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Biden’s anti-constitutional gun orders could be nullified by this 2013 Alaska law

President Joe Biden is working to enact gun legislation to further limit gun access in America, calling gun violence in America “an international embarrassment.”

“Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment,” Biden said. “They’re phony arguments suggesting these are Second Amendment rights at stake with what we’re talking about. But no amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”

He continued, “So the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution. Gun violence in this country is an epidemic. And it’s an international embarrassment.”

Biden, a longtime gun-control proponent, issued executive orders and directives to agencies. Among his efforts will be to prohibit selling of an arm brace that is used to make firing a gun more accurate. He is banning “ghost guns,” which are untraceable guns made of various parts that can be obtained from different sources and the part don’t require a background check.

Homemade “ghost guns,” are untraceable, as they lack serial numbers. Hobbyists who like to build their own guns are growing in numbers.

[Read the White House fact sheet at this link.]

But whether those federal mandates can override Alaska statute will be a question for the Alaska Legislature and the governor of Alaska. In 2013, the Legislature passed HB 69, to protect Alaskans’ rights to keep and bear arms.The law, sponsored by former Speaker Mike Chenault, was in response to President Barack Obama’s executive orders and legislative proposals to remove some of those constitutional rights from Americans.

The law was signed by then-Gov. Sean Parnell.

In his sponsor statement, Speaker Chenault wrote, “it is important that Alaska protect not only our Second Amendment rights but also asserting citizens’ and states’ rights guaranteed under the Ninth and Tenth Amendment.”

At the time, a proposal by Obama were based on the recommendation of a work group led by Biden, who was then vice president. The group was charged with coming up with concrete policies in response to gun violence.

“These proposals were the basis for the Presidential Executive Memoranda that were announced on January 16, 2013.  The plan combines executive actions and calls for legislative action that ‘would help keep guns out of the wrong hands, ban assault and high-capacity magazines, make our schools safer, and increase access to mental health services.’  Although the executive memorandum does not carry the force of law, the recommendations calling for Congressional action could affect Second Amendment rights and the rights of states as well,” Chenault wrote in 2013.

[The Obama executive order was signed in 2015. Read more about it at this link.]

Democrats that year said the law put Alaskans at risk of criminal prosecution if they ignore federal gun laws.

Biden is also nominating David Chipman, who was for 25 years an ATF agent and oversaw the bureau’s firearms programs, as head of ATF. He is with a group led by former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot during a mass shooting in Tucson, in which 18 people were struck and six died.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Did anyone catch the “ AFT” snafu ?
    Joe , it’s ATF , Alcohol , Tobacco and Firearms 😀😀😀 . NOT AFT which is American Federation of Teachers !

  • Executive Orders only apply to Executive branch employees and federal property. People in the private sector can ignore them. Don’t believe me? Look it up.

    Dems cannot pass a law to infringe on gun rights either. The 2A is protected within the US Constitution and can only be changed through a constitution convention. Don’t let these Marxists trick you.

  • Hey, Joe — what part of “…shall not be infringed” do you not understand?

    Sign whatever executive orders you want. The U.S.A. is not a dictatorship, and my right to keep and bear arms was signed in blood by the patriots who fought to make this an independent nation, and by every patriot who has fought to maintain our liberty since then. Your executive orders are secondary to the Second Amendment

  • Any Executive Order or Gun Law that infringes on a citizens right to own and bear Arms is unconstitutional and therefore will be ignored! Any State representative that is not willing to stand up to government overreach and protect citizens should be removed from office and never allowed to serve again in public office!

  • Fake executive orders by a fake President. Of course he will do all in his non-existence authority.
    He is the most embarrassing thing in America. He is making everything worse. WHAT A REAL JOKE HE IS!

  • Blatant hypocrisy that the same Alaskan democrats that had no problem with ignoring federal laws regarding “recreational drug use” are suddenly concerned about the same disregard for federal laws regarding guns which are, BTW, infringements of gun rights protected by the Constitution. What part of “..shall NOT be infringed.” are they incapable of fully grasping?!? Ol Gropin Joe can kiss the butt of my Winchester…

  • Time for some more civil disobedience.

  • International embarrassment? Joe Biden is an international embarrassment. A real “ghost gun” is an illegally manufactured gun made in a foreign country then smuggled here. Case in point, the counterfeit 1911 45 cal pistol is a highly copied firearm manufactured in places like the Philippines. They are then smuggled via containers through the Port of Long Beach, CA. They are then used for murders by gang members then sent to Mexico and the cartels. No serial #s or traceable barrel rifling. Sleepy Joe should start here.

  • CATERINA, while technically correct, they still have armies of minions ready and willing to enforce their unconstitutional mandates.

  • Joe needs to be careful here. There are many many Democrats that are gun owners and he just may stomp on their feet and it would backfire. Best way to combat gun crimes is to lock the fools up instead of cutting down on their sentences and turn them loose. Law abiding citizens aren’t involved in gun crime.

