The debate over gun control and the Second Amendment has been a highly contentious one, and the results of the 2020 presidential election could prove to be highly consequential for the gun debate.
With presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden holding a lead over President Donald Trump, according to RealClearPolitics polling, a look at Democratic voter priorities and legislation passed by House Democrats could provide an indication of what the Second Amendment might look like in 2021 under a President Biden.
Biden’s campaign website details a list of policy goals he would pursue regarding gun rights and the Second Amendment. These include banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, increasing federal regulations on firearms and expanding the background check system, among others.
For Democratic voters, gun policy has emerged as one of the most important issues in the 2020 election. 46% of Democratic voters ranked guns as the most important issue for 2020, second only to healthcare, according to a Gallup poll from January.