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The President Joe Biden renewed its call for a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in its address on the state of the Union.
“I urge Congress to take proven measures to reduce gun violence,” Biden said during his first official address on the state of the Union on Tuesday night. “Go through a general check. Why should anyone on the terrorist list be able to acquire weapons? Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”
“Do you think the deer is wearing a Kevl vest?” Biden said, stopping a previously published transcript of the speech.
Biden added a call for “the abolition of liability, which makes gun manufacturers the only industry in America that cannot be sued.”
“These laws do not violate the Second Amendment,” Biden said. “They save lives.”
Biden’s comments were immediately criticized by conservatives on social media, who often accused his administration of trying to violate the Second Amendment.
“Joe Biden wants to take your weapon,” Republican Jim Banks tweeted shortly after Biden commented on the weapon.
“Biden wants your weapon,” Young Americans for Liberty tweeted.
Republican MP Thomas Messi called Biden’s statement about the responsibility of gun manufacturers “a lie.”
“Biden’s big lie: gun manufacturers are the only industry that can’t be sued,” Messi tweeted. “True: if the weapon is defective, the manufacturers can be sued. Not so with vaccines! ”
“Biden is just lying about a ‘shield of responsibility’ for firearms manufacturers,” Buck Sexton, a radio host and former CIA analyst, tweeted. “No other industry is responsible for the criminal misuse of their product. But its base is full of tantrums that hate gun owners, so the facts don’t matter.”
Biden’s remarks about gun control were praised by many liberals on Twitter, including Congressman Democrat Gwen Moore.
“Grateful for @potus talking about significant ways to reduce gun violence, such as passing universal inspections and banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, “Moore tweeted.” We need these measures now. “
Biden has repeatedly called for a ban on assault weapons, including in his speech last month, when he argued that no amendment was “absolute.”
“We talk like that. There is no absolute amendment, ”Biden said said. “When the amendment was passed, it did not state that anyone could own a pistol, any kind of pistol and any kind of weapon. You could not buy a gun when that amendment was passed, so there is no reason why you should be able to acquire a certain assault weapons. But that’s another matter. “
Biden’s assertion about the specifics of the gun ban has raised many questions on social media, and in 2021 the Washington Post received the “Four Pinocchio”.