In response to a shooting in Half Moon Bay, California, on Tuesday that resulted in numerous fatalities, President Biden reiterated his support for a ban on assault weapons.
“Even as we await further details on these shootings, we know the scourge of gun violence across America requires stronger action. I once again urge both chambers of Congress to act quickly and deliver this Assault Weapons Ban to my desk and take action to keep American communities, schools, workplaces, and homes safe,” Biden said in a statement.
In two connected shootings that happened on Monday in Half Moon Bay, a city about 25 miles south of San Francisco, seven people were killed on Monday, and one other was hurt. Police have detained a 67-year-old suspect after the victims were discovered kilometers away at a farm and another agricultural location. According to the authorities, a semi-automatic weapon was found in the suspect’s vehicle.
The president said that his homeland security team had briefed him on the shooting and that his administration would ensure that local authorities received full help from the federal government.
He mentioned that on Monday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and other Democrats submitted legislation to ban assault weapons at the federal level and raise the purchase age to 21.
On Monday, Biden praised the two pieces of legislation and mentioned recent shootings across the country, notably in Monterey Park, California, and a gay bar in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
BREAKING: Biden has renewed his calls for an Assault Weapons Ban.
RETWEET if you are for such a ban, and think lives are more important than killing machines.
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) January 24, 2023
The Colorado Springs shooter used the semiautomatic AR-15 gun in November. The Monterey Park shooter reportedly used a 9-mm caliber semiautomatic MAC-10 assault rifle, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna.
According to Sheriff of Los Angeles County Robert Luna, the weapon was a “9 mm caliber semiautomatic MAC-10 assault weapon.” The legislation was submitted by Feinstein, Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) one day after the Monterey Park tragedy, in which a shooter killed 11 people while celebrating the Lunar New Year.
Throughout his tenure in government, Biden has continuously pushed for a ban on assault weapons. In 1994, when the Senate was still in session, he and Feinstein voted in favor of a 10-year prohibition on the sale of assault weapons.
Since the ban’s expiration in 2004, Congress has been unable to approve a replacement or comparable legislation. Biden has continued to support the assault weapons ban even though it lacks support in Congress, particularly with a GOP-controlled House.
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