President Joe Biden ordered a bipartisan commission to study potential reforms to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The reforms include the question whether the high court’s membership should be expanded beyond the current nine justices. This executive order marks the fulfillment of Biden’s campaign promise to convene experts to look into the debate about the Supreme Court’s structure, and will issue a report within 180 days of its first meeting.
The President earlier unveiled executive actions and legislative proposals on gun control.
"Nothing I'm about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment," Biden said. "They're phony arguments suggesting these are Second Amendment rights at stake with what we're talking about. But no amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute."
Biden's actions targeted "ghost guns," which are kits that can be bought legally and assembled into functioning weapons and do not contain serial numbers, making them untraceable. He wants the Justice Department to stop the proliferation of ghost guns, kits to be considered firearms and come with serial numbers, and make buyers undergo a background check before purchasing.
He proposed new regulations on stabilizing braces that can be attached to pistols, which make pistols more like rifles without being subject to the same regulations.
The President wants a "red flag" law that states can follow when crafting their own laws.
"We should also eliminate gun manufacturers from the immunity they receive from the Congress," Biden said. "If I get one thing on my list... give me that one because I tell you what there would be a come to the Lord moment these folks would have real quickly."
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