As with Donald Trump’s executive order on bump stocks, this will be sent up like a balloon, challenged and shot down in federal court. Nothing is going to happen in Congress on gun control this session because Sen. Joe Manchin reiterated in an op-ed in The Washington Post this morning that he won’t consider weakening or getting rid of the filibuster under any circumstances.
“Here’s what Biden’s actions will do, according to a fact sheet from the White House:
Direct the Justice Department to propose a rule within 30 days to help stop the proliferation of ghost guns – firearms assembled from kits that often lack serial numbers and are difficult to trace.
Direct the DOJ to craft a rule within 60 days that clarifies the point at which a stabilizing arm brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle, subjecting that firearm to additional regulations.
Direct the DOJ to publish, within 60 days, model red-flag legislation, which lets law enforcement officers or family members ask a court to temporarily bar someone from accessing guns under certain circumstances. The White House says the model legislation will make it easier for states to pass their own versions of that law.
Direct the DOJ to issue a comprehensive report on gun trafficking. …”
Still though, it is disturbing that Joe is calling for a national red flag law. This would empower any of your shitlib family members to contact a court and have the police come to your house to take your guns away based on a hysterical accusation. Joe thinks that this is such a great idea which has worked out so well in Blue States that it ought to be done on a national level. As with low property taxes, this is an upside of living in Alabama. We don’t have to worry about this stuff. We read about it elsewhere.
“The President urges Congress to pass an appropriate national “red flag” law, as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass “red flag” laws of their own. In the interim, the Justice Department’s published model legislation will make it easier for states that want to adopt red flag laws to do so …”
Even if “assault weapons” were banned tomorrow, it would do nothing to stop mass shootings. We’ve already banned “assault weapons” before. There are also so many guns in this country that criminals will always be able to get their hands on one. This will only punish law abiding gunowners.
Mass shootings are a symptom of cultural degeneration. In Western Europe, they don’t have as many mass shootings. They have mass stabbings, acid attacks, terrorists running people over with cars, etc. The real question that needs to be answered is why is our society producing so many mentally ill, sociopathic people who are clearly suffering to the point where they are killing random people to draw attention to themselves. Why are there so many more of them now than back in the bad old days?
Note: Most of these suffering people don’t kill others. They kill themselves.