Biden has worked to increase gun control through his and anti-gun extremists have urged him to go around legislative rules to harass gun owners and the groups that back them, like the NRA. Anti-gun Democrats and some Republicans did this same thing.
Now, with the new announcement that SCOTUS Justice Stephen Breyer will retire at the closing of the current term in the court, Biden could cement his anti-gun legacy for many decades using his executive authority to change the judicial branch.
A new FOX News piece stressed that Biden claimed, “You know, there is always a renewed national debate, with every nomination of a justice, because the Constitution is still evolving in terms of new rights, or curtailing rights.”
While he would not specify which rights he wants to “curtail,” we are reasonably positive it would include the freedom to own a gun. Maybe those who support other rights enshrined in America’s founding documents could be nervous that other things are also subject to Joe Biden’s “curtailing.”
The main issue with what Joe Biden said is that rights are irrespective of the Constitution. The Constitution simply recognizes the rights, and makes it positive that the government will not pass laws (or enforce regulations) that infringe upon those rights. This is why our Founders wrote phrases like “shall not be infringed.”
They did not say “Congress can make laws, depending on what is popular at the time.” Many laws have been passed that break the protections of the Second Amendment, and many more were proposed. We will keep fighting to repeal those laws and oppose the new ones. Such laws fall under what Biden approvingly says is “curtailing rights.” One only has to listen to Joe Biden whenever he discusses firearms to understand that there are possibly innumerable laws he wants to see passed that would keep pushing his “curtailing rights” agenda.
Only time will tell who Biden nominates to replace Justice Breyer, but we do not expect someone who respects the Second Amendment, or who supports the importance of the Second Amendment.