President-elect Joe Biden has promised to “defeat” the National Rifle Association.
Biden was responding on Twitter to former Rep. Gabby Giffords, …
This item is available in full to subscribers.
We have recently launched a new and improved website. To continue reading, you will need to either log into your subscriber account, or purchase a new subscription.
If you are a digital subscriber with an active subscription, then you already have an account here. Just reset your password if you've not yet logged in to your account on this new site.
If you are a current print subscriber, you can set up a free website account by clicking here.
Otherwise, click here to view your options for subscribing.
If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.
Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.
Biden was responding on Twitter to former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz.,
She was among 14 people wounded in a shooting rampage in Tucson in 2011.
6 people died in the attack.
“The attack did not break me – or the people I represented in Congress," Giffords wrote.
"We came together, turned pain into purpose, and found hope in each other."
Biden responded: “Your perseverance and immeasurable courage continue to inspire me and millions of others.
"I pledge to work with you – and with survivors, families, and advocates across the country – to defeat the NRA and end our epidemic of gun violence.”
The NRA and its more than 5 million members advocate 2nd Amendment rights.
The association didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, reported Zachary Stieber of The Epoch Times.
The NRA has said Biden would “begin a concerted attack on the rights of American gun owners.”
“We must be ready for the onslaught,” the NRA post reads.
It added that Biden “will ban and confiscate the most-commonly-owned rifle in the United States” and “will arbitrarily limit the number of guns that can be bought per month.”
Biden’s website says he has taken on the NRA twice and won.
That is a reference to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act in 1993 and a 10-year ban on some weapons and magazines in 1994.
His proposals include:
- Banning the manufacture and sale of so-called assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
- Restricting to 1 the number of guns a person may buy a month.
- Prohibiting people convicted of hate crimes from owning guns.
We welcome your comments on the President-elect's pledge. Write JerryBellune@yahoo.com
No comments on this item
Please log in to comment by clicking here
Other items that may interest you