(ReliableNews.org) – Donald Trump was one of the most friendly Second Amendment presidents the country has had in decades. He was a fierce opponent of gun control and the National Rifle Association (NRA) proudly supported him for that reason.
Now with the winner of the 2020 election being up in the air, America is bracing itself for what a possible Joe Biden administration could look like, and many are wondering, “Where does gun control stand?” and, “What might I need to look out for in 2021?”
Joe Biden’s Gun Control Stance
Biden is not going to approach gun control in the same manner as Trump. The Democratic candidate ran on a platform that attacked the Second Amendment. His campaign website claims “gun violence is a public health epidemic” and brags about his work on the Brady Act and assault weapons ban in the 1990’s.
According to the site, he plans to go after gun manufacturers. He also wants to regulate existing “assault” weapons, stop new ones from being made, ban high-capacity magazines, and enact a plethora of other pieces of anti-gun legislation. One of his most controversial proposals is his desire to end online gun and ammunition sales. As if that will somehow stop criminals from breaking the law offline.
Fortunately, there are some safeguards in place thanks to President Trump.
Let’s take a ride to the planet of “What if” for a moment. If Biden were to actually become president and was able to sign gun control measures into law, proponents of the Second Amendment would almost certainly sue to stop the legislation from going into effect and it would go to the courts.
President Trump has put more than 220 judges on the federal courts throughout his presidency. He has also cemented a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court. The justices he appointed are all originalists who believe in interpreting the Constitution by what it was originally intended to mean. If the laws made it in front of one of Trump’s judges, Biden would likely lose, especially in front of the Supreme Court.
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