Supreme Court Taking on Biden Admin Firearm Case

Supreme Court Taking on Biden Admin Firearm Case

( – The US Supreme Court will officially hear President Joe Biden’s appeal to implement its controversial “ghost gun” laws.

The regulations would ban home kits that can be used to build firearms as DIY projects without any licensing. The kits could traditionally be purchased from websites and local retailers without a background check. Administration advisors expressed concerns over how quickly the guns could be assembled, sometimes in only half an hour.

The Biden administration’s new regulations classified the “buy build shoot” kits as firearms, making them subject to the same regulations as all other guns. That would require manufacturers to acquire government licenses, graft serial numbers, and force customers to first complete a background check before purchasing.

Biden argued against the kits by saying that anyone, including felons and terrorists, could use the kits to build a gun. He was joined by Vice President Kamala Harris and victims of gun violence in the Rose Garden when he announced the new regulations in April 2022. However, the regulations are broad enough to potentially include 3D printers as devices that must be registered.

Gun-rights advocates have argued against the policy, while the Fifth-Circuit Court of Appeals ultimately ruled that the Biden administration’s new regulations violated Constitutional law. It also stated that the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) does not have the authority to implement a final rule restricting the kits.

Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt said the rule was effectively “limitless” because it extended beyond legal limits on the powers that can be exerted by federal agencies. A number of American citizens and gun companies also sued the ATF to prevent the measures from being enforced.

Supreme Court justices are allowing the administration to move ahead with enforcement as they begin deliberations. A final ruling is expected by June 2025 as the court’s term ends.

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