President Biden’s Gun Control Executive Orders Won’t Solve Any Problems

Published April 29, 2021
H. Sterling Burnett joins Merrill Matthews from the Institute for Policy Innovation to discuss gun control.
President Joe Biden is, rather unsurprisingly, pushing for more restrictive gun control laws. Aside from calling for legislation to unconstitutionally limit the ownership and sale of firearms, he offered a series of executive orders he says are first steps to reduce “gun violence.” His proposals amount to virtue signaling on the gun issue and will do nothing to prevent crimes committed with firearms. For instance, Biden is directing the DOJ to treat so-called ghost guns as machine guns, requiring taxes and registration with the government, yet no ghost gun has ever been linked to a crime.