Joe Biden, despite what he kept saying during the last Presidential campaign, hasn’t met a gun control law that he hasn’t loved. If it restricts, bans, or confiscates firearms, firearms accessories, or ammunition (and if he thinks that he can get away with it), he’s going to go for it.
Frustratingly, that love of gun control goes as far as banning something that all firearms, technically, were, at least up until a relatively short time ago: ghost guns, meaning guns without serial numbers. So, if your great, great grandfather passed on his Civil War rifle to you, then, the Biden administration believed you to have a ghost gun if no one in your family had told them about it.
Going beyond that, the administration desperately wants to prevent Americans from keeping their gun ownership private. Fortunately, a Federal judge didn’t stand for that. Jack Phillips writes,
A federal judge has delivered a blow to the Biden administration’s gun control policy by reversing a federal ban on so-called “ghost guns,” arguing that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) had overstepped its authority.
Texas-based U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor on June 30 ruled that the ATF erred by saying that unfinished gun parts are guns and can therefore be regulated. His ruling found that parts aren’t guns under federal law.
“This case presents the question of whether the federal government may lawfully regulate partially manufactured firearm components, related firearm products, and other tools and materials in keeping with the Gun Control Act of 1968,” wrote O’Connor in his order […]. “Because the court concludes that the government cannot regulate those items without violating federal law, the court holds that the government’s recently enacted final rule … is unlawful agency action taken in excess of the ATF’s statutory jurisdiction. On this basis, the court vacates the final rule.”
Yes, that is a win for our Second Amendment rights. No doubt about that.
But if you’ve been paying attention to Joe Biden and his cronies, then, you know that they will try to find another way to make your gun ownership their business so that they can, then, take those guns.
So, while we have this temporary reprieve, if you’ve been considering making your own ghost gun to keep your gun ownership your own business and not the governments, then, you may want to jump on that and get busy with that process right now before the next challenge from our current zealot-in-chief comes down the pike.