Biden Pushes 'Gun Control' Narrative Hours After Assassination Attempt on Deputies
'Weapons of war have no place in our communities,' Biden tweeted
Former Vice President Joe Biden pushed for more gun control less than 24 hours after a gunman opened fire on two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies, which left them fighting for their lives.
The Democratic Presidential nominee tweeted:
“Weapons of war have no place in our communities."
“We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”
Weapons of war have no place in our communities.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 14, 2020
We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Biden called the incident “unconscionable” and for the suspect to be brought to justice.
He called for those committing such an act of violence to "be caught and punished.”
But President Donald Trump went further, calling for “fast trial” with the possibility of the death penalty.
“Animals that must be hit hard!” Trump tweeted.
"If [the deputies] die, fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this!" Trump later wrote.
Animals that must be hit hard! https://t.co/zrOd9ZUl8o— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020
Trump placed the blame on Biden for helping fuel file the far-left campaign against police officers.
The President also noted Biden's failure to condemn violence against police officers, including the Las Vegas officer, who was shot in the head in June and left paralyzed.
“He’s not strong for law and order, and everybody knows that,” Trump said of Biden during at a “Latinos for Trump” event.
“When you see a scene like happened just last night in California with the two police people – a woman, a man – shot at stone cold short range.”
Last year, Biden claimed the Second Amendment doesn't say that Americans are "entitled" to own guns as he reaffirmed his position concerning the Constitution.
The former vice president admitted that the “Second Amendment exists” but argued during a speech at a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Tuesday that it doesn't say that Americans are “entitled” to own a gun.