Biden: 2nd Amendment has always limited what type of gun you could own

Biden: 2nd Amendment has always limited what type of gun you could own

President Joe Biden. WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLBT) – President Joe Biden introduced a new strategy Wednesday to crack down on gun violence. He, along with Attorney General Merrick Garland, outlined plans, which include forming new strike forces to combat illegal gun trafficking across city and state lines, setting aside funds to hire police officers, and cracking down on “rogue” gun dealers who sell guns without performing background checks. U.S. Attorney’s offices across the country are also partnering with local and state law enforcement agencies to craft strategies to combat the expected rise in crime that comes during the summer months. “Crime historically rises during the summer and as we emerge from this pandemic, with the country opening up again, the traditional summer spike may be more pronounced than it normally would be,” Biden said. Biden went on to say the federal government is also making available some $350 million from the American Rescue Plan for cities with rising gun violence to hire police officers, pay overtime and purchase technology to fight crime. It was unclear how much funding would be available for the capital city, but it is likely Jackson would be eligible for some funding, with 2020 being Jackson’s deadliest year on record in terms of homicides. The city is also dealing with a continued police shortage. Last August, a WLBT investigation found the Jackson Police Department had just 155 active-duty police officers. Meanwhile, the president voiced his continued support for banning assault rifles. However, he stopped short of […]

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