President Biden’s Stance on MSRs Draws Concern

The national conversation around gun rights and the Second Amendment is in the spotlight once more, as President Joe Biden reaffirms his position on modern sporting rifles (MSRs). At the recent Human Rights Campaign National Dinner, President Biden posed a rhetorical question, asking, “Who in God’s name needs a weapon with 100 rounds in the chamber?” and emphasizing his belief that such weapons are primarily meant for harm.

Recalling his tenure in the U.S. Senate, the President evoked memories of the federal government’s decision to ban the sale of MSRs from 1994-2004, a period that began under President Bill Clinton and concluded during George W. Bush’s administration. Expressing a desire to reinstitute such a ban, he stated, “As long as I’m in office I’m not going to stop until we get it done again.”

However, President Biden’s comments about “weapons with 100 rounds in the chamber” raised eyebrows, as such firearms do not exist in the configuration described. Furthermore, in discussing the tragic violence faced by Israelis during the Hamas attacks, the President seemed to overlook the stringent gun control laws in place in Israel. These laws left many civilians defenseless during the onslaught.

Highlighting the gravity of the situation, a staggering 1,400 Israelis were estimated to have been killed in these surprise attacks. The majority were civilians, many of whom faced unspeakable horrors at the hands of their attackers. Scenes reminiscent of ISIS atrocities were reported, with entire families being annihilated and evidence of torture discovered at multiple crime scenes.

While the egregious actions of Hamas stand without justification, it’s vital to note the lack of a recognized right to bear arms in Israel, unlike the U.S. Such a right could potentially have given Israelis a means to protect themselves, potentially reducing the tragic loss of life.

Moreover, the attacks weren’t limited to Israelis. 30 Americans also tragically lost their lives. This raises concerns for U.S. citizens abroad and emphasizes the necessity of self-defense. As Secretary of State Anthony Blinken aptly put it alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, every nation has the “right – indeed, the obligation – to defend itself.”

Further compounding global tensions, Hamas has taken an estimated 199 hostages, including women, children, and the elderly. Videos of these hostages have surfaced, causing additional distress and concern on the international stage.

Domestically, concerns about national security are mounting. As of July 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol apprehended 216 individuals at the U.S.-Mexico border who matched identities on the Terrorist Screening Dataset. This number has seen an alarming increase compared to the previous year.

Amidst these discussions, it’s important to acknowledge that 24.4 million MSRs have been produced in the U.S. since 1990, excluding military numbers. These firearms have surged in popularity, signaling a clear demand and usage by the American public.

In considering the larger legal framework, the U.S. Supreme Court has made definitive rulings on gun rights. Landmark cases such as Heller, McDonald, and Bruen have consistently upheld the individual’s right to bear arms. They have reinforced that the Second Amendment is not just a governmental privilege to raise militias but a constitutionally protected right for every American.

In summary, while President Biden’s commitment to addressing gun violence is commendable, it’s crucial to approach this topic with a comprehensive understanding of both the domestic and global contexts. As he aims to uphold his oath to protect the Constitution, ensuring the rights and safety of Americans at home and abroad remains paramount.

6 responses to “President Biden’s Stance on MSRs Draws Concern”

  1. Johnny Wallin Avatar
    Johnny Wallin

    The Right to bear arms is of the up most importance in our country today. The liberal democrats want a socialist Goverment. I say, I chose to think for myself. U S
    Citizens who are not ready for a governmental take over must have access to firearms in order to save U S from liberal

  2. D.R.McClane Avatar

    The 2nd amendment has probably done more to prevent violent crime in this country than any of the other rights we have. Think about that.

  3. Tex Avatar

    Obviously, Biden, the ignorant SOB, doesn’t know squat about firearms !!

  4. Wayne Avatar

    President Biden, before you speak about something you clearly have no idea about. You should actually take a class on weapons. It’s not like you would have a hard time finding a class. Understanding may be a little above your situation. No rifle in existence can hold more than one round in the chamber, that is a fact. No modern hunting rifle is set up with a magazine that holds generally more than 5-10 rounds. Modern sporting rifles have magazines that hold up to 30 rounds, and there are some that are adaptable to hold 100 rounds in a special type of magazine. Most people do not own them, and the only people whoever used them, were members of the Mafia. So, please learn what you are supposed to talking about before making a larger blot on the map.

  5. Charlie Perry Avatar
    Charlie Perry


  6. Edward DelaHoussaye Avatar
    Edward DelaHoussaye

    To Hell with all Democrats,they would love for something like the Israeli’s went through,the Dems hate America an American’s,I will not give up my 2Am,I will fight every scum of the earth Democrat for my secound ammendment right,I Hate all Democrats..

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