White House Press Secretary Confirms Biden Will Be Signing Executive Orders on Gun Control

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Asked by a reporter during Friday’s White House briefing if we should be expecting executive orders from the President on gun measures, Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki very matter-of-factly replied, “Yes.”

“I can’t give you an exact time frame in part, because they have to go through a review process, which is something that we do from here,” she said.

“I will note that when we, when the president was the vice president in the Obama-Biden administration, he helped put in place twenty three executive actions to combat gun violence. It’s one of the levers that we can use, that any federal government, any president can use, to help address the prevalence of gun violence and address community safety around the country,” Psaki added.

The renewed focus on gun control comes in the wake of the mass shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boulder, Colorado.

According to the New York Post’s Steven Nelson, “the White House is considering orders to require background checks for “ghost guns” that can be manufactured at home without serial numbers and a requirement that local cops be notified if someone fails an FBI background check to buy a gun from a registered dealer, according to recent reports.”

Neither of these actions would have prevented the bloodshed in Atlanta or in Boulder. Both shooters passed background checks.

Because of a stubborn thing called the Second Amendment, Biden cannot issue an executive order to ban gun sales.

In the case District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court “ruled that individuals have a right to keep and bear arms, unconnected with service in a militia, for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.”

Biden also called on Congress to pass gun control legislation. According to a report from KIRO 7, Biden told reporters, “I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common-sense steps that will save lives in the future. And to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act. We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again.”

Unless Democrats find a way to eliminate the filibuster, it’s unlikely any meaningful gun control action could pass the 50-50 Senate.

Permitless Carry Bill Advancing Through Tennessee General Assembly

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Proposed legislation backed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to allow state residents to carry handguns without a permit is moving through the Tennessee General Assembly according to WKRN Nashville. Under current law, gun owners must take a class before obtaining a handgun carry permit.

The “Constitutional Carry” bill would allow “Tennesseans ages 21 and older” (plus members of the military ages 18 to 20) to open and conceal carry a gun without a permit.”

According to The Tennessean, this bill “also increases punishments for certain gun crimes, such as boosting theft of a firearm from a misdemeanor to a felony and mandating six months of incarceration for the offense, up from the current 30-day sentence.”

It would also “prohibit those convicted of stalking or [those with] two instances of driving under the influence from carrying a firearm, in addition to those who have been committed by the court to a mental institution.”

House Republican Majority Leader William Lamberth told WKRN, “We are adding penalties and increasing the penalties dramatically for anyone that steals a gun, anyone that’s using a gun improperly, felons in possession of guns.”

“We’re trying to keep guns out of the hands of bad guys and keep them in the hands of the good guys,” said Lamberth. “I can guarantee you we are making Tennessee a safer place tomorrow than it is today.”

With a Republican governor and GOP control in both chambers of the legislature, the bill is likely to pass.

Needless to say, this has gun control advocates apoplectic. But there are quite a few others who aren’t happy about it either and this includes the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association, which opposes it.

Nashville resident Brett Marker told WKRN, “There should be some sort of regulation. I’m not saying that you should just take guns away, but there should be some sort of oversight.”

“Democrats aren’t against guns; we’re not trying to take guns away from anyone. We just want to make sure that people that have guns…they have been trained on them and they know how to use them responsibly,” House Democratic caucus leader Vincent Dixie said.

Dixie added, “If the bill does pass I encourage my constituents to go get your gun — that’s what I encourage you to do — everyone needs to have a gun.”

Elizabeth is the founder and editor of The American Crisis. She is also a contract writer at The Western Journal and a previous contributor to RedState, The Dan Bongino Show, and The Federalist. Her articles have appeared on HotAir, Instapundit, RealClearPolitics, MSN and other sites. Elizabeth is a wife, a mom to three grown children and several beloved golden retrievers, and a grandmother!