Politics

GOP Threatens To Use Courts Roll Back Biden’s New Gun Control Actions

By

Republicans in Congress and statehouses threatened legal action Thursday to try to reverse President Biden’s new executive actions on gun control – while Donald Trump Jr. went after Hunter Biden for his own gun purchase.

Biden’s actions, which the president announced Thursday with Attorney General Merrick Garland standing behind him, would crack down on so-called ‘ghost guns,’ tighten requirements for pistol braces which improve accuracy, and issue reports on gun trafficking – while pushing for new laws tightening background checks, banning assault weapons, and holding gun-makers liable for their products in court.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pronounced the new moves, which follow the mass shooting at spas in Atlanta and other tragedies, ‘unconstitutional’ and vowed to pursue ‘every option’ to undo them.

Politico reported last March on a 2018 incident where Hallie Biden threw a gun she found in Hunter’s car into a trash bin. When Secret Service agents went to the gun store where Hunter had purchased the 38 seeking sale records, the owner refused to hand them over, in a convoluted saga. The gun, which had been missing from the trash bin when Hallie Biden went back to look for it, reappeared days later.

According to Hunter’s receipt from the gun purchase, which was obtained by Politico, he answered ‘no’ to the question: ‘Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?’

Hunter Biden was discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine.

McCarthy tweeted: ‘President Biden has ordered the [Justice Department] to issue new rules that will surely result in unconstitutional overreach. Republicans will strongly oppose and pursue every option—be it legislative or judicial—to protect the right to keep and bear arms from infringement by this Administration.’

The House has already passed two bills to tighten background checks.

And amid the legal saber rattling, Donald Trump Jr. blasted Biden for seeking to ‘disarm’ Americans given that his son Hunter was able to ‘lie’ to get a firearm.

‘Biden wants to disarm law-abiding American citizens with unconstitutional gun control measures, but his son Hunter is allowed to break the law and lie on federal background check forms to get a gun with no consequences???’ said Trump Jr., a hunting enthusiast.

Other powerful Republicans also dangled l… (Read more)

Comments are closed.