When it comes to the Constitution, our Founding Fathers were not particularly fond of the idea of providing malleability for certain aspects of the document. In fact, the very idea of elected public servants using the powers of their office to adjust the meaning of the Constitution would have likely caused them to roll over in their graves.
This is especially true when it comes to the Second Amendment, as evidenced by the harsh and undeniable inclusion of the phrase “shall not be infringed”.
Yet still, some 240 years later, Democrats continue to infringe.
President Biden is expected to announce an executive order on Tuesday that would expand background checks to more firearm sales by expanding the statutory definition of a firearms dealer, the White House said.
Biden is set to sign the order during a trip to Monterey Park, California, where he will meet with families and the community impacted by the mass shooting that killed 11 and injured nine others in January. The White House said the executive order will bring the U.S. “as close to universal background checks as possible” without additional legislation.
And that’s not all:
Under the executive order, Biden is also directing Attorney General Merrick Garland to develop and implement a plan to prevent former federally licensed firearms dealers, whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered, from continuing to engage in the business of dealing in firearms.
The order will also expand the use of “red flag laws”: Controversial guidelines that allow authorities to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens for a range of vague and subjective reasons.