President Joe Biden used the third anniversary of the Parkland school shooting to announce divisive gun control legislation and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton answered the proposed legislation …
President Joe Biden used the third anniversary of the Parkland school shooting to announce divisive gun control legislation and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton answered the proposed legislation saying “Biden won't undo the #2A in Texas on my watch.”
Paxton in a twitter post lambasted the president, “for using the Parkland occasion to introduce divisive legislation.”
“The Parkland shooting three years ago was an act of unspeakable evil,” Paxton wrote.
Paxton added, “Democrats cannot be allowed to use this tragedy to cram down unhelpful and unconstitutional gun laws.”
President Biden in a statement said, “This administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed the call for gun control.”
The Texas Attorney General pointed out, “the sick irony of all this is that, putting aside the constitutionality of Biden's rhetoric, none of these commonsense gun law reforms would have changed what happened at Parkland.”
The likelihood that Biden's proposals will turn into a legislative victory is somewhat limited. Without invoking the so-called “nuclear option” and eliminating the filibuster, Democrats will face a nearly impossible path to getting the legislation through the Senate, where they control only 50 of the 60 votes currently needed to force a final vote on any gun control measure.
The other choice is that the Biden officials have given the indication they were willing to use the executive orders to get some of these through.
If the president goes with executive action there may be Attorney General's lining up to challenge it and second amendment rights could depend upon their success.
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