BELLEVUE, WA – Reports from Afghanistan have revealed the Taliban has been confiscating privately-held firearms on the grounds people don’t need them for safety, which sounds frighteningly similar to arguments Joe Biden has made in support of a ban on semi-auto rifles and 9mm pistols, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms observed.

“One of the first things Joe Biden did after taking office was push his gun ban agenda,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “One of the first things the Taliban did after taking Kabul was go door-to-door, seizing firearms. Biden says banning so-called ‘assault weapons’ and 9mm pistols will make the country safer. The Taliban is telling people they don’t need guns because they are safe. Those are some very alarming parallels.”

CCRKBA has launched a new 60-second message on several national cable networks, warning American gun owners about the Biden-Harris extreme gun control plans. Biden recently acknowledged he would like to stop the sale of semiautomatic rifles and 9mm pistols during a CNN Townhall meeting. His candid remark has raised alarms within the Second Amendment community.

“Whether it is a 9mm pistol, or a rifle, it is ridiculous,” Biden said. “I am continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things.”

“What’s happening right now in Afghanistan clearly underscores the importance of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms enshrined in our U.S. constitution,” Gottlieb stated. “The Afghan people will be defenseless once they are disarmed. The Founding Fathers made sure that could never happen here, so it is appalling that we now have an administration so keenly interested in banning the very types of firearms Afghani citizens will be begging for to resist the tyranny that is returning to their country.

“The disaster in Afghanistan shows how wrong Biden was when he claimed the Taliban wouldn’t take over,” he added. “We don’t have theTaliban here, yet, but we have equally vicious criminals, terrorists and dangerous gangs such as MS-13. Biden is wrong to ignore that threat, and he is definitely wrong on gun control.

“Biden and Kamala Harris would be happy to disarm America,” Gottlieb concluded. “We must never allow that to happen in this country. If Biden, Harris and their Democrat colleagues in Congress think gun confiscation is a good idea, they can go to Kabul for a close look.