President Biden did nothing but sign executive orders for the first few days of his presidency, rescinding a lot of President Trump’s orders and adding new orders to stop gun violence — more actions than any president has ever taken in his first year.
In 2021, @POTUS took more executive action to stop gun violence than any President has ever taken in their first year. Yesterday, the Administration built upon this with two important steps to keep guns safely secure and help gun dealers follow the law:https://t.co/CC1Hkn8nbs
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) January 4, 2022
On Monday, the ATF issued a Best Practices Guide, and the Justice Department also announced a new rule requiring gun dealers to have available for sale gun safes compatible with the guns they sell:
The Department of Justice has submitted to the Federal Register for publication a final rule, which will take effect Feb. 3, requiring FFLs to certify that they have secure gun storage devices available to their customers for purchase. Secure gun storage or safety device, as defined by statute and regulation, includes a safe, gun safe, gun case, lock box or other device that is designed to be or can be used to store a firearm and that is designed to be unlocked only by means of a key, a combination or other similar means.
That’ll curb gun violence. And speaking of gun violence, how well did those executive orders fare in 2021?
And I see it’s really put a dent in gun crime 🤡.
— Megan Burke (@Meg4shells) January 4, 2022
And what effect — if any — did Biden's "executive actions" on "gun violence" have? We got record homicides and a brutal crime wave while he was busy using his "executive actions." https://t.co/zSFmSRoD7L
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) January 4, 2022
Here’s Philadelphia marking its homicides at over 550:
Overnight: Two men shot and killed in the parking lot of Club Risqué in Northeast Phila – together they push the city’s homicide count over 550. Police say gunman fired 17+ shots just minutes after last call @NBCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/OY5ZkPgsP7
— Randy Gyllenhaal (@RandyGyllenhaal) December 28, 2021
Lo and behold, record crime. https://t.co/9WFOzgHG3B
— Michael Trumper (@MichaelC0717) January 4, 2022
17 cities across the United States broke the record for the most homicides in 2021. All of the cities are led by Democrat mayors.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) January 3, 2022
— Da-Boys78741 (@DaBoys78741) January 3, 2022
I’m sure just a strange coincidence
— Kevin Betz (@kjbetz7) January 3, 2022
— Michaelsssss (@Michaelsssss41) January 4, 2022
— G Fam (@GFAM2021) January 3, 2022
Umm Jen, homicides using a gun here in Chicago setting a 25+ year record. Sad that you'd tout misdirection and action that has resulted in less safety.
— Steven Rosenberg (@RosieBRB) January 4, 2022
Chicago reported 797 homicides in 2021.
Philadelphia would like to now how that plan has helped the city. Words are cheap in gun toting cities like Philly. @DA_LarryKrasner
— abeo (@abeodulce) January 4, 2022
Chicago and Philadelphia set gun homicide records last year.
— Arman Loïc (@ArmanLoic) January 4, 2022
And the rate of shootings shows how well it’s worked.
— GE (@gwenesue1) January 4, 2022
Is that why violent crime is at peak levels?
— Robert Caporale (@RobertCaporale3) January 4, 2022
I hope he doesn’t shut down gun violence like he shut down the virus.
— Danielle Musolino (@d_espinet) January 4, 2022
Can you circle back with a progress report? Crime has escalated in metro areas.
— Quadratus (@Quadratus18) January 4, 2022
Gun violence at an time high and you say Biden has done a great job in curbing gun violence. Saying it doesn’t make it so.
— J. Timothy (@EitelTim) January 4, 2022
Really scraping the bottom of the successes barrel…let's talk about the southern border…🤔
— Kristy 🇺🇸 (@FlaGirlKristy) January 4, 2022
You published a rule require dealers to have safes? Well step back and watch the gun crime plummet. Wow huge deal. Amazing. Unbelievable. Definitely worth bragging about.
— JustAnotherPatriot (@Pat4America1) January 4, 2022
This will have zero effect on gun violence. Most FFL’s already provide access to safety devices and storage units. It’s a matter of good business practices as it is a revenue stream. How about enforcing the law?
— Ken Stabler #12 (@R8Rapture) January 4, 2022
Biden’s executive actions have had zero effect on stopping gun crime.
FiveThirtyEight asks if the recent surge in violent crime was related to the uptick in guns sold last year https://t.co/CD6i3QK4sx
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 9, 2021