GOA Reacts to Biden’s Executive Order on Universal Background Checks


March 14, 2023

Washington, D.C. – Today, Gun Owners of America (GOA) issued a strong rebuke of President Biden’s speech in Monterey Park, CA, where he signed an executive order to further his goal of requiring Universal Background Registration Checks on gun purchases. 

This action is a direct result of the Cornyn-Murphy gun control ‘compromise’ that passed last year, which GOA repeatedly warned was a complete overreach and merely a stepping stone for further anti-gun actions in the future. 

Erich Pratt, GOA’s Senior Vice President, issued the following statement:  

“The current background check system is ineffective and 9 out of 10 times falsely flags someone as ineligible to purchase. Instead of expanding the requirements to harass people who sell as few as just one firearm in a given year, this administration should be focusing their attention on keeping bad actors locked away, like the D.C. police chief openly stated just last week. Guns will continue to fall into the wrong hands as long as politicians and bureaucrats fail to acknowledge the real elephant in the room – violent criminals freely walking the streets.” 

Aidan Johnston, GOA’s Director of Federal Affairs, added:  

“We warned the public that Senator Cornyn’s ‘compromise’ on your rights was merely the first step in a larger effort to create Universal Background Registration Checks, which this President openly states is his goal. Gun owners didn’t get anything from this so-called ‘compromise’ except their constitutional rights violated with backdoor UBCs, gun confiscation laws, and more. This administration is waging an all-out war on the Second Amendment, and patriots nationwide need to make their voices heard to ensure that a ‘compromise’ never crosses the resolute desk again.”  

GOA spokesmen are available for interviews.  Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit grassroots lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.