Biden’s gun control policies would treat everyone like a criminal

Biden's gun control policies would treat everyone like a criminal

Just In… President Joe Biden unveiled a series of executive actions this week aimed at limiting access to firearms and tightening regulations on who can purchase and own them. Compared to the extreme gun control measures Biden has been talking about, these policies are much more subdued. But it’s clear this is just the beginning of a much broader, more restrictive agenda. There are six new policies Biden plans to roll out. First, the Justice Department will create model “red flag” laws for states. These are also known as “gun violence restraining orders." There are good arguments for red flag laws , which target lawbreakers with restrictions on their freedom that are narrowly tailored to protecting the innocent. This is rightly a state matter — it’s fitting that Biden isn’t proposing federal red flag laws. The Justice Department will also begin publishing an annual report on gun trafficking, and the administration will invest in community violence intervention programs. Both of these are commonsense reforms that don’t infringe gun owners’ civil liberties as guaranteed by the Second Amendment. This always ought to be the first test of any proposed gun regulation: How does it affect the law-abiding gun owner? On this test, Biden’s other proposals fail. Biden would require the Justice Department to create a new 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 only purpose of this […]

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