‘For God’s sake, do something’: President Biden urges gun reform
President Joe Biden says: “For god sake, do something.”
President Joe Biden is calling on congress to pass gun control legislation after three mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde and Tulsa. The President reiterated his support for ending gun manufacturers’ liability protections so gun violence victims can file lawsuits. He also wants a ban on so-called assault weapons and high capacity magazines.
President Joe Biden says: “The second amendment like all other rights is not absolute.”
A bill making its way through the house would raise the legal purchasing age for assault style weapons from 18 to 21, and would make it a federal offense to sell or possess high capacity magazines. Republicans say the legislation is rushed and poorly written.
Rep. Greg Steube says: “Here’s a 12 round magazine, this magazine would be banned under this current bill, it doesn’t fit.”
Senators John Cornyn and Chris Murphy are leading the negotiations in their chamber. Cornyn, a republican, told politico in a recent interview he wants to focus on “identifying people with criminal and mental health problems that are a threat to themselves and others.”
Straight from DC, I’m Ray Bogan.