Biden's DOJ to Adjust Second Amendment with New Gun Rules
The Democratic Party has long seen the Second Amendment as a nuisance, exploiting the emotional response that the nation has for gun violence in order to rally their supporters and pry votes from the nation at large.
But there isn’t much that the left can really do about it. The amendment was written in such a way that abolishing it outright would cause chaos and violence on an unprecedented scale. And, perhaps more importantly for the Democrats, any such move would be political suicide for the entire party.
This hasn’t stopped the Biden administration from moving ahead with some light infringement, however, using the DOJ to take aim at “ghost guns”.
The Biden administration will come out with its long-awaited ghost gun rule — aimed at reining in privately made firearms without serial numbers that are increasingly cropping up at crime scenes — as soon as Monday, three people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
Completion of the rule comes as the White House and the Justice Department have been under growing pressure to crack down on gun deaths and violent crime in the U.S.Trending:
For nearly a year, the rule has been making its way through the federal regulation process. Gun safety groups and Democrats in Congress have been pushing for the Justice Department to finish the rule for months. It will probably be met with heavy resistance from gun groups and draw litigation in the coming weeks.
The rule will likely come with some major changes to the way in which some Americans exercise the right to bear arms.
The rule is expected to change the current definition of a firearm under federal law to include unfinished parts, like the frame of a handgun or the receiver of a long gun.
In its proposed rule released last May, the ATF said it was also seeking to require manufacturers and dealers who sell ghost gun parts to be licensed by the federal government and require federally licensed firearms dealers to add a serial number to any unserialized guns they plan to sell.
The rule would also require firearms dealers to run background checks before they sell ghost gun kits that contain parts needed to assemble a firearm.
The change is sure to reignite a debate about what role the federal government should have in the firearms industry, and whether or not such arbitrary rule-creation should be used in such close proximity to the Constitution itself.