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Sheriff Candidate: I’ll Pry The Guns From Your Cold Dead Hands

Yes, they really do want to take your guns.

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Following the shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead, anti-gun hysteria has reached a fever pitch. Using the tragedy as leverage, many have fully flaunted their support for total gun bans.

A candidate for Sheriff in Buncombe County, North Carolina has taken things to a new extreme. While speaking to supporters of the Michael Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action anti-gun group, R. Daryl Fisher laid out his opposition to the Second Amendment very clearly.

While laying out his positions on guns, he stated that he supports raising the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21, banning high capacity magazines, bump stocks, and “assault weapons.”

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After laying that out, he mocked people who oppose his measures, saying “You’ve heard people say, you’ll have to pry my gun from my cold, dead hands.” In response, Fisher laughed and said “ok.”

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After making his statement, he received thunderous applause. Many of the people in the gun control movement would say that they support the Second Amendment, and only want reasonable restrictions. The rhetoric espoused at this meeting proves that’s a lie.

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Democrats Introduce Expanded Background Check Legislation

Democrats are going to implement a background check which targets “extremism.”

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Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and California Congressman Mike Thompson brought forward legislation on March 2, 2021 that aims to broaden the federal background check system on firearms sales, according to a report by The Hill.

Under The Background Check Expansion Act,  gun sales and purchases between all unlicensed sellers and buyers would be subject to a mandatory background check. The background checks would not be applicable for law enforcement officers, lending out firearms for the purpose of hunting, temporary transfers for self-defense, or family members gifting a firearm. 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and 43 Senate Democrats have co-sponsored this bill. Thompson, who is the chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, reintroduced this legislation in the U.S. House

“For years, the bipartisan House-passed background checks bill languished in the Senate under Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Now, with Senate Democrats in the Majority, we have the opportunity to act on this overwhelmingly popular, lifesaving legislation to protect American communities,” Schumer declared in a press release.

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According to a CBS News report, President Joe Biden has repeatedly called on Congress to pass stiffer gun control laws. This gun control bill will not pass so easily given how it will need 10 Republican senators to vote in favor of it.

Against the backdrop of the January 6 storming of the Capitol, such a background check will likely feature provisions that target so-called “extremists.” The ruling class has routinely lumped average gun owners with domestic extremists and will most certainly use recent events to justify encroachments on people’s right to bear arms. 

Biden is a veteran of the gun control movement, as evidenced by his sponsorship of the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. With Democrats in control of all branches of the federal government, they will certainly move to pass gun control. However, their success is not guaranteed due to moderate Democrats like Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and West Virginia Joe Manchin not being completely receptive to radical gun control that could alienate them from their more right-wing constituents.

Nevertheless, the Left has shown that it’s willing to act regardless of the political context. Keeping this in mind, gun owners must be ready to beat back any kind of gun control coming from D.C. Such fights will allow the Right to rebuild its forces and make a splash in the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential race. 

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