Biden Rolls Out 6 Executive Actions on Gun Control: Here’s What They Are

In the wake of two mass shootings that received national attention last month, President Joe Biden is taking executive action aiming to curb gun violence and calling on Congress to pass further gun control legislation. 

At an event at the White House on Thursday, Biden said, “Today we’re taking steps to confront not just the gun crisis, but what is actually a public health crisis.”

He went on to declare that none of his executive actions would infringe on Second Amendment rights and said any arguments to the contrary are “phony.”

He continued:

“But no amendment to the Constitution is absolute. You can’t yell fire in a crowded movie theater and call it freedom of speech. In the beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. In the very beginning, when the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons. So, the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution.”

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He added, “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic and it’s an international embarrassment.”

Here’s a look at the executive actions he announced:

Issue a proposed rule to stop the proliferation of “ghost guns”

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will issue a proposed rule with 30 days on how to stop the distribution of “ghost guns” — kits that contain the components of a gun and directions on how to assemble them within 30 minutes.

These firearms do not have serial numbers and cannot be traced when they turn up at a crime scene. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), 10,000 “ghost guns” were recovered by law enforcement in 2019.

Restrict arm braces for pistols

The DOJ will have 60 days to issue a proposed rule to restrict the use of arm braces. The White House notes that such devices “effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle.”

The alleged shooter at the King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado, used a Ruger AR-556, which had an arm brace. As USA Today notes, his firearm was more concealable than an AR-15 but subject to far fewer gun regulations and would have been easier to buy.

According to Ruger’s website, the brace helps to “aid in accuracy, balance and recoil management.”

Draft model “red flag” legislation for states

The DOJ will release an example of legislation states can pass known as a “red flag” law that would allow family members or law enforcement officials to petition a court to temporarily prevent people in “crisis” from “accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others,” as the White House release reads.

Make investments in “evidence-based community violence interventions”

The administration plans to spend $5 billion on community violence intervention programs which the White House says are “proven strategies for reducing gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration,” the White House release reads.

Additionally, five federal agencies will make changes to “26 different programs to direct vital support to community violence intervention programs as quickly as possible.”

Direct to ATF to release annual reports on firearm trafficking

In 2000, the ATF released a report on an investigation into firearm trafficking, which the White House says helped federal, state, and local officials address “common channels of firearms trafficking.”

However, it argues that 20 years after that report, there is “good reason” to believe that channels for firearm trafficking as changed — specifically, it pointed to the proliferation of “ghost guns.”

Nominate David Chipman to lead the ATF

The agency has been without a director since 2015.

Chipman worked at ATF for 25 years and is an adviser to a gun control organization.

Biden also called on Congress to pass legislation to strengthen background checks, remove liability protection for gun makers, and ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Responses

  1. Funny that creepy Joe call guns an “epidemic” and a “crisis” while at the same time calling the abandonment, rape and trafficking of children at the border a non-issue. He’s a special kind of assclown.

  2. With this pawn of the NWO making edicts at any whim it looks like “we the people” will be spending a lot of time in the courts just to keep our unassailable rights.

  3. I guess we might as well get rid of all laws entirely, based on the logic that that I see in some of the comments below. Criminals are going to break those laws, so there’s no point in having them for law-abiding citizens.

    There’s no way for gun control to work in this country in any kind of piecemeal fashion. There are too many guns out there to have any real control of, and that pesky Constitution guarantees the right to own firearms.

    The only way to reduce gun violence by any measurable amount would be to ban firearms entirely, round up all of the guns that they can find from every person, and prosecute everyone they catch who didn’t turn one in. That is obviously never going to happen, as it would require that the Constitution be amended, and there is zero chance of that going through.

    We live in a period and a culture where we are just going to have to deal with the reality that on a fairly regular basis, someone is going to go someplace and start shooting. All of these proposed laws might stop one or two maniacs, but there will be plenty who slip through the cracks and massacre innocents.

    At this point, if you’re truly scared that you or your family are going to get shot and stay awake at nights worrying about it, it might be better if you move to another country with fewer firearms in circulation. You’d probably get better healthcare as a bonus.

