Joe Biden calls for elimination of gun magazines that can 'hold multiple bullets in them'
'It's absolutely mindless'
September 02, 2019
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Former Vice President Joe Biden responded to the mass murder in Odessa, Texas, by calling for a ban on gun magazines that "hold multiple bullets in them," as well as an assault weapons ban.
"This idea that we don't have elimination of assault-type weapons, magazines that can have — hold multiple bullets in them, is absolutely mindless," Biden said Monday. "It is no violation of the Second Amendment, it's just a bow to the special interests, the gun manufacturers and the NRA. It's gotta stop."
Biden was commenting on gun control after a gunman shot and killed seven people in West Texas over the weekend, less than a month after mass murders in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio.
Biden, who is in the news nearly daily for strange, jumbled, or outright false statements, presumably was referring to "high-capacity magazines," something that is often cited alongside "assault weapons" as a target for gun control advocates.
The alternative explanation, if he actually meant what he said, would result in the banning of nearly every gun in the country.
Of course, Biden is not exactly a terminology expert when it comes to firearms, and may not be fully clear on what a magazine is. Last month, he asked attendees at a fundraiser, "There is no rationale for us to have these assault weapons. Who needs a clip that can hold 100 rounds?"
Biden also attacked President Donald Trump for his perceived inaction toward stopping or reducing occurrences of mass murder.
"I've seen nothing. The president has no intestinal fortitude to deal with this," Biden said. "He knows better. His instinct was to say yeah, we're going to do something on background checks. What's he doing? Come on. This is disgraceful. This is disgraceful what's happening."