BREAKING: Gun Control Goes to Supreme Court

( – In a decision that could potentially curtail our Second Amendment rights, the Supreme Court is set to deliberate on whether the Biden administration has the authority to impose regulations on “ghost guns.”

These measures would require manufacturers to conduct background checks on buyers and carve the products with serial numbers.

The decision to take on the case comes after the administration challenged a lower court’s decision that struck down the regulation.

Ghost gun kits can be assembled into fully functional firearms without the regulatory scrutiny applied to traditional guns, so the regulation in question wants to bring them under the same umbrella as other firearms.

This includes mandatory record-keeping so law enforcement agencies can trace these weapons.

After introducing these regulations in 2022, Joe Biden claimed “”t|hese guns are weapons of choice for many criminals. We are going to do everything we can to deprive them of that choice and, when we find them, put them in jail for a long, long time.”

However, a trio of judges, all appointed by former President Donald Trump, opposed Biden at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

They argued that the administration’s move is essentially an unauthorized rewriting of gun control legislation. They stated that only Congress has the authority to make such significant legislative changes regarding firearms.

In turn, the Biden administration told the Supreme Court that its regulation allegedly aligns perfectly with the explicit terms of existing gun laws.

According to the Justice Department, the 5th Circuit’s interpretation could easily increase the number of untraceable ghost guns that pose a severe risk to public safety and hinder law enforcement’s ability to investigate crimes.

This case marks the first gun control matter the Supreme Court will address in its next term following decisions on whether domestic abusers can be banned from owning firearms and the legality of bump stocks.

Gun control advocates argue that ghost gun kits represent a dangerous loophole and note police frequently recover them at crime scenes.

According to the Justice Department, nearly 14,000 suspected ghost guns were seized by law enforcement and reported to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in just five months last year.

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