How Biden could tighten gun control without Congress

How Biden could tighten gun control without Congress

Fox News Flash top headlines for February 17 00:00 00:0003:09GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay Experts say President Biden could use executive authority to restrict background checks and regulatory authority to slow down arms sales. Gun control wasn’t part of the new president’s first batch of dozens of executive orders, but less than a month into the administration, Biden officials are meeting with advocates demanding gun reform. Domestic policy adviser Susan Rice and White House public engagement director Cedric Richmond met virtually with gun control groups Wednesday, reiterating their commitment to "common sense steps." Officials familiar with the meeting said Biden was prepared to use any avenue, including executive action, to take these steps. But Americans are divided on the matter — 57% support stricter gun laws, a four-year low, according to a November Gallup poll. Though Democrats enjoy a razor-thin advantage in the Senate, new gun legislation would be hard pressed to clear the 60-vote filibuster hurdle. Second Amendment advocates say Biden doesn’t have the authority to ban assault weapons or magazine capacity by executive order but could use regulatory authority to restrict guns without Congress’ input. PSAKI: GUN CONTROL ‘A PRIORITY,’ BIDEN ‘NOT AFRAID OF STANDING UP TO THE NRA’ "I think that President Biden will try to get away with as much as he can with executive orders," Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, told Fox News, adding that his organization is "very prepared to go to court" if Biden oversteps. "What […]

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