The Biden Administration stated this week that Biden is looking at the option of an executive action on gun control. The report comes as America experienced two mass shootings in less than a week.
Last week, eight people were killed, including six Asian Americans, at three massage spas in the Atlanta, Georgia area by a single shooter. A second shooting days later killed 10 people at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, including one police officer.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated in a press report Biden is considering a full range of options to stop future mass shootings. Executive action is among the measures under discussion.
Psaki noted, “He as vice president was leading the effort on determining executive actions that could be taken on gun safety measures, it’s something that he has worked on, he’s passionate about, he feels personally connected to. But there’s an ongoing process and I think we feel we have to work on multiple channels at the same time.”
In Colorado, Democrat Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper pressed Congress to pass gun control legislation after the Boulder shooting. “It’s long past time for Congress to take meaningful action to keep deadly weapons out of the wrong hands,” Bennet said in a statement Monday.
Democratic Colorado State Senate Majority Leader Stephen Fenberg reported to MSNBC this week, “It seems like we are getting back to normal, and unfortunately, that means we are continuing to see mass shootings in the news around the country.”
The news of gun control by executive action also follows a recent rejection of the Senate filibuster, a move that would have allowed a simple majority to pass legislation. Most Senate legislation currently requires a 60-vote super-majority.
The rejection of the Senate filibuster virtually ends many of the gun control legislative measures Democrats had planned in 2021. The left is apparently shifting toward the use of current tragedies to encourage Biden to choose an executive order to restrict American gun rights.
There’s this little thing called the Second Amendment that stands in the way. The right to bear arms is a constitutional right, making changes by executive action limited, despite attempts by progressives.
For example, some reports have suggested the president could order ending of the background check loophole that allows a gun to be transferred from licensed gun dealers before a completed background check.
Others have demanded the President sign an order to limit certain “military style” assault rifles and large capacity magazines. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has a suggested list of 205 weapons. Among them are a dozen different shotguns, as well as numerous rifles and handguns that would exclude a wide variety of common firearms.
Whatever Biden has in the works, millions of law-abiding American gun owners are not going to be happy. Instead, he’ll be fighting against the Constitution and his citizens at the very time he faces increased attacks over the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants pouring in from the nation’s southern border.