Politics

Biden Proposes Ignoring Constitution

He thinks semantics will get him a pass

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On a range of issues from the Supreme Court, to gun control, to free speech, Joe Biden is seeking to ignore law and the Constitution to enact his far left political agenda. His statements that “no amendment is absolute” signals an assault on basic freedoms and his semantic wordplay when it comes to gun control, classifying gun crime as a public health crisis, indicates he will use virus type restrictions to limit gun ownership, if not end it altogether.

 

FNC: “As President Biden on Thursday, rolled out a set of executive orders on gun control, he said ‘no amendment is absolute,’ while maintaining that ‘nothing’ he is recommending ‘impinges’ on the Second Amendment. Biden is asking that the Justice Department, within a month, propose a rule to stop ‘ghost guns,’ which are ‘kits’ people can buy legally then fully assemble to create a functioning firearm that does not have a serial number.

“Biden is also asking the DOJ within 60 days to propose a rule on braces used for handguns, which make them more accurate; proposing action on ‘community violence intervention’; asking the DOJ to publish suggestions for ‘red flag’ legislation; and having his administration issue a report on gun trafficking.”

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“Today we’re taking steps to confront not just the gun crisis, but what is actually a public health crisis. Nothing, nothing I am about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment. No amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute. You can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater — recall a freedom of speech. From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning that the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons. So the idea is just bizarre, to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution.”

“Let me say it again, gun violence in this country is an epidemic,” Biden said. “And it’s an international embarrassment.”

Veep Harris concurred. “I’ve seen with my own two lives what a bullet can do to the human body … and I’ve fought my entire career to fight this violence and to pass reasonable gun safety measures. What are we waiting for? Cause we aren’t waiting on a tragedy… We’ve had more tragedy than we can bear. The solutions exist… people on both sides of the aisle want action, real people … so all that is left is the will and the courage to act.”

The NRA shot back. “By appointing the anti-gun Merrick Garland as attorney general and nominating David Chipman — formerly a senior staffer at the leading gun control lobby —  to head ATF, Biden has made clear his sights are set on restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners while ignoring criminals and foregoing substantive measures that will actually keep Americans safe. Further, the proposals Biden announced tonight could require law-abiding citizens to surrender lawful property and enable states to expand gun confiscation orders. The NRA will fight this nomination and ill-conceived executive actions.” Storms are brewing on these issues. Admiral Joshua Painter, call your office.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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