(ThePatriotSource)- On Monday, just two days before leaving office, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order designed to protect federal judges, law enforcement, officers, and prosecutors.
The order instructs the federal government to now make it easier for prosecutors and law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons, and also urges Congress to pass new laws that would extend the right to conceal carry to federal judges.
But with Joe Biden set to enter the White House, the future of the executive order is in question…and the Democrats taking control of the Senate means that such a move doesn’t seem likely to happen. At least until Republicans are back in control.
In the order, President Donald Trump said that law enforcement officers, judges, and prosecutors shouldn’t have to choose between public service and protecting their families.
“My Administration has no higher priorities than preserving the rule of law in our country and protecting the men and women who serve under its flag,” the president added.
It wasn’t a random move, either. While the president has been in a hurry to issue a flurry of last-minute executive orders, this one comes in response to the shooting of 20-year-old Daniel Anderl, the son of United States District Judge Esther Salas.
Judge Salas’ husband Mark was also shot and critically injured, though her son Daniel sadly died as a result of his injuries.
Roy Den Hollander has since been identified by the FBI as the primary suspect in the shooting, though he will never be held to account as he was found dead in upstate New York with a self-inflicted gunshot wound that killed him.
Even in his last days in the White House, President Donald Trump took unprecedented action to protect American citizens, whether in the form of sanctions on China or enhancing Second Amendment rights for those in extreme danger.
The executive order is also timely, with the news of a second Toledo officer killed in the line of duty within the last six months. Officer Brandon Stalker was announced dead by Toledo Police Department Chief George Kral this week.
“This is a very dark and horrific day for the city of Toledo, and it comes at a time when the Toledo police department has had to endure too many dark and terrible days in the last six months,” Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said.
We are devastated to confirm the Line of Duty Death of #toledopolice officer Brandon Stalker. Officer Stalker joined Toledo Police in 2018 and is survived by loving family, both blood and blue. More information will be made available as soon as possible. pic.twitter.com/3noa6Frd3J
— Toledo Police (@ToledoPolice) January 19, 2021
Will Joe Biden respect this new executive order, or strike it down just to spite President Donald Trump?