Biden Addresses Boulder: We don’t have to wait, we can ban ‘assault weapons’ now

Joe Biden did not comment on the specific details of the shooting in Boulder, Colorado, this week that left as many as 10 people dead, as the investigation is ongoing.

But the president did say, despite the lack of clarity on the situation, that Congress has to act “immediately” to enact gun control.

“I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common sense steps that will save the lives in the future and to urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act,” Biden said, speaking from the White House Tuesday.

Biden was referring to H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446, legislation the House passed earlier this month that would expand background checks by criminalizing private transfers and extending the timeframe for which the FBI has to process background checks.

Though, POTUS 46 did not stop there. He also called on lawmakers to reinstate a ban on modern sporting rifles and standard capacity magazines.

SEE ALSO: Gun-Control on the Move, Expanded Background Check Bills Sail Through House

“We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again,” Biden declared.

Moms Demand Action, the anti-gun organization funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, applauded Biden’s call to action.

“In the past week alone, two mass shootings have killed at least 18 people, wounded at least one more, and devastated our country –– while other types of gun violence continue to kill more than 100 people in the U.S. every day,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica.

“We’ve waited 25 years for federal action on gun safety, and we cannot wait a moment longer,” she continued. “Our grassroots army of nearly 6 millions [sic] supporters will stop at nothing to make sure that the Senate passes background checks and this administration takes urgent action to save lives.”

Senate Majority Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has indicated that a vote on the background check bills is imminent.

“This Senate will be different,” said Schumer on Tuesday. “The Senate is going to debate and address the epidemic of gun violence in this country.”

Stay tuned for updates.

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  • jack March 28, 2021, 11:33 am

    Why not treat this matter exactly as it is, as another round of Islamic terrorism. The only reason the terrorist used a firearm is because he probably isn’t smart enough to make a bomb.

  • DELCO March 27, 2021, 1:25 am

    When a bad guy kills innocent people, democrats say that Guns are bad , we need Gun laws, but when a cop shoots a bad guy those same democrats say that cops are bad and racist?

  • B P K March 26, 2021, 9:50 pm

    Looks like gollywood and Saturday night live run the Dem agenda for sure. Mental illness SEEMS to be rampant even on Capitol Hill guess “it takes one to know one” SERIOUSLY

  • Big Al 45 March 26, 2021, 4:46 pm

    Yeah because the previous “assault weapon ban” and High cap mag ban did SO much to curb lawlessness an shootings.
    Einstein stated that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results was the definition of insanity, and I guess this proves that the Left is indeed insane.
    As well as just plain stupid.

    • Lloyd R Elledge April 15, 2021, 5:56 pm

      The gungrabbers don’t pay any attention to the 2nd Amendment, nor any other Amendment they don’t like. Take a look at where most of the shootings take place. It’s not the Red States, is it?

  • John Boutwell March 26, 2021, 1:14 pm

    Of course Biden supporters want gun control, it insures free reign for looters, Antifa and the criminal Marxist blm to continue their goal of destroying 🇺🇸.

    • Stan d. Upnow March 27, 2021, 11:44 pm

      The real reason is that the Jan 6 “armed insurrection,” which was neither, has them shaking in their designer shoes. They realize that had it actually been what they falsely claim, they would have all been eliminated.
      So, in a preemptive, paranoid knee-jerk, they are trying to force through their long-awaited gun control policies with a sense of urgency. The morons don’t realize that their un-Constitutional stupidity might actually create the very situation they fear & tremble over.

  • Dale Kehrer March 26, 2021, 12:39 pm

    This Parasitic Puppet will do whatever he is told by the left, not that I will obey.

  • Michael March 26, 2021, 11:13 am

    This is funny. Ol Uncle Bite-It can’t even navigate a flight of stairs, so how’s he going to come and take our weapons. He is such a zero.

    • Lloyd R Elledge April 15, 2021, 6:05 pm

      I thought he was going to put the skateboard freak in charge of confiscation. I wonder if he could get better results than the Horizontal Ho is getting at the border?

  • Dexter Winslett March 26, 2021, 10:11 am

    Bring it. There will be a lot of blood shed.

  • Michael Frederick Baker March 26, 2021, 9:53 am

    Oh, I know this guy! He’s Joe the Faux, the fake president, the interloper and thief! I could care less what he dictates as he is no one’s president! Buck Fiden!!! Where is his assistant, Kammie the Commie, fruit of the poison tree?

  • Uncle Markie March 26, 2021, 9:34 am

    Carry concealed everywhere you can. Aim straight; shoot fast.

  • Big Moe March 26, 2021, 8:48 am

    Hey Joey Buffoon, how about you act on the border crisis immediately?

    If you people turn in all of your ARs and get a vaccination King Joey will let you have a back yard BBQ on the 4th. to celebrate freedom. Someone please take him back to the nursing home.

  • Wilko March 26, 2021, 8:12 am

    You, and the horse you rode in on, Joe.
    Actually, with Kamala, it’s the whore you rode in on.

  • Terry Constance March 26, 2021, 7:52 am

    Lets get all of those assault weapons put in jail right now so everytown can be safe.

  • stephen Ryder March 26, 2021, 7:01 am

    And the y WILL bring theirs when they come for you. And theirs are bigger than yours. I guess that makes you feel a lot like you felt in the boys 8th grade locker room, doesn’t it Sparky? You insurrectionists may have had your day when Trump The Hump was our make-believe president, but you’ll have more than a day now, you’ll have day after day, year after year in federal prison, where you can compare shank sizes until you measure up. For the first time in your life.

