In the wake of the shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado this week, President Joe Biden urged the U.S. Senate to pass stricter gun control measures, including a ban on so-called “assault” style weapons.
Biden said, “I got that done as a senator. It brought down mass shootings, we can do it again. We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country once again.”
Police identified the suspect as Syrian immigrant Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, of Arvada Colorado. Police said they did not have a motive as yet for the shooting that killed 10 people, including Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley.
In his comments on the shooting, President Biden referred to two current gun control measures that have passed the House and are awaiting a vote in the Senate.
“These are bills that received votes with both Republicans and Democrats in the House. This is not and should not be a partisan issue. This is an American issue that will save lives, American lives. And we have to act. We should also ban assault weapons in the process.”
Former President Barack Obama also took the opportunity to opine on the need for further gun control, demanding it be harder to buy “weapons of war,” despite police reports that Alissa used an AR-15 style pistol, not any military armaments.
According to CNN, the firearm was purchased legally.
A once-in-a-century pandemic cannot be the only thing that slows mass shootings in this country. It’s time for leaders everywhere to listen to the American people when they say enough is enough. pic.twitter.com/7MEJ87Is3E
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 23, 2021
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Gun Control Has Been The Biden Agenda From The Beginning
Gun control has been on Joe Biden’s to-do list from the beginning of his presidential campaign and before.
As a Senator, he was instrumental in passing the 1993 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, and the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban.
A quick perusal of the Joe Biden for President website lays out a comprehensive plan for a ban on the manufacture and sale of “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines.
We can ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
We can close loopholes in our gun background check system.
This is not a partisan issue — it’s an American issue that will save lives. Congress needs to act.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 23, 2021
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Second Amendment Supporters Fear A Joe Biden Presidency
Not all Americans are on board with Joe Biden’s “defeat the NRA” mentality.
Even before Joe Biden took the Oath of Office, law-abiding gun owners suspected what may be coming.
Gun stores all over the nation are seeing lines stretch around the block, ammunition flying off shelves as fast as employees can stock it, and inventory of weapons and ammunition going out the door as fast as it comes in.
Things like COVID lockdowns and civil unrest are often cited as the reason that gun sales go up, but Democrats in the White House also seem to fuel American’s fears that they will not be able to defend themselves.
According to a report from the Washington Post, when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the number of background checks done between January 2008 and January 2009 jumped roughly 29%.
When Donald Trump was elected, background checks dropped 20% from January 2016 to January 2017.
Don't for ONE SECOND believe Democrats care about gun violence. Just look at the violence in the cities they control.
They seek to disarm their political opposition as they erect barbed wire fences around houses of power.
Gun control is ONLY about control, not safety.
— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) March 23, 2021
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Some Places Are Fighting Back On Gun Control
There are a number of places that have taken action to protect the Second Amendment rights of their citizens.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has called for his state to become a Second Amendment “sanctuary” state.
Texas Democrats like former senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, who now famously said during a 2019 presidential debate, “Hell yes we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) who has introduced legislation to create a national firearm registry that would make it illegal to possess a firearm without a license.
In response, Abbott is proposing a law “that would prohibit any state or government official from doing anything to implement any law, state or federal, that would take guns away from any Texan.”
In Newton County, Missouri, a bill has passed that authorizes the arrest of any federal agents who try to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of its citizens.
The Second Amendment Preservation Act states that all federal laws and regulations “which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms” will “be invalid in the county.”
Recently, the Indiana House voted to do away with the license to carry a handgun in the state.
Sen. Kennedy: U.S. has ‘idiot control problem’ not gun control problem, calls on Congress to enforce existing laws https://t.co/tgegT3O7J2 #OANN
— One America News (@OANN) March 23, 2021
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So now will their Secret Service protection be without guns???
Obama Immediately Call For Gun Control In Wake Of Boulder Shooting. Has he been told that he is not the president anymore? He should get out of Washington and go back to his hideout in Illinois. They have some paper there for him to file..
What was wrong with that post idiot
What was wrong with that one idiot
Oh, I forgot the talking point, comprehensive gun control. Just ask the bad people to stop shooting.
Barry and Joe must have added mind reading to the prerequisites for demanding more ineffective gun control…Another boondoggle to use emotion to create another crisis for the good of the party….Why not blame the Constitution and try to usurp more rights???
New mass murders just in time for the evil left to try and use them in their attempted destruction of our constitutional rights. Wow, it's almost like they controlled and instigated them.
If Obama is against guns let him give up his Secret Service protection
Well, here we go again. When every time these evil Democrats get full control of the House and the Senate as well as the White House they attack our 2nd Amendment rights by Staging These Mass Shootings so they would have grounds to take away our Guns. They thing we are all stupid and that we can't see through what they are up to.
