There are a lot of problems with the bipartisan gun control bill that came out of the Senate deal. I suspect it’s going to be an absolute nightmare to implement.
There’s never been any doubt that President Joe Biden was going to sign the bill, after all. While he may have wanted a more comprehensive bill, he’s going to take what he can get now and hope to leverage it into additional gun control in the future.
U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday signed into law the first major federal gun reform in three decades, days after a decision he condemned by the Supreme Court expandingfirearm owners’ rights.
“God willing, it’s going to save a lot of lives,” Biden said at the White House after signing the bill with his wife Jill by his side.
The bipartisan bill came together just weeks after mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo that killed more than 30 people, including 19 children at an elementary school.
It should be noted, however, that there’s absolutely nothing in this bill that would have prevented Uvalde.
However, Biden also couldn’t help but take a swipe at the Supreme Court during the signing ceremony.
“The Supreme Court has made some terrible decisions,” Biden told reporters after that ruling, and another on Friday that eliminated the right to abortion nationwide.
Yes, because acknowledging the right to bear arms actually means you can bear arms is such a horrible decision. I mean, who knows what’s next. I mean, the Supreme Court might next decide that the right to assemble actually means you have the right to assemble.
The thing is, for people like Biden, rights are whatever they, personally, think your rights should be. Remember “mostly peaceful protests,” as an example? Cities were burning, and people like Biden defending the rioters. Yet you shouldn’t be able to act in accordance with the plain text of the Second Amendment.
That’s the horrible decision he’s talking about.
Meanwhile, Biden doesn’t recognize the only horrible decision on the gun front–I’m not getting into the other debate–is the decision to negotiate on the bill he just signed.
First, the bill won’t stop or even reduce mass shootings. Even if everything works perfectly, there’s nothing there that could stop such horrific tragedies from unfolding; and since this is the government, you know nothing is going to work perfectly.
Yet it will create headaches and hassles for numerous law-abiding Americans.
Of course, for Biden and the rest of the Democratic Party, this is a feature, not a bug. For them, the only bug is the fact that people can still buy guns.
But mark my words, it won’t be long before they’ll be back at it, pushing for still more gun control, complaining that Republicans won’t compromise with them, pretending this deal never happened. That handful of Republicans who voted for this in the Senate ultimately gained nothing at all.
Lovely job, guys. You gave Biden the win he was desperate for leading into the midterms and will gain absolutely nothing in return, not even a safer society.