Biden Tells Lawmakers He Will Sign ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Immediately

The Bidens on Easter.
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President Joe Biden has urged lawmakers to present him with a bill banning so-called “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines,” promising to sign it into law “immediately.”

His statement comes as the nation mourns a mass public killing at a mall in Allen, Texas that left nine people dead, including the perpetrator.

In a Sunday press release, President Biden praised himself for signing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law and implementing two dozen executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence.

He further mentioned that states are taking action by banning black rifles, expanding red flag laws, and implementing other measures.

However, Biden emphasized that the current “progress” is insufficient and more needs to be done.

“Too many families have empty chairs at their dinner tables. Republican Members of Congress cannot continue to meet this epidemic with a shrug. Tweeted thoughts and prayers are not enough,” said an exasperated Biden.

In his call to action, the President outlined the specific measures he wants Congress to pass in the new bill.

These measures include a ban on “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines,” the criminalization of private transfers, requirements for safe storage, and a repeal of the PLCAA, which would make gun manufacturers liable for criminal acts committed by thrid parties.

Biden made it clear that he is ready and willing to sign such a bill into law immediately, adding, “We need nothing less to keep our streets safe.”

SEE ALSO: Four States Pass Major Gun Control Reform

However, it is important to note that studies examining the effectiveness of “assault weapon” bans have indicated they don’t work.

A study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that bans on semi-automatic firearms, commonly referred to as “assault weapons,” had no effect on fatal mass murders, as GunsAmerica reported in 2020.

The study “did not find an independent association between assault weapon bans and the incidence of fatal mass shootings after controlling for the effects of bans on large-capacity magazines.”

Furthermore, additional studies have found no significant connection between bans on “assault weapons” and homicide rates.

A 2019 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found such bans were not “significantly associated with overall homicide rates,” and a 2017 study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that laws targeting “military-style assault weapons” were not associated with changes in firearm homicide rates.

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  • chupakis May 15, 2023, 8:48 pm

    “IMMEDIATELY”… or as soon as he’s finished having his diaper changed.

  • Blue dogs gay lover May 15, 2023, 4:27 pm

    Nobody needs a fully auto bump stock pistol brace high capacity clip assault rifle. What do you think the deer are wearing Kevlar body armor? Cmon man! Just go outside and shoot your neighbors dog with a double barrel shotgun. The black kids used to rub my leg hair so I had to beat up Corn pop with a chain. Cmon man. If you don’t vote for me you aren’t black….. you know the thing?

    • Hondo May 15, 2023, 8:48 pm

      Dude love your monicker, now that’s funny right there, lol

    • chum lee May 15, 2023, 8:49 pm

      I have no questions.

  • Bruce Ruble May 15, 2023, 2:07 pm

    This isn’t about mass shootings anymore , this is about disarming the American public so the radical woke progressive Trans LGBTQ2 Democraps can take over the country and no one will be able to fight back , that’s their plan anyway !!!! So us Patriots need to get a plan , get prepared and get ready to defend and take our beloved USA back , what ever it takes !!!!!

  • Rob May 15, 2023, 9:15 am

    Well this will be interesting. Grew up in this country with a bunch of flag waving gun toting Americans. Served my country in both the military and as a law enforcement officer and yet we sit back and watch the shifty crooked politicians take our rights from us and we just sit on our hands like a bunch of spineless Canadians…Might as well just turn all our guns in early folks..we sure as fuck aren’t going to use them against a government that were just ALLOWING to do this. America, flag waving no bite people.

  • Dutch May 14, 2023, 12:22 am

    Joe Biden is a corrupt anti American facist.

  • Jerry May 13, 2023, 7:35 am

    The people questioning those wanting to ban “assault rifles” need to be asked specific questions not just “what is an assault rifle?” Instead of the above question ask:
    ” what features define an assault rifle?”
    “Why is an assault rifle more dangerous than this rifle (show a pic of a remington 7400?”
    “Which picture shown is an assault rifle?” (Show pictures of an AR-
    15, a single shot .22 with the cosmetic features of an AR, and an AR with “traditional” wood hardware configuration)
    “How does an assault rifle function?”
    Ask these questions (and others that require a specific response) to show these people that they have no idea what they’re talking about (they know that, the purpose is to show the average citizen what they really want-control.)
    During the revolutionary war an “assault rifle” was a single shot muzzle loader, during the spanish american war bolt actions magazine fed repeaters were “assault rifles”.
    “Assault” is a verb, not a noun. If I attempt to harm someone with a single shot .22, that becomes an assault rifle. But then that’s the purpose of the
    Commie comromised biden administration, isn’t it!

