President Joe Biden will unveil his “long-awaited” executive actions on guns on Thursday, and it will reportedly include a ban on so-called “ghost guns” — makeshift and, in many cases, 3D-printed firearms.
It is not clear whether Biden is expected to take further action on “assault” weapons, however, given the limitations of the executive order function, and concerns that such a unilateral ban would simply invite further Constitutional litigation, even though Democrats have been demanding Biden take on assault weapons without consulting Congress.
“President Joe Biden is expected to unveil a long-awaited package of executive actions to curb gun violence Thursday at the White House, according to four people familiar with the plan,” Politico reported Wednesday. “Biden will direct the administration to begin the process of requiring buyers of so-called ghost guns — homemade or makeshift firearms that lack serial numbers — to undergo background checks, according to three people who have spoken to the White House about the plans. He