Biden: We Need to Ban ‘Assault Weapons’ and ‘High-Capacity Magazines’

Following an ambush attack over the weekend on police in Compton, CA, that left two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies critically injured, former Vice President Joe Biden immediately took to Twitter to call for stricter gun-control laws. 

“Weapons of war have no place in our communities,” tweeted Biden. “We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”

Surveillance footage of the incident shows the suspect using a pistol, not a long gun, in the attack.  It’s not clear what size magazine the shooter had in the handgun.  

California law already prohibits the possession of assault weapons and magazines over 10 rounds.  Though, that 10-round limitation is currently being challenged in federal court.    

The deputies, a 24-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, were hit several times.  The female officer was shot in the jaw and in the arms.  The male officer sustained wounds to the hand, arm, and forehead, according to ABC News.  

“This is just a somber reminder that this is a dangerous job. Actions, words have consequences and our job does not get easier because people don’t like law enforcement,” LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a press briefing.  

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Villanueva later added that the two are “going to be able to recover.”  

As a state-wide manhunt is underway, the department announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator.  

President Trump also tweeted out a statement about the incident.  Though, instead of calling for a federal ban on certain firearms and magazines, Trump wants to crack down on those who commit violent crimes.

“Animals that must be hit hard!” said Trump.

In a subsequent tweet, he wrote, “If [the deputies] die, fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this!”

Alan Gottlieb, the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation slammed Biden for leveraging the tragedy to push a political agenda.

“We have watched the video of this craven act several times, which is apparently something Biden didn’t do even once before he sent out that self-serving tweet,” Gottlieb stated. “Instead of calling for a ban on a gun that wasn’t involved, perhaps Joe Biden should instead focus on the people who gathered outside of the hospital yelling they hope the deputies would die, and simply tell them to shut up and go home.

“Biden’s remarks illustrate an almost amoral attitude about a terrible crime,” he continued. “He seems more interested in how he might use this tragedy to advance his anti-gun-rights agenda than he is about the lives of the two wounded deputies. We’re not sure what to call that, but it’s not moral leadership.”

Nearly 40 police officers have been killed in the line of duty so far this year.  Eight of those victims were slain in an ambush, according to FBI statistics.

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  • rsmalt September 22, 2020, 10:32 am

    “Weapons of war?” This addlepated feeb wouldn’t know a “weapon of war” if he tripped over it.

  • John Boutwell September 21, 2020, 1:21 pm

    Say no to Joe!

  • Frank September 21, 2020, 12:20 pm

    If the Democrats get their way should they win the White House, It might be time to enact the 2nd amendment. Could this be the reason they want our guns…..Ya think ?

  • Barry Bateman September 21, 2020, 10:27 am

    This disgusting attempted murder of two police officers had nothing to do with “assault” weapons or high round magazines. This, if anything, was caused by the irresponsible demonization of police by Democrats and leaders like you Biden. Quit lying.

  • Roman Smetak September 19, 2020, 8:52 pm

    you had my vote till you decided to steal my guns, when guns are outlawed i will be an outlaw, joe stik it where the sun dont tan you

  • Stephen September 19, 2020, 4:14 pm

    Am I the only one that thinks the shooter looks like a young teenager?

    • michael September 20, 2020, 6:53 pm

      I thought the same. Shorty sure can run.

    • Aaron September 21, 2020, 4:00 pm

      Can’t run because he needs to pull his pants up. BLM = Belt Loops Matter

  • Brian September 19, 2020, 12:40 pm

    We need to ban Biden’s political base of black ghetto thugs and BLM agitators that both he and his crime partner Kamala Harris support and defend, while continuing to attack law-abiding citizens who own firearms.

  • chumley ortega September 18, 2020, 11:24 pm

    The hate-America Democrats start a war and then say there’s no place for “weapons of war” in America.
    Why doesn’t the left get irony?

