Those who support the Second Amendment were quick to react to President Joe Biden’s latest executive order, which was intended to further his policy of gun control and his repeated push for a restriction on so-called “assault weapons” and cartridges that yield a high capacity.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) released a statement saying that criminals are responsible for crime and that until President Biden and his supporters decide to pursue violent criminals, the rate of violence will continue to rise. The NRA argued that the criminal element, rather than law-abiding citizens, should be the target of our laws and efforts.
Biden’s order will expand background checks to include private sales, encourage the use of “Red Flag Laws,” make reports of gun dealer inspections public, call for tighter regulation of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, and demand that the Federal Trade Commission submit information on the advertising of firearms to children.
In California on Tuesday, President Biden stated that the executive order strengthens the administration’s attempts to hold the gun business accountable because it is the “one outfit you can’t sue.”
National Organization for Gun Rights president Dudley Brown made an impassioned plea to lawmakers, urging them to oppose any move to register firearms that violates the Second Amendment.
Showing his outrage, Brown made a statement that stated that this is an all-out attack on the Second Amendment and that NAG is exploring every legislative and legal avenue to fight back against the most extreme anti-gun president in U.S. history. A key phrase in the amendment is “shall not be infringed,” He questioned Biden on his understanding of this phrase.
Like the other responding groups, Brown argued that the order would not affect crime. Instead, he claimed, it would turn upstanding citizens into felons if they failed to follow the government’s extensive rules and regulations.
Gun Owners of America (GOA) released a statement saying it was expected this kind of move from the president.
According to Eric Pratt, senior vice president of GOA, the present background check system fails 90% of the time. Pratt thinks that increasing its size will not improve matters.
Pratt stated that if politicians and regulators ignore the elephant in the room—violent criminals freely strolling the streets—guns will continue to fall into the wrong hands.
President Biden has stated his determination to pursue a ban on certain types of guns and magazines. He asserted that once the 1994 prohibition was lifted after ten years, mass shootings in the United States increased by a factor of three.
Acting chairman of the Citizens’ Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear ArmsAlan Gottlieb, claimed that Biden’s agenda isn’t concerned with public safety. Like other gun rights proponents, Gottlieb thinks Biden’s plan will fall flat if put into action.
Gottlieb made a compelling argument when he stated that the only persons who will be significantly safer due to the new gun control regulations are the criminals who have already disobeyed the laws.