Apparently, Vice President Joe Biden hasn’t gotten the memo about how Americans feel about guns. He actually believes that somehow, in this year, we are somehow going to up and forget that the second amendment exists.
“For the first time ever, you have people who are for gun safety, for increasing background checks,” Biden said. “Two out of three of them say it will be a major determining factor in how I vote. That’s the political dynamic that has changed. So I think we’re going to get this anyway. I think this will pass before the year is out, within this Congress.”
Now, I, for one, would really like to know exactly where the administration is pulling statistics on feelings towards guns from. Several times President Barack Obama cited a 90% of Americans believe in what the Senate was proposing, and now Biden is pulling a 60% statistic that we agree.
This makes absolutely no sense. First of all. Most law abiding gun owners do not agree with any of what the Senate proposed. This was not just the NRA opposing this sort of legislation. Let me put it this way: I am not a well known person around the United States quite yet, and I am only one person. Yet, as only one person, I was able to get over 3,000 letters sent to Washington D.C. and over 10,000 phone call pledges to oppose gun control measures.
This is without any sponsorship from groups like the NRA or National Association of Gun Rights, or gun manufacturers. When I last checked the petitions and campaigns of the NRA, NAGR, and Ruger (just three of the groups opposing) it was in February. There were over 2 million signatures from three organizations.
Facebook has been over run by pro Constitution groups faster than Facebook can shut them down. Twitter was abuzz with pro second amendment statements (and still is). I attended three rallies with thousands attending, even in bitter cold conditions. Not to mention the hundreds of sheriffs departments across the country that stood up to say that they refuse to enforce laws that violate a Constitutional right. Oh, and there is the federal nullification laws being passed and introduced in multiple states.
Now, I have no scientific data to back me up on percentages, but I will not pull a number out of thin air either. Suffice it to say, that in my experiences over the last few months, I would say that the majority of Americans oppose gun control measures. The only statistic I can remember is that only 4% of the country even thought gun control was an issue that needed to be addressed.
I would watch yourself Joe, and any other politician seeking to disarm the law abiding people in this country. After all, the revolution was officially started when the British came to take the arms away from the Colonists. We have drawn our lines.