United States President Joe Biden renewed his call to pursue a national ban on assault weapons following the latest mass shooting at a Walmart store in the state of Virginia, and he said it’s “sick” that the United States still continues to sell semiautomatic weapons.
The President made no comments regarding the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. constitution which grants individual Americans the right to buy and own firearms.
- CNN – President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would work with Congress to “try to get rid of assault weapons” after a recent spate of shootings in the US.
- ASSOCIATED PRESS – “The idea we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be purchased is sick. Just sick,” Biden said on Thanksgiving Day. “I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons.”
- ABC NEWS – “The idea we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick. It’s just sick. It has no social redeeming values. Zero. None. Not a single, solitary rationale for it except profit for the gun manufacturer,” he said Thursday during a stop at a fire station in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
- FOX NEWS – A reporter then asked Biden if he would be able to make any movement on new gun laws while Republicans control the House in the next Congress, to which the president said he would make that assessment as he counts votes.