Joe Biden has been the President of the United States since January of last year. People were glad when he took over at first, but things have not been going smoothly for him. Now, he is making a big declaration.
The rampant public shootings taking place in the US over the past few years have increased and continue to be a huge issue in the country. Biden tweeted on September 24th that, “It’s time we ban assault weapons in this country.” The tweet comes after the address he made last month in Pennsylvania, which mentioned the same goals.
During his speech, Joe Biden said, “I’m determined to ban assault weapons in this country. Determined. I did it once before. And I’ll do it again. For many of you at home, I want to be clear. It’s not about taking away anybody’s guns. In fact, we should be treating responsible gun owners as examples, how every gun owner should be.”
Biden also provided statistics during his talk, mentioning that nearly 50,000 people died from gunshot wounds in America just last year. Additionally, about 30,000 died by suicide. The President also took shots at the National Rifle Association, better known as NRA.
The vast majority of congressional Republicans voted against [the NRA], saving lives and keeping America safe. But guess what? We took on the NRA, we’re gonna take them on again. And we won and we will win again. We’re not stopping here.
Hundreds of thousands of citizens are against the President’s notion, claiming that it greatly goes against their Second Amendment rights. Only time will tell how this statement plays out in the future.
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