Biden’s New Gun Control Demand

( – Joe Biden used July 4th for a new onslaught against Americans’ Second Amendment rights by pointing at recent mass shootings.

He also raised the anniversary of last year’s July 4th parade massacre in Highland Park, Illinois, which claimed seven lives.

“Over the last few days, our nation has once again endured a wave of tragic and senseless shootings in communities across America — from Philadelphia to Fort Worth, Baltimore to Lansing, Wichita to Chicago,” Biden declared in a White House statement.

“Today, Jill and I grieve for those who have lost their lives and, as our nation celebrates Independence Day, we pray for the day when our communities will be free from gun violence,” he added.

Biden’s new “gun control” statement came after a transgender Black Lives Matter supporter killed five people and wounded two children in Philadelphia on Monday night, The New York Post reports.

On Sunday night, two gunmen killed two and wounded 28 people after attacking a block party in Baltimore.

Meanwhile, over the July 4th weekend, Chicago saw a new wave of shootings that killed three and injured 27 people, including a five-year-old girl.

In his remarks, Biden pointed out that Illinois enacted an “assault weapons” ban law in January after Democrat Governor J.B. Pritzker, Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering, and gun violence survivors had “fought tirelessly” for that following the Highland Park shooting.

“Their achievement will save lives. But it will not erase their grief. It will not bring back the seven Americans killed in Highland Park or heal the injuries and trauma that scores of others will continue to carry,” Biden said.

“And as we have seen over the last few days, much more must be done in Illinois and across America to address the epidemic of gun violence that is tearing our communities apart,” he added.

The president urged other states to follow Illinois’ example and insisted the Republican members of the US Congress should agree to “commonsense reforms.”

“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 concluded.