Unsurprisingly, President Joe Biden demanded that Congress pass an “assault weapons” ban in the wake of the mass shooting that took place in a Boulder, Colorado grocery store on March 22, 2021.
According to Politico, Biden is pressing the Senate to act on H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. The former will establish universal background checks and the latter bill will increase the duration of the background check process.
In addition, Biden called for an “assault weapons” ban. He mentioned that “I got that done when I was a senator. It passed. It was the law for the longest time. And it brought down these mass killings. We should do it again.” Biden was referring to the passage of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, which he helped sponsor. AWR Hawkins of Breitbart News brought forth some inconvenient facts about the 1994 AWB that gun control boosters would like to memory hole:
“Ironically, the Department of Justice’s Institute of Justice (NIJ) released a report following the 1994-2004 “assault weapons” ban and noted that no real reduction in crime could be credited to the ban. The Washington Times quoted University of Pennsylvania professor Christopher Koper, author of the NIJ report, saying, “We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence. And, indeed, there has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence.””
None of the gun control proposals Biden is calling for will do anything meaningful to stop gun violence. In fact, they may actually magnify the cases of gun violence and leave Americans more vulnerable to criminals.
But civilian empowerment does not matter to these people. Gun controllers care more about power and will do everything possible to empower the state and defang individual rights and voluntary associations.