President Joe Biden will sign executive orders for gun control in the near future, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed on Friday (March 26, US time).
Embed from Getty Images
According to The Epoch Times, White House Press Secretary Psaki replied, “have”When asked by reporters about the possibility that Mr. Biden will use executive orders to control guns.
“I cannot give you exact timeframes, in part, because of them [các lệnh hành pháp về kiểm soát súng] must go through a thorough review process“Ms. Psaki told reporters at the White House press conference on March 26.
Ms. Psaki elaborated by pointing out a biography of Mr. Biden when he was vice president under the Barack Obama administration. “I will note that when we are, when the president [Biden] as vice president in the Obama-Biden administration, he helped issue 23 executive orders in response to gun violence.“.
The White House Press Secretary said that the executive orders were “One of the levers we can use, any federal government, any president can use executive orders to help tackle rampant gun violence and ensure community safety across the country“.
Mr. Biden himself earlier this week also spoke strongly about the problem of gun control after the shooting at the supermarket Boulder, Colorado, killed 10 people, including a police officer.
President Biden has called for a ban on murderous weapons and further tightening of gun control measures. The Colorado shooting happened just days after a gunman attacked three beauty centers in and around Atlanta, Georgia, killing 8 people, including 6 Asian women.
“I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone another hour to take steps of common sense that will save many lives in the future.”Mr. Biden said at the White House earlier this week.
“This is not and should not be a partisan issue. This is an American problem that will save lives, save American lives. We must act. We can ban murderous weapons and high-powered cartridges in this country again“, Mr. Biden stressed.
Also this week, Vice President Kamala Harris made it clear that the federal Congress should pass gun control laws, but she has not yet said that President Biden will issue an executive order on gun control.
“It is time for Congress to act“Harris said in an interview on CBS News on Wednesday (March 24).
“There is no reason for us to carry the weapons of murder on the streets of a civil society. They are weapons of war. They are made to kill people quickly”Added Ms. Harris.
However, gun ownership groups such as the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Gun Owners for America (GOA) have raised red warning against Mr. Biden’s proposals. on gun control. They argued that the current president’s proposals violated the Second Amendment to the US Constitution on the rights of the people to own guns.
Meanwhile, courts from the states to the US Supreme Court are likely to block any Biden administration’s decree on gun control.
Just this week, the 6th Federal District Court of Appeal ruled that a federal ban by the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Beer, Tobacco, Guns and Explosives) on bump stock – shipping accessories It is illegal to swap conventional guns with automatic guns and require the ATF to suspend the ban.