Will Biden “confiscate” semi-automatic weapons? WH Provides Sketchy Response: “We Will Remove Offensive Weapons”

The White House on Wednesday declined to say whether President Joe Biden would support seizing so-called “assault weapons.”

What is the background?

When Beto O’Rourke ran for the 2020 Democratic nomination, he went further than any other Democrat on gun control and vowed that as president he would oversee the confiscation of some guns.

“Hell yeah, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” O’Rourke said during a primary. “We will no longer allow it to be used against our fellow Americans.”

What did the WH say on Wednesday?

A reporter asked press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre if Biden supported taking extreme measures to prevent future massacres. Biden supports gun control and a ban on “assault weapons”.

“Does the President not only support banning the sale and manufacture of semi-automatic weapons, but also confiscation?” asked the reporter.

Rather than provide a clarifying and moderate response, Jean-Pierre offered a vague response that is open to interpretation and could suggest that Biden would support the confiscation of some weapons.

“Let me be very clear: What we’re talking about — AR-15, the ban on assault weapons — they’re weapons of war and shouldn’t be on the streets in our communities across the country,” she said. “They shouldn’t be in schools. They shouldn’t be in grocery stores. They shouldn’t be in churches.

“The President thinks so,” continued Jean-Pierre. “He’s happy to sign this law that says, ‘OK, we’re going to remove offensive weapons. We will have an assault weapon ban.’”

03/29/23: press conference by spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierrewww.youtube.com

But what does it mean to “remove” “assault weapons”? Unfortunately, the reporter went no further and Jean-Pierre made no statement.

The problem, of course, is that if Biden wants to “remove” “offensive weapons” from American society, what will the government do with the tens of millions of “offensive weapons” already in the possession of law-abiding citizens? grandfather in those guns? That seems unlikely given that the idea behind a ban on “assault weapons” is to discourage possession of such firearms.

Jean-Pierre actually raised this issue at Wednesday’s briefing, saying it was “unacceptable” to say there was “nothing we can do” because there are too many firearms in circulation.

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