In the wake of Wednesday’s handgun attack at Denver East High School, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pushed an “assault weapons” ban. Using the attack to advance she and Biden’s’ long-term focus, regarding gun control , she took the time, at a gun control rally, on Thursday, to call for the ban.
Today, it was my privilege to stand with brave young activists for gun violence prevention, because Generation Lockdown’s leadership has been crucial to our fight.
We must renew the assault weapons ban to protect America’s children. pic.twitter.com/al6EVYc9Dq
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) March 24, 2023
However, according to an NPR report, the 17-year-old East High School attacker used a handgun. This means that an “assault weapons” ban would not, have prevented the attack from occurring, in any way. Restricting American’s Second Amendment rights is definitely an ongoing Biden administration focus. They seem to call for this ban no matter what kind of gun is used – all at the expense of actual life circumstances, which they use to make their point.
Reportedly, back in Mid-February, it was reported by Breitbart News, that Biden himself responded to the Michigan State University handgun attack, by also pushing an “assault weapons” ban. At the time, he also pushed for universal background checks as well.
However, the MSU gunman had two handguns, both of which, reportedly, were “purchased legally.” So where does that leave either Biden or Pelosi’s theory? To say guns were legally purchased is to say that they were acquired via background checks. So neither Biden’s “assault weapons” ban, nor his universal background checks would have prevented the MSU shooting.
This administration needs to stop using grievous incidents to forward their efforts to restrict Americans Second Amendment rights. The guns used in both cases were not “assault weapons” which is what they are constantly after to ban. They need to focus on actually prosecuting parties who willingly use any weapon, to assault others unless they are used in self-defense or in assisting someone who is being attacked.
Further, criminals don’t do background checks and use their illegally obtained weapons to perpetrate crimes all the time. Only law-abiding gun owners follow the rules. Are you listening Nancy and Joe?
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
-Second Amendment, Constitution of the United States