Merrick Garland, President Biden’s nominee for Attorney General, has announced that gun control could be on its way.
Garland, the failed SCOTUS nominee of President Obama, took questions on Monday morning about what his term as Attorney General may look like.
During the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing on Monday, Utah GOP Senator Mike Lee asked Merrick Garland, “Do you support banning of certain types of firearms?”
His response may shock you.
“Well, as I’m sure you know, the president is a strong supporter of gun control and has been an advocate all his professional life on this question,” Garland responded.
Even though Merrick Garland more or less dodged the question, he also gave an answer.
“The role of the Justice Department is to advance the policy program of the administration as long as it is consistent with the law,” Garland continued.
“Where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, I think the president is entitled to pursue them,” Garland finished.
The nominee is correct; any President is entitled to pursue legal policies.
HOWEVER, Biden’s gun control policies may violate the 2nd Amendment, which would be illegal.
Biden’s campaign site states, “Joe Biden will enact legislation to once again ban assault weapons … will enact universal background check legislation, requiring a background check for all gun sales … and buy back the assault weapons and high-capacity magazines already in our communities.”
If constitutional defenders find this violates the 2nd Amendment, that could be game over for Biden’s policies.
The 2nd Amendment clearly states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
This may or may not be an issue for the Biden Administration; however, if Merrick Garland believes in regulating guns, he’ll have to first review the 2nd Amendment.
If the Biden Administration, or Merrick Garland believes that they can force action against the right to bear arms, it could be a direct threat to the 2nd Amendment, and the totality of the Constitution.
Watch the full video of Merrick Garland below.
To find on Merrick Garland’s gun control comments click on the 3:05:30 time marker. This was the specified time for Senator Mike Lee to speak.
To read more about the 2nd Amendment, click HERE.