GOA Threatens Lawsuits over Biden’s New Executive Order

Washington Examiner, March 14, 2023

Gun rights groups are already threatening litigation against President Joe Biden ‘s executive order designed to increase background checks, arguing his action is overly broad and will target legal gun owners…

White House officials told reporters the order seeks to increase the number of national background checks, promote proper gun safety and storage among owners, and aid local law enforcement agencies in making use of existing resources such as the bipartisan gun control law Biden signed into law in 2022 following the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

“It’s just common sense to check whether someone is a felon, a domestic abuser before they buy a gun,” Biden said Tuesday.

Another Second Amendment rights group, Gun Owners of America, took to social media to cast responsibility on Republican lawmakers such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) and Sen. John Cornyn (TX) for their support of bipartisan legislation last year.

“GOA warned Compromise Cornyn and Mitch McConnell of the outcome of their ‘bipartisan’ anti-gun legislation & now we’re seeing executive orders for backdoor Universal Background Checks and funding every single ‘red flag’ gun confiscation law,” the group tweeted Tuesday evening…

Aidan Johnston, director of federal affairs at GOA, also signaled the group “will fight back” in court against Biden’s executive order.

Johnston claimed in a separate tweet that “Universal Background Checks are only enforceable [with] a gun registry that shows the government who legally transferred a firearm & who hasn’t,” arguing, “That’s why” the administration previously made it a requirement for federal firearms licensees to maintain all firearm transaction records permanently.

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Epoch Times, March 15, 2023

Second Amendment advocates have responded to President Joe Biden’s newest executive order designed to advance his gun control agenda and his repeated call for a ban on so-called “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines…

Gun Owners of America wrote in a statement that it has been expecting such action from the president…

The organization’s senior vice president, Erich Pratt, is quoted as saying that the current background check system fails 90 percent of the time. Pratt doesn’t believe expanding it will make things better.

“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,” Pratt wrote.

Biden also declared his intention to continue pursuing a ban on certain types of rifles and magazines. He claimed that mass shootings tripled in the United States after the previous 10-year ban expired in 2004.

“I’m determined once again to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” Biden said.

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