On his campaign website, President-Elect Joe Biden lists several of his administration’s priorities for firearm regulation. Since the actual policy proposals are not spelled out in depth, it is hard to evaluate the precise details of his plan. And, of course, the ones that require congressional action are much less likely to pass if the Senate remains in Republican hands. As proposals get introduced and debated after the inauguration, we will be blogging about their legal merits. For now, we’re highlighting those of his proposals that touch on areas we’ve covered on the blog and collecting the posts discussing those topics.
Repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA)
Ban Assault Weapons (AWs) and Large-Capacity Magazines (LCMs)
Regulate Existing AWs under the National Firearms Act (NFA)
Require Universal Background Checks / Close Other “Loopholes”
Create Firearm Relinquishment Program for Prohibited Possessors
Incentivize State Extreme Risk Laws
Incentivize Smart Guns