After Joe Biden was elected to the presidency, TFTP published his list of promises to attack the Second Amendment. Now, after adding many more tyrannical measures to his previous list, he is following through with them. On Thursday, Biden delivered another heavily slurred speech in an attempt to pull on America’s heartstrings while announcing his plan to attack your right to self-defense.
Pres. Biden: "They've offered plenty of thoughts and prayers, members of Congress. But they've passed not a single new federal law to reduce gun violence. Enough prayers. Time for some action."https://t.co/bHYNauMmJP pic.twitter.com/ErgRx6aFqP
— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 8, 2021
Usurping Congress and the will of the people, Biden rammed through 6 Executive Orders related to guns control.
1. The first completely unconstitutional order Biden passed by executive fiat was a tightening of regulations on “ghost guns.”
The White House stated:
We are experiencing a growing problem: criminals are buying kits containing nearly all of the components and directions for finishing a firearm within as little as 30 minutes and using these firearms to commit crimes. When these firearms turn up at crime scenes, they often cannot be traced by law enforcement due to the lack of a serial number. The Justice Department will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of these firearms.
The term “ghost gun” is meant to incite fear and is used by the anti-gun crowd as a slogan to sway the ignorant away from the fact that law-abiding citizens often customize their legal weapons with parts obtained online or manufactured in their homes. Some of the parts are drilled with machine tools or 3D printed and therefore do not have a serial number so it is harder for government to track weapons. Biden will make this legal activity for law-abiding gun owners — illegal.
However, as the Fast and Furious scandal — which happened under Biden’s tenure as VP — shows us, serial numbers on guns don’t stop anyone from committing crimes. The US gave serialized weapons to cartels, who in turn used them on Americans.
2. In the second order, the Biden admin promised to better track gun violence in “a data driven way” in order to prevent it.
In this order, ghost guns are used again for a reason to track gun ownership of law-abiding citizens.
In 2000, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) issued a report summarizing information regarding its investigations into firearms trafficking, which is one way firearms are diverted into the illegal market where they can easily end up in the hands of dangerous individuals. Since the report’s publication, states, local, and federal policymakers have relied on its data to better thwart the common channels of firearms trafficking. But there is good reason to believe that firearms trafficking channels have changed since 2000, for example due to the emergence of online sales and proliferation of “ghost guns.” The Justice Department will issue a new, comprehensive report on firearms trafficking and annual updates necessary to give policymakers the information they need to help address firearms trafficking today.
3. The Justice Department, within 60 days, will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act.
“The alleged shooter in the Boulder tragedy last month appears to have used a pistol with an arm brace, which can make a firearm more stable and accurate while still being concealable,” the White House says.
This is yet another arbitrary attack on gun rights which aims to broaden the scope of gun bans by including entirely legal pistols under the definition of rifles.
4. The Justice Department, within 60 days, will publish model “red flag” legislation for states.
Red flag laws allow family members or law enforcement to petition for a court order temporarily barring people in crisis from accessing firearms if they present a danger to themselves or others. The President urges Congress to pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own. In the interim, the Justice Department’s published model legislation will make it easier for states that want to adopt red flag laws to do so.
However, as TFTP has reported, citizens who are targeted by these laws will be deemed guilty first and only after their guns are taken, will they have a chance to defend themselves in court. This is de facto removal of due process.
Donald Trump was a champion of Red Flag laws and he presided over one of the largest due process-free gun grabs in American history. Biden plans to take the torch and run with it.
As Reuters reported, under the legislation, a family member or law enforcement officer could petition a judge to seize firearms from a person they think is a threat to themselves or others. The judge could then hold a hearing without the targeted person being present and grant a temporary order for 14 days.
Under the fifth and fourteenth amendments, due process clauses are in place to act as a safeguard from arbitrary denial of life, liberty, or property by the government outside the sanction of law.
In spite of what officials and the media claim, when a person is stripped of their constitutional rights, albeit temporarily, without being given the chance to make their own case based on what can be entirely arbitrary and contrived accusations, this is the removal of due process. It doesn’t work, and it is rife for abuse as there is no way to stop an estranged spouse from calling police repeatedly and telling them their ex is threatening to cause harm to others.
5. The Administration is investing in evidence-based community violence interventions.
According to the Biden admin, community violence interventions are proven strategies for reducing gun violence in urban communities through tools other than incarceration. Because cities across the country are experiencing a historic spike in homicides, the Biden-Harris Administration is taking a number of steps to prioritize investment in community violence interventions.
- The American Jobs Plan proposes a $5 billion investment over eight years to support community violence intervention programs. A key part of community violence intervention strategies is to help connect individuals to job training and job opportunities.
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is organizing a webinar and toolkit to educate states on how they can use Medicaid to reimburse certain community violence intervention programs, like Hospital-Based Violence Interventions.
- Five federal agencies are making changes to 26 different programs to direct vital support to community violence intervention programs as quickly as possible. These changes mean we can start increasing investments in community violence interventions as we wait on Congress to appropriate additional funds
This is one of the least worrisome orders as it seeks to curb gun violence without curbing gun rights. However, it does nothing to address the why about violence increasing and happening like America’s mental health problem.
6. The President will nominate David Chipman to serve as Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
According to the White House: ATF is the key agency enforcing our gun laws, and it needs a confirmed director in order to do the job to the best of its ability. But ATF has not had a confirmed director since 2015. Chipman served at ATF for 25 years and now works to advance commonsense gun safety laws.
This nomination is especially worrisome given Chipman’s 25-year history with the agency who slaughtered dozens of men, women, and children in a church over an illegal gun part in Waco, TX. What’s more, Chipman has been known to peddle conspiracy theories about the Waco siege, up to and including putting out false information that the Branch Davidians shot down two US helicopters with .50 cals. This is patently false, yet Chipman had no problem taking to reddit to declare it a fact.
This is probably why he has since made his Twitter private and has taken to deleting over 1,000 tweets in the last few days.
Biden’s assault on the rights of Americans to defend themselves will not be a welcomed move by tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners and he is setting the stage for major conflict. It is for this reason states have already taken pro-active measures to fight against federal overreach.
In more than a dozen states, lawmakers proposed or passed bills to nullify federal attacks on gun rights. In Alabama, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wyoming, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia and Iowa bills have been proposed to nullify federal gun laws. In Texas, the governor has called for the state to become a Second Amendment sanctuary.
In Arizona, the Senate proposed a bill to sue officers who take guns from citizens at the request of federal agents. According to the legislation, officers who comply with gun control measures could also face charges.
In Utah, the house passes a similar measure, forbidding officers employed in the state to enforce federal gun control laws.
Last month, Missouri passed a bill which also bans cops from enforcing any new federal gun laws pushed by the Biden administration. The measure would penalize local police departments if their officers enforce federal gun laws and they would face minimum $50,000 fines for an infraction.
Most recently, lawmakers in Charleston, West Virginia passed a bill to end federal encroachment on the right to bear arms. The legislation prohibits a state agency or department from using money or personnel to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or aid a federal agency in whole or in part or arrest persons for federal law enforcement purposes, according to the Tenth Amendment Center.