“I AM DETERMINED TO BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS. I DID IT ONCE BEFORE, AND I’LL DO IT AGAIN,” Biden posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
It is within our power to once again ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, to require safe storage of guns, to end gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability, and to enact universal background checks. pic.twitter.com/bbfRnHK02H
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 12, 2023
The U.S., as reported by The Blaze, previously had an “assault weapons” ban in place for a decade, but it expired in 2004. In 2022, the House passed the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2022,” but the legislation never advanced through the Senate.
“It is within our power to once again ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, to require safe storage of guns, to end gun manufacturers’ immunity from liability, and to enact universal background checks,” Biden added.
Users of X unleashed a tirade of criticism directed at Biden over the president’s gun control aspirations.
“Always be wary when they push to take your guns. One of the most corrupt Presidents in history wants to disarm you. It’s never gonna happen,” actor Matthew Marsden wrote in response to the president’s post.
“Fact check: Much of the gun control Joe Biden proposes below would be in violation of the Second and Fourteenth Amendments,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton asserted.
“This is how a dictator talks. ‘Within our power’. Second Amendment says otherwise, Biden intern,” Twitchy’s Sam Janney tweeted.
Despite Biden’s push for an assault weapons ban, the U.S. Constitution has the Second Amendment in place, which states that “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Like Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris supports banning “assault weapons.” She’s described such a measure as “just common sense.”
Speaking at Gun Sense University, Harris highlighted the need for passing “common sense” gun laws.
“I believe in the Second Amendment, but I also believe we need to renew the assault weapons ban,” she began.
“We still have so much more to do. It is about universal background checks. It is about the assault weapons ban. It is about all of these other things,” she added.
“What we have been able to do to your point about the public health crisis is to put substantial resources into things like mental health, put substantial resources i