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Before the GOP Wins the House, Biden Demands Stronger Gun Restrictions and Labels It “Sick” to Permit the Sale of Semi-automatic Weapons
Prior to Republicans taking over the U.S. House of Representatives in January, President Biden indicated on Thursday that he would urge Congress to pass new gun control regulations. During a news conference in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Biden told journalists that the recent shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Colorado had highlighted the necessity of passing an assault weapons prohibition.
Biden characterized the continued sale of semi-automatic firearms as “sick.” “It has no redeeming qualities for society. There is no other justification for it besides the profit of the gun makers.” Each time the trigger is pulled, semi-automatic firearms, such as handguns and rifles, shoot one bullet.
President Biden today: “The idea we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick. It has no social redeeming value. Zero. None…I’m going to try to get rid of assault weapons”
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 24, 2022
Prior to January, when the new Congress takes office and the Republicans take control of the House, Biden promised to lobby federal lawmakers to pass a new assault weapons ban. Former MMA fighter and porn star father of Colorado shooting suspect “PRAISED” son for “violent behavior”
On Thursday, November 24, 2022, President Biden visits the Nantucket Fire Department on Thanksgiving Day in Nantucket, Massachusetts. During his visit, he speaks with the media. Susan Walsh for AP Photo. The president promised to try. I’m going to make an effort to ban assault weapons.
Biden promised to work with lawmakers to conduct a more thorough evaluation of the prospects for success. The odds currently seem to be against us. The latest shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Colorado, according to President Biden, has made him even more determined to implement an assault weapons prohibition.
The latest shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Colorado, according to President Biden, has made him even more determined to implement an assault weapons prohibition. Up until January, the House is narrowly under Democratic control.
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The Senate, on the other hand, is split evenly between the two parties. At least 10 GOP backers will be required to overcome the Senate’s 60-vote filibuster threshold in order for a comprehensive gun control package, including a ban on assault weapons, to pass.
Earlier this year, despite nearly two dozen GOP senators defying the gun lobby to advance a bipartisan gun bill, Biden’s request for an assault weapons prohibition was met with resistance from Republicans. In January, the political climate is not likely to improve. Democrats lost the House to Republicans but managed to maintain a slim majority in the Senate. However, this minority was insufficient to overcome an anticipated GOP filibuster.