Joe Biden, for now, thinks .22 caliber guns are okay but 9mm firearms are bad and should be confiscated, but he won’t be doing this through an executive order. For now. His strategy instead is to coax Senator Mitch McConnell to cooperate with Senate Democrats to fashion some form of gun control legislation.
Does Congress have the authority, the power to ban firearms? Look to Article I, Section 8 for an answer. This section lists the enumerated powers of Congress. Conspicuously absent is the power to regulate the ownership or the possession of firearms by citizens.
Next, look to the Bill of Rights, specifically the 2nd and the 10th Amendments. Keep in mind the purpose of the first ten amendments: to prevent abuses of federal authority by protecting the civil rights of citizens.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land …
Infringement by any branch of the federal government on our right to keep and bear arms is unconstitutional. Regulation of the possession and use of firearms is a power of the state governments.
Contact your two U.S. Senators and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Explain the applicable laws to them. Tell them to OPPOSE all laws that violate Article I, Section 8, Article VI, the Second Amendment, or the Tenth Amendment.
Senator John Cornyn https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact
Senator Ted Cruz https://www.cruz.senate.gov/contact/write-ted
Senator Mitch McConnell https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm
Congressman Pat Fallon (CD-4) https://fallon.house.gov/contact