After calling on Congress to bring gun reform to his desk, Joe Biden may be moving to Executive Action in order to get the legislation he wants passed faster.
Biden knows that if legislation is presented, many conservatives (and democrats) would oppose the move to ban certain kinds of freedoms to guns so he might streamline the move by using his executive authority.
The president originally just called on Congress to pass the gun reform, but his lack of patience means he might go a different way in order to get his bidding. Watch his statement below:
"This should not be a partisan issue."
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 23, 2021
Jen Psaki, Joe Biden’s White House Press Secretary announced that the President was exploring several routes in order to push gun reform as fast as he can. In a statement that Biden made earlier, the President pressed the timeliness of the matter saying that he didn’t want to wait any longer.
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Here’s what Psaki said in her Press Conference on Air Force One:
“The way he sees is that there are a number of levers that any president of the United States can use, and he as vice president was leading the effort on determining executive actions that could be taken on gun safety measures, it’s something that he has worked on, he’s passionate about, he feels personally connected to,” Psaki told the media.
While Biden was in the Obama administration, he failed at an effort to pass universal background checks for gun purchases.
Over the past week two shootings have occurred which has fueled Biden’s sense of urgency and passion for the reform even more.
The White House Press Secretary told reporters that he does, in fact, feel a sense of urgency to eliminate gun violence by instituting gun control legislation.
The recent shootings have sparked Joe Biden’s action calling for the ban of assault rifles in the hands of Americans.
Read some more of what Jen Psaki said below:
“We are considering a range of levers, including working through legislation, including executive actions to address, obviously, not just gun safety measures but violence in communities, so that has been under discussion and will continue to be under discussion,” Psaki said in a continuation of her statement.
If Biden pursues gun reform without going through Congress, that could be a HUGE step towards tyrannical government.
This Tragedy just happened last night, so I would not expect a new proposal put forward under 24 hours. But we are going to continue to work with Congress … There remain a range of options under consideration and obviously strategies like last night and the shootings in Atlanta are just reminders of how vital it is to move forward on gun safety measures,” Psaki told reporters.
Here’s the full transcript of what Psaki told reporters:
ABOARD AF1 👇 here’s the rough read-out of a conversation with @PressSec Jen Psaki and White House pool reporters on the aircraft. Mostly focused on the Boulder, Colorado shooting and @POTUS’ urge for action on assault weapons ban, universal background checks on gun sales, etc. pic.twitter.com/6Szeq0aZYM
— Geoff Redick (@GeoffWSYX6) March 23, 2021
Those aboard the Air Force One Press Briefing got a full dose of just how much power Biden believes he has. While legally Biden can go through Executive Action to pass gun reform, it will most likely be challenged by Congress and maybe even the Supreme Court.
Do you think Joe Biden has the authority to do this MAJOR move through his own Executive Action?
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