In an important gun control announcement, President Biden called for a ban on "offensive weapons" and "high-capacity magazines" and insisted that "no amendment to the Constitution is absolute".
Biden initially announced a series of measures he would take to curb gun violence in America. He described this as a "public health crisis" and "international embarrassment".
The president's actions call for restrictions on so-called "ghost rifles" – hand-made firearms without serial numbers – as well as instructions from the DOJ to publish proposals for legislation in states with the "red flag".
So-called “red flag” laws allow authorities to confiscate firearms from people who are deemed to be a risk to themselves or others without having been convicted of a crime.
He also called for a comprehensive report on arms trafficking and investment in intervention programs in violent communities.
"Enough prayers, time for action" – Pres. Biden calls on Congress to pass these gun laws. Pic.twitter.com/9paVCA0NU5
– NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 8, 2021
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Biden calls for further gun controls
President Biden, while not part of his specific executive actions, pushed for further arms control measures in Congress, including bans on "offensive" and "high-powered" magazines.
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"We should also ban offensive weapons and high capacity magazines in this country," Biden said, adding "there is no reason" that a person could possibly need a weapon that can hold "one hundred rounds".
Biden also officially announced the appointment of David Chipman as director of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Bureau, despite having difficulty remembering the three letters in question.
Joe Biden only said "AFT" instead of ATF twice.
What a total disaster it is. pic.twitter.com/gWc7CSv7nz
– Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 8, 2021
Chipman is a gun control partisan who has advocated a "well-regulated" second amendment.
His vision is in line with Biden's statements after he published a statement arguing the need to limit "high capacity" magazines, whereby anything near 100-round magazines is "abnormal".
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Biden says the second change is not absolute
President Biden insisted that his calls for further gun control in America and the actions taken would not violate anyone's rights under the Second Amendment.
Nevertheless, he speaks out against the absolute right to amend the constitution.
"No amendment to the constitution is absolute," said the president.
"From the beginning you couldn't have a weapon you wanted to own, and from the beginning there were certain people who weren't allowed to have weapons," he suggested.
"So the idea is just bizarre to point out that some of the things we recommend are against the constitution."
BIDEN: "Nothing I will recommend will in any way affect the second amendment. No amendment to the constitution is absolute." You can't shout "fire in a crowded movie theater" and call it free speech. From the start, you couldn't own a weapon that you wanted to own. "pic.twitter.com/4dChTPgmQm
– Daily caller (@DailyCaller) April 8, 2021
What is striking is that Biden adds that his top priority is to lift arms manufacturers' immunity from a shooting incident lawsuit.
"We should also exclude arms manufacturers from the immunity they receive from Congress," he said.
Biden wished, "If I have one thing on my list, Lord came down and said," Joe, you get one of these, "give me this."
BIDEN: "150 million people" have been killed by gun violence since 2007.
– Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 26, 2020
"I want to tell you, if I get elected, NRA, I'll come for you and arms makers, I'll take you over and I'll beat you," said Biden as a candidate.
The NRA issued a statement following President Biden's announcement.
"Biden has made it clear that his goal is to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners, ignore criminals and forego substantial measures that actually ensure the safety of Americans," they said.
"Additionally, the proposals Biden announced tonight could require law-abiding citizens to surrender rightful property and allow states to extend the gun confiscation order."
The president made it clear that he intended to take gun control when campaigning for the White House. He just keeps these promises.
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