Biden Demands ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

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( – President Joe Biden has issued a call for banning “assault weapons” as he insisted that he is “determined” to achieve it and promised to be relentless until he does.

Biden’s vow for strong action on gun ownership came after Congress recently passed a gun control bill, the first of its kind in decades. One claimed to be “bipartisan” due to the support from certain Republican members of Congress.

“We’re living in a country awash in weapons of war. I am determined to ban these weapons again and high-capacity magazines that hold 30 rounds and let mass shooters fire hundreds of bullets in a matter of minutes. I’m not going to stop until we do it,” the president stated.

Biden spoke at a White House event to celebrate the new gun control law. The legislation was adopted by Congress with some GOP votes in the aftermath of the recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, among others.

The new law will impose more background check requirements for gun purchases by people below 21 years of age.

The measure is supposed to keep guns away from more Americans who may be “domestic abusers” or considered to pose threats to “themselves or others.”

Besides promising to ban “assault weapons,” Biden also urged Congress to impose more “gun control” requirements. He insisted, in particular, that gun owners be held accountable if they don’t secure their weapons properly and are then used for committing a crime.

“I have four shotguns. Two are mine, and two were my deceased son’s. They’re locked up, lock and key. Every responsible gun owner that I know does that,” the president argued.

The newly adopted gun control law does not feature the more substantial firearm ownership restrictions that the Democrats have insisted on.

Unlike Biden’s new vow to take away from Americans what he refers to as “assault weapons,” the Democratic Party pushed to include in the law a restoration of a ban to that end which was adopted by the US Congress back in 1994 but expired in 2004.

The 1994 ban prohibited magazines of more than ten rounds. Still, in 2004, a study by the US Department of Justice found that it had a negligible impact on gun violence and that any effect from prolonging it would have been “small at best.”