In a press conference Thursday, President Biden unveiled the proposed executive orders on gun control. “Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment” Biden declared. Addressing potential opposition, Biden added, “they’re phone arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights in what we’re talking about.”
In an immediate contradiction, Biden then stated his position that “no amendment to the Constitution is absolute.” How can you not impinge upon something that is not absolute? Biden attempted to give an example by saying “you can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater and call it freedom of speech.”
As his example pertains to the Second Amendment, he said, “from the very beginning of the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons.” Biden’s administration announced six gun control initiatives.
Amongst the initiatives will require background checks for ‘ghost guns.’ “The Justice Department will propose a rule to curb the proliferation of ‘ghost guns,’ or guns that are assembled at home through kits or a 3-D printer, and will issue yearly reports on firearms trafficking, among other initiatives” reports National Review.
Biden will also nominate the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, David Chipman. Chipman is a former SWAT agent, as well as a gun control advocate who worked as an adviser to former congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford’s gun-control organization.