(TheRedWire.com) – Following the fatal school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, President Biden made several claims regarding the Second Amendment during a stop in North Carolina.
On Tuesday, Biden made a stop in Durham, North Carolina, where the focus of his speech was his economic agenda and the semiconductors moving forward. However, before he started putting his emphasis on those topics, the President started by addressing the tragedy which resulted in the deaths of three 9-year-old students and three staff members at a private Christian school. The six victims were shot by 28-year-old Audrey Elizabeth Hale, who has been identified by the police as a transgender former student at the private school. Hale entered the building with two “assault-type rifles” and a handgun through doors that had previously been locked. The motive behind the attack is still unclear. Hale was shot to death by police officers at the scene.
On Tuesday, Biden told the crowd that this incident was the families’ “worst nightmare.” Biden, who has lost two of his children, one during an accident and one to cancer, stated that for a parent there was nothing worse than losing a child.
He then proceeded to speak about the importance of protecting children. He called himself a “Second Amendment guy,” but claimed that the firearms used were “weapons of war” and that the right to bear arms was not absolute. As he pointed out there are many limits on the times of arms that one is allowed to carry, including restrictions for automatic weapons, machine guns, and flamethrowers. He then questioned why these “weapons of war” were still allowed “on our streets and in our public schools?”
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