In a rose garden press conference, president Joe Biden announced new executive orders on gun violence and urged congress to do more to curb firearms deaths.
Among the executive orders is one targeting so-called "ghost guns" firearms without serial numbers that can be assembled from a kit and he directed the justice department to draft model legislation for red-flag laws that would keep guns out of the hands of people deemed a threat to themselves and others.
Local gun supporters are'nt sure about Biden's new executive orders. Some argue that these proposals are only about control.
“Nothing about any of the shootings that he describes or any of the actions that he talked about taking was going to do anything whatsoever to make people safer” Damian Leger Said.
As mass shootings rise across the country. President Biden is pushing for other executive actions like passing measures to regulate guns and background checks on all firearm sales.
“All ya going to do is make people feel good about making innocent people unable to defend themselves and if you look back at the history of the majority of mass shootings in the united states the majority of them happen in gun free zones where people were stripe of the ability to defend themselves” Damian Leger Said.
Caleb Morse , the owner of Rustic Renegade says Louisiana is known as a Sportsman Paradise and he believes the executive orders proposed will cause a massive change to the entire industry.
“No one knows what he would do if it would cost the individual 200 hundred dollars in a tax stamp or how the process that they would have to maintain or register their firearms at that point” Caleb Morse Said.
Morse says he believes a lot of Biden's executive orders won't pass.
“There is a lot of fear to be had but it's still a little bit early. I think that there is still a little bit of time where we can go out and reach out to legislators and talk to him to address that fear and go about it the proper legal way.” Caleb Morse Said.
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