Biden announces push for tougher gun laws: ‘The time to act is now’

After months of cryptic promises, President Joe Biden made clear last week that his administration is officially coming for Americans’ guns.

According to the Daily Caller, the president issued a statement on Valentine’s Day, the third anniversary of a deadly mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, urging Congress to take legislative action on “commonsense gun law reforms” that he unironically claims will “make our schools and communities safer.”

Biden’s statement came just days before a similar assertion from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki insisting that increased gun control is a top “priority” for the current administration.

Biden promises swift action

Writing Feb. 14, Biden said his White House “will not wait for the next mass shooting” to move on gun reform.

“Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets,” the president said.

“We owe it to all those we’ve lost and to all those left behind to grieve to make a change,” he added. “The time to act is now.”

Keeping their options open

Two days later, according to the Daily Caller, Psaki was asked during a press briefing to give a timeline on Biden’s plans in the anti-Second Amendment realm. But she didn’t provide many details.

Noting that no package had been proposed yet, Psaki said, “I don’t have a prediction for you, or a preview for you on a timeline of a package, and certainly not what it will look like and how it goes through Congress.”

“I will say that the president is somebody, throughout his career, who has advocated for smart gun, smart gun safety measures,” the press secretary added, according to Fox News. “He is not afraid of standing up to the NRA — he has done it multiple times.”

Pressed on whether Biden intends to issue an executive order on gun reform, Psaki demurred, saying the president “has a range of actions at his disposal” that have not yet been “ruled out,” according to a White House transcript.

They’re already getting started

In the meantime, Democrats in Congress are already getting to work on what they see as a solution to the problem. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) has sponsored and submitted H.R. 127, the Firearm Licensing and Registration Act, which would establish a nationwide federal licensing and registration scheme for the possession of firearms, accessories, and ammunition, and impose severe penalties like prison time and steep fines for non-compliance.

The act would also mandate pricey insurance policies for licensed gun owners, ban ammunition that is .50 caliber in size or larger, and bar so-called “large-capacity” magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, again with stiff penalties for violations. And it seems that’s just the beginning.

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      1. You are SO Right Bill. The ONLY way we will ever keep our 2 Nd Amendment Rights will be by exercising them when JB and company come to take them. The Dems fail to act on those with mental issues, and drug abuse issues. Instead they want to attack us law abiding citizens, who have never threatened anyone before. If Congress would address those with the mental and drug issues, the attacks would seriously decrease.

        Till then, We stand united that we will not give up our rights. History shows us what happens when we allow our rights to be taken. We stand together against the Communist attempts to take what is rightfully ours to have.

    1. They don’t care. They are working on control so you can’t defend yourself. So who will they blame when only criminals and mentally deranged individuals shoot up the next school, or church to name just two scenarios.

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  2. Let them try they may find there self on the wrong in of a a gun. They have no right to change the 2nd Amendment

  3. Joe, do youself a favor and drop this idiocy. Your brain is fried and what you are trying to accomplish is total removal of the second admendment. We the people will not obey, you should know that. Think about what you are trying to accomplish, the removal of all weapons in the hands of the people. We have a constitutional right to own firearms. The only problem with removing that right of the people to legally own firearms is it will not make anyone safer. Guns will still be in the hands of the criminal element dispite your demented try to remove all guns.

    1. tell sleepy joe bows and arrows can kill also i like them you don’t hear them when shot at you looooooool i guess they will be next you can have a arrow if it has a rubber tip on the end lmaoooooo it’s a joke just like Biden is as president

  4. It has NOTHING to do with gun control or reducing the number of deaths. It’s ONLY about DISARMAMENT of the public. We all know that every totalitarian government Always disarmed the populous so they could enslave and control them. The founding fathers realized this and gave us the 2nd Amendment to protect us from what we are now facing under this administration.
    COME AND TAKE THEM!!!!! If you dare!!!! Live Free or Die!!!!!!!

  5. Mandatory drug testing for all in government from president to senators to representatives to capitol police and interns. Alcohol included. Same reason the military are subjected to this humiliating process.

  6. good thing they didn’t have it in Nam so many Marines would have failed the test not much drinking booze but lot’s of smoking

  7. The first one who comes through my gate to take my guns will get the lead first!! “Give me liberty or give me death”!!Looks like “Sniffer Joe ” is about to start a civil war which he will lose !! Lock and load boys!!

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