  • David Welsh September 18, 2020, 7:00 pm

    Any politician who says he will infringe on any of the Bill of Rights makes himself an enemy of the Republic. He is defacto not qualified to hold office of even the dog catcher.

  • Dexter winslett September 18, 2020, 6:06 pm

    Come take mine. I be eagerly await you.

    • michael September 20, 2020, 6:55 pm

      Here here I second that notion.

  • GMan September 18, 2020, 5:02 pm

    Let Harris/Hiddin’ Biden keep yammering on about gun grabbing. He was supposed to be the moderate pick but he hasn’t come back from Castro-like left of left, she was already rejected by the party. Good choice there Hiddin’. You get picked because you’re supposedly the least radical and you call back two reject barking moonbats, Harris and Beto-male. Keep up the good work.

  • Marc Wahler September 18, 2020, 3:05 pm

    I would like to see the “Harris/ Biden” ticket go for a walk any place without their security detail, that carry much larger mags than 10 rounds and weapons “We the People” are not allowed to have. Just once they need to take a walk through, what is left of, downtown Seattle sans security. Since they say “We the People” do not need Police then they should in all fairness shed their security details., or shut up once and for all. A2

  • John September 18, 2020, 2:52 pm

    Biden sounds like a broken record, something only he would understand, about more gun control he’s way out of touch with reality. Beating a dead horse won’t solve anything. Actually enforcing existing laws will have a tremendous effect by simply locking up criminals, along with executing murderers who cannot repeat their crimes ever again. It was never about what type of weapon or magazine capacity, but has always been about the pretense of curbing crime at the expense of defending ourselves by imposing and enforcing unconstitutional requirements upon the law-abiding. What could be more stupid than that? But, we keep re-electing the same politicians over and over again, so who really are the stupid ones?

  • Christopher Chason September 18, 2020, 2:46 pm

    Well, Joe Hidin’, ALL firearms can and HAVE been a weapon of War! So I guess we know what your ultimate goal really is! I have one thing to say: COME AND TAKE THEM! A**Hole!

  • horntex September 18, 2020, 12:22 pm

    Biden already said, “We need to count the paper ballots after the election is over.” These Democrats are genuine crooks. Bunch of ballot box stuffers. We need to shut that crooked scheme down.

  • Stephen September 18, 2020, 11:55 am

    Ol’ Joe still responding with the same stock answer he’s been using for 50 years. Ban the tool. Still blaming forks for fat people.

  • Mark - IN. September 18, 2020, 11:23 am

    Admittedly, Dementia Joe Biden hiding and being hidden down in his top secret underground bunker is a concern. He has troubles reading what they tell him to say from his teleprompters as well as repeating what they tell him to say in his earbuds. That’s very scary stuff, but let’s face it…he’s going to be pushing daisies due to health issues sooner than later. They know that and that’s why they’re running him as a Trojan Horse. He may be elected president but he won’t be president. He won’t make a single decision. As Kamala “Reparation H” Harris says, “…Joe Biden in a Harris administration”. That wasn’t a slip, that was scripted for her. As Dementia Joe Biden said the next day, “…a Harris-Biden administration”. That wasn’t a dementia slip, that was scripted and he read it aloud.

    Dementia Joe Biden is and should be of great concern to OUR nation, OUR Constitution, We The People. But of bigger concern is who is behind him pulling the strings that he doesn’t even know are being pulled. He’s that incoherent. His part in this, provide cover as a Trojan Horse to very dumbed down fellow Americans.

    Right now I see the people of OUR nation as lobsters that were lowered into a cold pot of water and the water is heating up and some of us are feeling it and others are oblivious to it.

    Thank God that OUR nation’s framers thought ahead to write OUR 2nd Amendment. The INTENT of OUR 2nd Amendment is to hunt tyrants both foreign and domestic, male and female. OUR 2nd Amendment isn’t about hunting four legged animals. It’s about hunting two legged tyrannical animals.

    • Ed September 18, 2020, 1:51 pm

      You are absolutely correct! The only way Joe Biden wins is by cheating in the election! I done voted absentee! Trump 2020!

