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'I DID IT ONCE BEFORE, AND I'LL DO IT AGAIN': Biden continues beating the drum for an assault weapons ban
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'I DID IT ONCE BEFORE, AND I'LL DO IT AGAIN': Biden continues beating the drum for an assault weapons ban

President Joe Biden is persisting in his push for an assault weapons ban.

"I AM DETERMINED TO BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS. I DID IT ONCE BEFORE, AND I'LL DO IT AGAIN," a Biden post on X, the social media platform previously known as Twitter, reads.

The U.S. previously had an assault weapons ban in place for a decade, but it expired in 2004. Some Americans, like the president, want to see another ban enacted. Last year the House of Representatives passed the "Assault Weapons Ban of 2022," but the measure never advanced through the Senate.

"It is within our power to once again ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, to require safe storage of guns, to end gun manufacturers' immunity from liability, and to enact universal background checks," the president's post also claims.

Unsurprisingly, some on social media took issue with Biden's gun control aspirations.

"Always be wary when they push to take your guns. One of the most corrupt Presidents in history wants to disarm you. It's never gonna happen," actor Matthew Marsden wrote in response to the president's post.

"Fact check: Much of the gun control Joe Biden proposes below would be in violation of the Second and Fourteenth Amendments," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton asserted.

"This is how a dictator talks. 'Within our power'. Second Amendment says otherwise, Biden intern," Twitchy's Sam Janney tweeted.

The text of the Second Amendment states, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Vice President Kamala Harris has described an assault weapons ban as "just common sense."

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