Democrat Sen. Blumenthal Urges Executive Action to Expand Gun Controls Passed Last Year

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is urging the Biden Administration to “issue” new gun controls under the auspices of the gun control package passed by Congress and signed by Biden during the summer of 2022.

The 2022 gun control package Blumenthal has in mind, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, was the result of Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) crossing the aisle to work with Democrats to secure gun control.

Blumenthal now sees it as a framework under which the Biden Administration could take executive action to issue more gun control.

On August 1, 2023, Blumenthal tweeted: “I’m hoping all new regulations will be issued & made effective soon by the Biden Administration under the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.”

The New York Times reported that the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act contained a provision that allows an expansion of background checks via a reclassification of what constitutes a firearms dealer. This provision would shift the definition of firearms dealer so as to include not only those who make their livelihood selling guns but “anyone who earns a profit from selling firearms” as well.

Democrats now hope the Biden Administration will act in light of this provision to create more gun regulations.

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AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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