Ammo manufacturer refuses to sell to anyone who voted for Biden: ‘Are we serious? Yes, we are serious.’

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MICHIGAN – Fenix Ammunition, a family-owned ammunition producer based in Michigan, has enacted a policy of not selling to Biden voters.

When a shopper visits Fenix’s website, a popup prevents the would-be buyer from accessing the site unless they answer “No” to the question, “Did you vote for Joe Biden?”

A “Yes” answer directs the shopper to Biden’s so-called “gun safety” page on his platform website.

In order to prevent undesired customers from purchasing their products, Fenix has also reportedly placed a questionnaire into the purchasing steps that asks whether the customer voted for Biden in the 2020 presidential election.  If the customer answers, “Yes,” the sale is declined.

Fenix explained its position in a series of recent tweets.

The ammunition company began by noting:

“We’ve had a few potential customers call this morning to ask why they have to check a box stating they did not vote for Joe Biden in order to purchase our ammunition.”

 A followup tweet read:

“First question – are we serious?

“Yes, we are serious.  Joe Biden ran on a campaign built on the most radical gun control platform a major party candidate has ever had, including banning the online sale of ammunition.

“Essentially, a plan to bankrupt our company.”

Indeed, Biden’s platform website states that he plans to stop online sales of firearms and ammunition, promising:

“Biden will enact legislation to prohibit all online sales of firearms, ammunition, kits, and gun parts.”

The tweets from Fenix continued:

“Second question – couldn’t I have voted for him for other reasons?”

“Sure, that’s possible, but if you did, you should immediately sell any firearms you own out of solidarity.”

The next tweet underlined the seriousness of Fenix’s stance.

It read:

“Third question – are you really willing to walk away from a paying customer simply because they voted for Joe Biden?”

Fenix’s answer was:

“Yes, yes we are.  We’re dead serious.”

The next tweet went on to explain:

“We don’t want your money, and you shouldn’t want us to have it because we’re going to use it to make more ammo, sell to the citizenry, and do everything in our power to prevent Joe Biden’s administration from usurping the rights of citizens.”

The company’s final tweet in the series further clarified their stance with Biden voters:

“We have no problem talking to Biden voters and educating them on what they did, but they have to be willing to acknowledge their ignorance at the very least.

“We’re not going to sit here and debate with you.”

The tweet concluded:

“We’re a 2A company and these are our first principles.”

Fenix’s policy has clearly not hurt their business, as most products on their website are listed as “Sold Out” at this writing.

Fenix Ammunition is not the only company that has taken such a vocal stance against selling to Biden supporters.

On January 20, following the inauguration of Joe Biden, Trigger Firearms and Reloading in Jefferson City, Missouri, announced on Facebook that they would not be selling firearms or ammunition to Biden supporters.

We don’t have guns or ammo for Biden Supporters. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Posted by Trigger Firearms and Reloading LLC on Wednesday, January 20, 2021

This post has garnered 5.4K comments at this writing, with many apparent Biden voters not seeing the irony of their own “cancel culture” in play, and evidently taking exception to the company’s policy.

One wrote:

“Wow!!! I knew that most Trump supporters weren’t too bright, but you just cut off potential buyers because of your ignorance.”

Another said:

“Love it that you’ve decided to show us what the expression “shooting yourself in the foot” actually looks like.  Thanks!”

Conservatives largely lauded the move, however.

One commenter quipped:

“Voting democrat but exercising the 2nd Amendment is like the cow cheering for the butcher.”

The page owner of “Hypocrisy and Stupidity of Gun Control Advocates” wrote:

“Just shared this to my page.  This is gold.  And good job.

“Why sell to people who belong to a group who has advocated curtailment or elimination of a right?”

Another commenter said:

“If you don’t like it, why not open your own gun shop?

“Am I doing that right?”

As with Fenix Ammunition, it appears that Trigger Firearms’ business has not been hurt by their stance against Biden supporters.

A Facebook post from January 26, six days after Trigger Firearms publicly stated their position, reads:

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU! WE LOVE THE POSITIVE SUPPORT! Our email and phone systems are overloaded. I would love…

Posted by Trigger Firearms and Reloading LLC on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

 

“A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!

“WE LOVE THE POSITIVE SUPPORT!

“Our email and phone systems are overloaded.”

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Hawkins: Biden’s ‘war on guns’ may soon include a national gun registry – and that’s only the beginning

WASHINGTON, DC — Critics of President Joe Biden’s gun control plan do not like it and fear he will create a national firearms registry, which will record the serial number of each gun an owner has and include his or her name and address in the government’s file.

Awr Hawkins is a political analyst and columnist who focuses on Second Amendment issues. In a column he wrote for Breitbart, Hawkins said he believed that Biden would add more restrictive measures for gun ownership.

For example, Hawkins noted that universal background checks have been performed on potential U.S. gun owners since 1993, but he said Biden wants to expand them to include private gun sales. On Biden’s campaign website, it states:

“Require background checks for all gun sales. Today, an estimated 1 in 5 firearms are sold or transferred without a background check.

“Biden will enact universal background check legislation, requiring a background check for all gun sales with very limited exceptions, such as gifts between close family members.

“This will close the so-called ‘gun show and online sales loophole’ that the Obama-Biden Administration narrowed, but which cannot be fully closed by executive action alone.”

Hawkins suggests this expansion of background checks would prepare for the creation of a national firearms registry on each citizen:

“Background checks for retail gun sales have been in place in the United States since 1993. When Biden talks about universal checks he is intimating an expansion of those checks, so as to cover private gun sales well.

“In other words, every gun sale, even between lifelong neighbors or decades old co-workers, will require a background check.

“Now, how can the government know that guns are not being sold on the side, apart from the background checks?

