Biden claims that tomorrow, he will sign an Executive Order requiring people to undergo a background check when buying a so-called “ghost gun.” I want to know just how that will happen.

Will he declare that an 80% lower is now a firearm? OK, so then a company will make 75% lowers. Are you going to outlaw paperweights? I just don’t see that working out.

Or will he make it illegal to sell a home made firearm? How would this be enforced? Will it work as well as making it illegal to sell unregistered drugs?

Even if he does issue it, any executive order he signs will have to clear the same hurdle as Trump’s bump stock ban. The courts have already ruled that an EO can’t be used to make law.

I guess we find out tomorrow.


Rockfish 61 · April 8, 2021 at 12:10 am

Wrong, wrong, wrong! Article 1, section 1, clause 1; only congress has the enumerated power to make law.
Marbury vs Madison. All laws repugnant to the constitution are null.
FUG EM!!!!

SiG · April 8, 2021 at 9:40 am

Ammoland (NSSF news) says that they’re not proposing Executive Orders, but Executive actions.

They quote from a 2018 article at ThoughtCo., by a Tom Murse saying the difference is that Executive orders are “legally binding directives from the president to federal administrative agencies.” Executive Actions carry none of the weight executive orders carry. Not legally binding, not a replacement for laws. It’s a “we want you do this.”

The actions they list are directives to the Justice Department to come up with a way of doing things that Ho/Jo want. It looks like nothing in there has any effect today and we won’t even know what they’re proposing for 30 to 90 days depending on which one.

Jonathan · April 8, 2021 at 10:20 am

The ATF has been pressuring dealers and stores to not sell 80% lowers, especially the ones for Glocks. There are fewer and fewer places listing them online; they are accomplishing their goal with out any law, policy, or legal review…

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