Joe Biden Pushes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban After Boulder Shooting

Joe Biden takes advantage of mass shootings

The US President called for an “assault weapons” ban following the shooting in a Boulder grocery store.

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According to Politico, Biden urged the senate to take action H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. As you may know, H.R.8 would provide universal background checks. The latter is set to increase the length of a background check.

Biden thought this was the perfect time to call for an “assault weapons” ban.

The President said he was making these comments before we got to know more about the gunman.

“While we’re still waiting for more information, I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common-sense steps that will save lives in the future, and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act. We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again.”

“I got that done when I was a senator. It passed. It was the law for the longest time. And it brought down these mass killings. We should do it again,” Biden remarked.

The Department of Justice’s Institute of Justice (NIJ) issued a report following the 1994-2004 “assault weapons” ban. In other words, the ban didn’t lead to any reduction in crime.

The Washington Times shared the comments of University of Pennsylvania professor Christopher Koper, author of the NIJ report.

“We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence. And, indeed, there has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence.”

The President is making efforts to push the creation of universal background checks through H.R.8. Colorado has already adopted universal background checks. They did it in 2013.

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Source: Breitbart

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