New Hampshire crowd, in which he stated that it was a “mistake” to shield firearms manufacturers from lawsuits. He continued, “The first thing I’m going to do as president is work to get rid of that.” 

Later that month, Breitbart News recalled how Biden called out gun manufacturers at a South Carolina rally and boasted, “I’m going to take you down.”

According to a report by The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Senator Mike Lee asked Garland about his views on removing protections for gun manufacturers. Garland responded, “I have not thought myself deeply about this. I don’t think it raises a Second Amendment issue.”

When he was questioned if he is in favor of Biden’s plans to ban so-called “assault weapons”, Garland responded, “Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”

Biden’s track record as a gun control proponent is well-documented. From his support of gun-free zones at schools to the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, Biden is Gun Control Inc.’s guy. With Democrats in control of the House and the Senate, there will most certainly be attempts to ram gun control down our throats. If they can’t beat us legislatively, they will most certainly use the courts to undermine the Second Amendment. Pro-gun organizations should be ready to lawyer up and use whatever means possible to keep courts from destroying our rights.

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