There seems to be a powerful and pervasive misunderstanding among Democrats regarding the Second Amendment. Namely, that it can be manipulated or infringed upon by the likes of mere politicians.
In reality, the right to bear arms exists in a bubble far removed from modern day legislators, protected by the Constitution itself. This means that the Second Amendment supersedes the laws of man, and the only hope that the Democrats hold for stymying American gun owners is in the realm of nuisance legislation meant to make owning a firearm costly and difficult.
Now, in a stunning overstep of power, 2020 Presidential candidate Joe Biden says he’ll take the matter up with the manufacturers directly.
During a Monday night speech in South Carolina, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden referenced gun manufacturers and said, “I’m going to take you down.”
He made this statement after referencing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (2005). The PLCAA is designed to shield gun manufacturers from lawsuits in scenarios where the guns in question were legally made and legally sold.
Biden has repeatedly criticized the existence of that law on the campaign trail, most recently in Las Vegas on February 19, and in New Hampshire earlier in the month.
Breitbart News reported Biden’s New Hampshire comments, where he said it was a “mistake” to give “gun manufacturers … a loophole that does not allow them to be sued for the carnage they are creating.”
Before Joe Biden’s most recent plummeting in the polls, the one-time frontrunner of the 2020 race was considered to have the best chance at snatching midwestern moderate votes away from the incumbent Trump.
This latest rebuke of the Second Amendment will make that difficult.