NEWS & ANALYSIS

Biden Will Announce Six Executive Actions on Gun Control: What Are They?


In the latest team-left effort to strip Amerians of their Second Amendment right, Joe Biden will announce Thursday six executive actions on gun control. 

What’s more, he is using the Department of Justice to skirt around Congress and push his agenda. 

The Department of Justice will publish model red flag laws, issue a rule to restrict the proliferation of ghost guns, and tighten loopholes around certain modified pistols. 

The department is also expected to issue a report on firearm trafficking for the first time since 2000. 

The White House released a fact sheet specifically outlining the actions. 

  • “The Justice Department, within 60 days, will publish model ‘red flag’ legislation for states.” 
  • “The Justice Department, within 60 days, will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turns a pistol into a short-barreled rifle subject to the requirements of the National Firearms Act.” 
  • “The Justice Department, within 30 days, will issue a proposed rule to help stop the proliferation of ‘ghost guns.’” 

Biden will also have “five federal agencies [make] changes to 26 different programs to direct vital support to community violence intervention programs as quickly as possible.” 

“These changes mean we can start increasing investments in community violence interventions as we wait on Congress to appropriate additional funds.” 

According to an anonymous senior administration official, Biden views this as the first step in tackling gun violence. 

“The president will not wait for Congress to act before the administration takes our own steps,” the official said, according to The Hill. 

As aforementioned, the Department of Justice will publish model red flag legislation for states. These laws would allow police or family members to petition courts to remove firearms from people in crisis. 

“As the president urges Congress to pass legislation that will create an appropriate, national red flag law and also pass legislation that incentivizes states to adopt red flag laws, the Justice Department’s model legislation will make it easier for states that want to adopt red flag laws to do so,” the official said. 

Ghost guns, the official urged, are a growing problem because they are untraceable. Since they are made using a kit of all the parts needed, they don’t have serial numbers. The official would not say whether the rule would classify these weapons as firearms. 

“The administration is going to move forward to deliver progress via executive action when we have the authority to do so,” the official urged.