Biden aides’, Harris’ gun control plans have included seizing ‘assault weapons’

Biden aides', Harris' gun control plans have included seizing 'assault weapons'

Dems push for gun control after Colorado shooting 00:00 00:0006:27GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay Vice President Harris and multiple top aides to President Biden previously said they support mandatory gun buybacks, which would force Americans to surrender certain types of firearms in exchange for monetary compensation. Among those who have expressed support for that policy are press secretary Jen Psaki, Deputy Chief of Staff Jennifer O’Malley Dillon and Cedric Richmond, a senior adviser to Biden and the director of the Office of Public Engagement. Those comments were made before they worked for Biden. Mandatory gun buybacks, which essentially amount to gun confiscation, are different from what Biden himself has said he supports. The president, during the campaign and currently on his website, backs giving Americans the option to have the government buy back guns commonly known as assault weapons, or to register them under the restrictive National Firearms Act. "That’s something I would not rule out. These are weapons of mass destruction," Richmond said on CNN in 2019 when asked about mandatory buybacks. Richmond was still a member of the House of Representatives at the time. Vice President Harris, when she was a presidential candidate, supported mandatory gun buybacks. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images) (Getty Images) BIDEN CALLS ON SENATE TO PASS GUN CONTROL MEASURES ‘IMMEDIATELY’ AFTER BOULDER SHOOTING "So if it is a buyback, then I’m all for it. If it’s a mandatory buyback, I think then you may run into some […]

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