Biden Aide Promises "Big, Bold"
Executive Actions On Guns

By Cam Edwards. December 9, 2020

At the moment, the prospects of Joe Biden's sweeping gun and magazine ban getting through a divided Congress appear to be dim, but a top transition official is telling his supporters that the Democrat will move quickly to enact "make big, bold changes through executive action" if he's inaugurated in January.

The Washington Examiner reports Paul Bedard that Stef Feldman, the national policy director of Biden's presidential campaign, brought up the issue of executive actions on guns during an online briefing with Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service.

It is expected that Biden will use executive orders, especially if the Democrats don't win both Georgia special Senate elections. Even with those, however, it would be a split chamber — making it difficult for him to push through liberal elements of his agenda, including gun control.

The mention of guns in his initial executive actions is already sparking concern in the industry, which is readying an aggressive lobbying campaign. "I'm going to be pretty busy," said one top gun lobbyist.

What actions could Biden take? As we discussed with Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation on Tuesdays' Bearing Arms' Cam & Co, a ban on the importation of semi-automatic rifles is one of the first moves that Biden could make, but Gottlieb says he's also concerned that Biden could try to ban the importation of ammunition and ammunition components as well. ....

The number of 'tricks' to achieve proposed restrictions seem near limitless, to the extent that executive actions will try to circumvent actual legislation, which in itself will be a major threat. The end result is always the same - disarming good Americans in the mistaken view that an ultimate 'no guns' will reduce crime, as well as bolster votes and achieve long term control.


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