Biden Avoids Congress, Signs Executive Order For Universal Background Checks

 March 17, 2023

President Joe Biden signed an executive order this week implementing a universal background check system on gun purchases.

Republican Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky said that Biden is pushing gun controls that have previously failed.

"Biden bypassed Congress with his executive actions, directing Attorney General Merrick Garland to move the country as close to a universal background check system as possible," according to Breitbart News.

"Congress has not passed universal background checks, and one of the reasons for that is because a gun registry is necessary in order for universal background checks to work," reports Breitbart.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation noted, "The glaring problem with universal background checks is they are unenforceable without a mandatory national firearm registry."

Additionally, Biden’s executive order focused on red flag laws, gun storage, and investigating the marketing methods used by gun manufacturers.

The Associated Press said Biden's order "[mandates] better reporting of ballistics data from federal law enforcement for a clearinghouse that allows federal, state and local law enforcement to match shell casings to guns."

Massie drew attention to the fact that Biden’s gun controls, universal background checks, red flag laws, gun storage requirements, etc. already exist in California and are failing miserably.

Massie said, "[California has] got a higher-than-average mass public shooting per capita and they’ve got some of the strictest gun laws."

Massie continued, "In fact, [Biden] went to Los Angeles County. Unless you’re White and well-connected, you probably can’t get a permit to carry a concealed firearm there. Fewer than 1-in-5,000 have a concealed carry permit in Los Angeles County."

Clearly, Biden is trying further his gun control agenda with this executive order because he knew it would not fare well in Congress.