Biden Launches Initiative Targeting ‘Risky’ Gun Owners

Flailing President Joe Biden is throwing everything against the wall hoping something will stick in his struggle to retain the White House. His latest effort is to strip Second Amendment rights away from those deemed dangerous without due process protections.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) claimed the new National Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Resource Center will benefit a wide array of Americans.

These include law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, social service providers and others. A glaring omission is law-abiding gun owners who face losing constitutional protections with little recourse.

Biden’s DOJ said that “law enforcement, family members (in most states) and medical professionals or other groups (in some states)” will be able to petition a court to stop a person deemed a danger to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing weapons.

Attorney General Merrick Garland said the $750 million allocated for ERPO will supply “valuable resources” for officials “who pose a threat.”

The Firearms Policy Coalition, a gun rights preservation group, linked the new initiative to the 2022 Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. It listed Republican “turncoats” who shocked their constituents by supporting the Democratic gun control measure.

Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday used Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a prop to announce her boss’ new initiative.

This was the site of 2018’s horrific mass shooting in which an individual with a legally purchased firearm murdered 17 innocents.

Harris also called on states to pass so-called “red flag” laws with the assistance of federal funding. While no one wants people who are truly a danger to themselves or others to possess weapons, these laws are fraught with issues that include a lack of legal representation and recourse.

True Republicans were quick to pounce on this latest Democratic effort to whittle away at gun rights.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) took to X, formerly Twitter, to blast the Biden plan. He asked what is this “evil?” “A federal red flag center; we did not authorize this. Announced, of course, just hours after the omnibus passes.”

And he was not the only vocal critic. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) described ERPO as an “operation that the DOJ will be running using EVERY spy tool the US government has in order to violate Americans’ Second Amendment!!”