President Joe Biden Thursday’s statement by the President indicated that he is open to any last-ditch effort for a ban on assault-style weapons, as the 117th Congress The House is in a stalemate and the Republicans plan to take control of it in January.
Both chambers of the House are controlled by Democrats Congress Just a few more week. Biden He stated that he would “start counting votes” To find out how supportive there may be for such legislation,
“I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons,” During a Thanksgiving Day trip to Nantucket Island off Massachusetts’ coast, he spoke to reporters.
In just one week, at least five people were killed in mass shootings at a Colorado nightclub. At least six others died at a Virginia Walmart. These horrific events have rekindled the national debate on how to prevent these terrible deaths. The Colorado suspect was found with both an AR-style rifle as well as a handgun. The suspect in Virginia, however, is now dead.
AssaultThese weapons are often seen in mass shootings that result in the most serious injuries, such as the Uvalde school shooting or the Buffalo supermarket shooting which attracted international and national attention.
Biden has said repeatedly He is “determined to ban assault weapons” After having successfully implemented a ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons in 1994 and large-capacity magazines in 1994, Americans are back in the USA.
While the term is used in its entirety, “assault weapon” Advocates for gun-rights often criticize this word because it isn’t clear what it means. generally refers to semiautomatic rifles These are made for rapid fire.
“The idea we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick, it’s just sick,” Biden Thursday “It has no social redeeming value, zero, none. Not a single, solitary rationale for it.”
The 1994 assault weapons ban was repealed after a decade under the Bush administration.
Another solution is to use the Internet. red flag lawsThe laws allow for a judge to intervene and stop someone from accessing guns if they are considered to be in crisis. These laws are said to be effective by gun control advocates, but more public awareness is required to ensure they reach their full potential.
Colorado has a red flag law in place, but why it was not used in the case of Anderson Lee Aldrich ― the Colorado club shooting suspect ― is not fully understood yet.
Biden As he spoke to Nantucket reporters, he commented on the apparent lapse.
“The idea that we’re not enforcing red flag laws … is ridiculous,” He stated.