    • Paul Bradford Casterlin March 26, 2021, 7:23 am

      Stephen Ryder, I guess you have forgotten your history lessons on the American Revolution. The British had us outgunned and outmanned but we still managed to kick their asses. I truly hope you and your quiche eating limp wristed flit boy liberal boyfriends get tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail when we take back this country. GFY

      • Lloyd R Elledge April 15, 2021, 6:10 pm

        Every word he used is historical fact. Everything you are saying is Commie Coward BS.

    • Rob March 26, 2021, 7:45 am

      @stephen ryder, go take your meds; your ignorance and TDS is flaring up.

    • Michael March 26, 2021, 1:05 pm

      Actually you’re the one that sounds like and 8th grader. I guess you’ll be leading the charge on confiscating firearms, right tough guy? No I suppose not. You’ll want other people with guns to murder citizens who disagree with your dictatorial policies. SMDH

    • DELCO March 27, 2021, 1:23 am

      Stephen R, how about instead of the beaten to death trump was awful BS you and the rest of your Democrat pals actually do something different and truly state the facts. Under trump USMCA replaced your left wing awful trade deal NAFTA, there was NATO finally paying up, some piece made in the Middle East , got us out the the Kerry , Obama , Biden Iran deal, got NK to take a pause, or at least slow the war talk down, there was getting us of the dependency of foreign oil , removing out dated restrictions on mom and pop business loans, restored our outdated military in crucial areas that are once again being completely ignored, trump stood up to China in ways never done, because he realized what is happening now that China has a plan for total world domination. And that ain’t a joke folks. I get it that trumps personality is sometimes annoying, and sometimes absolutely non necessary. But Stephen be honest the media 100% lied about Russia , Russia Russia, they attacked trump like never seen. But In doing that trump exposed many of the largest news outlets for what they are biased agenda pushing left wing controlled story hungry fools, who’s credibility is gone. So Stephen where are the AOCs and the squad now, while thousands of kids are literally piled up on floors with tin foil blankets? Where is the outrage that we all had to listen to when trump separated families? Cause what’s been going on now is much much worse. Biden and his lackeys have sold us all out for political BS. So now these same fraudulent living Dems want to talk about restricting Guns from its own citizens, while the cartels dump more fentanyl and other drugs into every state then ever before. Kids are being raped, women are literally being sold for sex. All because Biden had to do things differently then trump, even though what trump was doing was working. Stephen maybe once day politicians will do what is best for us all , instead of having to play to there team. It’s on both sides , but the Dems are trying to fundamentally change the way we all live without using any common sense.

    • Stan d. Upnow March 27, 2021, 11:30 pm

      When you Progressive-Socialists keep pushing and succeed in sparking another Revolution, you and your ilk will cease to exist. Contemplate THAT future, “Sparky!”

  • Jay Fisher March 26, 2021, 5:11 am

    Civil War is coming. We’ll need to rise up all over the country, not just at the capital this time. If we let them take this right, it’ll only be the first of many. They’re pushing for socialism.

  • JB March 23, 2021, 10:39 pm

    “We dont have to wait to deny Americans a right the constitution tells us we have no authority to deny.”

    Neither do American Patriots. Resist Tyranny. Its coming faster than a speeding bullet.

  • Jeff Robertson March 23, 2021, 9:53 pm

    How about we stop making mass shooters?!?

  • Robert Smith March 23, 2021, 7:05 pm

    And the good news is, this won’t cause a run on guns and ammo. There’s none left.

  • Blue Dog (he/him) March 23, 2021, 6:12 pm

    As much as I hate to say it, Colorado already has as state law the main points of each of these bills and has since 2013 or thereabouts. While these tools will help with other potential mass shootings, they did not prevent this one. Wrong tool for the job.

    • Andrew Ling March 26, 2021, 6:43 am

      The murderer was a mental case and a ticking bomb even the family insisted that he was and yet,
      the State of Colorado deemed that he was fit to purchase lethal weapons and ammo. The State, Grocery, and law enforcement are liable for their failure to stop this mad terrorist from this rampage. If the weapon was at fault, all the millions of guns we own must have wiped us out many times over. This knee-jerk reaction from the politicians and anti-gun lobby is always the same. Blame the guns. not so much their blindsight to the sick murderers. Ali Issa was a sick murderer. His family condemned him, why did the innocents have to pay the ultimate price is beyond me. Does the State of Colorado allow mentally compromised people to buy guns and ammo? This is a very transparent failure by the state and the grocery store. The grocery store is responsible for the safety of the patrons and their employees. This is precisely why we require self-protection. Every time we are in a larger gathering, we are in danger. Look at Myanmar. Unarmed protesters are being shot dead by the government(of the devil). I am hoping we don’t end up like that.

      • Blue Dog (he/him) March 26, 2021, 10:47 am

        Wait, his name is Ali Issa? Does that mean “my g-d is Jesus”?

  • Chastran March 23, 2021, 3:58 pm

    Dumbascrap Party poliotical cretins need to be banned…

  • Taxx73 March 23, 2021, 3:27 pm

    Hey Demonrats you can go pound sand for all I care! I WILL NOT COMPLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TRUMP 2024!
    Remember if you come for mine you better bring yours!!
    LEAVE OUR RIGHTS ALONE!!!

    • Rob March 26, 2021, 7:47 am

      Well said! Sic Pacem Parabellum.

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