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Biden Pushes For ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban In Major Announcement, Says ‘No Amendment’ Is Absolute’

President Biden called for banning ‘assault weapons’ and ‘high-capacity magazines’ in a major announcement on gun control, insisting that “no amendment to the constitution is absolute.”

Biden began by announcing a series of executive actions he’d be taking to curb gun violence in America, something he described as a “public health crisis” and an “international embarrassment.”

The President’s actions call for restrictions on so-called “ghost guns” – handmade firearms without serial numbers – as well as directing the DOJ to publish suggestions for “red flag” legislation for states.

So-called “red flag” laws allow authorities to confiscate firearms from individuals deemed a risk to themselves or others, without having been convicted of a crime.

He also calls for a comprehensive report on firearms trafficking and investment in intervention programs in violence-prone communities.

RELATED: Biden’s ATF Director Wants ‘Well Regulated’ Second Amendment

Biden Calls For Further Gun Control

While not part of his specific executive actions, President Biden went on to push for further gun control action in Congress, including bans on ‘assault weapons’ and ‘high-capacity’ magazines.

“We should also ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in this country,” Biden said, adding “there’s no reason” a person could possibly need a weapon that can hold “one hundred rounds.”

Biden also formally announced the nomination of David Chipman as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), though he struggled to remember the three letters in question.

Chipman is an gun control partisan who has argued for a “well regulated” Second Amendment.

His vision is in line with Biden’s statements, having published an op-ed arguing for the necessity to limit “high-capacity” magazines saying anything approaching 100-round magazines is “not normal.”

RELATED: Gun Ownership For Black Americans Skyrocketing As Democrats Push For Gun Control

Biden Says Second Amendment Not Absolute

President Biden insisted that his calls for further gun control in America and the actions being taken would not violate anybody’s Second Amendment rights.

Still, he argues against the absolute right of any amendment in the Constitution.

“No amendment to the constitution is absolute,” the President said.

“From the very beginning you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own, and from the very beginning of the Second Amendment existed certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons,” he suggested.

“So the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution.”

Strikingly, Biden adds that his top priority will be revoking immunity for gun-makers from being sued over shooting incidents.

“We should also eliminate gun manufacturers from the immunity they receive from the Congress,” he said.

Biden wished, “If I get one thing on my list, Lord came down and said, ‘Joe, you get one of these,’ give me that one.”

“I want to tell you, if I’m elected, NRA I’m coming for you and gun manufacturers I’m going to take you on and I’m going to beat you,” Biden said as a candidate.

The NRA issued a statement regarding President Biden’s announcement.

“Biden has made clear his sights are set on restricting the rights of law-abiding gun owners while ignoring criminals and foregoing substantive measures that will actually keep Americans safe,” they said.

“Further, the proposals Biden announced tonight could require law-abiding citizens to surrender lawful property and enable states to expand gun confiscation orders.”

The President made it clear that he intended to enact gun control when he campaigned for the White House. He’s simply following through on those promises.

 

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  • That is why we need mandatory referendums with privileges and immunities for none.
    𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙐𝙎 𝙞𝙨 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙥𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙘 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮, 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙖, 𝘾𝙪𝙗𝙖, 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙖, 𝙄𝙧𝙖𝙣, 𝙑𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙯𝙪𝙚𝙡𝙖, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙑𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙣𝙖𝙢.

    𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀, 𝘀𝗶𝗿, 𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝘆 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝗯𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆—𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁𝘆 𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘃𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀.

    𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗿𝘂𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗺𝗲𝗻, 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁𝘆?

  • That is why we need mandatory referendums with privileges and immunities for none.
    𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙐𝙎 𝙞𝙨 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙥𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙘 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮, 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙖, 𝘾𝙪𝙗𝙖, 𝙄𝙣𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙖, 𝙄𝙧𝙖𝙣, 𝙑𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙯𝙪𝙚𝙡𝙖, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙑𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙣𝙖𝙢.

    𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀, 𝘀𝗶𝗿, 𝗶𝘀 𝗺𝘆 𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝗯𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆—𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁𝘆 𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘃𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀.

    𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗿𝘂𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗺𝗲𝗻, 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁𝘆?

  • In more primitive countries, they do not use firearms and do not have a ballot box. When they had those taken away they went to firebombs, explosives, and speeding trucks. We have no votes on issues so we have no vote. We do not pick candidates for office; the Democratic Party does. This is a republic; not a democracy. 

    The US is just another absurd, abusive, ambiguous, arbitrary, and apathetic constitutional republic controlled by one party, the racketeer influenced corrupt criminal organization known as the Democratic Party; like their counterparts in China, Cuba, Indonesia, Iran, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

  • In more primitive countries, they do not use firearms and do not have a ballot box. When they had those taken away they went to firebombs, explosives, and speeding trucks. We have no votes on issues so we have no vote. We do not pick candidates for office; the Democratic Party does. This is a republic; not a democracy. 

    The US is just another absurd, abusive, ambiguous, arbitrary, and apathetic constitutional republic controlled by one party, the racketeer influenced corrupt criminal organization known as the Democratic Party; like their counterparts in China, Cuba, Indonesia, Iran, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

  • And they will continue to do so until they no longer can...then they'll move to another tactic. They will do anything for power.

  • The left "dislikes" (I'm being kind) the US Constitution because it LIMITS their power over the citizenry. It downplays the authoritarian, and uplifts the individual...thus resulting in the left's gnashing of teeth...their own.

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