This morning we wrote that Biden would be issuing an executive order on gun control tomorrow, but few details about what was actually in the order were known at the time. Well now the details are out:
FOX NEWS – President Biden will announce gun control measures on Thursday that an administration official described as an initial set of actions aimed at addressing all forms of gun violence.
The president will detail several initiatives to be achieved through a mix of executive and legislative action, the official told reporters.
Biden will call on the Department of Justice to issue proposed rules to stop the proliferation of so-called “ghost guns” within 30 days. Ghost guns refer to kits that allow the recipient to assemble the firearm using provided parts. These guns do not have commercial serial numbers and are difficult to track.
The Justice Department will be given 60 days to issue a separate rule on stabilizing braces, which can turn a pistol into a more accurate weapon that fires like a rifle. Sixty days will also be provided for the DOJ to develop model “red flag” legislation that would allow friends and family members to identify an individual as a potential danger, thereby temporarily preventing the person from accessing a firearm.
We talked about ghost guns this morning, which was the only part that was already known.
But the big one here is the call for the DOJ to develop ‘red flag’ legislation. As we’ve talked about in the past, that is a dangerous idea that could easily get someone’s 2nd amendment right taken away from them, especially when it isn’t warranted. You’d could be one complaint away from having your firearms taken away. It’s exactly the thing that Democrats, and some Republicans, have been pushing for and the potential abuses with this could be off the charts. It’s a very bad idea.
Lastly, what is the deal with wanting to regulate or ban stabilizing braces? Honestly I had to look it up to see exactly what it was and it doesn’t look dangerous at all to me:
So it helps you hold a gun one-handed and fire more accurately. Who cares? Why on earth do Democrats want to ban these? The Trump administration thought about doing something on this last year, for whatever reason, but eventually took it off the table after there was an outcry from Republicans in Congress. I just don’t get why this is bad.