Democratic presidential candidates continue to insist that there is a gun problem in America and that gun violence is an epidemic that only they can solve when they are elected to the White House.
Some candidates are pitching gun buyback programs, flat out “assault rifle” bans, or gun magazine-size bans and as each of these candidates is pitching their own plans and policies they believe will be the most effective in diminishing or eliminating the gun deaths each year.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is looking to join the fold and recently announced that he would ban any firearm which holds more than one bullet in its magazine, BizPac Review reports.
Biden calls for ban of magazines that hold more than one bullet https://t.co/1OZCdUicoK
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 3, 2019
From the report:
The former vice president was speaking to reporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Monday and was asked about government inaction in the face of a shooting over the weekend in Texas.
With Hurricane Dorian dominating the headlines, Biden responded by talking about climate change, before changing gears to call for the “elimination” of what he termed “assault-style weapons [and] magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them.”
This would not only ban semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15 and AK-47, but most firearms sold today have magazines that hold multiple rounds.
Biden went on to say: “It’s about time the president got out of this state of denial on two critical things and they both came ahead this weekend.”
“One is climate change — it’s an existential threat,” Biden told the group of reporters before saying how President Trump should “no longer deny the science.” He also claimed the country could not wait “another 18 months for something to happen in terms of climate.”
“On dealing with firearms, it is irrational with — all due respect for the governor of Texas — on the very day you see a mass shooting and we’re talking about loosening access to have guns being able to take them places of worship, store it in school, and it’s absolutely irrational,” the former vice president continued. “It’s all about special interests and it has to stop.”
BizPac Review reports: “New laws went into effect Sunday in Texas that loosen gun restrictions, which make it easier for Texans to protect themselves in schools, places of worship and other places.”
And, Biden continued, per the report:
“The idea that we don’t have elimination of assault-type weapons, magazines that can hold multiple bullets in them, it’s absolutely mindless,” he said. “It’s no violation of the Second Amendment. It’s just a bow of special interests of the gun manufacturers and the NRA.”
Biden did not put a number on how many bullets he would allow for in a magazine, though gun control advocates have long called for banning magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds.
As for Saturday’s shooting in Odessa, which claimed the lives of seven people, the 37-year-old gunman had reportedly been on a “downward spiral,” and was fired from his job before firing on state troopers while being pulled over for a routine traffic stop.
Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.
High-capacity magazines get new scrutiny as Congress returns https://t.co/9ZayqBtlx8
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