White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that President Joe Biden is currently considering taking executive action on gun control after two mass shootings in less than a week’s time.
Psaki did not provide any specifics as to what kind of action Biden would take.
“We are considering a range of levers, including working through legislation, including executive action,” Psaki told the press. “That has been under discussion and will continue to be under discussion.”
Biden, addressing the shooting that occurred in Boulder, Colo., and that left 10 dead, said Tuesday he didn’t “want to wait another minute, let alone an hour” to act on gun violence. A shooting six days earlier left eight dead in Atlanta, Georgia.
He didn’t mention potential executive action but implored the Senate to pass a series of House bills that would close loopholes in background checks. He also urged Congress to ban “assault weapons.”
“I got that done as a senator. It brought down mass shootings, we can do it again,” Biden went on to say while delivering remarks at the White House. “We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again.”
“These are bills that received votes with both Republicans and Democrats in the House. This is not and should not be a partisan issue. This is an American issue that will save lives, American lives. And we have to act. We should also ban assault weapons in the process,” the president said.
The House passed two bills this month to tighten gun control, one that would give authorities 10 business days instead of three to complete a background check before a gun sale. Under current law, gun sales can proceed if a background check takes longer than three days, what’s known as the “Charleston Loophole.” That bill passed 219-210 with only two Republicans supporting it.
It appears that Joe Biden does not have a very good grasp of the Second Amendment of the Constitution. The right to bear arms is not to be infringed by the federal government. That’s why it exists in the first place.
We don’t need gun control laws, all of which hurt law abiding citizens and do nothing to stop the criminals. If we really want to address the mass shootings, let’s take a look at the kind of people commit these crimes and try to figure out why. That’s a better use of time and resources.