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OpinionJoe Biden: Banning Assault Weapons Works

19:08  12 august  2019
19:08  12 august  2019 Source:   nytimes.com

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Each time a mass shooting strikes one of our communities we grieve. We gather our loved ones. We reach for answers and clamor for action. Each time, for a moment, it feels like this time will be different. But then the news cycle rolls on.

Former vice president Joe Biden is vowing to ban assault weapons and expand background checks if he is elected president The 1994 assault weapons and high-capacity magazines bans worked . Joe Biden is doing something wild in the era of Trump. He is offering voters policies that they support.

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Joe Biden: Banning Assault Weapons Works© Barry Thumma/Associated Press In 1993, while chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Joe Biden was one of the lawmakers who worked to incorporate the Federal Assault Weapons Ban into the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.

Each time a mass shooting strikes one of our communities we grieve. We gather our loved ones. We reach for answers and clamor for action. Each time, for a moment, it feels as if this time will be different.

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The Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act or Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) was a subsection of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994

[When Biden says he’d] champion a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like the bans he supported in 1994. Those bans prevented the manufacture and sale of certain weapons for private citizens to use; they did not confiscate or prevent the sale of weapons that were purchased

But then the news cycle rolls on. And we push down the gut-churning knowledge that it will be only a matter of time before it happens again. Between El Paso and Dayton only about 13 hours elapsed.

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Republican leaders try to prevent action and parrot N.R.A. messaging — as Donald Trump did last week when he said, “Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun.”

This is the same president who during his first year in office repealed a rule President Barack Obama and I put in place to help keep guns out of the hands of people with certain mental illnesses. This is the same president who said after Charlottesville that there were “very fine people on both sides,” and who continues to fan the flames of hate and white supremacy. We can’t trust his diagnosis.

Bill Clinton calls on lawmakers to reinstate assault weapons ban

Bill Clinton calls on lawmakers to reinstate assault weapons ban The former president made his point in an editorial after semi-automatic weapons were used in recent massacres in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton.

Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden used a New York Times op-ed to inaccurately claim the 1994-2004 “ assault weapons ” ban was successful. Biden wrote about working with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to secure a ban on “ assault weapons ,” which included a ban on “high-capacity” magazines.

Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). (CNSNews.com) – Vice President Joe Biden , who headed the gun violence task force following the school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., last month, and who proposed an assault weapons ban to President Obama earlier this month, said

Joe Biden: Banning Assault Weapons Works© Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times At the 2018 National Rifle Association convention in Dallas.

We have a huge problem with guns. Assault weapons — military-style firearms designed to fire rapidly — are a threat to our national security, and we should treat them as such. Anyone who pretends there’s nothing we can do is lying — and holding that view should be disqualifying for anyone seeking to lead our country.

I know, because with Senator Dianne Feinstein I led the effort to enact the 1994 law that banned assault weapons and high-capacity magazines for 10 years. Those gun safety reforms made our nation demonstrably more secure.

They were also, sadly, the last meaningful gun legislation we were able get signed into law before the N.R.A. and the gun manufacturers put the Republican Party in a headlock.

The 11 House Dems from Trump districts who support assault weapons ban

The 11 House Dems from Trump districts who support assault weapons ban Two mass shootings last weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that left 31 people dead have revamped debate about gun control measures in Congress.While Democrats widely agree on several reforms, including implementing universal background checks and capping the size of magazines, the party remains divided on the viability of banning assault rifles, the types of weapons that have been used in several high-profile mass shootings, including the two last week. The opposition largely comes from moderate Democrats in swing district with constituents who may be uneasy banning specific weapons, but who may voice support for other measures to curtail gun violence.

