Reporter Pushes White House to Name a 'Gun Czar'


During a press briefing Wednesday, a reporter pushed White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on whether the White House plans to appoint a “gun czar” to head up the administration’s proposed gun reform measures.

“On guns – all advocates are saying there should be a ‘gun czar,’” the reporter began. “Is that something that’s still being considered by the White House – one person who’s responsible for spearheading the work on gun reform?”

“The president’s responsible,” Psaki answered. “It's not going to require a czar.”

As disturbing as it is to see a member of the so-called press push the administration to consider and name “one person” to push against Americans’ Second Amendment rights, it’s not the first time the idea of President Joe Biden appointing a “gun czar” has made headlines. During the presidential campaign, Biden promised during a rally in Texas that failed senatorial (and later failed presidential) candidate Beto O’Rourke was “gonna solve the gun problem with me,” leading some to speculate whether Biden, if elected, would appoint a gun czar to head up his administration’s anti-gun agenda.

“I wanna make something clear: I’m gonna guarantee this isn’t the last you’ve seen of this guy,” Biden said on stage with O’Rourke. “You’re gonna take care of the gun problem with me. You’re gonna be the one that leads this effort. I’m counting on ya.”

Biden has pushed Congress to pass a number of gun reform measures, including vowing to ban certain sporting rifles like AR-15s and other vaguely defined "assault weapons."

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