Many Reasons Why Biden's
Gun Ban Is Unworkable

By Cam Edwards, November 16, 2020

The biggest reason, of course, is that Joe Biden's plans to ban and "buyback" legally-purchased firearms and ammunition magazines is that would violate the Constitution. As you'll see in a moment, the latest figures demonstrate that all of the guns and magazines that Biden is hoping to ban are clearly in common use by millions of Americans for a variety of lawful purposes, and squarely fall under the protections offered by the Second Amendment.

Let's set aside the constitutional issues with Biden's desire to criminalize the possession of commonly-owned rifles and magazines for the moment, though, and just focus on the logistics of his would-be ban.

According to newly-released figures from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Biden's ban would encompass well over 170-million items that would either have to be turned over to the government or registered under the National Firearms Act.

•  Since 1990, there are an estimated 19.8 million Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) in circulation today.

•  There are approximately 71.2 million pistol magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, and 79.2 million rifle magazines capable of holding 30 or more rounds in circulation.

Under Biden's proposed gun and magazine ban, every one of these guns and magazines would be prohibited by federal law, and possession of an unregistered rifle or "large capacity" magazine would be subject to a violation of the National Firearms Act. ....

"The real problem for Biden and his anti-gun allies, of course, is that the vast majority of American gun owners are unlikely to comply with either one of his demands."


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