Although it should come as no surprise that Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. plans to blaze a new and bad-news gun control path if he’s inaugurated in January, it’s worth paying close attention to how he’s preparing to make that happen. The most current indicators we have are Biden’s picks for his Health Care Policy posts, as reported by The Washington Times:
Presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden sent a clear signal about his gun control agenda as he named his picks for top health care policy posts Monday….
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Mr. Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, has spent the past several years defending his state’s strict gun laws in court and has championed tighter restrictions for much of his lengthy career in public office.
Over the years Becerra has vigorously fought to maintain California’s gun control laws restricting magazine capacity and “assault weapons“, among others.
Biden’s Surgeon General pick is a retread and a longtime gun control crusader.
Dr. Vivek Murthy…made the case during the Obama administration that gun violence should be treated as a public health issue as Mr. Biden helped lead the charge for stricter controls.
Murthy has been clear he feels COVID and gun violence are “two intertwined crises.” Because of course they are.
So is anyone surprised by the picks? No. This is exactly what we’ve expected a Biden administration would be.
It also shows why it’s so important to keep an eye on what the anti-gun side is up to and how they intend to make their anti-gun dreams come true. Like rust, they never sleep.
Who all do you guys expect Biden to appoint to push gun control?