Biden Announces Limited Gun Restrictions as Pressure Rises Following Mass Shootings

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      By Kevin Liptak, CNN
      Updated 2:15 PM ET, Thu April 8, 2021

      Facing pressure to act after a recent spate of high-profile mass shootings, President Joe Biden unveiled a package of moves Thursday that seek to address a scourge of gun violence he deemed a “blemish on the nation.”

      “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic,” Biden said in the Rose Garden to an audience of lawmakers and Americans touched by gun violence. “And it’s an international embarrassment.”

      The executive actions — which Biden repeatedly argued did nothing to impinge on the Second Amendment right to bear arms — include efforts to restrict weapons known as “ghost guns” that can be built using parts and instructions purchased online.

      The moves are limited in scope and fall short of the steps Biden has vowed to pressure Congress to take. Still, they fulfilled his pledge last month to take “common-sense” steps on his own, and one move — more heavily regulating arm braces used to make firing a pistol more accurate — directly relates to the March shooting in Boulder, Colorado, where such a device was used.

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      Assembling guns from parts and shoulder braces has very little impact on the epidemic of mass shootings, and on gun violence, in the US.

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      Jan Boehmerman
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      Bernie Boomer
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      can’t recall which one, proposed a ban on a similar sort of homemade weapon – a zip gun or a 3d printed gun or something.

      Pure political theatre. People aren’t dying in mass shootings with ghost guns.

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      retired liberal
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      Not from standard hunting rifles. It is the looks that what attracts the off center, gun nuts.
      Standard hunting rifles, with the same basic mechanism doesn’t get the testosterone flowing enough to get the necessary hard on for a certain group of people.
      It is the intimidation factor of the looks of the so-called “assault rifle”. It was designed to kill people and that is what is happening all too often.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

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