  • RamblinMan September 18, 2020, 11:05 am

    We tried that. Didn’t help. Next.

  • John Boutwell September 18, 2020, 10:42 am

    Allowing these clowns into office would un- American.

  • vinnie September 18, 2020, 9:14 am

    https://youtu.be/r9B4OeoQVfw Johnny Carson rips Joey Biden in 1987 Presidential run

    • Clayton September 18, 2020, 11:21 am

      Thanks for posting that, I forgot all about it.

  • DanJ September 18, 2020, 8:56 am

    FLScot, you make my head hurt with your ignorance. Taxx73 is a true patriot, and someone I’d be happy to stand shoulder to shoulder with against people like YOU.

  • Roger September 18, 2020, 8:49 am

    We need to ban morons. You first Joe step up. Bring your friends Beto and Comma-la.

  • Vinnie September 18, 2020, 8:48 am

    This Buffoon Who doesn’t know his own Wife From His Sister is trying to ban a weapon that already is banned !
    Automatic Weapons have been Banned for Years,and the only people that can get them are Police and Military
    As far as Gun Control,These Idiots that are trying to take away the only Protection that Citizens have should be focused in stopping the Illegal ,Black market sales of weaponry to Criminals, Gangs,and those that would do harm because they are Mentally unfit to have one ! Strict Background Checks by Governmental Institutions have been in place for many years however Criminals, Gangs, Terrorists get their Weapons from Illegal Sources ! When are these Idiots that don’t know the Difference between an AR 15 and an Automatic weapon and a BB Gun and a Semi-Automatic (Which is an Impractical nomenclature) or a Pistol ?
    Ignorance breeds Stupidity and Most Democrat Politicians are Ignorant when it comes to “GUNS” Time for them to either get smart or shut up about “GUNS” (The Same Politicians that scream for the elimination of “GUNS” ARE PROTECTED BY PEOPLE THAT CARRY THEM,AUTOMATIC WEAPONS ALSO) Wake Up Sleepy joey!

    REPLY LINK (Let’s see if you post it this time)

    • Robert Messmer September 18, 2020, 4:05 pm

      Not banned but takes a special $200 tax stamp and possibly a year or more for approval. A tool for the rich only.

  • Keith S. Safford September 18, 2020, 8:38 am

    What part of “shall NOT be infringed” does this moron NOT understand? Maybe we should ban Bejing Biteme Biden instead!!

  • Robert Rowan September 18, 2020, 8:33 am

    We need to ban politicians

    • JoeUSooner September 18, 2020, 11:04 am

      Well, we certainly need to ban all Democrat/Leftist politicians! Indeed.

  • Dr Motown September 18, 2020, 8:20 am

    The fool even refers to his dream as the “Harris-Biden administration”…..and he’ll automatically get 45% of the sheeple vote.😠

  • shrugger September 18, 2020, 7:18 am

    I will never surrender my firearms. This discussion is over.

    • JoeUSooner September 18, 2020, 11:07 am

      Shrugger, I like the way you think. And I agree wholeheartedly with the concept of telling anti-gun politicians to go pound sand (or something a bit stronger, regarding auto-eroticism).

  • Terry Constance September 18, 2020, 7:14 am

    Dear Miguel Santiago,

    I am responding to the letter you sent to the California Governor.

    Your letter supports the criminals who are numbered in the thousands in California.

    So when a terrorist shows up armed with a weapon are we supposed to hide and watch our family be killed?
    The next person who tries to blame the weapon and create a new law that causes law abiding citizens to have their rights diminished, does not understand the meaning of the 2nd amendment of the US Constitution.
    The fact is; allowing concealed carry in many locations has already eliminated offenders.
    Before self defense weapons were allowed, many areas had rashes of armed restaurant robberies were innocent citizens were robbed, hurt or killed. Many of those criminals have now been killed or otherwise scared shitless by armed citizens. Once the news got around to the rest of the cowards who do this, easy pickins was over.
    This human low life have now moved into a less dangerous trade where they can avoid getting shot.
    Sometimes the practice of enforcement is all that is needed to stop many crimes. The armed citizen is literally the definition of enforcement.

