🇺🇸 Biden Backs Ban
June 6, 2022

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GUNS

Biden Backs Ban

Last Thursday, in the aftermath of Uvalde, Buffalo, and a seemingly unending string of mass shootings, President Joe Biden delivered a speech in which he called for a ban on “assault weapons.”

News Coverage from the RightBiden Claims Gun Control Not About ‘Taking Away’ Rights Before Listing Ways He Wants To Take Away Rights (Daily Wire)

News Coverage from the Left: Biden: 'Turn your outrage' over shootings to votes (AP)

From The Flag: In 1994 Congress passed a ban on the manufacturing of semi-automatic weapons, which expired 10 years later. Rifles of this nature have been used in high-profile shootings, but are also considered to be of practical use in rural settings. Here’s more from both sides.

LEFT-LEANING SENTIMENT

Despite Rifles Being Used in Mass Shootings, the Law Lags Behind


  • Biden’s speech was emotional and appealed to his left-leaning base, but it contained little substantive action or pathways toward potential compromise.
  • It’s completely nonsensical that we have a rule prohibiting people under the age of 21 from buying a handgun, but no such rule for high-powered rifles.
  • Congress can enforce a 21-and-over age limit on rifle purchases through the “power of the purse,” similar to how the drinking age was established.

“Biden’s Speech Shows He Still Hasn’t Embraced the Presidency” Jack Shafer, POLITICO Opinion: “The upside of his emotional appeal was that no Democrat and certainly no advocates of stricter gun control laws were disappointed by Biden’s heartfelt performance. He called for bans on assault-type weapons and high-capacity magazines, announced his support for red flag laws and stronger background checks, insisted that the legal age for purchasing assault-type weapons jump from 18 to 21, and more. The downside of the speech was greater. It’s hard to imagine that any of the gun rights faithful were swayed by Biden’s talk, as he provided no new argument for the cause of gun control, and aside from the recent examples of gun massacres, no new compelling data. As a veteran horse-trader from his years in the Senate, Biden knows all about high-stakes compromise, negotiation and persuasion. If the speech contained a persuasive lesson about gun control, it must have been written in code.”

“The hidden perversity behind our debate over AR-15s” Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent, Washington Post Opinion: “Right now, federal law dictates that you must be 21 years old to buy a handgun from a licensed dealer. But under federal law you can buy a rifle (including an AR-15-type assault rifle) at age 18, and while a handful of states have raised that age threshold higher, most have not. … that the threshold is lower in many places for semiautomatic rifles seems completely out of step with the last few decades of cultural change in America. … When the assault weapons ban passed in 1994, there were around 400,000 AR-15s in circulation … But that ban expired in 2004, and there are now around 20 million AR-15s in circulation. Which leaves us with the federal legal age to buy the most dangerous weapons, the ones favored by mass shooters, being lower than the age to buy handguns.”

One more opinion piece from the LeftThe backdoor solution to gun reform in America Asha Rangappa, CNN Op-ed

RIGHT-LEANING SENTIMENT

Talking Points and Unconstitutional Measures Won’t Result in Compromise


  • Biden rolled out many of the same gun regulation ideas during his speech while ignoring the political reality, as Democrats lack the votes to enact sweeping legislation.
  • Progressives want to redefine the founding father’s intentions regarding guns and their importance, including what they represent in the protection of freedom.
  • It’s unlikely that a complete ban on a specific category of guns would survive a constitutional challenge.

“Biden Covers Familiar Ground in Address on Guns” Philip Wegmann, Real Clear Politics: “Reporters had asked earlier in the day if the president expected anything would be different during this round of congressional negotiations, or perhaps if he planned to announce new ideas to tackle the issue. After all, Biden has repeatedly called for gun control since coming into office. … All the actions Biden backed in prime time hours later – bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, stronger background checks, safe storage requirements, federal red flag laws, weakening firearm product liability protections – were ideas he had supported previously. … But the president’s plea will likely be overshadowed by simple political arithmetic. After a school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in 2013 … Democrats controlled the Senate then with a 53-47 majority. It wasn’t enough. Today, the president’s party controls that body once again, but by a slimmer majority. They only have 50 votes, well shy of the filibuster-proof majority needed to get new gun rules into law.”

“Yes, They’re Coming for Your Guns” Ned Ryun, American Greatness: “In this discussion of rights, understand that the founders also viewed as inherent the right to property. … Because of that, the founders also believed that a free populace had the right, if not the responsibility, to protect their God-given rights with anything and everything at their disposal … It was to that end the Second Amendment was written. When all arguments and words failed in the defense of natural rights, the last defense is an armed one. The Second Amendment is for when the talking is done and the shooting begins. … The founders defined a well-regulated militia as one well armed with the best muskets, supplied with copious amounts of ammunition, and regularly drilled to maintain proficiency with those weapons. Again, revisionists want to define words in terms suited to their altered telling of history, but that’s antithetical to the historical method, real history, and the founders’ use of the terms.”

One more opinion piece from the RightBiden's proposed assault weapons ban has a serious constitutional problem Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Opinion

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6 in 10 Back Assault Weapons Ban, but How Is That Defined?


Assault weapons are not well defined, although semi-automatic fire capability and the ability to accept high-capacity magazines are considered by some to be defining characteristics. A highly debated class of firearms is the AR-15, variations of which have been used in several high-profile US mass shootings.

That said, a common misnomer is that the "AR" in AR-15 stands for “assault rifle,” given it actually refers to "ArmaLite Rifle," as in the original manufacturer. Intended for civilian use, the gun’s rapid-fire capability is said to be useful against dangerous animals such as feral pigs and faster targets like jackrabbits, who are easy to miss.

Polling data released this past fall found 60% of Americans favor a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. This was true for over 8 in 10 Democrats, while closer to 40% of Republicans agreed (Pew Research).

Flag Poll: Would you support a federal ban on “assault rifles” and high-capacity ammunition magazines? Click here to share your thoughts.

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