Joe Biden Is Missing His Shot on Smart Gun Control

Joe Biden Is Missing His Shot on Smart Gun Control

Recently President Joe Biden announced a bold plan to address the rising violence and crime in America’s inner-city with a five-pronged plan that included stopping the flow of illegal firearms, disseminating federal funds to local law enforcement for both personnel support and investment in community violence intervention programs, expanding summer programming for teenagers and even helping formerly incarcerated individuals with reentry into society. “Crime historically rises during the summer,” Biden said during an address at the White House. “And as we emerge from this pandemic with the country opening back up again, the traditional summer spike may even be more pronounced than it usually would be.” While some of these efforts may have been long overdue, some critics of the efforts are claiming the administration is placing too much focus on firearms. Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland announced tougher enforcement policies for federal gun control laws. Biden also took aim at so-called “ assault weapons ” and high capacity magazines, which he cited were part of the “ epidemic of gun violence .” The president also reiterated his goal to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which would allow gun makers to be sued when their products were used illegally such as in a crime or mass shooting event. Opponents of that move have suggested it would be similar to suing automakers for road rage and drunk-driving incidents. Biden also took aim at so-called “rogue dealers,” and called for “zero tolerance for gun dealers who […]

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