Gun Restrictions Face Uphill Battle Even Under Biden
Efforts to impose restrictions on firearms will soon have a supporter in the White House. But it's unlikely that big-ticket items gun-control advocates have pined for will have much chance of passage given the tight margins in Congress and the increased polarization over gun issues.
While renewing a ban on “assault weapons” is unlikely, there are still things President-elect Joe Biden can do through executive order, including pushing law enforcement to more aggressively enforce gun laws.
More Americans own firearms and there are more AR-platform firearms in the civilian market. This year alone saw background checks used to purchase a firearm break repeatedly break monthly records.