Joe Biden has gun owners in his cities and issued a loud warning to pro-Second Amendment advocates. As a result, Biden’s fight against American civil freedoms is seen with apprehension by the media.
Six people were killed in a shooting spree in Mississippi on Friday, prompting Vice President Biden to call on Congress to pass “common sense” gun legislation. A Republican senator alleged that the president made the demand while turning a “blind eye” to Republicans and others who are advocating for “common sense” border security reforms.
“We need—need—commonsense gun law reforms,” Biden stated in a statement released on Friday, after alleged gunman Richard Crum, 52, is thought to have used a shotgun and two handguns to carry out a shooting rampage across three locations in Tate County, Mississippi.
Biden added: “That includes requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, fully closing the boyfriend loophole to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, requiring safe storage of guns, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”
According to Fox News, Biden told an audience on Wednesday that he intends to prohibit assault weapons and large-capacity magazines “come hell or high water.” Fox News provided further context for Biden’s remarks.
“I know it may make some of you uncomfortable, but that little state above me, Delaware is one of them, has the highest rate, one of the highest rates of gun ownership. But guess what? We’re going to ban assault weapons again come hell or high water and high-capacity magazines. When we did it last time to reduce mass deaths,” he stated at the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
Carmine Saba of Conservative Brief claimed that the president moved on to other topics, including taxation, during his speech.
“Nobody, including the people who make a very good salary, for example, thinks the tax system is fair. Go ask anybody. Ask your friends or acquaintances — they’re making 2-, 3-, 4-, or 500,000 bucks a year, “Is it fair? ” They don’t think it’s fair!” he said.
“For example, when this administration started, there were a little under — a little over 600 billionaires in America. Now there are about 1,000 of them. They should be paying a higher tax rate than a schoolteacher, a police officer, or someone who works as a nurse. It’s about 3 percent they’re paying,” the president said.
“And, by the way, the reason we’re able to do all we did and still reduce the debt 1.7 billion dollars — trillion dollars is a simple proposition. There were those five hu- — there were five hundred and, I guess, thirty-five or fifty companies that made over half a billion bucks here in the Fortune 500. And guess what? They paid zero in federal taxes. And we did an awful thing. We said you’re going to have to pay 15 percent. God forgive me. Fifteen percent,” he remarked.
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“But every co- — fif- — a minimum 15 percent. And that was enough to do what we’ve done so far and still reduce the debt. There’s so much more to do, though. We need to come together on police reform and immigration reform.
“We need to protect — we need to protect voting rights and the right to choose,” he said.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we got to reinstate Roe v. Wade and pass it nationally. (Applause.) We really do. CONTINUE READING…