Foxx Blasts President Biden's Executive Actions On Gun Control
Washington, April 8, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement on President Biden’s recent executive actions on gun ownership:
“Today, President Biden made his intentions to circumvent the Constitution and the Second Amendment rights of countless, law-abiding patriots in this country very clear. Instead of turning his attention to the crisis of his own making at the southern border, or the continued increase of violence in our nation’s cities, he now believes that pushing at the margins of the Second Amendment is a more important undertaking. The actions are completely misguided. Instead of proposing legislation for states to curtail gun ownership and infringe on due process and Second Amendment rights, he should be encouraging states to enforce their laws and prosecute violent criminals to the fullest extent of the law. Instead of throwing money at ‘community violence interruption programs,’ the Biden Administration should seek to withhold federal funds to jurisdictions that fail to protect their citizens and uphold current law.
“The Second Amendment clearly states that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, and President Biden would do well to remember that. Crime is spiking across America’s cities, but this Administration would rather let chaos reign while law and order – and especially the rights of Americans – wither and expire. I stand alongside my Republican colleagues in the People’s House in opposing this failed strategy and wrongheaded Executive actions.”