Merrick Garland will push Biden’s gun control agenda

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will advance President Joe Biden’s gun control policies if Merrick Garland, Biden’s nominee for U.S. attorney general, is confirmed by the Senate, Fox News reports

Garland indicated as much on Tuesday, during his Senate confirmation hearing.

“Consistent with the law”

Garland was grilled on this very topic on Tuesday by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). At one point, Lee asked Garland, “Do you support banning certain types of firearms?”

“Well, as I’m sure you know, the president is a strong supporter of gun control and has been an advocate all his professional life on this question,” Garland said. “The role of the Justice Department is to advance the policy program of the administration as long as it is consistent with the law. Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”

Many, of course, would argue that federal gun control is not “consistent with the law,” but instead is a violation of the Second Amendment.

Biden’s plan

On Biden’s campaign website, he states that, as president, he “will enact legislation to once again ban assault weapons … will enact universal background check legislation, requiring a background check for all gun sales … and buy back the assault weapons and high-capacity magazines already in our communities.”

Biden just confirmed this plan in a recent tweet, writing, “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.”

Breitbart reports that a number of Democratic congressmen and congresswomen are getting ready to introduce bills containing the policies called for by Biden. These are the policies that, apparently, Garland, as the next U.S. attorney general, would support.

Will Garland be the next AG?

It appears so. Garland’s confirmation hearing has been taking place this week, and at least one key Republican is in favor of giving Garland the nod.

That key Republican is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McConnell indicated on Tuesday that he will support Garland’s confirmation, saying, simply, “I do,” without providing any further details.

McConnell was among those Republicans who blocked Garland from getting on the U.S. Supreme Court back when he was nominated by then-President Barack Obama towards the end of his second term in 2016. McConnell, however, made it clear at the time that he had nothing against Garland, and McConnell even subsequently recommended Garland to lead the FBI during the Trump administration.

With McConnell’s vote, Garland is well on his way to getting the 60 Senate votes needed to be confirmed to the U.S. attorney general post.

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  1. Banning guns will not stop criminals from procuring guns! It will only stop legal buyers, and strip our second amendment rights! Garland should not be confirmed! Come on senate republicans, do not vote to confirm this nominee!

    1. Patty, Mr. Garland was rejected for the Supreme Court because of his bias toward the Bill of Rights, specifically the First and 2nd Amendments. He is on record with big time 2nd Amendment bias. Email, call, or write your reps in Congress NOW to reject this nominee. Call your reps at 202 224-3121. Make three calls; two for your senators and one for your congressional rep…

  2. biden doesn’t have common sense,& the congress is half full of demonrats that don’t have common sense,so where does he think common sense gun laws would come from?
    The truth is, there’s no such thing as anything comon sense about gun control. The guns never were,& never will be the problem,but what the dems fear is the armed public, holding them to their sworn duties. Without guns,they would have free reign to 100% control everyone’s lives.

    1. We will not be able to protect our self. How about taking your sercet service away from the Dem, That will never happen.

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  4. If you Republicans vote on Garland which is a 2nd amendment hater. We as Republican voters will do everything in our power to vote you out. Especially Mitch McConnell. You better follow the constitution. We have the power. This is a promise. No more money ddonations either

  5. How can any candidate or appointee take the oath of office and swear to uphold our constitution if they are not willing to uphold the 2nd amendment of that constitution?

  6. What Garland omits in his statement about gun control is, as long as it is consistent with the Constitution. Not consistent with the policies of the Administration, which is what he said. That tells you all you need to know about this man running for the AG. Please vote no on his being the AG.

  7. If Garlans is Voted in, vote all the RINOS out. No money for Republicans, not a dime. Switch to Trump only. He knows who are the few that did not stick a knife in his back!

  8. The Demarcates are not who the say they are. They are communist’s who have been working their way into our democracy system. We are a republic that use’s this system but the demarcates have under mined and twisted it all around.

    1. Actually it is both parties and they are putting on the biggest “dog and pony show” ever and have been for years. It is our fault that we let this go on for years and years.
      Gun control is not a safety issue. never has benn. It is a control issue always has been. I hate to say this but… stupid people are easy to control when they are afraid/frightened and divided. That is how control starts.
      In the begining it was who was biggest, then who had the biggest stick, now who has the most money to buy the biggest stick. Been saying this for ever. This is a truth.
      If your white you are bad. Today’s pushing factor and white owning a gun well your the poster child of the most evil you can be. This phlisophy is prevelant in everthing today. That the media, big tech being bought and paid for, schools indoctrinating the kids, been doing this for years too, and just stupid scared people, this is what you get. You do know that math is now racist and 2+2=5 according to many professors. Yep that is what you get when the super rich take control because the ordinary man cant run his life. Bad news, from our past records of letting theis stuff go they seem to be right so far… What we gonna do? The problem is the super rich cant even run thier own lives but they have that money to buy the biggest stick. So tell me who is the real enemy here? Whom should be confronted first?

  9. Stripping Americans of their firearms is both unconstitutional and illegal. Furthermore, it is Biden liberals racism against Americans of color to strip them of their right to keep and bear arms.

  10. How that Commie Garland gets McConnells vote is a slap in the face to all Constitution abiding Americans! Traitor McConnell has to be impeached for not upholding his oath to defend the Constitution if that Garland who hates the Second Amendment get in and scraps it! I will never vote for any Republican who votes to confirm that thug!

  11. I agree with Keith, donate ONLY to conservative republicans and Trump. I will NEVER give a dime to dumocrats or RINOS.

    1. I don’t donate to any of them. We pay enough for our government already. How many taxes do you pay? Well more than double taxation, I hear that phrase somewhere, right?
      No contributing money isn’t the answer. Paying attention to what politicians do and not what they say is. Also, holding these super rich, well got to be nice here, traitors accountable is the big thing. Dry up the money from the bought politicians and that problem will be lessened a lot. After you take care of tyhat money problem then go after these corrupt politicians and all others that will sell our country for a small price. No we have work to do how do you accomplish this work?
      First we have to stop being afraid of our shadow. We have to stand up to bullies. We have to stop holding people as idols and get some self worth yet be humble. We need to stop the division which is easier said than do because the radicals on both sides are wrong. Now standing up to the radicals isn’t as long as you don’t become radical. What a problem, huh.
      We have let it get this way. We need to fix it RIGHT this time. But then will we fall back into complicity, into he we are ok now so who cares? Takes alot of energy which you shpuld expect people to do thier job but the more money involved the more corruption there is.

  12. This country is heading for civil war and the democrats know this that’s why they are surrounding them selves with the national guard

  13. If Americans collectively tell the Government that we will not comply to their illegal laws what can they do? What happened to By the People, For the People? The 2nd Amendment says shall NOT be infringed… We the People have to make it so. The Government knows what the 2nd Amendment if for, don’t any of you?

  14. Many years ago I took an oath to defend this country constitution and honor the commander in chief. I love God my country my fellow man I am not wanting a civil war. If push comes to shove what is left. Praying for a miracle . I know that to win this battle we are going have to spend some time on our knees asking God for help All so call your Senators and Representatives to please vote against Merrick Garland

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