WASHINGTON, D.C. – Western New York’s Congressional Representative Nick Langworthy is calling President Joe Biden’s executive order on stronger gun control “pure politics” and an assault on our second amendment rights.
“There is nothing in this executive order that has been proposed in this executive order or in Albany that would bring back any of the lives lost in the Tops shooting in Buffalo or the tragedies we’ve seen,” said Langworhty. “We have to tackle mental health and they have to vilify law abiding gun owners.”
On Tuesday, the President signed an executive order aimed at stiffening background checks on guns, promoting more secure gun storage and encouraging agencies to get more out of a bipartisan gun control law signed last year.
Biden signed this executive order following recent mass shootings in California and the tops grocery store shooting in Buffalo last year.
The executive order doesn’t change government policy, but rather, it directs federal agencies to ensure compliance with existing laws and procedures.