Biden Set to Increase Gun Control with a Stroke of His Pen

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President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at further gun control.

Biden’s order will create “as close to universal background checks as possible” without action by Congress, according to a fact sheet provided by the White House.

The announcement is set to be made in Monterey Park, California. In January, 11 people were killed at a Monterey Park dance club — a setting that shows Biden clearly capitalizing on a tragedy to advance his agenda.

The fact sheet states that Biden’s order will “[i]ncrease the number of background checks by ensuring that all background checks required by law are conducted before firearm purchases, moving the U.S. as close to universal background checks as possible without additional legislation.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland is ordered “to move the U.S. as close to universal background checks as possible without additional legislation by clarifying, as appropriate, the statutory definition of who is ‘engaged in the business’ of dealing in firearms, as updated by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.”

According to NBC News, the National Instant Background Check System carried out more than 31 million background checks last year.

An administration official providing an advance briefing said it is not known how many additional background checks would be done under the new order, according to NBC.

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