Firearms misleadingly dubbed “ assault weapons ” were banned by the law in three ways: by name, as “copies or duplicates” of the named firearms, and by a Yet that episode is what Joe Biden now calls a “defeat” of the NRA. Of course, Biden and his fellow Democrats are counting on the idea that the

The federal assault weapons ban " worked ," and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said in a New York Times opinon piece Sunday he will work to reinstate the measure if elected president in 2020. Biden was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1993 when he

I fought hard to extend the assault weapons and high-capacity magazines bans in 2004. The Republicans who allowed these laws to expire asserted that they were ineffective. But, almost 15 years after the bans expired, with the unfortunate benefit of hindsight, we now know that they did make a difference.

Many police departments have reported an increase in criminals using assault weapons since 2004. And multiple analyses of the data around mass shootings provide evidence that, from 1994 to 2004, the years when assault weapons and high-capacity magazines were banned, there were fewer mass shootings — fewer deaths, fewer families needlessly destroyed.

There’s overwhelming data that shootings committed with assault weapons kill more people than shootings with other types of guns. And that’s the point.

Shooters looking to inflict mass carnage choose assault weapons with high-capacity magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. They choose them because they want to kill as many people as possible without having to stop and reload.

Biden pens NYT op-ed calling for bringing back assault weapons ban

Biden pens NYT op-ed calling for bringing back assault weapons ban Former Vice President Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate, is pushing for a reinstatement of an assault weapons ban in the wake of two mass shootings last week that killed 31 people. 

Though the 1994 assault weapons ban that Biden helped shepherd through Congress — and that was subsequently signed into law by President Bill Clinton — was riddled with loopholes and considered highly ineffective, Biden made the argument that high rate of fire weapons and high-capacity

Biden has advocated banning assault weapons , and he has a history of trying to ban certain guns. But as he vies for the Democratic presidential nomination, he Those bans prevented the manufacture and sale of certain weapons for private citizens to use; they did not confiscate or prevent the sale of

In Dayton, where the police responded immediately and neutralized the shooter within about 30 seconds, he was still able to massacre nine people and injure more than two dozen others because he carried an AR-style weapon with a magazine capable of holding 100 rounds.

We have to get these weapons of war off our streets.

Nearly 70 percent of the American public support a ban on assault weapons — including 54 percent of Republicans.

When you have that kind of broad public support for legislation that will make everyone safer, and it still can’t get through the Senate — the problem is with weak-willed leaders who care more about their campaign coffers than children in coffins.

The 1994 assault weapons and high-capacity magazines bans worked.

And if I am elected president, we’re going to pass them again — and this time, we’ll make them even stronger. We’re going to stop gun manufacturers from circumventing the law by making minor modifications to their products — modifications that leave them just as deadly. And this time, we’re going to pair it with a buyback program to get as many assault weapons off our streets as possible as quickly as possible.

I won’t stop there. I’ll get universal background checks passed, building on the Brady Bill, which establishing the background check system and which I helped push through Congress in 1993. I’ll accelerate the development and deployment of smart-gun technology — something gun manufacturers have opposed — so that guns are keyed to the individual biometrics of authorized owners.

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The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 (AWB 2013) was a bill introduced in the 113th United States Congress as S. 150 by Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, on January 24, 2013, one month after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden released his education plan Tuesday and one of the main goals is to “defeat the National Rifle Association.” Included in this goal is renewing the 1994 “ assault weapons ” ban . Biden claims that defeating the NRA is a way to make schools “safer.”

There is so much we can do — practical, sensible steps that draw broad support among the American people. But we will see only more and deadlier shootings if we continue to dodge the core issue of unregulated assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in our communities.

If we cannot rise to meet this moment, it won’t just be a political failure. It will be a moral one. It will mean that we accept the next inevitable tragedy. That we are desensitized to children running from schools and bodies littering parking lots, that our outpouring of thoughts and prayers will grow increasingly hollow.

It’s unacceptable that children learn to fear mass shooters alongside their ABCs, that people feel unsafe on their weekly grocery run, and that families everywhere experience increasing anxiety that they are simply not safe anywhere in the United States.

I, for one, won’t stand for that. And the American people are with me.

Joe Biden, a former senator from Delaware and vice president under President Barack Obama, is a Democratic candidate for president.

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