Biden Gets DESPERATE – Look What He’s About to Sign
(TheRedWire.com) – The last time meaningful gun legislation passed Congress was in 1984. Then-Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) helped lead the way in negotiating the measure. During the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Biden took heat from the far-left over championing legislation that many believe caused a massive spike in young Black men going to jail at higher rates than the rest of the population.
As Memorial Day weekend approached, 20 Senators — 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans — began negotiating on a gun package they said would protect gun rights and make America safer. Despite the bipartisan framework lacking many provisions Biden would like to see in the legislation, the president said he’s eager to sign the bill.
Biden Eager To Sign Bill He Doesn’t Fully Support
Over the last year, Biden called for a total ban on assault weapons and an increase in the age requirement to purchase a gun from 18 to 21. Additionally, the president condemned 9mm guns and falsely claimed 9mm handgun bullets could blow the lungs out of a person. It appears that Biden isn’t going to get his wishes met in an evenly divided Senate that requires at least 10 Republicans to approve a bill.
So, what does the new framework do that falls short of Biden’s expectations? In principle, the bipartisan senators agreed to require more scrutiny for individuals between 18 and 21 who want to purchase an assault weapon. It would also add domestic violence restraining orders to criteria in criminal background checks, incentivize states to pass red flag laws, increase mental health spending, and improve school security.
On Sunday, June 12, the White House released a statement from President Biden. He praised the deal on the framework and labeled it the most significant improvement in gun safety rules in decades. However, despite the high praise, Biden said the framework didn’t go far enough but was a good first step in the right direction.
The White House Weighs In
On Monday, June 13, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the president wants Congress to act and send the bipartisan deal to his desk as quickly as possible. The framework is a broad set of agreements, and the devil will be in the details. If Democrats push and change the framework by adding additional gun control measures to a package, Republicans could back out of the deal and kill any legislative hopes.
Does the bipartisan compromise make Biden look weak, or is he simply willing to take the middle ground to get something done that everybody can agree on? Some ask whether the framework is an attack on the Second Amendment, while others suggest the proposal is reasonable.
What do you think?
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