While you weren’t looking or paying attention, Joe Biden has been building a national gun registry, a registry that currently contains nearly one billion records detailing American citizens’ firearm purchases.
The shocking progress Biden has made was recently discovered in new information released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) as reported by the Washington Free Beacon:
The ATF disclosed to lawmakers that it manages a database of 920,664,765 firearm purchase records, including both digital and hard copy versions of these transactions. When a licensed gun store goes out of business, its private records detailing gun transactions become ATF property and are stored at a federal site in West Virginia. The practice has contributed to the fears of gun advocacy groups and Second Amendment champions in Congress that the federal government is creating a national database of gun owners, which violates longstanding federal statutes.
While the ATF denies that these records are used to track gun owners, it transfers hard copies of the information into a searchable digital database that it says is used to trace firearms tied to crimes. The ATF reported that 865,787,086 of the records are already in a digital format.
As the ATF stockpiles gun records, the Biden administration is seeking to alter a federal law that allows gun stores to destroy their records after 20 years, preventing the federal government from getting them. The Biden administration wants gun stores to maintain their records in perpetuity, meaning that when a store closes, the ATF receives all of its records. The ATF’s gun records database has long been a flashpoint between Second Amendment advocates and the federal government, with the latter claiming the ATF is exploiting legal loopholes to expand the database. (emphasis mine)
Dismantling the Second Amendment has been a top priority for Joe Biden from the beginning of his presidency, so this recent revelation that he and the ATF are working on a national gun registry comes as no surprise. What is surprising, however, is how close he is to achieving his long-sought after goal disarming America in just a few short months.
Biden first proposed the rule to create a national gun registry in November 2021.
Biden’s proposal removes the 20-year burn date that the federal firearms licensees (dealers) must abide by, thus requiring them to preserve firearm purchase records older than two decades into perpetuity.
Since federal licensees are required by law to submit transaction records to the ATF when they shut down their business, Biden’s rule change would result in every American gun owner’s record will eventually ending up in the ATF’s hands, essentially creating a national gun registry.
Aidan Johnston, the director of federal affairs for Gun Owners of America, warned in a statement at the time that the ATF would have every gun record going back to 2001 should the rule be enacted.
“If the Biden administration continues with its planned changes, ATF’s registry eventually will include 100% of firearm transactions – sucking up every record since 2001.
“These plans for a national [gun] registry violate federal law, infringe on the Second Amendment, and put law-abiding gun owners on the path to total gun confiscation.” (emphasis mine)
Even as Biden continues building a national gun registry, he wants you to know that his anti-Second Amendment agenda is completely within the confines of the Constitution because, as he stated in April 2021 when he launched it, none of our rights are “absolute.”
“Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment. They’re phony arguments suggesting these are Second Amendment rights at stake with what we’re talking about.
“No amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”
“So, the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution.” (emphasis added)
Shortly after making that statement, Biden participated in a townhall event hosted by CNN where he gave us a hint as to his true objective when he told attendees about his intention to ban pistols and rifles:
They're not hiding their intentions. Joe Biden says he wants to ban handguns — not merely AR-15s like their previous dishonest talking points suggested. Watch Biden stumble through this town hall answer. pic.twitter.com/DI3CDTN1wL
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) July 22, 2021
“I’m the only guy that ever got — passed legislation when I was a senator to make sure we eliminated assault weapons.
“The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon, whether it’s a, whether it’s a 9mm pistol or whether it’s a rifle, is ridiculous.
“I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things…” (emphasis mine)
Biden’s Freudian slip of the tongue — or Dementia-induced rambling — about eliminating handguns and rifles confirmed his long-held desire to completely disarm America (via Daily Wire):
Biden was a leading proponent and sponsor of the federal “assault weapons” ban, a subset of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. Throughout his career, he has generally been supportive of curtailing Second Amendment rights. Biden has also supported mandating five-day waiting periods for gun purchases, as well as closing the alleged “gun show loophole.”
Biden supports a ban on the undefinable sub-class of firearms referred to as so-called “assault weapons” — a line of thought that, if taken to its logical conclusion, could lead to the banning of all semi-automatic firearms in America. (emphasis mine)
The ATF’s national gun registry could receive a boost if Sen. Chuck Schumer has anything to say about it.
With budget discussions about to get underway ahead of another round of government shutdown threats, Schumer wants to increase the ATF budget by $1.5 billion dollars — which will DOUBLE its current budget of $1.4 billion — to help New York “choke off crime” and take on gun trafficking and traffickers by jamming the pipeline, and focusing resources on data-sharing, crime gun tracing and intel gathering. (emphasis mine)
“The ABCs of beating back the scourge of gun violence depends on three federal letters: A, T and F,” Schumer said at a Manhattan press conference announcing his plan.
By the way, Trumpist Republicans have been leveraging Biden’s anti-Second Amendment agenda for political gain ahead of the upcoming midterms, but we need to remember that they weren’t all that committed to protecting our gun rights when Trump was in office.
During his tenure, Trump was openly pro-gun-control and anti-Second Amendment. During his four years in office, he openly embraced Nancy Pelosi’s gun-control agenda, pushed for enhanced background checks, and proposed expanding red flag laws on a national level — three priorities important to the Trumpists in the Republican Party.
In the words of Aidan Johnson:
“Make no mistake—this is clear evidence that a partial national gun registry exists. If the American people don’t stand up for their rights now, Biden’s anti-gun ATF will be able to track gun owners, infringe on our rights, and potentially even confiscate our firearms.” (emphasis mine)
While you weren’t looking, Joe Biden and his ATF have been building a national gun registry.
Maybe it’s time to open your eyes before it’s too late…
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.