The website Fast Company is reporting that March for Our Lives, a youth gun prohibition group, is calling on President-elect Joe Biden to “to appoint a cabinet-level position dedicated to gun violence prevention.”
“Because of the existing government structure,” the report said, “the potential appointee would not technically be a cabinet secretary, but ‘cabinet-adjacent,’ holding the same power but coordinating across agencies. The national director of gun violence prevention would work with and report directly to the president.”
But does the country need a “national director of gun violence prevention?”
Evidently, all the gun prohibition lobbying groups, including Everytown for Gun Safety, Brady United Against Gun Violence, Giffords and March for Our Lives think so.
However, it does not appear the idea was presented to Second Amendment organizations for any feedback. There are several such groups that were apparently not consulted including the National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Gun Owners of America and scores of state-level or local gun groups or shooting clubs.
Fast Company repeatedly referred to the anti-gun organizations as “gun reform advocacy” groups. The story did not define “gun reform,” but Second Amendment activists contend it’s just “camo-speak” for gun control.
Everytown has published a wish list of executive actions it wants Biden to make, calling it a “Roadmap to Address Gun Violence.” One section encourages Biden to “launch a major public education campaign on firearm suicide,” which is ground that has already been plowed by gun rights organizations including NRA, SAF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.
March for Our Lives has reportedly already “been in communication with Biden’s transition team.” But the story noted the gun control group “is still happy to have a seat at the table with a sympathetic administration.”
Biden has been a perennial gun control advocate for nearly a half-century in Washington, D.C. He has bragged about pushing gun control legislation and “defeating the NRA.”
His own gun control scheme has been described as “extreme” by grassroots rights activists, and groups such as SAF are preparing for lots of legal action as the fight to prevent any further erosion of Second Amendment rights unfolds.
One thing that could prevent too much mischief would be a double Republican victory next month in the special runoff election for both U.S. Senate seats in Georgia. Incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are being challenged by two far-left Democrats, Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock.
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