US President Joe Biden thought the sale of this type of weapon was unnecessary. /AFP.
U.S. President Joe Biden reiterates his proposal to ban the sale of assault weapons to the public, a debate revived after the recent shootings in Virginia and Colorado.
According to ABC, Mr. Biden visited Nantucket, Massachusetts, this Thursday and denounced “the idea of still allowing the purchase of semi-automatic weapons is pathological.”
The president also noted that “there is not a single logical reason” to oppose a ban on the sale of these types of weapons, saying that if for some reason they weren’t banned, it would be “weapons manufacturers.”
Biden is convinced these purchases need to stop, but the political reality is very different, especially after Republicans took control of the House after the last midterm elections.
Therefore, it is highly unlikely that Congress will give the “green light” to this reform that Biden is so demanding. “I’m going to try, I’m going to try to end offensive weapons,” a White House tenant inspired.
More than a dozen people were killed in recent mass shootings in Virginia and Colorado, reigniting the arms debate.