President Joe Biden is calling for universal background checks, as well as encouraging a repeal of liability protection against gun manufacturers in light of the mass shooting even in Lewiston, Maine on Wednesday.
The Biden admin wants to "enact universal background checks" amid the manhunt for the suspected Maine mass shooter.
— The National Desk (@TND) October 26, 2023
Biden published a statement at WhiteHouse.gov, noting:
“Today, Jill and I are praying for the Americans who’ve lost their lives, for those still in critical care, and for the families, survivors, and community members enduring shock and grief.”
Some Americans are citing poor form as Biden didn’t hesitate to trudge into political waters with the tragedy. As his statement moved from concern and prayer to discussion of gun control measures, he continued,
“Today, in the wake of yet another tragedy, I urge Republican lawmakers in Congress to fulfill their duty to protect the American people. Work with us to pass a bill banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, to enact universal background checks, to require sake storage of guns, and end immunity from liability for fun manufacturers.”
On Thursday, Biden called on Republicans to concede and institute a ban on assault weapons.
Today Joe Biden demanded that Republicans pass a ban on “assault weapons” after the shooting in Maine last night.
Meanwhile, the border is wide open and he wants you to be unarmed as Hezbollah and HAMAS terrorists pour across our open border.
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) October 26, 2023
His request didn’t make him the most popular politician of the moment.
Criminals do not obey laws…
An unarmed person is a victim, an armed citizen has the ability to defend themselves.
SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED
— 🇺🇸 Rick 🇺🇸 (@SniperGhostM24) October 26, 2023
They will do ANYTHING to strip American's of their right to carry arms. In my humble opinion.
— Delia Duckworth (@DuckworthDelia) October 27, 2023
FJB X 100!!!!!
— RED Texas (@REDTexas64) October 27, 2023
While Biden continues to claim there are protections in place that serve to shield gun makers from lawsuits — protections he wants to see undone — Breitbart News already chimed in on this issue back in March 2022, calling Biden out for professing fake news.
The truth? Gun makers cannot be sued because someone who was legally allowed to purchase their firearm did so and then went on to commit a crime with it.
So, what exactly is Biden asking for? Are we to believe gun manufacturers are at fault for what someone does with a gun — from the same people who love to pretend the gun is the threat and not the person using it?
In brighter news, newly-minted House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) addressed the tragedy in Maine with simpler words. He stated, “This is a dark time in America. We have a lot of problems, and we are really really hopeful and prayerful — prayer is appropriate in a time like this — that the evil can end and this senseless violence can stop.”
When asked about his take on the Maine shootings, Johnson told Hannity, “The problem is the human heart, not guns.”