Recently, President Joe Biden and his ATF lackey declared new gun control rules, concerning so-called “ghost guns.” “Ghost guns”, rather sounding scary to liberals, are just guns made without serial numbers. The feds hate them because they can’t be uncovered and tracked, unlike traditional firearms. Other than that, they’re just guns.
Regardless, Team Biden determined to announce war on them in a recent conference, as the White House preemptively declared in a “fact sheet” relating to the rule change, saying:
Today, the President and Deputy Attorney General will also declare that the U.S. Department of Justice has proceeded with a final rule to rein in the rapid increase of “ghost guns” – unserialized, privately-made firearms that law imposed are increasingly recovering at crime scenes in cities across the country.
Last year alone, there were approximately 20,000 suspected ghost guns alleged to ATF as having been got better by law imposition in criminal inquiry – a ten-fold rise from 2016.  Because ghost guns lack the serial numbers marked on other firearms, law enforcement has an exceedingly difficult time tracing a ghost gun found at a crime scene back to an individual purchaser.
This final rule prohibits the business of producing the most approachable ghost guns, such as unserialized “buy build shoot” kits that individuals can buy online or at a store without a background check and can readily gather into a working firearm in as little as 30 minutes with the equipment they have at home.
This rule classifies that these kits qualify as “firearms” under the Gun Control Act and that commercial producers of such kits must therefore become licensed and contain serial numbers on the kits’ frame or recipient, and commercial sellers of these kits must become federally licensed and run background checks prior to a sale – just like they have to do with other commercially-made firearms.
In other words, if you’re into guns and desire to attempt making one of those “80% receivers” that have grown famed in recent years as a fun DIY gun project, now you can’t do so as easily as before because Biden is feared some gangbanger let out of jail might make one.
Why that gang member can’t just be bound up if he’s such a danger and instead we all have to face a limitation on our rights wasn’t talked through by Team Biden.
Anyhow, Rep. Thomas Massie tore into Biden’s rule vary on Twitter, saying that Congress makes the laws, not the president:
Indeed the Constitution does say that, though whether it actually matters is up in the air. Congress has relinquished so much authority to the presidency in the past few decades that, at this point, executive agencies like the ATF do basically generate laws.
If Rep. Massie wants to stop that, the far better course would be to recover Congress’ legislative authority, not to moan about it on Twitter.