Per a report published by Politico, Joe Biden is set to announce a series of executive orders directed at reducing gun violence. According to reporting by Politico:
"Biden will direct the administration to begin the process of requiring buyers of so-called ghost guns — homemade or makeshift firearms that lack serial numbers — to undergo background checks, according to three people who have spoken to the White House about the plans. He is expected to be joined at the event by Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Other executive actions remain unclear. But stakeholders have speculated that the president could announce regulations on concealed assault-style firearms; prohibitions on firearm purchases for those convicted of domestic violence against their partners; and federal guidance on home storage safety measures. " (source)
This news reminded me of an interaction between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden during a Democratic Primary debate, back in 2019:
First reaction - that Kamala cackle is absolute acid on the ears.
Second reaction - ugh, she has no respect for the Constitution.
Third reaction - Hmph. Makes you wonder . . . who's idea was it to use the power of the executive in the manner? Was it Joe Biden or was it Kamala Harris - who has a clear preference for the authoritarian style of governing by executive order?
Now - in fairness to Biden here, he does say "somethings you can, many things you can't [do my executive order]", so perhaps these executive orders fall into Biden's "can" category. We don't know exactly what will be included in these forthcoming executive orders, maybe "assault weapons" aren't even included, maybe only a small discrete class of "assault weapons" are included. However, if a ban on "assault weapons" is included, this would clearly fall in what Biden was saying fell into the "cant" category - as that was the subject of question asked to Harris in the debate.
Maybe these executive orders will be limited in scope and won't violate anyone's 2nd Amendment rights (this is doubtful or an outright false premise, depending on your viewpoint), but we'd like to remind Joe of the words he used back on that debate stage in 2019:
Harris: "Hey Joe, instead of saying no we can't, lets say 'yes we can!" *CACKLE HYSTERICALLY*
Biden: "Let's be constitutional. We got a Constitution."
Sounds good to me, Joe. Follow your own advice.
Happy Hump Day and God Bless America