President Biden has decided to take matters into his own hands when it comes to gun control. Of course, he couldn’t be bothered to act Constitutionally and go through Congress to get it done. No. He just signed an executive order instead.
The order, which was announced in California, is meant to strengthen existing gun control laws and, let’s be honest, put the Second Amendment in the crosshairs.
Biden’s plan includes universal background checks, red flag laws, and holding the gun industry “accountable.” Oh, and he also called for an “assault weapons” ban.
Now, I’m not sure if Biden is aware of this, but California already has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.
So what exactly is he trying to accomplish by pushing for these measures nationally? Is he just trying to score some political points with his far-left base? It certainly seems that way.
Let’s break down some of the specifics of the executive order…
First, the universal background checks. Biden claims that he’s continuing to call on Congress to enact them, but until then, he’s directing his Attorney General to harass gun dealers to make sure they’re issuing background checks. Because that’s exactly what we need – more government bureaucracy and red tape.
Next up, red flag laws. Joe notes that 19 states already have these laws in place, which allow authorities to confiscate firearms from individuals deemed a danger to themselves or others. So, what’s Joe doing about it? Well, he’s directing members of his cabinet to raise awareness in those states and encourage the use of red flag laws. Because if there’s one thing we need more of, it’s government overreach.
Last but not least, Joe’s calling for the gun industry to be “held accountable.” His order directs Merrick Garland to release any ATF records of inspection violations that a gun dealer has received. Because apparently, it’s not enough to follow the law – you have to be publicly shamed too.
During his speech, Joe also called for an “assault weapons” ban, telling the crowd to “Ban them again. Do it now! Enough! Do something! Do something big.” Because apparently, banning guns that look scary is a real solution to gun violence???
And here’s the kicker – he conveniently forgot to mention that California already has the gun control laws he’s been calling for nationally.
This latest executive order is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to chip away at our Second Amendment rights. He’ll use any excuse to push his anti-gun agenda, and he’s doing it without the approval of Congress, or the consent of the governed. But hey, who needs checks and balances when you’ve got a pen and a phone, am I right?