(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The attorney general of West Virginia is threatening to sue President Joe Biden and his administration over the president’s proposed gun safety laws.
On Thursday, Patrick Morrisey, the Republican attorney general of West Virginia, said he’d be in court “very quickly” if the president ends up following through on the proposals he revealed this week. Earlier that day, Biden had unveiled the proposals at the White House Rose Garden.
As Morrisey said:
“Defending the Second Amendment remains one of the most important priorities for the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office. I will not allow the far left to run roughshod over our citizens’ gun rights. If President Biden follows through on his proposals, we will be in court very quickly.
“Gun violence and the senseless death attributed to it should pain all Americans. However, the evil acts of a select few should never be a catalyst for stripping the lawful masses of their constitutional rights, especially their right to self-defense and to bear arms.”
In unveiling his proposals on Thursday, Biden said the “epidemic of gun violence” was an “international embarrassment” for the United States. He said:
“Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment. They’re phony arguments suggesting these are Second Amendment rights at stake with what we’re talking about. But no amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute.
“So, the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution. Gun violence in this country is an epidemic. And it’s an international embarrassment.”
Part of Biden’s executive orders issued this week included directing the Department of Justice to propose specific rules that would make “ghost guns” subject to background checks. These are firearms that are made at home and don’t have a serial number, so they are difficult to track.
He also directed the DOJ to propose a model “red flag” bill that will be given to states to help law enforcement authorities keep guns away from people who are potentially dangerous. Biden also wants to reclassify any pistol that’s modified with a stabilizer brace so that it’s subject to the National Firearms Act.
In addition to these directives, the DOJ is working to issue a report on gun trafficking. It will be the first time it does so in many years.
Five other agencies of the federal government are being directed to focus their grant programs more on gun violence intervention at community-based programs.
In addition, Biden is going to nominate David Chipman as the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Chipman, who has worked as an agent with the ATF for 25 years, is an advocate of gun control.
Biden has apparently had it with the inaction of Congress, specifically that of the U.S. Senate, which hasn’t passed any of the gun control measures that the House put forth. To that end, Biden said to senators:
“They’ve offered plenty of thoughts and prayers … but they’ve passed not a single new federal law to reduce gun violence. Enough prayers. Time for some action.”
If Biden tries to take too much action, he’s bound to receive some back from Republican-led states such as West Virginia.