Biden’s more serious than ever before.
At the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on Wednesday night President Biden made a speech saying that he would ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
As he noted during his speech his home state of Delaware has “one of the highest rates of gun ownership.” Still, he said that he would ban these sorts of “assault weapons again come hell or high water.” Biden also added that during the last ban on these weapons, there was a big reduction in the number of mass deaths.
Biden’s comments came after another killing on Feb. 13 at Michigan State University, which resulted in the death of the people, while another six were left injured. The suspected gunman, Anthony McRae, also killed himself before he could be taken into custody by the police.
A day after the Michigan State University, and five years after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida which resulted in the deaths of 14 students and thee 3ducators, the Biden administration announced that the Justice Department would provide states with $231 million which is to be used for crisis intervention, including for strengthening the red flag programs and preventing further gun violence.
Attorney General Merrick Garland noted that these award funds would be important in helping with the crisis intervention programs that are going to be fundamental for protecting children, and families across the U.S. from gun violence. According to Biden, the funding could be used to provide further education regarding the consequences of not following protection orders.