    Those of us who stay just need to get used to the idea of mass shootings being something that just happens. They’re not going away any time soon, regardless of how many executive orders Biden signs.

    1. Start enforcing the laws on the book. If some asswipe goes in a place of business and shoots a half dozen or so people and there is proof of the shooter on video let’s say , then take that SOB out in the public square or televise his, her death in the electric chair for everyone to see . It’ll stop it !!!

  4. would be interesting if they could take all of the guns away from blacks for 2 years and see if the gun use death rates would fall and by how much… back in the day when a black couldn’t own a gun there was very very few deaths…

  5. It’s so surprising that folks haven’t learned that people kill people. Guns don’t. Deal with the sick people: leave the guns along.

  6. IN all the Mad King’s BS, I didn’t read one thing that was going to be done about gangs and criminals.

    1. CHUCK….. I missed that one also.. I wonder if he had it in invisible TYPE???

    2. Oh, then you must have missed it. Assclown is sending $5B to communities as an “investment” in “proven strategies for reducing gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration”. Translation: We’re going to use your tax dollars to pay criminal to not be criminals. I’m guessing that money will end up completely wasted, so he’ll allocate even more money over time. Good plan, eh?

  7. “ghost guns” — kits that contain the components of a gun and directions on how to assemble them within 30 minutes.” BS!!

    “arm braces. The White House notes that such devices “effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle.” BS!!

    “used a Ruger AR-556, which had an arm brace. As USA Today notes, his firearm was more concealable than an AR-15 but subject to far fewer gun regulations and would have been easier to buy.” BS!! Same regulations. More lies from the Mad King. “According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), 10,000 “ghost guns” were recovered by law enforcement in 2019.” Was that exactly 10,000, not 9999 or 10,001? Sounds like Democrat made up BS to me!!

    “The DOJ will release an example of legislation states can pass known as a “red flag” law that would allow family members or law enforcement officials to petition a court to temporarily prevent people in “crisis” from “accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others,” as the White House release reads.” BS!! Anyone that has a grudge against you can have your Second Amendment and Fourth Amendment rights violated without due process. You’re not allowed a lawyer or your presence at the hearing that decides your rights. Democrats love this!!

    “Chipman worked at ATF for 25 years and is an adviser to a gun control organization.” So he is anti-gun and will do anything to remove your 2nd Amendment Rights. Get ready for another Waco, TX and Ruby Ridge, ID. – more murders in the name of gun control.

    “$5 billion on community violence intervention programs which the White House says are “proven strategies for reducing gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration,” In other words give away programs to black neighborhoods, no arrests or convictions. That’s just what the Movement for Black Lives outlined in the “Breathe Act” which called for the end of all law enforcement, elimination of all jails/prisons, Juvenile detention, drug arrests or convictions, surveillance, facial recognition, ankle bracelets. All funds for those programs would be given to black communities, where they would stop violence with job training, counseling, intervention. Yeah, right!

    All in all, this is more BS from Mad King Biden the Usurper and Divider. He has been waiting for over 40 years to eliminate our 2nd Amendment Rights. Now he has his chance. More destructive executive orders to violate the Constitution. He explains how he’s not violating the Constitution, then violates it. Look up the word “infringed”. It’s what you’re not supposed to do. Conservative States will reject this.

    1. Me again.. well put.. its a shame that the MSM did not review this issue and TELL THIS REAL TRUTH ABOUT IT>….sign me HR

  8. I’ve got it! The way to reduce all those drunk-driving deaths! Let’s take vehicles away from sober, law-abiding people!

  9. how about you prove your gun laws work in chicago first. oh that’s right, gun laws increase crime

  10. Lol!!!! How many of you said” he aint coming for your guns”? And what did he just prove??
    Own this liberals. And own everything else he does to wreck this country while you are at it.

    2022 the gop will take back both houses and overturn all this crap in 2024.

  11. “In the very beginning, when the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons. ”

    Yeah, Joey. Those “certain people” were Black people and Indians (Indigenous). You want to justify this power grab on that basis? Good luck with that.

  12. There’s part of the problem : …direct 5 Federal Agencies to change 26 programs…Confusion rains, tax money evaporates, bureaucrats multiply. We’re back to the bad old days.

