Executive Orders Explained for Low-Information Voters
Joe Biden, the vice president of the United States. Now, we were told last week that Biden was heading up a commission made up of administration officials and cabinet officials on what to do about guns and the increasing proliferation of guns. One of the things that Biden suggested was they’re looking at legislation, executive orders, so forth and so on. The Politico, a joyous Politico, I should say, has a story today: “The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control.”
This is what Biden told a group of House Democrats yesterday. Only 19? Only 19? We were worried the Second Amendment was in trouble here. “Later this week, Obama will formally announce his proposals to reduce gun violence, which are expected to include renewal of the assault weapons ban,” which, look, I’m not trying to be a stick in the mud here, but we already did one of these once, and it didn’t matter, folks.
We’ve had an assault weapons ban before. See, the problem is there really isn’t such a thing as an “assault weapon.” It’s just a creation. It’s nothing more than a name that Democrats and people on the left created to gin up anti-gun sentiment among people. But there really is no official classification of “assault weapon.” It doesn’t exist. What gun isn’t an assault weapon? I mean, even if you’re shooting skeet you’re assaulting the skeet. So the title here is purely a psychological creation. So “renewal of the assault weapons ban, universal background checks and prohibition of high-capacity magazine clips…”