Cam Edwards, editor of Bearing Arms and host of the 40 Acres & a Fool podcast, sat down with our own Brett Smith to discuss the left’s ongoing war against the Second Amendment.
The conversation quickly dipped into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) latest “ruling” on so-called stabilizing braces.
Edwards explained that the stabilizing brace, as its name suggests, “provides more stability for the shooter” and was originally designed as an aid to gun owners with a disability.
But an arbitrary ruling by the ATF that just went into effect on January 31st subjects pistol-stabilizing braces to additional regulations, including higher taxes, longer waiting periods, and registration.
The argument by gun control advocates is that the brace transforms a pistol into a short-barreled rifle, something heavily regulated under the National Firearms Act.
“In order to possess one of those you have to register with the government, you have to pay a $200 tax stamp, and if you don’t it’s a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine,” Edwards explained.
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The ATF’s stabilizing brace ruling was so onerous that it prompted Florida Representative Matt Gaetz to introduce legislation banning the government agency.
If the government wants to restrict certain types of firearms, theoretically they have that power. Through Congress, by altering or outright abolishing the Second Amendment, not through bureaucratic rulings.
“I think it’s part and parcel of a strategy on the part of the ATF and their allies in the gun control movement to try to rewrite the law through a government agency rather than a vote by Congress,” Edwards said.
He then added it is seemingly an attempt by the movement “to see [what] the courts will let them get away with.”
You can watch the entire interview with the ever-insightful and incredibly knowledgeable Cam Edwards below.
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Bearing Arms editor Cam Edwards also tackled the far-reaching ban on so-called assault weapons in Illinois, signed into law last month by Democrat Governor J.B. Pritzker.
The law almost immediately prompted the filing of lawsuits, including one by the National Rifle Association, and the Illinois State Rifle Association, which argue the ban is a violation of the Second Amendment.
Smith and Edwards point out that phrases such as ‘assault weapon’ and ‘large capacity magazines’ are essentially “made-up terms.”
“I’ve always said that the real definition of assault weapon is ‘gun they want to ban,'” quipped Edwards.
“That is, I think, their ultimate goal,” Edwards continued. “To ban as many guns as possible by labeling them assault weapons.”
The podcast host noted it is “laughable” to think criminals care at all about these laws.
“These laws are meant to dissuade law-abiding gun owners from exercising a constitutional right,” Edwards added, pointing to the lawsuits currently ongoing in Illinois.
Edwards and Smith also discuss the involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin. Take a look at “The Ongoing War Against the Second Amendment” interview with Cam Edwards below.
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Biden is stripping away all our rights. There is a reason why our founding fathers gave us the right to bear arms, and the reason why Biden does not want all of us to have any. We have the right to protect ourselves from a government like his. Biden said our Constitution is not important. He has threatened to kill us all if we do not fall inline. He threatened to kill Republican citizens. When was the last President that threatened American citizens with death? NEVER. Biden has committed treason over and over again, and yet this Communist sits in the WH with the consent of every person in Congress. Why he is not in jail just shows you how much the Communist are in control.