Biden confident gun control legislation will pass
President Biden is confident Congress will pass gun control legislation in the wake of multiple mass shootings that happened over the last few weeks.
Biden told reporters on Sunday he believes Congress will greenlight “rational gun control” measures.
“The only gun control legislation that’s ever passed is mine. It’s going to happen again,” Biden said.
On Friday, the White House said the president will soon sign an executive order on gun control following high-profile mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, Colorado. As president, Biden can issue executive orders without congressional approval.
Democrats have urged Biden to take action on curbing gun laws, though details of what the president is hoping to do have been scarce. Biden, however, mentioned that he’s looking into what kind of authority he has on curtailing imported weapons or firearms made by 3D printers that aren’t registered as guns.
Biden said he’s willing to call Republicans about passing a law on federal background checks.
GOP lawmakers are likely to object to Biden’s push, citing concerns over infringing on Second Amendment rights.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, who made headlines after saying she would carry her firearms in the halls of Congress, accused Biden of politicizing the recent shootings.
“Biden just said clearly that he certainly is coming for our guns, it’s just a matter of time. The Second Amendment is clear on that issue, Joe. The time is never,” Boebert tweeted on Thursday.
The shooting in the Atlanta area left eight people dead, while a gunman who opened fire in a Colorado grocery store killed 10 people. On Friday, another shooting in Virginia Beach killed two people and injured at least eight people.
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