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Biden Pushing Assault Weapons Ban Once Again

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As the radical leftists of our nation continue to take aim at our constitutional right to bear arms, President Joe Biden appears to have fallen under their spell.

The Democratic Party has long suggested that they don’t mind exploiting disaster and tragedy to make political gains, with some folks explicitly admitting that this is their goal.  In the wake of a number of high profile mass shootings, the left side of the aisle has taken aim at the Second Amendment, (no pun intended), and have managed to pass one of the first gun control bills in the last 2 decades just this week.

But this is not enough for Biden, who is now making the somewhat dangerous suggestion of banning so-called “assault” rifles outright.

In remarks at the White House moments ago he included a vivid indictment of the proliferation of military-style assault weapons among the general public in recent years and how they repeatedly feature in mass shootings.

“We are living in a country awash in weapons of war,” the US president said. “Weapons that are designed to hunt are not being used [in massacres], weapons they are purchasing are designed as weapons of war, to take out an enemy. What is the rationale for these weapons outside war zones? Some people claim it’s for sport or to hunt,” he continued in front of an estimated audience of about 300 people on the South Lawn of the White House.

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“But let’s look at the facts,” he said. Biden spoke of bullets fired from an assault rifle moving twice as fast as bullets fired from handguns and “maximize the damage done” to people.

The President then turned to some gruesome language.

“Human flesh and bone is just torn apart and as difficult as it is to say, that’s why so many people and so many in this audience – and I apologize for having to say it – need to provide DNA samples to identify the remains of their children, think of that,” he said.

Biden made sure there was no mistaking his sentiment:

“Assault weapons need to be banned,” he said. “They were banned, I led the fight in 1994,” he said, noting that the successful but temporary federal ban on assault rifles being on sale to the general public in the US ended in 2004.

A ban on “assault” rifles could be trouble, however, and for several reasons.

First and foremost, any law banning these rifles would only apply to law-abiding citizens by the nature of criminality, thus allowing the more sordid elements of society to maintain a massive advantage over those who would choose to follow the law.

But also, any ban on assault weapons could come complete with a plan for confiscation of the existing weapons – something that no doubt could turn tense…or worse.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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