Biden calls for more gun control to combat rising crime
Joe Biden on Wednesday called for more gun control as a way to reduce the rising crime rates in Democrat controlled cities across the nation. Biden’s “plan” includes “cracking down” on gun dealers, a renewed call for an assault weapons ban and a “high capacity” magazine ban and tapping the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill up to $350 Billion to “reinvest” into “community violence intervention” programs.
“We got a long way to go. It always seem like we always have a long way to go,” Biden said. “But I also — today, we’re taking steps to confront not just the gun crisis, but what is actually a public health crisis. Nothing — nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment.”
Biden’s remarks came at a time when his nominee for ATF director, David Chipman, was under fire from Republican lawmakers, who say he should not lead such a powerful agency.