President Joe Biden unveiled six new executive actions his administration claims will reduce what they refer to as the “gun violence public health epidemic.”
He delivered his remarks in the White House Rose Garden on Thursday to lawmakers and Americans whose lives have been affected by gun violence.
Biden told his audience, “Nothing I’m about to recommend impinges on the Second Amendment. There are phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake, for what we’re talking about. But no amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”
The action that caused the most controversy concerned a gun accessory owned by millions of Americans, the pistol stabilizing brace. These devices, placed on a shooter’s arm, are used to improve the stability and the accuracy of a pistol.
The president has directed the Department of Justice to “issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing