As the Democratic Party begins to grapple with the complex reality of the 2024 primaries that are soon to arrive, the White House is almost certainly making its last-ditch effort to be seen as effective and worthy of another 4 years in charge.
Of course, this comes after Joe Biden’s first year in office – an abject disaster even by liberal standards – in which the oldest President ever to be elected to a first term simply failed to confront any of the more serious issues facing our nation.
Now, as his reelection decision looms, a flurry of activity has arrived, with Biden even going so far as to attack the Second Amendment with an executive order.
President Joe Biden is expected to announce an executive order on Tuesday that would expand background checks to more firearm sales by expanding the statutory definition of a firearms dealer, the White House said.
Biden is set to sign the order during a trip to Monterey Park, California, where he will meet with families and the community affected by the mass shooting that killed 11 and injured nine others in January. The White House said the executive order will bring the U.S. “as close to universal background checks as possible” without additional legislation.
Under the executive order, Biden is also directing Attorney General Merrick Garland to develop and implement a plan to prevent former federally licensed firearms dealers, whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered, from continuing to engage in the business of dealing in firearms.
The order will also improve public awareness and increase the use of extreme protection, like “red flag” laws and safe storage of firearms.
The potential for abuse with so-called “red flag” laws is a major concern being voiced by firearms advocates, and increasing their use only further empowers the government and law enforcement to disarm the populace.
Using an executive order to impact the Second Amendment is cowardly, for starters, and completely un-American to boot. We have to expect that the legal challenges will be coming quickly.
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