On Monday I got a visit from the Big Brown Truck. The driver dropped off a corrugated cardboard box and inside was the beautiful Grey Ghost Precision GGP320 slide you see above. I’ll be using it along with SIG SAUER’s new fire control unit and some other parts to build a new pistol (actually a few of them in different configurations).
I’ve been keeping the Big Brown Truck pretty busy lately. These arrived from Brownells Saturday:
Why? Because I have fewer 1911 magazines than I should (don’t we all?).
Oh, I’m also expecting another box on the doorstep today with some jaw-droppingly expensive .454 Casull ammo that JWT will need for a gun review when he’s back on his feet.
Here’s the problem. If basement-dweller Joe Biden pulls out a victory on Tuesday, all of that could be illegal. Check out this tidbit from Slow Joe’s campaign web site, detailing the measures he wants to enact during a Biden administration in order to “end our gun violence epidemic.” If elected, Joe wants to . . .
End the online sale of firearms and ammunitions. Biden will enact legislation to prohibit all online sales of firearms, ammunition, kits, and gun parts.
Need a new magazine? Want to upgrade your carry pistol’s sights? Thinking about adding a weapon light to your home defense pistol or AR-15 (assuming you’ll be registering it and paying the $200 tax stamp)? Nope. If Biden gets his way, you’ll be SOL. The only way to get any of that will be to visit your local gun store.
We have nothing against local gun stores, but online options give people more options and allow those with few or no retailers near them to get the gear they need. But that doesn’t cut any ice with Joe and the anti-gun orgs that are supporting him.
Think what a law like that will do to the hundreds of companies and thousands of employees around the country who work at online sellers like Brownells, Palmetto State Armory, Midway USA, Sportsman’s Guide, GunMag Warehouse, Lucky Gunner, Aero Precision, Natchez Shooter’s Supply and dozens more. Some of them probably have brick and mortar businesses and likely also sell through local retailers, but an online sales ban would be devastating for them.
So if Biden wins and gets his way, it would have been be illegal for Grey Ghost to have shipped that slide to me. Would I have also committed a crime by ordering and receiving that dangerous gun part? Who knows…that depends on how an online parts ban bill is written. Not that I’d be able to do that because most of the companies listed above would probably be out of business.
What other items are on Uncle Joe’s anti-gun wish list? If he’s elected, he says he would . . .
- Ban the manufacture and sale of “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines
- Regulate possession of existing “assault weapons” under the National Firearms Act
- Buy back civilian-owned “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines
- Repeal the PLCAA, allowing attorneys to sue gun makers into bankruptcy
- Ban “ghost guns” by requiring background checks on sales of gun kits or for downloading 3D parts code
- Limit gun buyers to one gun a month
- Enact a federal universal background check law, ending all private gun sales
- Ban gun ownership by anyone convicted of a “hate crime” misdemeanor
- Expand the time limit for completing a NICS background check from 3 to 10 days
- Incent all 50 states to enact “red flag” confiscation laws
- Incent all 50 states to require licensing for gun ownership and purchases
- Enact a federal “safe storage” law
- Enact a federal law mandating “prompt reporting” of lost or stolen firearms
- Prohibit the use of federal funds to train teachers to shoot and carry firearms
Fun, huh? Have you voted yet?