Joe Biden announces gun control executive actions

Joe Biden announces gun control executive actions

Joe Biden gestures as he speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the White House, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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UPDATED 12:45 PM PT – Thursday, April 8, 2021

Joe Biden announced plans to address gun violence by pushing for tighter restrictions. In the Rose Garden Thursday, Biden called U.S. gun violence an “epidemic” and an “international embarrassment.” His new actions tackle so-called “ghost guns,” which are usually homemade or 3D printed and are known to not have serial numbers.

Biden has then asked the DOJ to mandate tougher rules regarding pistol braces and called for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition. He has also proposed removing liability protections for gun manufacturers.

During his announcement, Biden attempted to downplay conservative concerns over infringing on the Second Amendment.

“There are phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake for what we’re talking about,” Biden claimed. “But no amendment — no amendment to the Constitution is absolute. You can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater and call it freedom of speech. From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons. So the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution.”

Ahead of the announcement on the new actions, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the White House was attempting to trample over constitutional Second Amendment rights given to Americans.

He added, Biden is soft on crime, but is able to infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens.

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