Washington, April 9 -- : After a recent spate of high-profile mass shootings in the United States, President Joe Biden unveiled a package of moves Thursday that seek to address a scourge of gun violence he deemed a "blemish on the nation."

"We got a long way to go. It always seems like we always have a long way to go. Today, we're taking steps to confront not just the gun crisis, but what is actually a public health crisis," Biden said during his address.

"Gun violence in this country is an epidemic. Let me say it again: Gun violence in this country is an epidemic, and it's an international embarrassment," he added.

According to CNN, the executive actions -- which Biden repeatedly argued did nothing to impinge on the Second Amendment rig...