Politico’s Playbook PM outlined on Tuesday President Biden’s gun control push to date, describing it as a confusing mix of promises and pledges without any real action taken.
The Politico memo opens:
On Feb. 20, 2020, President JOE BIDEN made this ironclad: “My first day of office, I’m going to send a bill to the Congress repealing the liability protection for gun manufacturers, closing the background check loopholes and waiting period.”
It didn’t happen. [Emphasis is original]
The memo goes on to explain that Biden’s failure to keep his day-one pledge on gun control resulted in gun control proponents demanding action. And on Sunday, February 14, 2021, they got a response from Biden, who put forward a list of gun controls he wants to see Congress enact.
Those controls are background checks, an “assault weapons” ban, a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and a repeal of the Law Protection of Commerce