  13. This needs to pass – even if Congress doesn’t like it. Executive Orders on this one is a must.

    Biden also called on Congress to pass legislation to strengthen background checks, remove liability protection for gun makers, and ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

    1. None of these actions affect the problem – law-abiding citizens are targeted here, not the criminal element of society. And this isn’t about guns, its about control and the Dems desire to lord over everyone. Honestly, liberals are the dumbest of the dumb.

    2. well to start. executive orders only apply to government, he can’t force states to adopt anything.
      if you think background checks need to be strengthened you never bought a gun and know nothing about it
      there is no such thing as an “assault weapon” it is a made up term. assault is an action not an item

    3. All of those actions infringe on the rights of Americans. Maybe you like that. Maybe you’d like it if I was able to censor everything you said because I didn’t like it. After all, that’s only your First Amendment rights. What does that matter, right? That is what Democrats are doing everywhere, eliminating people’s rights.

      Please explain why gun manufacturers should be liable for what someone does with their product that’s functioning properly. After all, no one is trying to sue the manufacturer of matches/gasoline/acetone/lacquer thinner when someone commits arson. No one sues an auto company when someone drives up on a sidewalk in NY or London/walkway in Nice/department store in Germany with a car/pickup/van/Semi. No one sues a sports company when someone commits murder with a baseball bat/tennis racquet. No one sues a knife manufacturer when one is used in a murder (lots of them). So, why is a gun manufacturer so special? I’ll tell you why. Because that’s what the Democrat State Media concentrates on, blowing it all out of proportion, telling lies.

      You mentioned background checks. You’ve obviously been listening to the lying Democrat State Media. Background checks are alive and well. I’ve had to pass one every time I bought a weapon, despite what the Democrat State Media said about Montana. Criminals and devious individuals don’t buy guns legally and therefore are not going to be affected by background checks. Do you really think that someone that is willing to face the sentence for murder or armed robbery is concerned with violating a gun control law?

      Finally, there is no such thing as an ‘assault weapon’. That is a term made up by the Democrats (like the Mad King, Pelosi, Schumer, etc.), anti-gun fanatics and the Democrat State Media to scare the public and garner support for their anti-gun legislation. A knife is an assault weapon and so is anything else you can use to kill. The semi-automatic weapons that the antis call ‘assault weapons’ now encompass ALL semiautomatic guns: pistols, rifles, shotguns. ALL OF THEM. It was outlined in proposed legislation that was part of the Mad King’s campaign and introduced in 2019. That is the definition. Right now, that explanation is being avoided by the Mad King so he can sneak the legislation in. High capacity magazines (over 10 rounds) have no effect on the ability to murder. Example: An 8 shot pump shotgun (I have one and it’s not covered under the ‘assault weapon ban’), loaded with 00 Buck Shot, can fire 96ea .30 cal projectiles downrange with 8 pulls of the trigger. An AR15 with 30 round magazine can only put 30ea .22cal projectiles downrange with 30 pulls of the trigger. AS you can see, the shotgun is much more dangerous. The Mad King, the Democrat State Media and his minions are more concerned with the AR 15 because that’s what they’ve focused on for 50 years. It gets their foot in the door. It’s nonsense.

      I took the time to explain the truth about the proposed legislation and the weapons so that you will hopefully make an informed decision about the dangerous nature of this fake legislation that threatens our Constitutional rights.

      1. The only argument that I can make against your liability argument is that every item that you mention was manufactured for a purpose other than killing things. Of all of the examples that you gave, only gun manufacturers are selling a tool which has a primary purpose of killing something. Furthermore, many of those tools are specifically made and marketed to make killing a person easier than any of those other tools you listed. I’m not sure that I agree that gun manufacturers should be held liable by any means, but I can understand the distinction with their products..

        If an auto manufacturer implemented an optional feature solely designed for killing pedestrians more effectively, they’d probably get sued.

        Other than that, I can’t really argue with anything else that you say, except maybe that high-capacity round argument. That guy in Vegas shot 471 people (60 mortally) in ten minutes. I’m sure having 100 round magazines helped him reach that tally so quickly.

