Prior to Republicans taking over the U.S. House of Representatives in January, President Biden indicated on Thursday that he would urge Congress to pass new gun control regulations, Fox News informed.
During a news conference in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Biden told journalists that the recent shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Colorado had highlighted the necessity of passing an assault weapons prohibition.
The idea that the US still permits the purchase of semi-automatic guns, according to Biden, is sick and has any socially redeeming value or single, lone justification other than profit for the gun industry.
Each time the trigger is pulled, semi-automatic firearms, such as handguns and rifles, shoot one bullet.
Prior to January, when the new Congress takes office and the Republicans take control of the House, Biden promised to lobby federal lawmakers to pass a new assault weapons ban.
The president declared that he will make an effort to ban assault weapons.
Biden said that he would work with lawmakers to conduct a more thorough evaluation of the prospects for success. The odds currently seem to be against us.
Up until January, the House is narrowly under Democratic control. The Senate, on the other hand, is split evenly between the two parties.
At least 10 GOP backers will be required to overcome the Senate’s 60-vote filibuster threshold in order for a comprehensive gun control package, including a ban on assault weapons, to pass.
Earlier this year, despite nearly two dozen GOP senators defying the gun lobby to advance a bipartisan gun bill, Biden’s request for an assault weapons prohibition was met with resistance from Republicans.
In January, the political climate is not likely to improve. Democrats lost the House to Republicans, but managed to maintain a slim majority in the Senate.