    US citizens own 40% of all guns in world – more than next 25 top-ranked countries combined. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/gun-ownership-country-us-legal-firearm-citizens-statistics-a8406941.html

    In any event, if you think the Second Amendment prohibits any and all restrictions on gun possession in the U.S. no matter what the circumstances, then you must believe that convicted murderers have the right to carry machine guns in prison. Right?

    10. There’s still murder in countries where handguns are banned. The United Kingdom banned handguns in 1997 after a man shot 16 elementary students and then shot himself.

    Let’s look at the UK’s homicide rate before, during, and after the ban… In 1996, the murder rate was 1.12 per 100,000 people. In 1997, it rose to 1.24. In 1998, the rate rose even further to 1.43. And in 2002, it peaked at 2.1 homicides per 100,000. Just because you ban guns, doesn’t mean people won’t find other ways to massacre other human beings.

    9. Limiting assault rifles limits your Second Amendment rights. If the government restricts types of rifles or limits the amount of rounds, there’s no limit to what else they will restrict.

    The infringement of your constitutional rights won’t just stop at the type of arms you can bear. Who knows what other rights they’ll take away… free speech, freedom of religion…

    8. The Second Amendment is not intended for just ordinary home defense. Its intent was to guarantee the nation could never be overcome by any military power, foreign or domestic.

    If the military was not available… say a nuclear holocaust or a synchronized Pearl Harbor occurred… you would have to protect yourself. If you were limited to non-assault rifles, any invader with an AK-47 would have an easy day.

    7. Armed civilians help take out the bad guys.I’m referring to the first modern mass shooting in Austin, Texas in 1966. A sniper in a tower shot at University of Austin students for 90 minutes. The police who reacted had help. Students went to their trucks and grabbed their rifles and shot along side of the police. It was enough to pin the shooter down and allow the police to take the shooter out. Police then thanked the civilians for helping them fire on the shooter.

    6. Shooters will get access to a gun, even with strict gun laws in place. In 2009, a German high school student went on a rampage and killed 15 people. He did not have a gun. He used his father’s 9 mm. Even in a country with strict gun laws, a shooter was able to find one and use it.

    5. Gun rights will protect you from a police state. Edward Snowden brought our diminishing constitutional rights to light. “Big Brother” is not a myth. It’s a violation of the constitution. If the government doesn’t protect your right, what will?

    4. Rampage shooters like soft targets. They’re targeting elementary schools, churches, and theaters… not places where you’d think guns are likely to be… Hell’s Angels’ bars, Scarface’s house in Miami, or a police station.

    3. Prohibition didn’t stop alcohol… gun control won’t stop guns. The people who prospered during Prohibition by importing and supplying alcohol were gangsters like the used furniture salesman, Al Capone.

    If gun control were in place, the people we’d really have to worry about would be the modern-day Al Capones supplying guns.

    2. Laws don’t apply to criminals. This is simple enough. Gun control does not address the issue of gun-related crimes. In 2010, gun sales in Chicago were verboten. There were 432 murders in 2010 and 500 in 2012. The FBI named Chicago the nation’s murder capital. If a criminal is going to break the law, they will find a way.

    1. The world isn’t perfect… and you can’t regulate it to perfection. There’s about one gun for every citizen inside the U.S. already. It would be impossible to collect this massive trove of guns. Even if the government wanted to, they could not control guns already present… or guns that would find their way into those hands who want them.

    With highest regards,

    Terry Constance

    • mIke September 18, 2020, 3:05 pm

      Thanks Terry…..Sounds like a pretty straight forward common sense reply.

      But wait……Common sense seems to have departed the States….

      Going to be an interesting November all…..

