Joe Biden Vows to ‘Defeat the NRA’
Former Vice President gives a statement on pushing gun control
Joe Biden pledged to “defeat the NRA" in a recent statement recognizing the tenth anniversary of Gabby Giffords' shooting.
Biden's statement recounted the attack, which killed six and left Giffords and others wounded in 2011.
The former Vice President then praised Giffords for her efforts of pushing gun control following the incident.
The statement said:
“As President, I pledge to continue to work together with Congresswoman Giffords, and with survivors, families, and advocates across the country, to defeat the NRA and end the epidemic of gun violence in America.”
Biden has repeatedly vowed to defeat the NRA during his campaign for the presidency.
He also released an overview of his gun control proposals, which included his opposition to the NRA.
The proposals and the statement from the Biden team said in 2019, according to Newsweek.
Joe Biden has taken on the National Rifle Association (NRA) on the national stage and won—twice. In 1993, he shepherded through Congress the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which established the background check system that has since kept more than 3 million firearms out of dangerous hands.
In 1994, Biden—along with Senator Dianne Feinstein—secured the passage of 10-year bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. As president, Joe Biden will defeat the NRA again.
The 1993 gun control referenced by Biden was the adoption of background checks for all retail gun sales.
Gabby Gifford's shooter acquired his gun by passing one of those background checks.
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Last year, the NRA officially endorsed President Donald Trump's bid for reelection, declaring that the president has "delivered" on his promise to protect American citizens' Second Amendment rights.
The NRA’s political action committee announced their "proud" endorsement of Trump in a letter to the president at the time.
"On behalf of America’s 5 million NRA members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse your reelection as president of the United States of America,” the group said in the letter.
"You have done more than any president to protect the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms."
Biden claimed in 2019 that the Second Amendment doesn't say that Americans are "entitled" to own guns, reaffirming his position concerning the Constitution.