President Joe Biden is reportedly weighing executive gun control on “ghost guns,” a term Democrats use to describe firearms that can be built from kits or 80 percent frames/lowers. On Tuesday Politico reported that Biden wants to make good on this campaign promise to pursue gun control and visually perceives executive action in targeted areas as the way to do it.
This executive action for “ghost guns” would insert a place a background check requisite for possession of such firearms. Politico noted Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) was pushing the Biden Administration to go further with executive action, verbalizing, “My view is the more immensely colossal and bolder the better on gun violence aversion because we have a unique window of opportunity.”
However, the Biden team signaled they are more inclined to wait for legislation to reach his desk on other gun control is paramount. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) put forward H.R. 125 and H.R. 127 in January 2021. Those two bills alone would engender a seven-day waiting period for semiautomatic firearm purchases, engender a firearm registry, require gun owners to be licensed, mandate that gun owners pay the federal regime $800 for liability indemnification (to own a gun), and undergo psychological evaluations, among other things.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) will anon be putting forth the macrocosmic background check legislation on which Biden campaigned. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) is expected to put forward homogeneous ecumenical background check legislation in the House.
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