        1. So, following this premise, if someone with ill-intent feeds their spouse a teaspoon of rat poison ever day until they die, then it’s justifiable to mandate that all law-abiding citizenry be required to register with the government to purchase rat poison, track those persons, limit those persons to 1 package of rat-poison per month, and to establish a “red flag” program that encourages friends and family to “rat” them out to the government if they are suspect of even an inkling of *intent* to poison someone? Sounds very Minority Report to me. These kinds of laws never, ever work. Mostly because criminals will never, ever stop committing crimes – with any weapons they can get their hands on. Its mad king lunacy!

    4. You forgot to address the illegally gotten guns. Do you really believe the people who use their guns to hunt are the problem?
      I live in a semi rural area in PA. Hunting is a given. For many it puts food on their tables. Or they just prefer it to whatever is in grocery stores.
      What’s you’re plan for them?
      Stop being so naive.

    5. Please explain how this will lead to a reduction in criminal activity. This is solely directed a law abiding citizens and has nothing to do with criminals.

  14. Everything to the detriment of law abiding citizens! Everything to neuter the Second Amendment! I would expect to see legislation REMOVING liability protection for automotive mfg, China mfg and fast food conglomerates to name a few. Automotive Accidents, Lead Paint, Unsafe Toys and Obesity kill far more people than guns do. Add insult to injury by naming the ATF “Top Dog” a Second Amendment hater! Nothing impartial about that appointment! ;-/

    1. Uhm there is protection in the automotive sector. It’s called INSURANCE. The rest of your whine isn’t worth commenting on.

      1. You must be a half step from too dense to function….. Insurance is a third party that covers you in case of an accident. This legislation would hold gun manufacturers responsible for people being hurt or killed with their tools. (Let’s not put the blame where it belongs, on those evil people doing the crime right….)

        It would be like blaming Honda or Nissan when your stupid self drives intro a crowded sidewalk and kills pedestrians, or perhaps blaming silverware manufacturers because you can’t keep the fork out of your obese mouth and have congestive heart failure.

        Learn about what you’re talking about before commenting something so idiotic Tamera….

      2. come on tamara… what kind of argument is that… Uhm there is protection in your underwear. It’s called TAMPON. The rest of your whine isn’t worth commenting on…
        see how that works

      3. Uhm, Insurance protects people/property and does absolutely NOTHING to stop accidents and deaths. If you are looking for legislation that correlates to gun control legislation, it’s vehicle registration. The truth is that vehicle registration does absolutely NOTHING to stop accidents of deaths. It’s only there to take money out of your pocket and into theirs. Legislation that affects only the law abiding people that follow rules does nothing to curb crime/deaths. Criminals don’t abide by the laws or follow rules. That’s why they’re called criminals. Muslim terrorists, like the killer in CO, don’t follow laws either. Maybe Mad King Biden the Usurper and Divider shouldn’t have opened up immigration with those 7 terrorist sponsoring nations again.

  15. What’s Joe think of an NFL player that just killed 5 white folks? So much for that white supremacy.

  16. So he’s got a super liberal that believes all guns should only be in the hands of democrats – Chipman is a veteran of ATF, where he spent 25 years as a special agent. He currently works as a senior policy adviser at Giffords, an organization that advocates for stricter gun laws and is led by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who was gravely wounded in a mass shooting in 2011. As part of Giffords’ group, Chipman has pushed for greater regulation of ghost guns.

  17. Are they going to include ‘Fast and Furious’ in that- Direct to ATF to release annual reports on firearm trafficking
    In 2000, the ATF released a report on an investigation into firearm trafficking, which the White House says helped federal, state, and local officials address “common channels of firearms trafficking.”

    However, it argues that 20 years after that report, there is “good reason” to believe that channels for firearm trafficking as changed — specifically, it pointed to the proliferation of “ghost guns.”

  18. The DOJ will release an example of legislation states can pass known as a “red flag” law that would allow family members or law enforcement officials to petition a court to temporarily prevent people in “crisis” from “accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others,” as the White House release reads……also known as the Hunter Bill.

  19. So is the Secret Service taking Hunter’s guns away? Will Creepy Joe turn in his son as being a hazard to himself and his own family?

    1. Take down the wall in DC. Send the Natl Guard home. Disarm all of DC. Lead by example.

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