Not surprising and it was expected. I don't think the Biden administration is expecting nor is prepared for the reaction of the US gun owning public when he decides to ban semi-automatic rifles and/or guns. If he confines the ban to AR-15s only, he will be criticized because the AR-15 is just one model or type of semi-auto rifle and will accomplish absolutely nothing. If he includes all semi-automatic weapons, he will face a civil uprising in this country the likes not seen since the American Revolution. Groups are preparing for this and have been preparing for it for many years. Combine this with a defund police policy and you have the makings of a disaster. I think the FOP would be against this because they know their ability to respond is being diminished and a legally armed people will actually help them keep the peace.
Agree with background checks for all gun purchases with a robust connection with mental health and criminal records but even that would not have stopped the recent mass shootings. B
But Biden and his administration does not care. They want to make a power grab and there is no better time than now when they have complete control of Presidency and both houses. They know an armed citizenry is a danger to their socialistic/communistic ideology.
Why doesn’t Obama go to Chicago n straighten their killings of black on black
US saw estimated 4,000 extra murders in 2020 amid surge in daily gun violence
a surge in daily gun violence contributed to an estimated 4,000 additional murders throughout 2020, in what experts warn will probably be the worst single-year increase in murders on record. A 25% increase in murders nationwide for 2020 would mean an estimated 4,100 additional murders last year, compared with 2019. At least three-quarters of those murders, and perhaps more, are likely to be gun murders, based on trends from previous years. That would be the highest single-year increase, both in the murder rate and in the total number of additional murders, going back to 1960, the earliest year national crime data is available.
The number of people murdered in everyday violence last year surged in cities large and small. Early estimates suggest the US may have seen at least 4,000 more murders last year than in 2019, and potentially as many as 5,000 more, according to projections based on FBI data, though complete official statistics will not be available until the fall. The Gun Violence Archive, which tracks shootings in real time using media reports, recorded nearly 4,000 more gun homicides in 2020 compared with 2019.
"It takes a PERSON to operate it.."
Logically, you must advocate for more thorough and all encompassing background checks even if it means a longer waiting period.
In my almost 72 years of life on the planet earth, I have never heard of a rifle or a hand gun going off on it's own and killing even one person.. It takes a PERSON to operate it..
Timothy McVeigh an American domestic terrorist born and bred in the USA, eh?
Syrian immigrant, eh?
Whenever a terrible "situation" like this happens, there's the Left, quickly and disingenuously taking advantage to further their agenda of trying to take, or diminish, our Constitutional rights. As the left says, "Never let a crisis go to waste"…..they NEVER let up.
Does anyone know where this myslim came from? Did communist muslim obama let him him during his term in office. Boy, Biden & Obama
sure jumped on the band wagon to take guns away from Americans. Our forefathers were very smart men to give us the 2nd amendment, we sure don’t need dumb people to take it away from us. It was given to protect it’s citizens against evil, senile and corrupt politicians and government. If we ever needed the 2nd Amendment, it is NOW!
Let's ban the Left after they used BLM riots to terrorize the nation.. let's ban their speech !!
Obama just has to get his mug in there! I think he is actually the president right now. He has even said this would be the idea situation for his 3rd term!!
MORE Gun laws will NOT stop the criminals from getting a gun if he wants one… MORE backgroud checks will do NO good whatsoever if the information needed to approve or disapprove someone is NOT entered into the data base… if the person is a criminal, been arrested for crimes and that info is NOT in the database, HOW does a background check find that information..? they don't… and if the person has a mental problem, if it is NOT in the database for a background check to find, they won't know that he shouldn't have a gun… I agree with Senator Kennedy.. we need "Idiot control " They have tough laws in Chicago.. did that stop all the shootings there ? NO… they have tough laws in Colorado.. did that stop this guy? NO… GUNS DO NOT KILL!!! PEOPLE KILL!!
I saw something this morning and its the same thing they are doing with this gun control garbage…
"Want to stop drunk drivers from killing sober drivers? Ban Sober drivers from driving. That's how gun control works."
I have read reports the shooters family say he had mental health issues. DEAL with that rather than infringe the rights of all of the rest of us. The background check is a joke the way its implemented. The government does not have the necessary medical condition info on file in order to prevent sale to unfit or dangerous people. FIX that before you come for our 2nd Amendment rights!
Then make the penalty for committing a crime with a gun mandatory 20 years in jail. Murder is death penalty. Do it fast too. No decades of appeal. Enforce the laws we already have would be a good start.
Look I have seen outrage from Democrats time and time again over guns, and some Republicans, Yes these shootings are awful we do need to do something. We have gun laws we have background checks. I don't have an answer but I have a wish for all of us to be careful and if any one Knows or thinks something is in the air tell someone, I know we have all heard that. There are a lot of very good people and some very bad people, lets all do the best we can, including less Hate.
For a political party that claims to be so compassionate, they fail miserably when it comes to the practice of compassion. A party that will start making issues on the same day as a mass shooting, before relatives have even made funeral arrangements, is not in any shape or form compassionate. That makes them indifferent to suffering, cold hearted, and manipulative. Somewhere democrats are celebrating the murder of 10 people to use in their never ending anti-gun campaign.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama paid his little all ah comrade to go shoot up a store full of Americans in Colorado. It seems to fit the MO of that man.
