Despite one Montana newspaper, the Sidney Herald, announcing last year, “no one is trying to take away your guns,” Joe Biden announced his executive orders designed to take away our guns. The measures, which will be acted upon unilaterally as a matter of executive fiat, will place draconian limits on Americans’ Second Amendment liberites.
Biden told the press, “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic” and “it’s an international embarrassment.”
God help us if we embarrass ourselves in front of half the world we have conquered in warfare, or the other half that we have saved. Egg is on our face, apparently.
Biden’s gun control measures, which he says doens’t infringe upon Second Amendment liberties, include a ban on individuals putting together their own firearms at home. He instructed the ATF to create and enforce the rule within 30 days.
Biden also banned AR-15 style pistols, which have the buttstock removed and a “brace” installed that – theoretically – is strapped to the forearm to provide stability to the pistol. In reality, such braces are, more times than not, used as shoulder stocks (pressed against the shoulder) which allows the pistol be used as a short-barrelled rifle. Current regulations prevent such a short barrell length on a rifle without special provisions from the federal government, and so the firearms are marketed as pistols with “braces.”
Meanwhile, the Second Amendment states…
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
This article will be followed up by a report from Gary Marbut, president of the MSSA, when he inevitably responds to the gun grabs on behalf of gun-owning Montanans.