President Biden’s plans to restrict Second Amendment rights are meeting resistance from multiple conservative governors.
Biden announced a series of actions, which he articulated during a press conference where he made multiple false claims, targeting two types of gun parts: pistol braces and chunks of plastic and metal that are unfinished firearms. The Biden administration also will be publishing so-called “model red flag legislation” for states to consider. This comes just a couple of weeks after the Biden administration urged the Supreme Court to uphold a warrantless gun confiscation case and a Syrian immigrant killed 10 people in Boulder, Colorado.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said following Biden’s press conference that the president’s actions were his “initial actions,” that there “will be more” and that he intends to “use the power of his presidency” to crack down on Americans’ constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights.
“Biden is threatening our Second Amendment rights,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted.
“He just announced a new liberal power grab to take away our guns. We will NOT allow this in TX. It’s time to get legislation making TX a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State passed and to my desk for signing.”
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said that Biden’s actions “won’t save lives or stop criminals,” and would only “disarm law-abiding citizens. Alaska is a Second Amendment sanctuary state, and we will be evaluating our options.”
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds also plans to take action.
“I think it’s out of control, and it’s obvious that they can’t get it through Congress and so he’s acting on his own,” she said. “He’s doing it at a rapid speed. There has not been another president, I don’t think, in history that has implemented the number of executive orders that this president has implemented. And the hypocrisy of running as a uniter and a president that was going to bring both parties together and heal this country, he has done anything but that. He is continuing to divide the country, and he’s doing it through these outlandish executive orders.”
Alan Goforth | Metro Voice