On August 11, 2020, the National Rifle Association attacked Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as Vice President.
They proclaimed that the two would “dismantle the Second Amendment” together.
“Biden Chooses 2nd Amendment-Hating @KamalaHarris as his VP,” the NRA said in a tweet. “Harris’s presidential campaign died soon after announcing extreme gun control agendas. Her plan was to ignore democratic processes & enact gun control by executive order. Biden & Harris will dismantle the 2nd Amendment.”
Harris has made gun control a major part of her platform. In her failed presidential run, Harris promised to impose customer background checks for any gun merchant who sells more than five firearms annually. In addition, she supports stiffer regulations on gun manufacturers that could lead to them losing their licenses.
Similarly, Biden is in favor of a ban on the sale and manufacture of assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Under this scheme, gun owners have the option of selling the gun or magazine back to the government or having them registered under the National Firearms Act.
On top of that, Biden has pushed for studies concerning gun violence, universal background checks, and bans on online gun sales.
The Democrat ticket is frankly a disaster for gun rights. Although the Trump administration has not been the greatest force in trying to restore the Second Amendment, liberty conservatives should still take advantage of the realigned GOP as a vehicle for pushing for hardcore pro-gun reforms.
In other words, liberty conservatives should make the Second Amendment their hallmark issue and push for repeals of unconstitutional gun control legislation while pushing for proactive reforms such as Constitutional Carry.