Joe Biden on Monday delivered remarks on gun violence from the Rose Garden.
Biden announced a new rule to regulate ‘ghost guns’ and nominated Steve Dettelbach to be ATF director.
“Today, the United States Department of Justice is making it illegal for a business to manufacture one of these kits without a serial number. Illegal. Illegal for a licensed gun dealer to sell them without a background check,” said Biden.
Biden called for gun control and demanded universal background checks.
“We need Congress to pass universal background checks, and I know it’s controversial but I got it done once — ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” Biden said.
Biden picked up a ‘ghost gun’ to showcase how easy it is to assemble a “Buy-Build-Shoot” pistol kit.
“It’s not hard to put together with a little hand drill at home. It doesn’t take very long. Anyone can order it in the mail — Anyone,” said Biden.
“A felon, a terrorist and a domestic abuser go from one gun kit to a gun in less than 30 minutes,” he added.
“If you buy a couch you have to assemble, it’s still a couch. If you order a package like this one over here that includes that parts that you need and directs the assembly of a functioning firearm, you bought a gun,” he said.
Terrorists and criminals can easily buy fully assembled firearms as well, so there’s that.
Biden looked so uncomfortable holding the gun parts.
The Alec Baldwin school of gun safety:
The Alec Baldwin school of Gun Safety, ladies and gentlemen… pic.twitter.com/B1wXiZP9yh
— Danny De Urbina (@dannydeurbina) April 11, 2022