The South Carolina primary seems to have changed the outlook for Joe Biden’s candidacy for president. While pundits were declaring Bernie Sanders the inevitable winner of the Democratic primary, Biden inched along toward victory in the Palmetto State. In a stunning reversal, Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight claims that Biden is now the clear front-runner and will likely win the primary with a plurality – if not majority – of votes. A reinvigorated Biden is now pushing a gun-control agenda heavier than ever, and has promised to tap primary drop-out, Beto O’Rourke, the head-up his gun ban effort.
During a campaign stop in Dallas last night, Biden pledged to have the man who dropped out of the presidential primary after saying, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15” to push his agenda.
Democrats seem intent on making their gun-ban agenda a pivotal part of their campaign efforts. Time will tell if threatening Americans with gun confiscation will prove to be effective.
Far from Dallas, Montana elections are also replete with talks of gun control from Democratic candidates who have filed for public office. The staunchest supporter of gun control in Montana this election cycle seems to be Kathleen Williams, who is running for U.S. Congress on the Democratic ticket. According to the Montana Shooting Sports Association, Williams has proposed what amounts to more than a 200 million dollar tax on Montana gun owners, impeding their right to own certain guns and magazines without being severely thwarted by bureaucratic red tape.