This week, President Joe Biden is expected to implement new restrictions on so-called “ghost guns” in the hopes that new gun control laws can help lower violence.
During a press conference on Monday, the president and the Department of Justice are expected to announce the completion of a new rule that extends federal jurisdiction to unfinished gun parts sold in kits.
The Biden administration wants to “control the epidemic” of “ghost guns,” or privately manufactured, non-serialized weapons, according to a report.
In other words, it will necessitate that gun kit manufacturers and dealers be licensed, which will involve adding serial numbers to their kits to track them.
“This final rule prohibits the manufacture of the most readily available ghost guns, such as ‘buy build shoot’ kits for sale online or in stores without a background check that can be quickly put together into a functioning firearm with equipment they already have at home,” according to a White House press release.
“This regulation makes it clear that these kits are ‘firearms’ under the Gun Control Act, and that commercial makers of such kits must get a license and include serial on their kits’ frame or receivers, and sellers must become federally licensed and run background checks before selling them,” according to the ATF.
The new gun control policy has received praise from gun control advocates. However, Republicans argue that Democrats are only using rising crime as a pretext to push through their real agenda; which is to further limit Americans’ Second Amendment rights.
Following the announcement, conservative Rep. Tom Massie (R-Ky.) reaffirmed his assertion that Biden is illegally trying to circumvent Congress and implement what effectively amounts to gun control legislation.
“The Constitution does not allow the federal government to prevent you from creating your own weapons. This has been true for more than 200 years. Furthermore, according on Article 1, Section 1 (literally the first operative sentence in the Constitution), Congress is responsible for making legislation, not the president.” Congressman Thomas Massie stated in a tweet.
Will Biden’s plan work? We would bet yes, since most Americans are preoccupied with Russia and Ukraine.