Joe Biden is infringing once again on the constitutional rights of Americans.
He is doing so with a dangerous new executive order.
Joe Biden announced a new government crackdown that could affect you.
On Tuesday President Joe Biden issued an executive order which aims to move the US “as close to universal background checks as possible without additional legislation” by expanding background checks on gun sales and increasing the use of so-called red flag laws.
The executive order changes the “definition of who is ‘engaged in the business’ of dealing in firearms, as updated by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act,” Biden’s press release for the order states, claiming the law would prevent guns from ending up in the hands of “felons and domestic abusers.”
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Monday that Biden “believes we need to do more” to crack down on gun violence.
“Too many lives have been taken by gun violence,” Jean-Pierre said. “You’ll hear him call on Congress to take action and not to stop … that we need to continue.”
“Again and again, he has called for Congress to act, including by banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, requiring background checks for all gun sales, requiring safe storage of firearms, closing the dating violence restraining order loophole, and repealing gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability,” the statement reads.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued a statement saying Biden has “overstepped” his authority.
“Under the guise of preventing gun violence, President Biden has once again overstepped his executive authority. By ignoring Congress, he brazenly sidestepped Americans’ elected legislators and infringed upon the Second Amendment,” said Lee. “In addition, this plan has the potential to overburden private sellers with paperwork and liability issues, which will lead to increased costs of guns and present a barrier to Americans’ right to bear arms.”
In a tweet, Lee added, “Failing to protect the public from repeat offenders is at the core of America’s gun violence problem.”
Biden had admitted in the past that he’s trying to ban law-abiding citizens from owning any “semi-automatic” firearms in America.
“I’m sick and tired of these shootings. We should have much stricter gun laws,” Biden told reporters last November. “Look, the idea that we’re not enforcing red-flag laws, period, just based on knowledge, not on parents saying or a loved one saying you should arrest this person now for his own sake, is ridiculous.”
“The idea — the idea we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick,” Biden continued. “It’s just sick. It has no, no social redeeming value. Zero. None. Not a single, solitary rationale for it except profit for the gun manufacturers.”
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