  • Slim September 18, 2020, 7:09 am

    Lose lose situation this this election year! Grab em by their pu$$y trump or feeble minded lower that is out right screaming take OUT GUNS AS HE’S SURROUNDED BY UNLIMTED HEAAAVILY TRAINED AND HEAVILY ARMED SECURITY!!!!! Take away ALL the guns HIS security has and SEE IF HE CHANGES HIS HYPOCRITICAL MIND! I wouldnt really care if I had UNLIMITED HEAVILY TRAINED AND ARMED EX IS MILITARY SURROUNDING ME AT ALL TIMES… BUT I DON’T AND live an HOUR from the nearest ANYTHING so I AM THE POLICE AT MY HOUSE JUST LIKE ALL MY NEIGHBORS!!! WE ALL LPSE THIS YEAR!

    • John R Willis September 18, 2020, 10:09 am

      I find it difficult to reply without calling you names. To hold Mr Trump responsible for a comment he made in private 30 years ago is just plain ignorant. Your feeling about Biden can be based on his current behavior and that in right, as it should be. Stop watching the MSM. Trump is what is best for America. Another Politician will only bring this Country back into the swamp!

  • FLScot September 18, 2020, 7:04 am

    Taxx73 – What a silly rant. “I’ll fight…” “I’ll probably be killed.” Yes, U probably would be. Few would miss U. The long term positive value U might bring – to parents, children, grandchildren, community, etc. will B lost. Ur only words will B silent on a gravestone. Meanwhile, cons and cheats like W. LaPierre, who “redirect” Ur NRA dues into wealthy lifestyles for themselves, will go on.

    Dude, Ur guns R Urs – by 2A! But good folks get a little nervous when U go dissing people U don’t even know personally bcuz some Hack (journalist 4 hire) pulling $20M a year for 2 hrs a day of work on FOX – or worse, some Putin paid KGB/GRU or IRA troll – moaned about “how bad it is” – and U go spouting off Ur “civil war” crap. Ur “willing to die for” presentation suggests an easily influenced personality with too much time on Ur hands, not much critical thinking anility, nothing much constructive to do and too little understanding of the world. Go volunteer w/ Habitat for Humanity or Ur area food bank! Get out of Urself!

    • John R Willis September 18, 2020, 10:18 am

      I might take UR reply seriously…..wait…no I just cant. Anyone who continually uses a misspelling over and over while trying to prove someone else’s logic is flawed….Ur just wrong. U R unbelievable if you think this makes UR argument more compelling . btw…How can someone “get out of URself”. Maybe you should get over yourself.

  • Donald Brown September 18, 2020, 6:30 am

    Biden is a puppet and a fool. He and the commie democrats think the American people are all idiots. May God bless us and the USA

  • Taxx73 September 15, 2020, 3:53 pm

    Biden will be the implementor of the next civil war. The man can’t remember what he was doing 5 minutes ago and he wants to be president? The man is a wanted criminal in the Ukraine. He’s wanted on charges of corruption and extortion. That goes for his son and Pelosi’s son. I have a very bad feeling about this election. This mass vote by mail is just a plot to steal the election for the Democrats. If elected Biden won’t serve out even 1 term. He will sign some big socialist bill into law then he’ll either step down or be removed using the 25th amendment. Then we have to deal with an even worse nightmare in Kamala Harris. I truly believe that this election is a no win situation. Trump wins and the left will explode worse than they are now. Biden wins and the left starts a civil war because I and many others won’t comply with any unconstitutional laws. I REFUSE to live under a socialist regime. I WILL fight, I’ll probably get killed but by any cosmic entity that is worshipped on this mud ball planet I WILL FIGHT FOR THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES!!!!
    TRUMP 2020!
    Remember If you come for mine you better bring yours!!
    LEAVE OUR RIGHTS ALONE!!!

  • Bobs your uncle September 15, 2020, 10:17 am

    NEWSFLASH, BULLETIN, THIS JUST IN, California has some of the most restrictive gun regulations in the country.

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