Matt York / APGun rights supporters stand outside the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix during a pro-Second Amendment rally Jan. 19, 2013. (Matt York / AP)
President Joe Biden’s talk of gun control began long before the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, last month.
During the campaign, he expressed his support for a ban on so-called assault weapons, both in a 2019 New York Times Op-Ed and in a 2020 tweet in which he said it would help “end the scourge of gun violence in America.”
It’s long past time we take action to end the scourge of gun violence in America.
As president, I’ll ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, implement universal background checks, and enact other common-sense reforms to end our gun violence epidemic.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 1, 2020
Now, less than three months after Biden assumed office, his gun-grabbing plans are being met with