President Biden on Thursday announced a slew of new gun control measures after a recent pair of high-profile mass shootings and insisted the Second Amendment doesn’t grant an absolute right to own guns.
Biden presented the executive actions in the Rose Garden, joined by Attorney General Merrick Garland and Vice President Kamala Harris.
“No amendment to the Constitution is absolute,” Biden maintained, pointing to the famous Supreme Court ruling that you can’t yell fire in a crowded theater as part of the First Amendment’s free speech clause.
“From the very beginning you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own, and from the very beginning of [when], the Second Amendment existed certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons. So the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution,” he said. “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it’s an international embarrassment.”
The most widely anticipated measure instructs the Justice Department to issue a proposed regulation within 30 days to undermine the at-home manufacture of so-called “ghost guns,” which can be made with equipment that drills and folds metal parts. Activists who oppose gun control have promoted the technology.
“Anyone from a criminal to a terrorist can buy this kit [and in] as little as 30 minutes put together a weapon,” Biden said. “I want to see these kits treated as firearms.”
Another action orders the Justice Department to issue a regulation within 60 days that would “make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act.”
Another Biden rule orders the Justice Department to propose model legislation on “red flag” laws that states would have the option of adopting. The president said he also wants a national red flag law.
“Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement to petition for a court order temporarily barring people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others,” the White House fact sheet said.
Biden also is ordering a report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on the illegal firearms trade. And on Wednesday, Biden announced that he would nominate gun control advocate David Chipman to lead the ATF.
Biden’s Second Amendment Executive Orders Would Not Have Stopped The Recent Mass Shootings
Gun control gained political momentum after the massacre of 10 people at a Boulder, Colo., grocery store last month and the murder of eight at Atlanta-area massage parlors.
But Joe Biden’s new executive actions would not have prevented either of these mass shootings.
Suspected Atlanta shooter Robert Long, 21, reportedly bought a semi-automatic pistol from a dealer after passing a background check on the day of the killings.
Biden called for gun control legislation last month in response to those shootings as well as pouncing on the Democrats’ media cohorts lying about other supposed mass shootings like what happened in Virginia Beach recently.
As TuskerDaily reported, despite headlines such as CNN egregious liar April Ryan tweeting:
Another apparent mass shooting has taken place in Virginia Beach, VA on the oceanfront there overnight. At least 10 people shot (possibly more as breaking news evolves).#VABeach #VirginiaBeach https://t.co/Y4G7GgEnFK
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) March 27, 2021
April Ryan, as well as many other mainstream media reporters blatantly lied.
The supposed “Virginia Beach Mass Shooting” was actually 3 separate shooting incidents.
Two were connected but happened at different times, after a police officer who was questioning a suspect hours after the shooting, shot the POS after he drew a weapon on the officer.
The third shooting of the night that happened had nothing to do with the original shooting AT ALL!
Despite the fact that it was over 1/2 mile away from the original shooting. But since it took place around the same time that was good enough for the 2nd Amendment hating fake news media.
Biden Bends The Knee
Biden’s Rose Garden dog-n-pony show was simply to appease his radical leftist base.
After weeks of knee-jerk liberal mob hysteria, who in the immediate aftermath of every reported Mass Shooting claims the shooter had to have been a ‘Crazy White Boy With An AR-15,’
But after weeks of Twittering twits screeching ‘repeal the 2nd Amendment now,’ Joe Biden was forced to do something…even if it was meaningless.
The fact is, any significant gun reforms are unlikely to pass the evenly divided Senate, where 60 votes generally are needed to pass bills. Of course, the Democrats could end the filibuster but that’s a whole different can of worms.
But as we’ve seen when it comes to the Democrats pandering to the black community.
As long as the Democrats get their 2022 election talking point about “Those evil gun-loving white supremacists Republicans blocked us from passing ‘common-sense gun reform’.
Then the left will claim victory and happily wait for the next mass shooting to resume there do nothing ‘Gun Control Now‘ screeching.
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