On Sunday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that a ban on “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines is necessary because it would save lives.
The comment from Biden came on Twitter as he referred to the 1994 federal “assault weapons” ban.
“26 years ago today, the Senate passed 10-year bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines—it was an effort I was proud to champion,” he tweeted. “These bans saved lives, and Congress should have never let them expire. As president, I’ll take on the @NRA and we’ll ban them once again.”
Check out what Breitbart reported:
Biden’s tweet ignores the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) report which showed the federal “assault weapons” ban had a negligible effect on crime at best.
The Washington Timesquoted University of Pennsylvania professor Christopher Koper, author of the NIJ report, saying, “We