March 14

On March 14, President Biden issued an executive order that continues his administration’s policy of antagonism towards gun owners. The order employs a “whole of government approach” to strengthen last year’s Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), which gave the government ill-defined authority to target gun owners and firearm-related businesses. In his executive order, the President orders a variety of federal departments (Justice Department, Health and Human Services, Education, and others) to present how they intend to implement the BSCA to the fullest extent possible. The order also directs federal agencies to promote red flag laws, collect more information on federally licensed firearms dealers, and expand background checks.