STANDING UP FOR THE SECOND: Rep. Blasts Biden’s Upcoming Gun Crackdown, ‘POTUS Doesn’t Make the Laws’

The Biden Administration is preparing to take action on “ghost guns”: privately made firearms without serial numbers. But Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) says this isn’t a job for POTUS and the Constitution gives him no right.

“The Constitution does not authorize the federal government to prevent you from making your own firearm. This a fact that has been recognized for 200+ years. Also, Article 1, Section 1 (literally the first operative sentence in the Constitution) says Congress makes law, not POTUS!” Rep. Thomas Massie tweeted Sunday. 

According to Fox News, “The Biden administration plans to reclassify gun kits to qualify as firearms under the Gun Control Act, requiring manufacturers to be licensed and include serial numbers on the kits. Commercial sellers will also be required to run background checks before sales of the kits, according to senior administration officials.”

Second Amendment advocates Gun Owners of America say Massie is “spot on – Biden’s proposal to create a comprehensive national gun registry and end the online sale of gun parts without the passage of a new law exemplifies his disregard for the Second Amendment.”

But Democratic leaders are pushing hard for gun reform.

“It’s high time for a ghost gun exorcism before the proliferation peaks and before more people get hurt — or worse,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a statement Sunday. “My message is a simple one: No more waiting on these proposed federal rules.” Ghost guns are “too easy to build, too hard to trace and too dangerous to ignore.”