Joe Biden discussed his new deadly gun control measures, including a new regulation on ghost firearms. At its essence, this regulation states that anybody who wishes to acquire a weapon components kit that can be quickly be converted to a fully built firearm must go through the same process they would have to complete through to acquire a commercially built firearm in short weapon components kits that may be rapidly converted into operating fully assembled weapons must be addressed under federal law.
At an event about firearms, Biden confuses the ATF with the AFT pic.twitter.com/8BO9EqtmCu— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 11, 2022
The law also targets phantom firearms already created and in circulation. The DOJ will compel federally licensed dealers that take in any non-serialized weapons to code them before selling the weapon. Gun Owners of America have stated it’s an effort to extend gun registration and regulate even the ability to buy components and repair guns. The constitutionality of Biden’s new regulation is likely to be contested because the executive branch doesn’t get to establish the law, that’s up to Congress.
During his speech, Biden made a number of problematic remarks. He mistook the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives) with the AFT (The American Federation of Teachers) (The American Federation of Teachers). Biden also reiterated several of the falsehoods he is known for. When the Second Amendment was ratified, he asserted, you couldn’t buy a cannon.
BIDEN: "You couldn't buy a cannon when the Second Amendment passed."— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 11, 2022
That's not true. pic.twitter.com/absJjj3eUP
Biden went after gun makers, arguing they have some kind of special immunity that no other corporation has – that they are immune to lawsuits. This is simply not true. They can be sued for anything related to the production of their products, such as if the gun malfunctions. But why should they be held liable for the conduct of a gun-wielding criminal?