by Karl Denninger
…. you dead!
So he says with his “gun control” E/O nonsense.
Biden is asking that the Justice Department, within a month, propose a rule to stop “ghost guns,” which are “kits” people can buy legally then fully assemble to create a functioning firearm that does not have a serial number.
Biden is also asking the DOJ within 60 days to propose a rule on braces used for handguns, which make them more accurate; proposing action on “community violence intervention”; asking the DOJ to publish suggestions for “red flag” legislation; and having his administration issue a report on gun trafficking.
So how many “ghost guns” which are not stolen, that is, the felon buys said pieces and makes the gun, are used in crimes?
Almost none. How about pistol braces? Have you ever seen one used in a significant crime? I haven’t — until this last month or so. But banning those is a loser; witness that Trump banned bump stocks and lost in court. Note that the government has not appealed that loss. Any guesses why? (Hint: They know damn well they’ll just lose again at the USSC, at which point they’re ****ed and done in that a lot of BATFE “rulings” may well go up in smoke.) Specifically that decision voided the doctrine of Chevron deference in all criminal matters. Needless to say a hell of a lot of BATFE “interpretations” lay there and since gun violations are nearly always criminal matters letting that out of the bag is a road down which Biden does not wish to travel.