Gun rights groups are warning that Biden is getting ready to bypass Congress to impose some of his strict gun control polices.
Domestic policy adviser Susan Rice met with gun control groups and officials familiar with the meeting said Biden is planning on using executive orders to impose some of his policies.
From Fox News:
Domestic policy adviser Susan Rice and White House public engagement director Cedric Richmond met virtually with gun control groups Wednesday, reiterating their commitment to “common sense steps.” Officials familiar with the meeting said Biden was prepared to use any avenue, including executive action, to take these steps.
Second Amendment advocates say Biden can’t ban assault weapons or magazine capacity via executive order but can use his regulatory authority to restrict firearms without Congress.
For example, Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation is warning that Biden could slow down the background check process, which is already stressed because new gun ownership is skyrocketing in America.
Gottlieb also warned that Biden could use the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to tighten regulations that are “beyond the scope of what Congress has given him the authority to do.”
“I think that President Biden will try to get away with as much as he can with executive orders,” Gottlieb said.
The White House has yet to propose a gun control bill but Press Secretary Jen Psaki has said that gun control is “a priority to him on a personal level.”
John Feinblatt president of Everytown for Gun Safety is working with the Biden administration and they demand Biden, strengthen “our background check system, shutting down the market for ghost guns, and investing in community-based efforts to address skyrocketing rates of city gun violence.”
Of course, Feinblatt has ignored the fact that “skyrocketing rates of city gun violence” is occurring in areas that have some of the strictest gun laws in country. They are also the same cities that have committed to defunding their police departments.
Written by February 18, 2021–
ARTICLE SOURCE: newsthud.com