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Joe Biden forgets that his current job title is “President of the United States” and not “King” from time to time, and it’s up to others to remind him about the very clear limitations of his power.
This time, Biden seemed to forget that he can’t just simply craft and pass laws about the Second Amendment. According to Fox News, Biden is looking to pass a ban on “ghost guns.” You’ll recall that the Democrat Party’s understanding of ghost guns is…questionable.
Recall California lawmaker Keven de Leon back in 2014 who claimed that a ghost gun could rattle off an absurd amount of bullets in “half a second” from its “30 Calibur magazine clip.”
A ghost gun is a privately made firearm with no serial number, effectively taking it out of the federal database and making it completely untrackable. In the age of 3D printing, the government is fearful that it will never have any way of knowing how many of its own citizens are armed.
As reported by Fox News, the Biden administration’s plan is to make gun kits fall under new rules in order to make assembling your own gun illegal:
The Biden administration plans to reclassify gun kits to qualify as firearms under the Gun Control Act, requiring manufacturers to be licensed and include serial numbers on the kits. Commercial sellers will also be required to run background checks before sales of the kits, according to senior administration officials.
The rule has been making its way through the federal regulation process for nearly a year, with gun safety groups and Democrats in Congress pushing for the Justice Department to finish the rule for months.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, like most Democrats, is currently slapping the “panic” button in front of cameras, making it seem as if ghost guns are so dangerous that the rules the constitution lays out should be ignored in order to allow the Biden administration to rule them illegal by fiat:
“It’s high time for a ghost gun exorcism before the proliferation peaks and before more people get hurt — or worse,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a statement Sunday. “My message is a simple one: No more waiting on these proposed federal rules.” Ghost guns are “too easy to build, too hard to trace and too dangerous to ignore.”
It’s apparently a strategy Biden is willing to take up as he’s expected to make a “rule” about ghost guns in the Rose Garden today.
However, many conservatives and gun rights organizations are speaking up and reminding Biden and the Democrats that just skipping the process isn’t something they can just do. This includes Rep. Thomas Massie.
“The Constitution does not authorize the federal government to prevent you from making your own firearm. This a fact that has been recognized for 200+ years. Also, Article 1, Section 1 (literally the first operative sentence in the Constitution) says Congress makes law, not POTUS!” tweeted Massie.
The Constitution does not authorize the federal government to prevent you from making your own firearm. This a fact that has been recognized for 200+ years. Also, Article 1, Section 1 (literally the first operative sentence in the Constitution) says Congress makes law, not POTUS! pic.twitter.com/vTFRvKYTVi
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) April 11, 2022
Massie is correct. The Constitution is pretty clear about how things are done in this country, but the Biden Administration and many Democrats don’t seem to care.
This is just like when Biden attempted to wave his hand and make businesses above a certain number of employees force their workers to get vaccine shots. It was, of course, struck down by the Supreme Court, and many businesses that were in the midst of enforcing the mandate on employees suddenly found themselves slamming it into reverse and backing away from it as quickly as possible.
Biden stepped out of line, and the checks and balances put in place via the Constitution put him back in it.
Biden can try to enact “rules” all day, but the moment they’re challenged is the moment their coffin lid begins to close. There will be battles from various courts upholding and striking down the rule, eventually leading to the Supreme Court where the Justices will simply glance at the Constitution and come to the conclusion that Biden has limited powers and just saying “it’s a rule” isn’t one of them.
Source: This post first appeared on RedState