Biden: Assault Weapons Ban is "Just the Beginning"
On a conference call organized by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Vice President Biden gave the implication that his agenda has further plans.
Mr. Biden rallied gun control advocates ahead of a “day of action” organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, telling supporters that bans on so-called assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are “just the beginning.”
“Let me say this as clearly as I can: this is just the beginning,” he said on a conference call organized by the group, which is co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “We believe that weapons of war have no place on our streets. That’s the message that retired admirals and generals have spoken to us about. The comment one of them used was if you want to learn how to use a semiautomatic weapon, join the United States military. But these are weapons of war.”
Umm. Just the beginning? What does that mean? Also, notice the casual switch of language from ‘assault weapons’ to ‘weapons of war.’ Clever guys; I see what you’re doing there.
A CBS News poll shows that while Americans are overwhelmingly supportive of universal background checks, only 47% support stricter gun laws. That number is down 10% since right after the December shooting in Newtown. What could be the cause of this? One reason could be a highlighting of the facts that show that gun control has not been proven to be an effective means of curbing violent crime.
Just take a gander…