Biden website vows ‘assault weapons’ ban, forced gun registration and banning online sales of guns, ammo and parts

Biden website vows ‘assault weapons’ ban, forced gun registration and banning online sales of guns, ammo and parts

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr) Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden vowed on his campaign website to ban online gun and ammo sales, limit gun sales, ban “assault weapons,” force gun owners into buybacks or registration, and various other restrictions. Biden has expressed his anti-gun ideas, but his website spells out the specific measures he intends to take if he wins the election and assumes the presidency, which he describes as “constitutional, common-sense gun safety policies.” “Biden will enact legislation to once again ban assault weapons,” Biden’s website says. “While working to pass this legislation, Biden will also use his executive authority to ban the importation of assault weapons.” Biden’s campaign website does not describe expand on his definition of “assault weapon.” The website uses the National Firearms Act’s ban of machine guns, silencers, and short barreled rifles without registration and the relatively low usage of these weapons in crimes as an example for pursuing “legislation to regulate possession of existing assault weapons” The proposed measure is part of Biden’s vow to “get weapons of war off our streets.” Although his website doesn’t define “weapon of war,” a tweet he made in February referred to AR-15 rifles as “weapons of war.” “No one needs an AR-15. Period. We have to get these weapons of war out of our communities,” Biden tweeted at the time. No one needs an AR-15. Period. We have to get these weapons of war out of our communities. — Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 15, […]

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