Heritage legal fellow Amy Swearer, breaks down the Biden administration’s plans on gun control. She explains why instead of addressing the real underlying problems when it comes to gun violence, President Biden is pushing politically divisive measures that could seriously damage our right to keep and bear arms without making the nation any safer.
Blowing 4 Factual Holes in the Biden Gun Control Agenda
- Biden is pushing politically divisive measures that would turn the right to keep and bear arms on its head without meaningfully making the nation any safer.
- Any ban on so-called “high-capacity” magazines would fail constitutional muster and policy considerations.
- There are plenty of steps he could urge Congress or state governments to take that promise to be far more effective and far less constitutionally questionable.
On the third anniversary of the tragic February 2018 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, President Joe Biden issued his administration’s first significant push for new gun control measures.
Unfortunately, instead of seeking support for laws addressing the real underlying factors of gun violence, Biden is pushing politically divisive measures that would turn the right to keep and bear arms on its head without meaningfully making the nation any safer.
Biden’s message called on Congress to ban so-called “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines,” to mandate background checks on all gun sales, and to “eliminate immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”
He further promised that his administration “will take action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer.”
Let’s unpack the many problems with those policy proposals and take a look at what sound policies might look like, instead.
1) Banning ‘Assault Weapons’
2) Banning ‘High-Capacity Magazines’
3) Background Checks On All Gun Sales
4) Eliminating Immunity for Gun Manufacturers