On March 16, 2020, the Trump administration released a 15-day plan to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the US. It would take nearly 700 more days, 2 presidents, trillions of dollars, $7 gas, runaway inflation, and countless stolen rights before most Americans could experience some semblance of freedom again. All the rights stolen, however, were not and will not be returned.
For two extreme years, one of the largest power grabs in the history of the world took place as fearful citizens willingly surrendered their rights to the state for the promise of safety. But that safety never came and it never will.
Instead of learning from history, Americans are submitting to irrational arguments and fear once more; and this time, they are granting the federal government the power to seize their guns on a national level.
As TFTP reported after he was elected, President Joe Biden promised sweeping gun control and rolled out a list of Executive Orders attacking the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans. One of those orders was a promise to implement “red flag” legislation at the federal level. Now, after exploiting several horrifying tragedies, he’s finally getting his way.
On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of senators came together on legislative text which they claim will combat gun violence. The bill includes state funding to implement “red flag” laws and enhanced background checks.
“Today, we finalized bipartisan, commonsense legislation to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across our country,” Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, said in a joint statement Tuesday along with Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C.