Joe Biden op-ed on banning assault weapons....
Where is his proof the 1994-2004 ban worked?
How can they define assault weapons and keep manufacturers from making cosmetic changes to bypass?
How are these designed to fire more rapidly than any other semi-auto?
...Op-Ed. Joe Biden: Banning Assault Weapons Works
Thats why, as president, I will push to ban them again.
By Joe Biden
Each time a mass shooting strikes one of our communities we grieve. We gather our loved ones. We reach for answers and clamor for action. Each time, for a moment, it feels as if this time will be different.
But then the news cycle rolls on. And we push down the gut-churning knowledge that it will be only a matter of time before it happens again. Between El Paso and Dayton only about 13 hours elapsed.
Republican leaders try to prevent action and parrot N.R.A. messaging as Donald Trump did last week when he said, Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.
This is the same president who during his first year in office repealed a rule President Barack Obama and I put in place to help keep guns out of the hands of people with certain mental illnesses. This is the same president who said after Charlottesville that there were very fine people on both sides, and who continues to fan the flames of hate and white supremacy. We cant trust his diagnosis.
We have a huge problem with guns. Assault weapons military-style firearms designed to fire rapidly are a threat to our national security, and we should treat them as such. Anyone who pretends theres nothing we can do is lying and holding that view should be disqualifying for anyone seeking to lead our country....
...Were going to stop gun manufacturers from circumventing the law by making minor modifications to their products modifications that leave them just as deadly. ...
Edited by InterestedBystander, 12 August 2019 - 08:52 PM.