  • Kane May 12, 2023, 10:56 pm

    Just a little side note, the Easter bunnies are the pagan symbol of fertility. The fake POTUS is probably the most ardent supporter of abortion. So, I wonder what he believes awaits his soul when the sands of time run out.

  • Kane May 12, 2023, 10:49 pm

    So here we have another person listing their supposed creds and expecting everyone else to fall in with their dubious claims.

    “these M4’s, AR15’s they got to get off the street.”

    A supposed gun owner who blames the firearms and gives a total pass to the shooter. What guns do people like this believe will be allowed by the tyranical left? If MSR’s are outlawed Glocks will be the next target and the 1911’s also. Only people like Feinstein will have a legal firearm and the monsters turned out by the “entertainment industry” fueled by psychotropics and MK ULTRA psych-ops in the educational industrial complex will continue to multiply

  • James May 12, 2023, 5:32 pm

    Has anyone else read that the terrorist in the Dallas mall shooting had gang/ cartel tattoos?
    His body was covered with a sheet, then govt officials said he had Nazi tattoos on his body. Some writers said the tattoos looked ” too new”.

    In Canada, their dictator has added thousands of firearms to their ” assault weapons ban.
    This is all because some terrorist dressed up like a policeman and shot people.

    Not only are all semi auto firearms banned, so are lever action rifles that hold over 10 rounds ( any firearm that holds over 10 rounds is a assault weapon).

    Rifles that are too powerful are now ,,”assault weapons”, like the 458 Win. Mag., and 460 Weatherby Magnum! These are bolt action rifles not semi autos.

    In fact, bolt action rifles can not hold more than five rounds or they are a “assault weapon ” !

    So now the gun banners say you can only have 5 round magazines. How soon before that’s too many then it’s 2 or 3 rounds?

    The gun banning groups and gun banning politicians are watching what happens in Canada, so they can copy it and use it in America.

    Rifles of any kind are only used in 400 shootings a year.

    First and feet kill 2,000 a year.

    Police shootings kill 1,000 to 2,000 a year. Gun banners add these figures to ” gun violence”.

    Train accidents kill 2,000 a year.

    Knives kill 10 to 20,000 a year.

    Car accidents kill 50,000 a year.

    Illegal drugs kill 125,000 a year.

    Doctor’s kill over 100,000 patients a year through malpractice.

    Cigarettes kill over 450,000 a year.

    Cancer kills over 1 million a year.

    But all one hears on far leftist news media is of people shot.

    Articles have said that over 50% of all shootings are street gangs and drug gangs fighting over turf, someone flashed’ gang signs, someone looked at a gang members girlfriend , or no reason at all.

    Maybe if these big city politicians would stop listening to a bunch of loud mouth protesters, shoplifters, felons, arsonist and stopped defund-abolish the police, and allowed the police to arrest these criminals and put them in prison for long sentences, then the crime rate would go down. It’s as simple as that.

    Many far leftist cities now have a ” no bail required” on most crimes. So they let the criminal go to commit even more crimes.

    In commiefornia, shoplifters walk into retail stores, grab arm fulls of clothes off the racks and walk out to a waiting car and drive off. No one does anything to stop them except to film it on their cell phone and then post it on YouTube.

    If and when any of these shoplifters are ever caught, they are not charged with any crime and are let go because they are “poor and a minority”.

    The administration is having sections of the border wall taken down and sold off for scrap.
    This allows the cartels, M13 gang members, M18 gang members, criminals, felons, murderes, terrorists, spies and prostitutes to cross the border and the administration welcomes them and the crime that they bring.

    The Central American countries and South American countries are emptying out their jails and prisons and sending thousands of felons and criminals to the USA and the bye dumb administration welcomes them and the crime that they bring.

    The USA cannot become the dumping ground for all the worlds poor, unemployed and criminals.
    Do we really want America to become like India with over a billion people living on the streets, alleys, sidewalks and gutters and having to eat garbage out of dumpsters just to survive.

    America has a record number of homeless people and homeless veterans. But this administration could care less about them.

    The administration want to flood America with illegals, make them citizens and have them vote only for democrats and turn America into a communist country.

    The gun banning groups are run and funded by Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, the Chinese government.

    China has gone before the UN to demand that guns be banned in America.

    China hates the 2nd amendment.

    In China, it is forbidden for it’s citizens to own firearms. Only the police, military and politicians can own firearms. How else can they ” control” a population of over 1.3 billion people?

    China wants America. They are buying up American farmland and ranch land along with Saudi Arabia
    China is setting up offices in Central American countries and investing billions in building factories and giving money to governments.

    The Central American countries see this administration as weak and ineffective..