“The only way to know is to put a registration process in place whereby the government keeps a record of the serial number of every gun Americans currently possess, as well as the name and address of the citizen who possesses it.

“To put it another way, the government has to know where every gun is at all times in order to ensure that firearms do not change hands without a background check.”

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The Obama administration used the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to push for new gun controls, including a firearms registry. Three weeks later, National Institute of Justice Deputy Director Greg Ridgeway submitted his “Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies” on Jan. 4, 2013.

In his report, Ridgeway pushed for monitoring of gun owners and the creation of a national gun registry:

“Universal checks are insufficient for ensuring that firearm owners remain eligible. Convictions, mental health issues, and restraining orders can develop after the background checks.”

Ridgeway noted most states do not have a registry of firearm ownership and that it would be a “challenge” to implement new restrictions:

“Currently NICS background checks are destroyed within 24 hours. Some states maintain registration of all firearms. Gun registration aims to 1) increase owner responsibility by directly connecting an owner with a gun, 2) improve law enforcement’s ability to retrieve guns from owners prohibited from possessing firearms.

“Gun registration also allows for the monitoring of multiple gun purchases in a short period of time.”

Hawkins also noted that Biden wants to limit gun purchases by citizens to only one per month. Biden’s campaign website states:

“Reduce stockpiling of weapons. In order to reduce the stockpiling of firearms, Biden supports legislation restricting the number of firearms an individual may purchase per month to one.”

There is disagreement on the constitutionality of requiring firearms registration. Don Kilmer, an attorney in San Jose, California, told BPR News:

Registration is probably not unconstitutional. There’s a difference between registration as a permissible regulation and registration as good policy.”

Kilmer has sued counties in the state for denying otherwise law-abiding citizens permits to carry concealed firearms, according to BPR News.

In the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Second Amendment case D.C. v. Heller, the late Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the majority opinion that registration may be constitutional:

“Reasonable restrictions also might be thought consistent with a ‘well regulated militia.’ The registration of firearms gives the government information as to how many people would be armed for militia service if called up.”

Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon pointed out that Biden will make gun ownership very expensive:

“Biden wants to ban new sales of AR-15 rifles and similar firearms as well as any ammunition magazine holding more than 10 rounds—sizes that come standard on most modern rifles and handguns.

“He would pay some owners to surrender the affected guns they legally own and force everyone else to register the guns under the National Firearms Act. The proposal would require owners to pay a $200 tax stamp for each item.”

Revenue from gun owners would mean billions of dollars for the government, according to Gutowski:

“American gun owners could face tens of billions of dollars in new taxes to keep the guns they already own under Democrat Joe Biden’s gun ban and tax plan.

“At least 20 million rifles and 150 million ammunition magazines would be caught up in the sales ban and registration scheme Biden touted on the campaign trail, according to a National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) report. The new taxes would cost Americans more than $34 billion.”

Kim Kelly wrote in The Washington Post that Biden’s gun control plan was terrible for working class gun owners:

“Regardless of one’s opinion on guns and gun control, it is obvious that this proposal will disproportionately impact poor and working-class communities.

“Those within those communities who already own firearms would be robbed of their ability to protect themselves and their loved ones, while their wealthier counterparts would skate by on their ready piles of cash.

“Stephen Paddock perpetrated one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history and could afford dozens of high-powered weapons and a plush Las Vegas hotel suite; this plan would have no effect on someone like him.

“In effect, Biden’s plan sets in motion a ‘war on guns,’ the same way his predecessors declared wars on ‘poverty,’ ‘crime’ and ‘terror’ — wars in which it was inevitably black and brown people who were the real targets.”

Kelly also noted:

“Though acknowledging the fact may be uncomfortable for Biden, millions of people in this country own firearms, and not all of them fit into the stereotype of the right-wing gun nut.

“Armed community defense is a timeworn activist tradition that has once again entered the spotlight as the Black Lives Matter movement has continued to build across the nation.”

Kelly also said community defenders and working people want to protect themselves from others who may threaten them:

“Whether anyone ‘needs’ an AR-15 is besides the point; simply put, heavily armed right-wing militia members have threatened protesters, and others on the right have even shot at them.

“With that in mind, some folks don’t want to be left empty-handed when self-proclaimed white supremacists or other right-wing extremists come marching into their community.

“And it is those community defenders and other regular working people who will bear the brunt of this proposed legislative switch.”

According to Kelly, Biden’s plan is not equitable and falls into a long line of government efforts to disarm the working class while keeping things open for the privileged who can afford whatever legal curveballs are tossed their way.

As an example, she references Mark McCloskey, the lawyer who brandished his AR-15 at Black Lives Matter protesters as they walked past his St. Louis mansion last year. Kelly said wealthy people like him would be able to pay “whatever fees Biden throws at them” and still hold onto as many weapons as they like:

“But territorial weekend warriors who feel no accountability to the community, and show little regard for gun safety, are exactly the kind of people who shouldn’t have guns.

“By contrast, leftist community firearm clubs invest serious time into training and safety education, carefully vet their memberships and work arm-in-arm with the marginalized communities they are invited to protect.

“And yet under Biden’s plan, the former are who will be able to afford to hold onto as much firepower as they so desire, while the people they want to hurt will be left high and dry.

“Simply depriving poorer people access to firearms will not rectify the structural issues such as poverty, inequality and lack of economic mobility that are correlated with gun violence.”

Kelly says to the dismay of firearm enthusiasts on the left, Biden is coming for some people’s guns, but that it is a question of who gets to keep them and who gets theirs confiscated: She notes:

“Gun sales have already skyrocketed during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and political tensions throughout the country are incredibly high.

“This divisive plan will do little to curb gun violence, and will instead hammer home the vast inequalities still dividing this nation.”


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