  • Congratulations Joe! You just surpassed Obama as the leading firearms salesman in the US. If John Wayne was around today he’d be so proud of you … pilgrim!

  • “Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment,” Biden said. “They’re phony arguments suggesting these are Second Amendment rights at stake with what we’re talking about. But no amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”

    First, Biden is an illegitimate president who was installed into office through election fraud that was tacitly supported by Young, Sullivan and Murkowski. All three are traitors who need to be voted out.

    Nothing Biden says, does or signs is valid. Trump won and we all know it.

    Don’t want to believe that Trump won? Just observe how the Democrats reacted to see the truth. They refused to allow the evidence to be aired in full public view in any court of law. No one innocent of what they’re accused of is afraid to present their case to the people. Only the guilty hide behind legal technicalities and excuses…as the Democrats did and are.

    Second, if Biden’s suggested restrictions don’t impact the 2nd Amendment then why does he argue that no amendment is absolute? It shouldn’t matter if the amendment in question is unaffected by the action considered. Biden is stupid and he makes logic mistakes like this all the time.

    Third, amendments to the Constitution ARE absolute. Take the 13th Amendment, as an example…is idiot Biden suggesting that the abolition of slavery is not an absolute ban on slavery? Maybe he thinks it’s open to reinterpretation as societal conditions change…you know, the way our 2nd Amendment rights seem to be.

    • I agree with you insomuch that the Constitution cannot be changed as they are trying to do. As to whether Biden is legitimate president or not that really has little to do with it except from a frustration point of view. It’s all about legality.

  • “…international embarrassment”. Come on man.

  • Also, Resident Biden’s ATF nominee, David Chipman, is a proven liar. He had claimed (falsely) that the Branch Davidians in Waco had shot down a .gov helicopter with a .50 cal rifle.
    .
    Not only did they NOT shoot down a helicopter, there were zero .50 cal rifles found after Janet Reno’s jack-booted thugs burned all those 82 people, including 25 children and two pregnant women.
    .

  • I would like to know more about what creepy Joe means when he says “no amendment to the Constitution is absolute. Does he mean that he can disregard any of the amendments when ever he wants to serve his political masters?

  • “Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment,” Biden said. “They’re phony arguments suggesting these are Second Amendment rights at stake with what we’re talking about. But no amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute.” Ignoramous… Absolute they are – as written, period, exclamation point! Impeach the _________________. Ammo is already scarce, just like under the obaminator. For once I agree with Greg Forkner – “lock ’em up” if they commit a crime, any crime, and don’t molly-coddle them in prison. Gitmo sounds appealing for such.

  • Only 3 years, 6 months, 29 days or 42 months, 29 days until the next 2024 presidential election is held so we can say bye, bye to Biden. Going to be a long 1,308 days.

    • 1306 and counting

  • “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic.”
    .
    And almost all of it is committed by inner city Democrats in their never ending slaughter of each other.
    So if stopping the “epidemic” of gun violence was his real goal, he would address that and leave the law abiding citizens and their Constitutional rights alone, instead of attacking them, while ignoring the slaughter in the inner cities……

    • No…mental illness is. Inanimate objects can’t be.

  • An international embarrassment? American’s right to keep and bear arms is the envy of the world.

  • Sure a lot of gun nuts posting.

  • You better believe it harbor. We need to protect ourselves and families from genocidal communists such as yourself.

  • (Replying to BEV)
    Yes, the senile, cranky old coot said AFT twice, so it wasn’t just a slipup. Since he’s so fixated on firearms, he’ll probably be calling the organization FAT before long.

  • This has less to do with guns and More to do with law. The Constitution is a legal compact between government, states and citizens. It cannot be changed on a whim of one person or party.

  • More people killed every day in car wrecks. Are we banning cars? Drug overdoses daily. Yet certain areas offer free needles and drugs. No such thing as an accidental overdose. When is Hunter Biden being arrested and charged with a felony? Lied about his drug use on atf form 4473 about his drug use and that is a felony.

  • When Joe says “it’s an International embarrassment” he means it’s an embarrassment among his social class that he still hasn’t confiscated the peasant’s guns.

  • @Harbor, the term “gun nut” is a micro-aggression. I prefer the term “ammo-sexual.”

    lmfao

  • If the Constitution could be overwritten by Executive Order, the first President would still be in office.

    Come on, Man!

  • @Angry Viking, I agree with the spirit of what you said, but if I may nitpick: no, our first president most likely would *NOT* be still in office. Unlike the petty tyrant currently occupying the White House, our first president was a man of honor and would not have trampled the Constitution under his feet simply because he could.

  • “Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment,” Biden said. …….

    ……Just as he issued EOs that impinge on the Second Amendment and nominates a career anti-gunner as waffen BATFEces gruppenfuhrer.

  • Democrats don’t care about the Constitution. They only care how they interpret it to serve their own interest.

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