If there’s anything to know about President Biden, it’s that his timing is absolutely, impeccably awful. Here we are with inflation pushing to 8.5% and climbing every month, with millions of households struggling to make ends meet, and what does he decide to do? Push forward with a regulation to ban “ghost guns.”
Does he not realize that gun control is a losing issue with voters? Does he not realize that the struggle the economy is going through is going to get pinned on him? But he is off in his own little world, oblivious to what’s going on around him, and acting like it’s still 2016.
To add insult to injury, the mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway recently highlighted just how dangerous it is to live in areas that ban gun ownership. The gunman had a train full of sitting ducks, and apparently only stopped shooting because his gun jammed. But for many people who watched the news and saw what happened, it only reinforced the dangers of living under strict gun control.
One thing is certain, Biden’s new regulation will be litigated in court. It’s so broadly written and so unclear that there’s no way it should stand up a challenge in court. It basically defines a “firearm” as whatever ATF decides on any given day, and it could change from time to time. Where the law provides no certainty, there is no law. And the courts should have a very easy time slapping down this attempt to redefine laws that Congress has already passed.
That won’t make things any easier for gun owners and shooting enthusiasts, who now have to navigate an entirely new web of regulations. And things will only get worse when Biden introduces his pistol brace regulations in a few months.
Perhaps it’s no wonder that more and more people are starting to thumb their noses at federal gun laws and just do their own thing. And who knows, if more people engage in that type of civil disobedience maybe we’ll finally turn the tide and start seeing some action on overturning abusive gun control once Republicans take control of the government again.