Joe Biden just used the unconstitutional Cornyn-Murphy gun control surrender as the basis for an executive order mandating backdoor universal background checks.
In Biden’s own words, his new executive order moves America “as close to universal background checks as possible without additional legislation.”
Of course, the current background check system is so appallingly ineffective that 9 out of 10 times it falsely flags someone as ineligible to purchase a firearm…
…but Biden would rather harass law-abiding gun owners who sell as few as just one firearm per year than lock up the criminals who are actually responsible for gun violence.
Now that the consequences of the Cornyn-Murphy surrender are clearly apparent, we need your help ensuring another so-called “compromise” NEVER reaches Joe Biden’s desk.
Yesterday, I went on Newsmax to respond to Biden’s flagrantly unconstitutional Executive Order.
When Congress passed the Cornyn-Murphy “compromise,” Gun Owners of America warned that it would be used to justify future assaults on your Second Amendment rights.
Hidden inside this hasty, poorly written law was language that dramatically expanded the statutory definition of FFLs (Federal Firearms Licenses) to cover almost anyone who sold a gun.
At the time, we warned that it would allow for this exact scenario to occur:
“Expanding the definition of FFLs (Federal Firearms Licenses) could require anyone who sells more than one gun to do so through an FFL, resulting in a backdoor mechanism for universal background registration checks – just as the Obama Administration attempted.”
But despite our warnings, 15 Republican Senators stabbed gun owners in the back by rushing to “compromise” with the most rabidly anti-gun administration in American history.
Now, Biden’s executive order gives the ATF the ability to expand their illegal national gun registry by forcing private citizens who sell their guns to do so through an FFL.
That restricts their ability to conduct private gun transfers without a background check and a Firearm Transaction Record (Form 4473) recording the firearm in ATF’s illegal registry.
GOA can promise you: We will NEVER compromise on your God-given rights.
In fact, GOA already promised to defend your rights in court when Senator John Cornyn surrendered your gun rights to President Biden. We said at the time that:
The fight has just begun, and GOA and our partners stand ready to defeat this unconstitutional package in court, and to ensuring that the Republicans who helped pass this abomination, many of whom hail from the most pro-gun states in the nation, are never given the privilege of serving in elected office again.
But without your sustained support, weak-kneed Republicans in Congress could easily cave to anti-gunners and vote for another one of these unconstitutional gun control “compromises.”