We have a new president, but will we have to face new gun control rules? So far, we know that there will be an online gun and ammunition sales ban. Learn more below!
Online Gun and Ammunition Sales Ban: How Will This Affect Us?
This election cycle, there was one noticeably absent topic that has been a fixture in campaigns of years past gun control.
Perhaps candidates felt that gun control was not as important as more pressing topics, like the Coronavirus pandemic or the flailing economy.
Or maybe Joe Biden and Kamala Harris just wanted to draw attention away from their aggressive gun control plan that all but repeals the Second Amendment.
Snarky left-wing journalists have taken the time to spell out just how hard it is to repeal an amendment to the Constitution.
Yet, they fail to comprehend that increased regulations and taxation can remove access to firearms for the majority of the country.
Online Sales Will Be a Thing of the Past
Biden’s website directly states that “Biden will enact legislation to prohibit all online sales of firearms, ammunition, kits, and gun parts.”
Former President Obama led the American people on. He convinced many people that you could buy anything you wanted online when it comes to guns and it would show up at your door.
But the truth is that you must go through a licensed dealer, following the same process as if you bought the gun off the dealer’s shelf.
So what does this mean for the average American seeking to purchase a firearm or ammunition?
You only have access to:
- Whatever is in stock at your local firearms dealer
- Only dealers that you can physically get to
- Purchases made in-person during business hours
- Increased prices as you can no longer shop around
Now ask yourself, have you been satisfied with what is in stock at your local gun store this year? Have you had access to the guns and ammunition that you were looking for?
Chances are the answers to both questions are, “NO.”
Gun and ammunition sales continue to soar, and many retailers don't have stocks anymore except for the unusual calibers.
Many stores have created waiting lists for customers to be notified about any shipments arriving. When those shipments do arrive, they sell out in under 30 minutes.
If you remove Americans’ access to online goods, you remove access entirely for a good portion of the population.
Biden Will Put Gun Manufacturers Out of Business
Now let’s consider Biden’s plan to “hold gun manufacturers accountable”:
“In 2005, then-Senator Biden voted against the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, but gun manufacturers successfully lobbied Congress to secure its passage. This law protects these manufacturers from being held civilly liable for their products – protection granted to no other industry. Biden will prioritize repealing this protection.”
If gun manufacturers are held liable for every time a person chooses to use their products in an illegal manner, they will all be out of business within several years.
Imagine if every car manufacturer could face lawsuits when the owners of their vehicles hit and killed people.
What if every knife manufacturer could face lawsuits when a person was stabbed with their knives?
Imagine if tool manufacturers were held liable when their screwdrivers were used to pick locks, their hammers used to smash windows, etc.
Repealing the Second Amendment may take the approval of every branch of government. Whittling it down to meaning nothing for the American people is within sight in the next four years.
Do you agree that the online gun and ammunition sales ban will help control gun violence? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 17, 2020, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.