Biden Faces Lawsuit from West Virginia AG Over Gun Control Orders
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey threatens to sue Biden Admin
Republican West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has threatened to sue Joe Biden after unveiling a series of gun control orders on Thursday.
Morrisey said in a statement:
“Defending the Second Amendment remains one of the most important priorities for the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office."
"I will not allow the far left to run roughshod over our citizens’ gun rights."
"If President Biden follows through on his proposals, we will be in court very quickly."
.@MorriseyWV after @POTUS’ announcement regarding gun violence: “Gun violence and the senseless death attributed to it should pain all Americans, however, the evil acts of a select few should never be a catalyst for stripping the lawful masses of their constitutional rights ...” pic.twitter.com/hSPlDc9Br7— Alex Thomas (@AlexHouseThomas) April 8, 2021
“Gun violence and the senseless death attributed to it should pain all Americans; however, the evil acts of a select few should never be a catalyst for stripping the lawful masses of their constitutional rights, especially their right to self-defense and to bear arms."
As Neon Nettle reported, Biden signed a new gun-control executive order while announcing his anti-Second Amendment nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF).
On Wednesday evening, the White House released a fact sheet announcing that Biden will use the Department of Justice (DOJ) to publish model red flag “legislation.”
“The idea is just bizarre to suggest some of the things we are recommending is contrary to the Constitution,” Biden said in his Rose Garden speech.
“Gun violence in this country is an epidemic,” the president continued before calling the matter “an international embarrassment.”
“The job of any president is to protect the American people, whether Congress acts or not,” the president added.
“I’m going to use all the resources at my disposal to keep the American people safe from gun violence.
"But there’s much more that Congress can do to help that effort.”
Last month, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton also pushed back against Biden last month pledging to protect Texans’ Second Amendment rights after Biden renewed calls on banning “assault weapons.”
Biden claimed he was forced to push through with executive orders, bypassing Congress, because of a "public health crisis."
The portion of the statement that mentioned the “stabilizing brace” is a reference to AR and AK pistols.
Such weapons have barrels that are shorter than the minimum 16 inches required by the National Firearms Act (NFA).