    During WW2, Germany and Japan had plans to invade the east coast and west coast and have Mexico attack the southern states. But they were afraid of all the Americans who owned firearms and would fight them off. Nowadays, they are joining up to ban firearms in America.

    The Brady group is joining several foreign countries in lawsuits against gun manufacturers and gun shops in Arizona to put the gun industry out of business. The Brady group is a traitor to America and all Americans!

    Why is it that back in the 1950’s, one could walk into a hardware store, gun shop or mail order all kinds of guns with no federal forms to fill out, no background check and no waiting period and crime was much lower back then.

    The gun banning politicians want to ban all firearms.
    Back in 1934, politicians wanted to ban all handguns.
    In 1963, after the Kennedy assassination there were politicians who wanted to ban all bolt action rifles, during the debate on the ( illegal) 1968 gun control act, there were politicians who wanted to ban all handguns and called them ” Saturday night specials”.

    Then in the 1980’s after watching too many TV shows like Miami Vice the far leftist politicians wanted to ban Uzi’s.

    Then after Glock pistols first came out, the gun banners wanted them banned because they said that terrorists would use them to hijack airplanes. What nonsense. Now Glock pistols are used by 50% of police department.

    Then starting in the 1990’s and on, the far leftist politicians want to ban all semi auto rifles and all magazines over 10 rounds claiming this will stop crime.

    Did you know when the first street lights came out the politicians back then said they would stop crime !

    Support and join pro gun groups and pro hunting groups.
    AOC and the squad and Letitta James want to repeal the 2nd amendment.
    AOC and the squad want to replace the constitution and bill of rights with something out of the Stalin – Castro handbook and turn America into a ” communist workers paradise”!
    AOC and the squad want to replace the American flag.

    Don’t let the evil, far leftist, power crazed, Satan worshipping politicians to ban and confiscate our guns. It’s all about power and control. They want more and more power to control you and make you their new world order slaves.

    Buy more guns, ammo and magazines now before it is too late.

  • CGA10 May 12, 2023, 12:20 pm

    I can’t see why the statement, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” is so hard to understand. A gun is an inanimate object that requires some form of human action to operate (Oh, of course, except in the case of the Baldwin incident). I guess our representatives in congress that have a D after their name (and some with an R) are too stupid to realize that. /s I know they have an agenda to disarm the people so they can have an easier time of turning OUR country into another Venezuela (or China, Russia, N. Korea, Australia, New Zealand, etc. – take your pick). We need to take back control of government by the people, not the socialist elites.

  • Nick May 12, 2023, 12:02 pm

    What about the 300+ million ar owners that didn’t shoot anyone? Biden needs to ask why in his 28 months have their been more shootings than in the last 28 years. Might be a correlation there.

  • Thom May 12, 2023, 10:58 am

    It is human violence that causes mass murder or murder of any type the weapon used is not relevant. The media wants to cram it down everybody’s throat that it’s gun violence, but they haven’t said anything about the knife violence or motor vehicle violence when people are killed by them and no talk of banning such weapons. It needs to be crammed down media’s throat it is HUMAN VIOLENCE.
    If JOE wants to sign the assault weapons band and I guess he’s just signing into existence 300 million more criminals, that will then be gunning for him.

  • Ger May 12, 2023, 10:07 am

    No one’s going to pass one. It’s too dangerous a topic and there’s not enough lobbyist cash to get them to take it up in Congress.

  • Stan d. Upnow May 12, 2023, 10:02 am

    “These measures include a ban on “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines,” the criminalization of private transfers, requirements for safe storage, and a repeal of the PLCAA, which would make gun manufacturers liable for criminal acts committed by thrid(sic) parties.”

    All of that is Exactly what should NOT take place.

  • Old Sailor May 12, 2023, 9:41 am

    Biden’s own puppets in the ATF have publicly stated that there is no such thing as an “Assault weapon”, whether it be a pistol or rifle. It is a term that was coined by the anti-gun crowd and the media, who loosely use the term to inflame emotions about guns. The Second Amendment was not written to protect hunter’s rights; it was written to give the citizens a way to control or subdue an out of control or rogue government. The colonists had endured enough of that in England, and in founding the new government in America did not want a repeat. Without the Second Amendment we would be subject to whatever controls and restrictions those in charge decided to levy upon us without any course of redress, as along with no weapons, the First Amendment would be null and void. It’s time to wake up and smell the roses and understand why they don’t teach “Problems of Democracy” or government studies in high school anymore!!!

    • Stan d. Upnow May 12, 2023, 10:14 am

      “Without the Second Amendment we would be subject to whatever controls and restrictions those in charge decided to levy upon us without any course of redress, as along with no weapons, the First Amendment would be null and void.”

