President Biden to Congress: If You Support Police, Ban Assault Weapons President Biden questioned those who claim to support law enforcement while also opposing an assault weapons ban.

President Biden to Congress: If You Support Police, Ban Assault Weapons

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

President Biden has thrown his support behind a bill to ban assault weapons, which he says endanger law enforcement officers.

“To me, it’s simple. If you can’t support banning weapons of war on American streets, you’re not on the side of police, he said.

In the aftermath of several recent mass shootings, including the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, which resulted in the deaths of nineteen children and two adults, the House Judiciary Committee has put forward a bill that would ban assault weapons, including the AR-style semi-automatic weapons used in these shootings. However, the legislation is still facing opposition in the Senate.

President Biden said the ban would be a boon to the police officers working to prevent these shootings.

“Being a cop today is a hell of a lot harder than it’s ever been…we send you out to do your job on the streets flooded with weapons of war,” President Biden said.

A previous ban on assault weapons, which was passed when President Biden was a member of Congress, expired in 2004.