Joe Biden ran for President on expanding gun control.
Now that he’s in office, he’s ramping up his attacks on the Second Amendment in a major way.
And it’s all thanks to one giant executive order.
Joe Biden’s war on the Second Amendment just took a huge turn this month, as the Democrat unleashed a torrent of executive orders intended to curb the constitutional amendment and restrict Americans’ access to firearms.
Biden tried to sweep aside any criticisms of his executive orders with the following statement, “Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment. They’re phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights in what we’re talking about.”
But the executive order he signed includes provisions to expand “Red Flag” laws across the country, which are routinely used to deprive Americans of their Second Amendment rights without due process.
Biden’s order also includes efforts to target privately constructed firearms.
When defending his executive order, Biden declared: “No amendment to the Constitution is absolute. From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning 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.”
The move comes as Biden works to deliver on his promise to the Democrat Party’s left-wing base, that demanded more gun control proposals from their 2020 Presidential nominee.
When Biden gained the nomination and picked Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate last year, he ended up being labeled one of the most pro-gun control presidential nominees in history according to multiple gun control organizations like the Brady Campaign.
And Biden’s executive order strategy also comes at a time when it appears as if Democrats will face significant resistance in passing their gun control bills through Congress and delivering them on the President’s desk.
Several bills have already passed the House of Representatives, but in a Senate equally split between Democrats and Republicans, the prospects of ushering the bills through Congress appears to be a significant challenge for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a noted gun control advocate.
But Biden’s efforts to deliver gun control for his party base seems to only be in the beginning stages.
“We should also ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country,” Biden said at a press meeting in the White House when he unveiled his executive order.
Biden also said, “there’s no reason” a person would need a gun that can hold “100 rounds.”
As for the enforcement of the executive order, Biden has tapped prominent gun control supporter and former ATF agent and Waco case manager David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in implementing his orders.
“Biden is also asking the DOJ to propose within 60 days a rule on braces used for handguns, which make them more accurate; to propose action on “community violence intervention”; to publish suggestions for “red flag” legislation; and is asking his administration to issue a report on gun trafficking,” reports Fox News.