Vice President Joe Biden called Friday for a ban on “civilian ownership” of “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines.
He called for the ban after a WhiteHouse.gov petition for an “assault weapons” ban garnered more than 185,000 signatures. And that sounds like a lot of signatures, but it is a small proportion of the population of the United States, now 320,000,000.
According to ABC News, “Biden says Congress should renew the expired assault weapons ban.”
Biden also said Congress should expand background checks to cover all sales–private and retail.
He did not mention that the Orlando attacker bought his guns at retail, also passed a background check to acquire them, and also submitted to a waiting period for a handgun before taking it home.
Biden also wants a ban on “high capacity” magazines and he wants persons “terror watch lists” to be barred from buying guns, although many of those people have never been convicted of a crime.
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