by Daveda Gruber:
On Thursday President Biden is set to disclose a new executive action on gun control.
During her press briefing, White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, did not go into detail but did say that the president would have “more to say” tomorrow.
After three recent mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia, and Orange, California some expected a gun control executive order.
Politico, early on Wednesday, first reported that an executive order is coming. It appears that they were correct.
The action would begin with Biden insuring the process of requiring those who buy “ghost guns,” which are firearms that lack serial numbers since they’re sold in pieces and put together at home, to undergo background checks.
It is now expected that Biden will be joined at the event by Attorney General Merrick Garland.
It is still not known if other actions will be announced.
One hundred House Democrats wrote to Biden last week urging him to take action on concealed assault-style rifles.
What is apparent to most is that Biden has called for a ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines.
It would take an act of Congress for a ban but Biden could use regulatory authority to restrict access to “ghost guns.”
Last month Biden said, “I got that done as a senator. It brought down mass shootings, we can do it again. We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again.”
Alan Gottlieb, who is the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, told news outlets that he thinks that Biden will try to get away with as much as he can with executive orders. He also said that his organization is very prepared to go to court if Biden oversteps.
Gottlieb said, “What we’re expecting him to do is anything with foreign commerce – if the firearm is being imported in or magazine or ammo is being imported in – he could by executive order try to do something in that nature.”
Gottlieb went on to say that Biden could use the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to tighten regulations.
Biden has not yet nominated a director for the ATF.
Biden’s administration has also pushed for legislative action. They have called on the Senate to pass two bills and those bills recently made their way through the House.
The bills expand federal gun background checks on all firearms sales and extend the background check review period from three days to a minimum of ten business days.
One of the bills would close the “Charleston loophole.” That loophole permits a gun sale to be allowed to proceed if the background check is not completed in three days.
The second amendment protects the first amendment, as I see it. In some ways, there are many Americans who feel that their first amendment is slowly fading away. After all, the forty-fifth President of the United States lost his right to speak on most social media platforms.
That being said, I have been silenced by the same platforms as was my president.
The second amendment protects our rights as Americans and I’ll be against any infraction that is given by this current administration to curb my rights.
Folks, hard decisions will be coming upon us. Make no mistake, giving up rights, which we currently have, is the biggest mistake we could ever make in our lifetime.