Perhaps these "caring, concerned " words of wisdom would be heeded–if we could trust those uttering them. For those of us who learn from history, disarming the populace is the FIRST priority of totalitarian states. And the left leave us in no doubt this is their ambition.(43) (DOC) The Moral Case for Gun Ownership | Timothy Hsiao – Academia.edu. We owe our children the right to protect themselves from an overweening government
Now we are starting to see why Biden never amounted to nothing in all his years within our government. So they made him a mindless puppet with strings attached that can't talk by himself.
I wonder how many people are involved in this conspiracy in this administration is trying to brain wash we the people compared to how many we the people in America there is that they are trying to brainwash. It seems like we the people should be making the decisions from now on. I always though that majority rules.
I believe that everything bad that's happening in America today has been created by the corrupt Democrat leaders. I hope we the people find a way to eliminate all of them before they hurt us to the point that we can't recover. Every day they are putting nails in America's coffin so that we can't survive without their permission and their rule.
Biden and Obama are just bagging for a blood bath of a lot of Inner cent people that are just trying to live their life time in peace while on earth with their families. And to do that you have to be able to protect your family at all cost. And to do that we humans need guns nowadays because of what the Evil Democrats have created within our cities in order to help them steal the election so in order to protect our families from the people who are using their guns to cheat , steal , and kill inner cent law abiding people young and old. So don't expect the people of America to give up their lives by handing over ours guns over to your dumb brain damaged as. Biden , People will die and you and that A- hole Obama knows it. The revaluation will begin after inner sent peoples blood flows on the streets because of your gun laws. Stop wasting our time and money and go round up all the outlaws guns if you want to do something right for a change.
Our Military leaders in 2015 reported that obama was funding muslim terrorists , After the last 12 years of his criminal activity It's no stretch to reason he still is with this muslim terrorist shooter & his V.P. biden would of course be in on it . Another set-up by these 2 criminals to eliminate the 2nd amendment , per their communist & socialist NWO agenda goals of disarming America .
Biden didn’t do anything but fall down stairs and gaffs ,,, sit in a basement and cheat presidency ! Let immigrants flood our country and drugs pour back in . Mess everything up since the best president ever !!!!
What happened in Colorado is the fault of the democrats and of states that infringe on our Constitutional 2nd Amendment Right. People should be allowed to carry after passing their NICS check and have the chance to defend themselves. The blood of these victims is on the democrats!
Oh no just got dinged. If they don't want angry responses, why do they,Run theses articles and ask for feed back. Why don't they just go cnn on everyone and write fairy tales fed to the by the Dems ?
The only reason theses knuckleheads want gun control is they are pushing us beyond limits and they want to make sure when there is pushback they can take us out easily. Obama has made his agenda clear. He hates America he wants a communist country so he and his gang can be rulers. Biden is the puppet. They make me sick common criminals ,nothing special just street rats
The gun laws need 2 things. 1 is enforce them the way they are written with punishment for any one that tries to circumvent them, buyer and seller as well… #2 is to aggressively go after the "street and black market" on weapons. The laws on the books are fine. A background check doesn't need to go so deep it knows if the purchaser is Circumcised or not… Christ I know states that do not require job applicants to take a drug test…..
once again the democrats answer is to subvert the constitution.
You do not make new laws to cover up for the failure of enforcing the ones that already exist.. My bet is that "immigrant Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, from Syria" didn't come by that weapon legally to begin with in the first place…
First off, who cares what Obama thinks? He's had his turn to ruin our country… eight years worth and we stopped him from doing it. Now? He really has nothing to offer. Go away Obama. Please…
Just like the fake landing on the moon and the United States was complicit in the 9/11 bombing, this too has been orchestrated by the deep state. Read saul alinskys eight rules to a socialist state – which leads to COMMUNISM (can you spell CCP?)
As an aside for those who do not know, AR stands for Armalite, the company who manufactured the rifles. It does NOT stand for assault rifle. Get educated.
Just another set up to impose another call for gun band!! They have no shame
Says the indoctrinated, Trump-obsessed, dumbed-down, cud-chewing lib. The behavior you exhibit is typical of the lib species. No original thought and regurgitating lib talking-points. He may be a mule, but you are definitely a sheep.
just a thought – a mule is a very close relative to the donkey – which is the symbol for the DNC.
typical, pathetic but typical
no response so resort to name calling
Stick to pulling plows like the other mules.
this is not amazing as the plans have been in place waiting for the opportunity
i would not be amazed to learn that the shooting itself was engineered by the dems [no longer an American party]
We're just not doing it. I already know the name of the shooter, and it's not Bob Smith. Let's do a little investigating first. Maybe we'll find out it's an illegal immigrant, but lets see, shall we? Oh wait, I forgot! Democrat motto; "Never let a crisis go to waste"
I can assault you with a broomstick. It has now become an "assault weapon". The terminology has no clear meaning, therefore any firearm is now an assault weapon. See how this is gonna work?
Assault weapons are already illegal in this country, as are automatic weapons, so when the Democrats say they want to ban assault weapons and automatic weapons, what they are really telling you is they want to ban all firearms.