Biden on gun violence


Gun violence issue finally addressed by President Joe Biden.

On Thursday, President Biden requested Congress to end the broad immunity that gun-makers have from being sued for shootings is a top priority for his administration.

“Most people don’t realize: The only industry in America, billion-dollar industry, that can’t be sued, exempt from being sued, are gun manufacturers,” President Biden said during a White House speech where he announced a series of executive actions aimed at getting rid of the on going gun violence.

“Imagine how different it would be had that same exemption been available to tobacco companies, who knew and lied about the danger they were causing,” deaths from cancer, President Joe Biden said as he called on Congress to revoke the gun industry’s protection from civil liability claims.

President Joe Biden spoke on the day a gunman killed five people in South Carolina, one of four mass shootings in the U.S. in the past three weeks. The others were in Georgia, Colorado, and California.

Congress in 2005 passed the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which gave gun manufacturers a significant degree of immunity from being sued for money damages by victims of gun violence and their relatives.

“If I get one thing on my list, Lord came down and said, ‘Joe, you get one of these,’ give me that one,” Biden said.

“Because I tell you what, there would be a come-to-the-Lord moment these folks would have, real quickly.”

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters later that Biden is calling for lawmakers in Congress to reintroduce past bills that sought to repeal the protection act.

A Pennsylvania appeals court last September ruled that the act was unconstitutional. The decision was the first by any court to conclude that the law violated the 10th Amendment. The ruling did not affect the law’s application nationwide.


Violence: 63 days in White House and no action on gun violence horror


Violence in the country – 63 days now of President Biden in the White House but unfortunately, he has not issued any unilateral gun control actions even though he pledged to do so on his first day in the office. On Tuesday, President Joe Biden said that he does not want to “wait another minute” to battle against the country’s horrific gun violence epidemic.

Gun control advocates are once again pressing President Biden to establish a plan to address the gun violence in the wake of two high-profile mass shootings six days apart. They are definitely frustrated by the Biden administration’s slow pace and are increasingly asking why the White House is not taking any actions outside of Congress.

“What is it gonna take? We know that firearm purchases are on the rise; we know that domestic violence is on the rise; we know all these horrible statistics, this is a boiling point,” said Alexis Confer, executive director of March for Our Lives. “And then you have several mass shootings in a couple of weeks. It’s like, what are we waiting for?”

However, Presiden Biden has called on lawmakers to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. He reiterated those positions as he spoke at the White House following the killing of ten, including a police officer, in Boulder, Colorado on Monday.

“I’m going to use all the resources at my disposal to keep the American people safe,” President Biden said. “I do not need to wait another minute let alone an hour to take common-sense steps that will save lives in the future and urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act.”