Pro-2A Lobby: GOP Helped Biden Implement ‘Backdoor’ Universal Background Checks

FILE - In this March 15, 2020 file photo people wait in a line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif. The man who shot and killed four people this week at a Tulsa, Okla., hospital bought his AR-style semiautomatic rifle just hours before he began the killing spree. That would not have been possible in Washington and a half dozen other states that have waiting periods of days or even more than a week before people can take possession of such weapons. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
  • President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he will be expanding current background checks as close to “universal background checks” as possible, an action made possible by Republican language added to the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) in 2022, gun advocates say.
  • Biden directed Attorney General Merrick Garland expand background checks Tuesday after Republicans added language to the BSCA that revised the definition of who is “engaged in the business” of dealing firearms, according to Second Amendment advocate Gun Owners Of America.
  • The BSCA, voted for by 15 Republicans, mimicked Obama administration language that sought to restrict gun show and online firearm sales, while requiring federal firearm licenses (FFL) for all gun sales, requirements that assist the administration in tracking the movement of firearms.