#AceNewsReport – Feb.21: Three years ago today, a lone gunman took the lives of 14 students and three educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In seconds, the lives of dozens of families, and the life of an American community, were changed forever:
‘Statement by the President Three Years After the Parkland Shooting’
President Biden: ‘Keeping His Second Amendment Promise: Marking the third anniversary of the Parkland High School Shooting on Sunday by calling on Congress to enact strict gun-control legislation’
February 14, 2021:
For three years now, the Parkland families have spent birthdays and holidays without their loved ones. They’ve missed out on the experience of sending their children off to college or seeing them on their first job after high school. Like far too many families, they’ve had to bury pieces of their soul deep within the Earth. Like far too many families — and, indeed, like our nation — they’ve been left to wonder whether things would ever be okay:
These families are not alone: In big cities and small towns. In schools and shopping malls. In churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples. In movie theaters and concert halls. On city street corners that will never get a mention on the evening news. All across our nation, parents, spouses, children, siblings, and friends have known the pain of losing a loved one to gun violence. And in this season of so much loss, last year’s historic increase in homicides across America, including the gun violence disproportionately devastating Black and Brown individuals in our cities, has added to the number of empty seats at our kitchen tables. Today, as we mourn with the Parkland community, we mourn for all who have lost loved ones to gun violence.
Over these three years, the Parkland families have taught all of us something profound. Time and again, they have showed us how we can turn our grief into purpose – to march, organize, and build a strong, inclusive, and durable movement for change:
The Parkland students and so many other young people across the country who have experienced gun violence are carrying forward the history of the American journey: It is a history written by young people in each generation who challenged prevailing dogma to demand a simple truth: we can do better. And we will:
This Administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed that call: We will take action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer. Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets. We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change. The time to act is now:
President Biden is threatening to use an executive order to impinge upon the Second Amendment right to bear arms in what one Israeli politician describes as, “The first act of a dictator when he rises to power.”
‘But Israel says Biden he hints at Killing Second Amendment: ‘What Haman wanted to do on Purim’
At a follow-up press conference, White House Press Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked if the President would utilize an executive order to enact gun control. She answered in her characteristic ambiguously circuitous manner.
“The President has a range of actions at his disposal,” Psaki responded. “I think you were asking…about a legislative package, which I know. But he hasn’t ruled out either of those options, of course, but I don’t have anything to announce for you in terms of what the next steps would look like.”
The right to bear arms is protected by the Second Amendment to the US constitution which states simply, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Some of the reasons given for this amendment are:
- participating in law enforcement
- safeguarding against a tyrannical government
- repelling invasion
- facilitating a natural right of self-defense
Biden’s position on gun control was an explicit part of his platform. On his web page, he classified gun violence as “a public health epidemic”, promising to end it with “executive action.” On his page, he vowed to enact legislation that would hold gun companies liable for how their products are used. Biden’s plan includes the ability to sue legal gun owners even if the gun is used to prevent a crime or in self-defense. Biden added that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act “protects these manufacturers from being held civilly liable for their products – a protection granted to no other industry.” It should be noted that contrary to Biden’s claim, no industry is held liable for the misuse of their product.
Whose Plan is it Really?
This stance, including resorting to executive action, is more consistent with the stated position of Vice President Kamala Harris than with that of President Biden. During a CNN Presidential Town Hall in April 2019, Biden was asked if he would utilize executive order to enact gun-control. He responded, “Some things you can but some things you can’t.”
Then-presidential hopeful Harris chided her future boss, saying, “Hey Joe, instead of saying ‘No we can’t, let’s say yes we can.”
Biden then reminded her, “It has to be constitutional. We have a constitution,” to which Harris responded again, “Yes, we can.”
She then stated her full intent:
“Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress 100 days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws, and if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action”
#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Feb.21: 2021:
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