Last Sunday, President Biden called on Congress to institute “commonsense gun law reforms,” including widespread firearm sales background checks and a ban on assault weapons.
The president highlighted what he called an “epidemic of gun violence” in the US on the third anniversary of the deadly Parkland school shooting.
Biden said in a statement at the time, “Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets.”
“This administration will not wait for the next mass shooting to heed that call. We will take action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer,” Biden explained in the statement.
U.S. House Rep Lauren Boebert, in a tweet today, disagreed with the premise of “common sense gun laws.”
“The Left and the RINOs call them ‘common sense’ gun laws, I prefer the term unconstitutional,” Boebert said.
The Left and the RINOs call them "common sense" gun laws, I prefer the term unconstitutional.— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) February 24, 2021
Republican actor Kevin Sorbo also decried the idea in a recent tweet and said, “Instead of: I just want common sense gun laws. Say: Gun ownership should be a privilege enjoyed only by the elites and authorities.”
Instead of:— Kevin Sorbo (@ksorbs) February 20, 2021
I just want common sense gun laws.
Gun ownership should be a privilege enjoyed only by the elites and authorities.
Boebert recently got into a spat with a House Democrat over her Zoom background featuring a display of firearms.
As we previously reported:
On a House Natural Resources committee Zoom call earlier today U.S. House Rep Jared Huffman (D-CA) accused Rep Lauren Boebert (D-CO) of having a “gun fetish,” which prompted her to remind Democrats that they had taken an oath to uphold the Constitution.
Huffman said of Boebert’s Zoom background, which included various firearms, “If somebody wants to have a shrine to their gun fetish as a Zoom backdrop in their private life they can do that.”
“But this is our ‘hearing room,’ and at some point we will get past the COVID epidemic, and we’ll all start showing up in person, and our safety and our ability to conduct business civilly without feeling threatened is a relevant consideration, unfortunately,” Huffman insisted.
In a tweet, Huffman explained, “Republicans are trying to dismantle committee rules to prohibit firearms and dangerous weapons in the hearing room.”
Boebert tweeted out a video clip of her response to Huffman by Gun Owners of America, who stated, “Pro-gun Rep. Lauren Boebert gave a POWERFUL speech defending the right to keep and bear arms when it was challenged by a committee chair. Gun owners are lucky to have Lauren in Congress!”
“It’s a sad day when elected Democrats violate their oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution—which includes the Second Amendment,” Boebert opined.
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