      Let’s examine your statement in light of our present state of affairs.
      We have already been crushed by all the govt. restrictions, regulations, and deliberate attacks on our core industries. Plus, the undermining of our traditional culture to promote deviant insanity.
      So, where’s the Call To Arms? Has not the aforementioned reached the point of action to save the country from a tyrannical cartel hell-bent on subversion & domination?
      Just like the Republicans in Congress — lots of talk, no action.

  • phil box May 12, 2023, 9:22 am

    when the 2nd amendment is gone the remaining amendments will fall immediately.
    the only reason the dumbas craps want your guns is so they can cram their socialist/commie aganda
    down your throats. think different? check history for the truth of what happens when socialism
    happens. or look at venezula for further proof.

    • Stan d. Upnow May 12, 2023, 10:18 am

      Psst, Phil, the Progressive-Socialists have had great success in cramming their agenda down our throats right now. Their mission isn’t quite fulfilled…. yet. But wait, if Puppet Joe is reelected(shudder), than they will “finish the job,” as he has said.

  • Steve B May 12, 2023, 8:59 am

    So the so-called former Army (I wonder who’s army) officer said “I don’t know what the gunman’s problem was, but it wasn’t mental health that killed these people. It was an automatic rifle with bullets.”
    This person must be totally misinformed or part of the Woke crowd. Yeah, even if the shooter actually had an “automatic firearm” aka assault weapon it does not make a call for further gun control measures, but it definitely does call for curtailing mental health issues. Anyone that unprovoked kills people, by whatever means is mentally ill!

  • Rodney Steward May 12, 2023, 7:51 am

    Any and all gun control bills are Unconstitutional, and with this fake administration and a wide open border, it takes a fool to want any kind of gun control. This shooting is a prime example of what open borders cause, and look for things to get much worse with these 3rd world gutter rats pouring in to our country.

    • Stan d. Upnow May 12, 2023, 10:23 am

      It’s no coincidence that Soros-installed prosecutors are letting violent criminals skip, but going after anyone using a weapon for self-defense. And, OMG if that weapon happens to be an “assault rifle.” Fresh calls for wholesale gun/magazine/accessories bans.

  • Bob May 12, 2023, 6:14 am

    Hey Brandon – Maybe you forgot about that little thing… it’s called a Constitution? You know, the thing that tells you you can’t do that?

    And those people… what are they called? Supreme Court? Yeah – they’re gonna say the same thing…

    As for the &sswipe that thinks he’s some kinda wonderful… pretty pathetic. Probably an FBI “informant”.

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment May 9, 2023, 12:11 pm

    somebody please enlighten me……….I thought that a white supremacist had to be white so how did a mexican become one????
    I personally suspect it is the left’s ability to label anything to link it to their furtherance of agenda’s and ultimately total dominance of the country……but i’m sure my thinking will be proved false…….

    • Hondo May 12, 2023, 6:39 pm

      Language and definitions mean nothing to the left, they change them to meet their narrative/agenda.

    • DIYinSTL May 15, 2023, 12:19 pm

      The Left has called Larry Elder, a conservative black radio host and sometimes Republican candidate for office, a white supremacist. Whether skin color is important or not is context dependent. I’m surprised the perpetrators of black-on-black crime in our cities have not been called white supremacists.

  • David Daly May 9, 2023, 8:56 am

    Why not acknowledge the true cause of these shootings? The lack of any moral conscious and direction? Wrong is wrong, and what happened in these shootings is illegal no matter what was used to commit it. And NONE of these guns are “assault weapons”! No military or law enforcement tactical units use AR-15’s!! The designation “AR” is short for Armalite – the company that originally designed and manufactured them. They are nothing more than modern sporting rifles.

    • Stan d. Upnow May 12, 2023, 10:27 am

      Dave, you mustn’t say such non-PC things. “They” don’t like it.

      • Jerry May 15, 2023, 11:37 am

        Define an assault weapon? They cannot define classic physical gender. But they sure know what they dont like, and dont want you to have, like the shoulder thingie what flips up (thats the description she gave when asked if she even knew what a barrel shroud was), and fully semiautomatic magazine clips, which once fired cannot be used again. They conflate “highpower” with le gran puissance of the p35 browning,
        which referred to the magazine capacity, not the energy of the old luger round, and have carried such idiotic ignerntce to calling ar15s high caliber, which isnt what it meant originally, and still does to the educated. They even tell you that shootings went up drastically after the awb sunsetted, or tell you they promptly tripled; they went from like 2 to maybe 5 that year. They will quote cherrypicked cdc and fbi stats, but YOU cannot.
        There are 3 kinds of untruths; lies, damned lies, and statistics.
        If you feel the need to lie to make your point, you have lost the argument, but won-over the fools and manipulators.