Biden Says He’ll Push Gun Control in Lame-duck Session: President Biden said on Thursday that he would try to ban assault rifles during the lame-duck session before the new Congress is sworn in, even though it is unlikely to happen because Republicans are against it. After three mass shootings in the U.S. in the past week, Biden talked to reporters on Thanksgiving morning.
Biden Says That He Will Push for Gun Control in the Last Session of Congress
On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said that he will try to enact a law prohibiting assault rifles during the lame-duck session before the new Congress is formed, even though there is a significant likelihood of failure owing to resistance from Republicans. After a week in which there were three incidents of mass shootings in the United States, Vice President Biden addressed the media on Thanksgiving morning.
According to Vice President Joe Biden, it is “crazy” that red flag laws, which allow law enforcement authorities to remove guns from persons who are believed to pose a threat to themselves or others, are not being implemented in all of the country’s jurisdictions. “Number two, the thought that we still permit the purchase of semi-automatic guns is sickening,” she said. It’s revolting. It does not contribute anything positive to society in any way. Zero. None. “There is not one single, isolated justification for it other than profits for the gun makers,” he stated.
During the lame-duck session, Vice President Biden has stated that he plans to “attempt to get rid of assault weapons,” but this will rely on whether or not he has the votes necessary to pass a law. He stated, “I’m going to do it whenever I — I had to make that evaluation once I go in and start collecting the votes.” “I’m going to do it whenever I,”
Early on in this year, the House of Representatives attempted to pass a bill that would prohibit the possession of assault weapons; however, the bill was doomed to fail because Democrats only hold a razor-thin majority in the Senate, and the majority of Republicans are opposed to such legislation, making it impossible to overcome a filibuster. When the next Congress convenes in January, the Republicans will be in charge of the House, making it much more challenging to pass any kind of legislation restricting access to firearms.
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And a student at the University of Virginia shot and murdered three other students after they returned from a class field trip less than a week before the incident in Colorado. Just a few short months after a mass shooting in May took place at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, in which 19 children and two teachers were killed, the nation has once again been shaken by violent crime. After the shooting in Uvalde, members of Congress unanimously approved a bipartisan gun control package that, among other provisions, extended the age range for background checks from 18 to 21 years old.
Although it was the most major piece of gun control legislation in about three decades, it fell short of the more comprehensive gun control laws that many activists and Democrats had hoped for. After the Uvalde shooting, Biden, who was a senator during the time that Congress approved a temporary ban on assault weapons in 1994, made a plea for a new ban on assault weapons.
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