[[Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons]]

Biden Takes Executive Action Against Guns

While Donald Trump has moved to the middle in an effort to win the general election, like most candidates do, President Joe Biden has taken a hard left turn for November. 

With Bidenomics making our lives worse, the White House appears to believe that their only chance is to appeal to the left. The president has pushed radical green regulations and has turned his back on our staunchest ally in the Middle East. 

Now, the White House has its eyes set on gun owners, and like his gambit with student loans, he will attempt to “expand” a law already on the books rather than asking Congress to pass a new law.  

So much for “defending democracy.” 

The Biden administration on Thursday moved one step closer to enacting a rule requiring people who sell firearms online and at gun shows to conduct background checks on their potential customers, according to CNN.

The finalized rule aims to close what gun control advocates call the “gun show loophole” by increasing the requirements to obtain a federal firearms license, or FFL, by more specifically defining what it means to be “engaged in the business” of selling firearms. By making the term more definitive, the Justice Department has said it aims to better regulate the market and encourage higher compliance with the federal background check requirement.

“Under this regulation, it will not matter if guns are sold on the internet, at a gun show, or at a brick-and-mortar store: if you sell guns predominantly to earn a profit, you must be licensed, and you must conduct background checks,” Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

Biden has been criticized for pretending to know about guns. In 2013, he said, “Guess what? A shotgun will keep you a lot safer — a double-barreled shotgun — than an assault weapon in somebody’s hands that doesn’t know how to use it, even one who does know how to use it.

“You know, it’s harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun, OK. So if you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells,” he continued.

CBS News explained that “the new federal rules will not create new law but will expand the definition of licensed firearms dealers. This move will also sharpen existing enforcement measures to ensure that the background screenings — which have not traditionally been necessary at certain gun sale locations — are carried out in more circumstances. 

The Justice Department estimates there are around 23,000 unlicensed firearms dealers who will now be required to complete background checks when selling guns, although senior administration officials said that predictions about the unlicensed gun market are imprecise.

The expanded background requirements emerged from Congress’ passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act in 2022 and will go into effect 30 days after the rule is published in the federal registry this week.” 

The regulation represents the most extensive broadening of background checks since the enactment of the Brady Bill, detailing various commercial activities that could classify someone as a gun dealer. 

For instance, individuals who regularly purchase and sell the same type of firearm, those who engage in buying and selling additional firearms during private transactions, or those who consistently sell firearms within a 30-day window of purchase would likely be forced to obtain a license.

Pro-gun groups slammed the move, according to Fox News. “The Second Amendment Institute told Fox News Digital the ATF’s new rule is “another example of them going beyond their statutory authority for political purposes. 

‘It infringes upon the rights of law-abiding citizens and adds unnecessary burdens to those seeking to exercise their Second Amendment rights,’ the organization said. 

The Gun Owners of America’s Director of Federal Affairs Aidan Johnston accused the Biden administration of ‘weaponizing every tool in their tool box to intimidate, harass, and criminalize gun owners with unlawful executive actions.’

‘This Backdoor Universal Registration Check rule is nothing more than a move to criminalize the sale of a single gun without a background check. By doing so, the government hopes to ensure that they are fully involved in every firearm transfer, and eventually the records of all those transfers will end up in their records database, which we have confirmed the existence of through FOIA requests, leaks, and congressional inquiry,'” Johnston said in a statement to Fox News Digital. 

This article originally appeared on New Conservative Post. Used with Permission.

[Read More: Former Chief of Staff Rolls Eyes At Biden Message]