Biden's own words from his opinion piece in NYT.
We have a huge problem with guns. Assault weapons — military-style firearms designed to fire rapidly — are a threat to our national security, and we should treat them as such. Anyone who pretends there’s nothing we can do is lying — and holding that view should be disqualifying for anyone seeking to lead our country.
I know, because with Senator Dianne Feinstein I led the effort to enact the 1994 law that banned assault weapons and high-capacity magazines for 10 years. Those gun safety reforms made our nation demonstrably more secure.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/11/opin ... apons.html
The 1994 assault weapons and high-capacity magazines bans worked.
And if I am elected president, we’re going to pass them again — and this time, we’ll make them even stronger. We’re going to stop gun manufacturers from circumventing the law by making minor modifications to their products — modifications that leave them just as deadly. And this time, we’re going to pair it with a buyback program to get as many assault weapons off our streets as possible as quickly as possible.
Sure sounds like Biden is saying he will vigorously push for an assault weapon ban. You see, military weapons (which they are not) hold the key to solving gun violence (which they don't), proved by the demonstrable drop in assault weapon violence from the last federal ban (which there was not).
So, a whole lot of bullshit.
sikacz wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:01 pm
It's pretty simple, address the root causes of violence. It's not the tool or method, it's people and their societal conditions that drive violence. I have no problem with addressing violence, I have a problem with framing violence as "gun violence" and ignoring all other forms of violence.
This. By pretending to address gun violence with an assault weapon ban (all rifles are responsible for +/-400 deaths/year while handguns are +/-10,000/year, not including suicides) is just factual bullshit. It's lying for a vote that will do fuckall to reduce gun violence and very much infringe on a constitutional right at the foundation of being secure in your own home and secure from your own tyrannical government (sometimes defined or preceded by disarming its people). Sure, there'll be a grandfather clause, which begs the question: have you no fucks to give about future generations' rights?
If'n ya want to vote Biden (and I probably will, despite the bile), at least do so with your eyes wide open and don't pretend he won't do what he says.