Biden Issues Executive Order on Red Flag Act, Background Checks
Biden has announced that the order is intended to “reduce gun violence and make our communities safer” but has not gone as far as he would like. In response, he called for the passage of a gun control bill that would ban “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines and require universal background checks.
“In the meantime, my administration will continue to do everything we can to make our communities safer, within our existing mandates,” Biden said in a statement.
In the order, Biden directed federal agencies to further enforce the Safer Communities Act. The law passed last year with bipartisan support, including Republican Texas Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas).
safer community law Divided Texas Republican PartyAmong them is former Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX-08), who has expressed concern that the bill is funding “red flag” type legislation.
The Emergency Risk Protection Order, or what is known as the “red flag” law, is a controversial policy that makes law enforcement more likely to do anything illegal with firearms by order of a judge. Allows you to confiscate a firearm from a person who has not yet committed a crime.
Today, Biden’s order directs six federal agencies to begin implementing red flag-type protection order statutes, “law enforcement, health care providers, educators, and other community leaders.”
The order also cracks down on federal firearms licenses (FFLs) issued to businesses that buy and sell firearms, including directives to see who is covered by a license, and FFLs that have violated the rules in the past will not have their licenses permanently revoked. have to face denial.
lawyer with Texas Public Policy Foundation The Biden administration’s heavy-handed stance on gun stores says their actions have been exploited to the point of violating the Second Amendment, sparking lawsuits on the issue.
But the Executive Order isn’t just about passing greater restrictions on firearms. It also provides resources for firearm safety initiatives and mental health.
Several federal agencies have stated that the administration “strives for gun violence survivors, families of gun violence victims and survivors, first responders to gun violence incidents, and community recovery, mental health, and Others have been instructed to research and recommend ways they can better support needs affected by gun violence,” as well as to “promote firearms and public safety practices.” Develop and implement principles.
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