BELLEVUE, WA – President Joe Biden appears more determined than ever to make gun manufacturers vulnerable to frivolous lawsuits in the hopes of bankrupting the firearms industry, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

On July 4—a day when the president should be leading the nation in celebrating its 247th anniversary—Biden was instead capitalizing on violent crimes over the holiday weekend in an effort to push his gun prohibition agenda. In a statement from the White House, Biden declared, “It is within our power to once again ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, to require safe storage of guns, to end gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability, and to enact universal background checks.”

But CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb said Biden is once again trying to penalize tens of millions of law-abiding citizens and devastating an industry because he is incapable of doing anything meaningful about violent crime. He is trying to deflect public attention away from his policy failures, and his son’s legal problems with drugs and a serious gun law violation, by blaming gunmakers and honest gun owners for crimes they did not commit.

“Biden’s proposals amount to smoke and mirrors, and deflection away from his, and his party’s, monumental failures to prevent crime and hold criminals responsible,” Gottlieb stated. “He would have us believe that banning the most popular rifle in America, locking up guns and allowing expensive, but meritless, legal actions to financially devastate gun companies is the solution to America’s violent crime problems.

“He doesn’t dare admit that the thousands of laws already on the books—pushed through Congress and state legislatures by members of his own party—have failed miserably,” he continued. “He is continuing to scapegoat gunmakers and gun owners, and in the process he and his handlers are trying to destroy Second Amendment rights, which have been the backbone of liberty in this country for more than two centuries. And the only thing he has actually accomplished is to fuel more gun sales with his gun ban rhetoric.

“The thing Biden and his cronies have underestimated, and which makes them furious,” Gottlieb observed, “is the willingness of American gun owners to fight back. Rest assured, CCRKBA will not stand idly by while this administration tramples on the Constitution.”