Biden, blocked by Congress, resorts to minor gun measures

Biden, blocked by Congress, resorts to minor gun measures

Biden ‘ghost gun’ orders are about ‘political points,’ not making people safer: Jones 00:00 00:0006:26GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay Joe Biden didn’t try to sugarcoat the fact that he wasn’t doing very much. "We have a long way to go, it seems like we always have a long way to go," he said yesterday. What he was doing, on a warm Washington day, was bowing to political reality. The president announced minor steps on gun control because that’s all he could legally squeeze out of executive orders. He is stymied on the Hill and he knows it. There’s no way Congress will approve even a measure for expanded background checks that has strong majority support in the polls. As if to underscore the futility of Biden’s action, he acknowledged getting word Wednesday night of another gun tragedy, this one in South Carolina. Former NFL player Phillip Adams killed five people, including a doctor who had been treating him and his family, and then killed himself. Biden might have seized on the brief burst of momentum that followed the mass shootings in a Boulder supermarket and in Atlanta-area spas. The president spoke out, demanded action on his legislation, and then let the issue drop. AS PRESS EMBRACES BIDEN AGENDA, WHITE HOUSE LEAKS HAVE DISAPPEARED That, in my view, was by design. Biden didn’t want to derail his big-ticket economic packages for a fight he was destined to lose. Under the Senate’s arcane rules, it is easier for […]

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