Assault Weapon Ban, Joe Biden

Updated: Biden says he wants to ban semi-automatic guns, including handguns

24 Jul , 2021   Video

Biden: “Actually, crime is down; gun violence and murder rates are up. Guns. I’m the only guy that ever got passed legislation when I was a senator, that made sure we eliminated assault weapons. The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon — whether it’s a — whether it’s a 9-millimeter pistol or whether it’s a rifle — is ridiculous.

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Predictions that Democrats will gut Filibuster so that they can pass gun control regulations

25 Mar , 2021   Video

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer predicts Democrats will bypass bipartisanship to push through gun control legislation after deadly shootings in Atlanta, Georgia and Boulder, Colorado.

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Why Biden’s proposal to classify semi-automatic rifles and magazines holding more than 10 rounds as Class III weapons depends on whether Democrats take control of the Senate

28 Nov , 2020  

Joe Biden wants to make it more costly for people to own guns (the above information is from his campaign website). There are the costs of background checks that he supports ($125 in DC, $125 to $200 in NYC, as low as $55 in Oregon). But suppose he successfully classifies semi-automatic rifles and magazines holding over ten rounds as Class III weapons.…

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Joe Biden explains that he would have voted against the DC v Heller decision, the implication is that would allow the government to ban all guns

21 Sep , 2020   Video

On September 12th, 2020, Joe Biden held a Townhall in New Hampshire. One of the questions that he was asked what he thinks the Second Amendment means.

Citizen Questioning Biden, Taylor Bibeau: “Do you agree with the D.C. v. Heller decision in regards to protecting the individual right to bear arms that are in common use and which are utilized for lawful purposes?”

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Kamala Harris on her ability as president to use an Executive Order to ban guns

13 Aug , 2020   Video

Kamala Harris explains that she believes that the president has the power to ban guns using Executive Orders. She also blames President Trump for creating the atmosphere that has lead to mass public shootings.

MUIR: President Obama, after Sandy Hook, more than 23 executive actions, and yet here we all are today.

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In the Toronto Sun and other Post Media Newspapers in Canada: Trudeau’s gun ban won’t make us safer

7 May , 2020  

Dr. John Lott and Professor Gary Mauser have an op-ed in the Toronto Sun and other newspapers across Canada about Prime Minister Trudeau’s gun ban.

On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau immediately banned the sale of 1,500 models and variants of firearms.

Some of these guns are already banned, but the guns he banned are not the “military-grade assault weapons” that Trudeau warns of.

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Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s false claims about his knowledge of guns

10 Feb , 2020   Video

Pete Buttigieg has frequently called on his military training in making points on gun control. For example this is something that we wrote up after the Miami Democratic Presidential Debate in June last year.

No self-respecting military in the world uses semi-automatic weapons. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg knows that, but he’d rather give people the impression that military weapons are pervasive.

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With all the concern about assault weapons, how has the share of murders with rifles changed over time?

4 Nov , 2019  

With all the concern about assault weapons since the federal ban sunset in 2004, it is interesting to see what a small share of murders are committed with any type of rifle and how even that share has fallen over time. The percentage of firearm murders with rifles was 4.8% prior to the ban starting in September 1994, 4.9% from 1995 to 2004 when the ban was in effect, and just 3.6% after that (3.9% if you look at just the first ten years after the an ended).…

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Klarevas’ false claims about the federal assault weapons ban and mass public shootings

5 May , 2018  

The Data files for the data used below is available here.

A large amount of research has been done on the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004.  It has consistently found no statistically significant impact on mass public shootings or any other type of crime.…

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Robert Reich’s false claims about Guns

14 Apr , 2018   Video

Robert Reich’s “5 Points to Counter the NRA” received over 2 million views just on one Facebook page (video is available here).  So it isn’t too surprising that a large number of Americans are being convinced that stricter gun control is the answer for reducing gun-related deaths.  The video above is from a discussion that John Lott had with Gavin McInnes about Reich’s video.…

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