Can you BELIEVE the new executive order signed by Biden?

On Tuesday, President Biden signed an executive order to expand background checks on firearm sales, directing Attorney General Merrick Garland to prevent former federally licensed firearms dealers from continuing to engage in the business of dealing firearms.

The order also aims to improve public safety practices surrounding firearms by encouraging the “effective use” of extreme protection measures like “red flag” laws and safe storage of firearms, and by accelerating federal law enforcement’s reporting of ballistics data to help catch shooters.

The National Integrated Ballistics Information Network (NIBIN) currently allows law enforcement to match fired cartridge casings to the guns from which they were fired, making it easier to connect multiple crime scenes and catch shooters.

The executive order will direct all federal law enforcement agencies to issue “rigorous requirements regarding NIBIN data submission and use of this tool.”

While some Second Amendment supporters may see this as an infringement on their rights, the executive order is just one step towards reducing gun violence and ensuring that firearms are sold and used responsibly.

Biden has continued to call on Congress to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and will also encourage the Federal Trade Commission to issue a public report analyzing how gun manufacturers market firearms to minors.

This executive order is one of many actions taken by the Biden administration to reduce gun violence. Last June, he signed into law the most significant gun control bill in nearly 30 years, providing funding for states to create programs that could keep weapons away from people who are a danger to themselves or others, enhancing background checks for gun buyers under 21, adding penalties for some gun criminals, and addressing closing the “boyfriend loophole.”

The executive order seeks to expand background checks and improve public safety practices surrounding firearms.

While it may not be a perfect solution, it is a step in the right direction toward reducing gun violence and ensuring that firearms are sold and used responsibly.