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Biden Won’t Rule Out Executive Orders For Gun Control

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Reportedly, President Joe Biden won’t rule out executive orders for gun control. According to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Biden is placing priority on gun control. In fact, Biden is not afraid of standing up to the National Rifle Association. A Tuesday press conference talked about the president’s call for banning semi-automatic firearms and implementing other measures.

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Gun Legislation Proposals

Psaki’s comments came Tuesday during the White House press briefing when Biden called on Congress to take action on the three-year anniversary of the Parkland school shooting. “This administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed that call. We will take action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer,” Biden said in a White House statement Sunday. 

“Today, I am calling on Congress to enact common-sense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets,” he announced. “We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change. The time to act is now,” he added.

No Proposal Yet 

When asked about potential gun legislation proposed by the administration, Psaki admitted that there are no concrete proposals yet. “We haven’t proposed a package at this point, so it’s hard for me to make a prediction about the likelihood of passing,” Psaki admitted. 

“I don’t have a prediction for you or a preview for you on a timeline of a package, and certainly not what it will look like and how it goes through Congress. But I will say that the president is somebody, throughout his career, who has advocated for the smart gun, smart gun safety measures. Also, Biden is not afraid of standing up to the NRA – he has done it multiple times,” Psaki said. This can also mean Biden using executive orders for gun control measures.

NRA Will Oppose Any Measures

Meanwhile, the National Rifle Association vowed to oppose any gun control proposals from Biden.  “It will be up to these millions of law-abiding gun owners, and millions of NRA members, to make their voices heard in opposition to any infringement upon their constitutional rights,” the organization said in a tweet. 

In a separate tweet posted after Biden’s statement, the NRA gave its members updates on what the new proposals entail. “TODAY: President Biden issued a statement calling on Congress to Ban commonly owned firearms (AR-15s) and 10+ round mags; Criminalize private firearm transfers; Run firearm manufacturers & dealers out of business,” the NRA tweeted.

Representative Jackson Lee’s Gun Control Proposal

Earlier this month, Democrat Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) proposed a new gun control bill that will create a national firearm registry. It sets minimum gun ownership at 21 years and will require federal licensing and psychological evaluations. Also, Jackson Lee’s bill makes it a crime to possess a firearm or ammunition without a federal license or sell one to someone without a license. In addition, those with a history of mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse, homicidal or suicidal thoughts, or brain disease are ineligible to receive a license. 

In an overreaching provision, gun owners will need to register their firearms with the federal government. Consequently, the US Attorney General will have jurisdiction over licensing through the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. In addition, Jackson Lee’s bill will also regulate what Americans can and cannot display in their homes. Also, antique firearms will require a federal license.

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  • Avatar Anonymous says:

    This man does not speak for the majority of the American people

  • Avatar Jackie Rohde says:

    My family will fight for their right to keep what we have. It should NOT be up to the government on what I own, posses, or really how I obtained it. An executive order cannot go against the constitution. We cannot allow those right to be infringed upon anymore than they already have been.

  • Avatar Chas says:

    Join the NRA now….!!!!! Stop China Joe and his new left wing party!!!!

  • Avatar Umberto Anastasio says:

    ANY BILL THEY PUT TOGETHER WILL NOT STOP THE VIOLENCE IN THE STREETS . 100s ARE BEING KILLED DAILY THE GANGS WILL ALWAYS HAVE GUNS BUT THE TAX PAYER WILL NOT SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THAT . THEY NEED TO FIGHT THE CRIME IN THE STREETS MAKE IT SAFER FOR THE PEOPLE TO WALK THE STREETS .THAN COME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT WILL WORK FOR THE
    PEOPLE …. THE PEOPLE MUST VITE ON IT NOT A EXECUTIVE ORDER
    A EXECUTIVE WILL BE THE BEGINNING TOBTHE END . AFTER ALL IT IS OUR RIGHT TO BARE ARMS 2nd AMENDMENT . I THINK THAT OUR
    COUNTRY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS A CORPORATION
    THAT WAS VOTED IN BY CONGRESS 1871 . FOR FINANCIAL REASONS
    WE ARE OWNED BY THE CITY OF LONDON . THAT IS WHY ALL THIS
    HAPPENED TO TRUMP .NO ONE WOULD HELP IT WAS LIKE A SCI-FI
    MOVIE THE CORPORATION HAS A HIDDEN AGENDA AND THEY WANT
    TO START MAKING CHANGES NOW . THATS WHY THEY ARE TRYING TO SHUT TRUMP DOWN .I. TEAD MUCH MIRE IF ANY OF THIS IS
    TRUE SOMEONE HAS TO HAVE THE BALLS AND TELL THE AMERICAN
    PEOPLE THE TRUTH I DONT HAVE THE MONEY OR I WOULD . I KEEP ASKING PEOPLE NO ONE WILL RESPOND .I HOPE YOU CAN HELP !!

  • Avatar Umberto Anastasio says:

    IS THE TREASURY DEPT A CORPORATION A CORPORATION LOCATED
    IN PUTEO RICO ?

    IS THE IRS A CORPORATION ALSO LICATED IN THE SAME CITY ALSO
    IRS WAS NEVER VOTED IN BY CONGRESS TO COLLECT MONEY ?

    DOES THE USA PAY TAXES TO THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND AND TO THE
    VATICAN OF ROME ?

    IF ANY OF THIS IS TRUE WHY DONT THE AMERICAN
    PEOPLE KNOW IT WAS NEVER TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS BUT. CLEAR IS
    DAY IT IS NOTED INNYHE INTERNET UNDER VARIOUS SEARCH
    ENGINES .

  • Avatar Bill says:

    No, and no. Enforce the hundreds of laws already on the books, not create new ones.

  • Avatar Anonymous says:

    It’s not the guns that kill it’s the idiots behind them, we the people all Americans need to stand up and make our voice heard and stand up and protect our 2nd amendment rights

  • Avatar Jim says:

    Do not miss with my right to bear arms. Former SFC US ARMY.

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