Joe Biden, the self-proclaimed champion of attacking the Supreme Court, has been dealt a surprising blow as the court handed him a victory in his ongoing gun control crusade. It seems like even a broken clock can be right twice a day. In a 5-4 split decision, the court, including the “conservative” justices Amy Coney Barrett and John Roberts, sided with the liberal wing to greenlight regulations on so-called “ghost guns.”
So they didn’t issue a stay, bc they want it to work it’s way through
the 5th circuit court, the most conservative circuit court in the nation.
SCOTUS Allows Biden ATF’s ‘Partially Complete’ Pistol Frame Rule to Stand During Appeal https://t.co/90RoC4oxg3
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Now, you may be wondering what on earth “ghost guns” are. Well, they are the latest obsession of the gun control lobby. These are privately-made firearms that have somehow become a terrifying threat to society, according to the left. They want to bring these guns under federal surveillance, because apparently, law-abiding citizens exercising their Second Amendment rights without government interference is just too much to handle.
In his usual fashion of overreach, Biden published a new rule at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) that completely distorts the meaning of “firearm.” Buyers of unfinished gun parts now have to go through the same background checks as if they were buying a fully operational gun from a licensed dealer. And as if that wasn’t enough, “ghost guns” are now required to have serial numbers. Because nothing screams “criminal mastermind” like a serial number on a piece of metal.
But here’s where it gets interesting. A district court judge ruled in July that Congress never granted the authority to regulate gun parts in the way Biden intends. The ATF clearly stretched its boundaries under the Gun Control Act of 1968. According to the law, the government can only regulate “frames and receivers” as gun parts. However, Biden’s rule conveniently redefines these terms to include non-functional and “partially completed” components. It’s almost as if words don’t mean anything to the Biden administration anymore.
The plaintiffs in this case rightfully argue that law-abiding citizens should be free to make firearms for their own use without overbearing federal regulation. But of course, the left views this as a “loophole” that must be plugged for the sake of “public safety.” Because who needs personal freedom when you can have the government dictating every aspect of your life, right?
The Department of Justice, not missing the opportunity to praise Big Brother, hailed the Supreme Court’s decision, claiming that this rule will help law enforcement solve crimes and reduce the number of untraceable “ghost guns” flooding our communities. Ah, yes, because criminals are known for their strict compliance with laws and regulations. Clearly, putting more restrictions on law-abiding citizens will solve all our problems.
It’s important to note that the Supreme Court did not rule on the merits of the case, leaving the door open for this issue to return to the court in the future. Let’s hope that the court upholds the true meaning of the Constitution and protects the rights of law-abiding citizens to bear arms without unnecessary government interference. Our rights should not be sacrificed on the altar of political agendas and fearmongering.