Thomas Massie Pushes Back Against the Biden Regime’s Massive Gun Grab
After President Joe Biden issued an executive order on background checks on March 14, 2023 Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie firmly responded by noting that the president is advocating for gun control measures that have already failed.
The Biden regime has already circumvented Congress via executive actions which have consisted of instructing Attorney General Merrick Garland to bring the US as close as possible to establishing a
universal background check system.
AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News noted that Congress hasn’t passed universal background check, “and one of the reasons for that is because a gun registry is necessary in order for universal background checks to work.” He cited a quote from the National Shooting Sports Foundation that was published nearly two years ago showcasing this uncomfortable reality: “The glaring problem with universal background checks is they are unenforceable without a mandatory national firearm registry.”
Biden’s executive order also tackled the issues of red flag gun confiscation orders, gun storage, and investigating the gun manufacturers’ marketing strategies.
The Associated Press called attention to how Biden’s order also “[mandates] better reporting of ballistics data from federal law enforcement for a clearinghouse that allows federal, state and local law enforcement to match shell casings to guns.”
According to a FOX News report, Massie highlighted how Biden’s obsession with the ballistic fingerprinting of guns was essentially a focus on “science fiction.”
Massie observed that Maryland temporarily had ballistic fingerprinting requirements, but subsequently got rid of them because the state was spending excessive amounts of money on the program but not reducing any crimes. In total, Maryland’s government spent $5 million on the ballistic fingerprinting program without yielding any meaningful results.
On top of that, Massie mentioned that Biden’s other civilian disarmament schemes — universal background checks, red flag gun confiscation orders, gun storage requirements, etc. — are already on the books in California, where they have failed to stop gun violence.
He stated, “[California has] got a higher-than-average mass public shooting per capita and they’ve got some of the strictest gun laws.”
Massie continued, “In fact, [Biden] went to Los Angeles County. Unless you’re White and well-connected, you probably can’t get a permit to carry a concealed firearm there. Fewer than 1-in-5,000 have a concealed carry permit in Los Angeles County.”
The Kentucky Congressman continues to be the most principled member of Congress on all matters concerning the Second Amendment and other key pro-liberty issues. Massie serves as a role model for other Republicans to follow.
Since being elected in 2012, Massie has stood as a pillar of rationality and, in many ways, has served as former Congressman Ron Paul’s de facto successor. Let’s hope that more GOP officials follow in Massie’s footsteps and bring some sanity to politics in DC.