Anti-Gunner Admits 'New Presidency
is Dream Come True'

By Dave Workman. February 2, 2021

A top official with the billionaire-backed Everytown for Gun Safety lobbying group admitted to The Hill that Joe Biden's presidency is a "dream come true" for gun prohibitionists while it will be "the worst nightmare" for gun owners and organizations representing their interests.

Rob Wilcox, deputy director of policy and strategy at Everytown—the anti-gun-rights group set up by Michael Bloomberg—is quoted by The Hill stating, "Simply put, a Biden presidency is the gun lobby's worst nightmare. But it's a dream come true for anyone who cares about gun safety in America."

It's a statement deliberately overlooking the fact that gun rights organizations—most notably the National Rifle Association and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms—have traditionally advocated safe firearms use by private citizens. NRA has a network of thousands of volunteer firearms instructors, and another group, the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) also has instructors.

Likewise, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which is a trade association rather than an organization of individual citizens, is a strong proponent of gun safety and has sponsored programs designed to acquaint new shooters with safe firearms handling.

The Hill article also said Nico Bocour, government affairs director for the Giffords gun control group "predicted that America will see some gun reform measures within Biden's first 100 days in office."

But The Hill story, Second Amendment advocates would argue, perpetuates the misconception that these groups are about "safety" and "reform," when those two terms translate to "control" if not outright "prohibition." .....

"Joe Biden has been in office less than two weeks," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, "and he is presiding over an effort by his party to literally crush rights guaranteed and protected by the Bill of Rights."


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