President Joe Biden will be signing an executive order on Thursday to ban “ghost guns,” a direct assault on the 2nd Amendment.
The executive order may also involve action against “assault” weapons but it is currently unclear at the moment if the order will involve this.
“President Joe Biden is expected to unveil a long-awaited package of executive actions to curb gun violence Thursday at the White House, according to four people familiar with the plan,” Politico reported on Wednesday. “Biden will direct the administration to begin the process of requiring buyers of so-called ghost guns — homemade or makeshift firearms that lack serial numbers — to undergo background checks, according to three people who have spoken to the White House about the plans. He is expected to be joined at the event by Attorney General Merrick Garland.”
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
More than 100 Democrats signed a letter last week demanding that Biden take executive action on so-called “assault weapons” that are “concealable,” citing a gun control law authored to regulate the sale of machine guns, initially, in the mid-1930s, and updated in later decades to keep up with technology. The group argued that the measure allows Biden to move on banning such firearms without the approval or input of Congress, which is so evenly split, it is unlikely any assault weapons ban would pass.
Biden, Politico notes, is expected to push back on the possibility of executive action beyond merely regulating “ghost guns,” and tossing the difficult subject of gun control back to House and Senate Democrats, particularly measures expanding federal background checks and curbing the sale of both assault weapons and “high-capacity magazines.”
“In response to criticism from gun control advocacy groups that his administration has moved too slowly on executive actions, the Biden White House has responded that legislative fixes are a priority,” Politico added. “Biden is likely to make the same point on Thursday, in addition to expressing support for bills to expand background checks and close the so-called Charleston loophole that allows a gun to be transferred from licensed gun dealers before a completed background check. He also is likely to push for legislation to keep guns away from people believed to be a danger to themselves or others, as well as a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”
Back in March, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki hinted that President Joe Biden would be singing anti-Second Amendment executive orders to increase gun control.
“Yes,” Psaki bluntly replied after she was asked about gun control executive orders. “I can’t give you an exact time frame in part, because they have to go through a review process, which is something that we do from here.”
“I will note that when we, when the president was the vice president in the Obama-Biden administration, he helped put in place twenty three executive actions to combat gun violence,” she added. “It’s one of the levers that we can use that any federal government, any president, can use to help address the prevalence of gun violence and address community safety around the country.”
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Author: Collin Rugg