Biden: “We Don’t Have Time to Enforce Existing Gun Laws, Let’s Add New Ones”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


The left is in love with laws and legislation. It adds more and more regulations to a giant pile that no one has any time to read, let alone enforce, so that enforcement is entirely selective.

New laws are passed and then ignored. Everyone is always guilty of something because of the sheer number of laws out there. And when the problem that the laws were created to solve continues, that’s just an excuse for bigger legislative overreaches.

During the National Rifle Association’s meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and the White House gun violence task force, the vice president said the Obama administration does not have the time to fully enforce existing gun laws.

Jim Baker, the NRA representative present at the meeting, recalled the vice president’s words during an interview with The Daily Caller: “And to your point, Mr. Baker, regarding the lack of prosecutions on lying on Form 4473s, we simply don’t have the time or manpower to prosecute everybody who lies on a form, that checks a wrong box, that answers a question inaccurately.”

… like you know, Obama.

But this is classic liberalism. Some laws are important and some aren’t. And their priority changes at a given moment. Enforcing the unimportant ones is ridiculed, but enforcing the important ones becomes a matter of life and death.

If there wasn’t a penalty for lying on background checks, then Obama would be trotting out adorable kiddies and calling the NRA murderers for not passing a law to criminalize lying on background checks. But now that the law is here, the idea of actually enforcing it is just silly.

Obama Inc. isn’t really interested in preventing guns from falling into the hands of criminals, so it doesn’t really care about background checks except as a salami slice of the second amendment. Criminals will always have guns anyway and that’s not a problem. Liberals don’t make laws penalizing criminals, they make laws penalizing the middle class. The middle class is their natural enemy.

Gun control is just one more way of making the middle class more helpless and marginalized.

  • Ar'nun

    The only law important to Liberals is the next new law.

  • ashken

    Angry white gun owners are causing great concern among mental health specialists, once devout family men are now attaching more importance to the need of assault weapons. Thousands of the nation’s leading social workers and psychologists should be dispatched to the homes of white gun owners and report back to the president after a survey of grievances is completed.

    • UCSPanther

      So much fail in this comment…

    • ivymike1152

      How very Soviet of you. Excellent illustration of leftist thinking that totally justifies gun owners' suspicion of the state. Well done, sir.

    • FPF

      Gun doesn't lead to assault, criminals do. No wonder under the most strict guns laws put out by liberals in New York and Chicago, their gun related crime rates are soaring and most of them are criminal gang related.
      And your are right, social workers and phyco physicians are also leading the way to the disaster.

    • Ar'nun

      If a psychologist is dispatched to my home, this gun owner will treat him/her as he would any other tresspasser.

    • Dan

      You sir are a dumb ass.

  • kendrick1

    85,000,000 citizens of the U.S. privately own over 300,000,000 of the guns in the
    U.S. Where are all of the crimes that are supposed to have been committed by
    these? There are those want to punish all gun owners for something done by 0.004% of the gun
    owners!

    A parent visited the school and the teacher of her child. She said to the teacher, "If
    my child misbehaves, don't punish him but punish the little boy that sits next to him
    and MAYBE that will make my child behave"!

    That's a he!! of a way to run a country!

    Why firearm registration? Who benefits from it? And, if it is government that
    receives the benefit, how does it benefit?

    • Mary Sue

      that's one screwed up parent, and one screwed up way to run a country. In either case, it causes spoiled narcissists to run amok, and Prince/Princess Syndrome.

  • Mary Sue

    Biden's stuck his foot in his mouth again. Better get the crowbar.

    No time to enforce the existing laws? THEN WHAT IS THE POINT OF NEW ONES, MR. BIDEN? HMMM?!

  • JacksonPearson

    Whatta nut case Joe Biden is. Why take the time with the 2nd Amendment Joey, why not just tear up the whole Constitution and make illegal alien Barry Soetoro our King. BTW, Obama's birth certificate is a forgery!

  • Lawrence

    I find it little more than coincidental that the only reporting of this alleged statement by VP Biden is only by this right wing extremest rag frontpagemag.org. This should be enough for any reasonable person to question the alleged statement as likely to be untrue. However, if there is ANY truth to it all, then it is just as likely that there is more to the story that is NOT being told.