Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on his campaign website that he intends to wage war on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens as a part of his "education" plan for America.
As noted by Second Amendment columnist AWR Hawkins, Biden said that the National Rifle Association (NRA) must be defeated "in order to make our schools safer," and he wants to ban semi-automatic firearms.
Biden said that arming school faculty members does not make schools safer and the only solution is to implement more gun policies, which is contrary to what experts around the nation are discovering.
In the wake of the Parkland massacre in 2018, the 15-member Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission unanimously approved letting school faculty members carry firearms so they can quickly respond to a shooting.
In his education plan, Biden stated that he wants to ban semi-automatic firearms, despite the fact that the 1994 assault weapon ban had virtually no impact in reducing crime. Here's Biden's full statement:
Defeat the National Rifle Association – again – in order to make our schools safer. Parents shouldn’t have to worry about whether their kids will come home from school, and students shouldn’t have to sacrifice themselves for their friends days before graduation. We cannot let gun violence become an acceptable part of American life. Biden knows that arming teachers isn’t the answer; instead, we need rational gun laws. As President, he will secure passage of gun legislation to make our students safer, and he knows he can do it because he’s defeated the National Rifle Association twice before. He’ll begin by again championing legislation to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines – bans he authored in 1994. In the months ahead, he will release additional proposals to address the gun violence epidemic in our country.
"Biden’s plan overlooks two very important issues. First, the deadliest school shooting of the 21st century–Virginia Tech, April 16, 2007– was carried out with handguns, not 'assault weapons,'" Hawkins continued in his report. "That horrid attack perfectly illustrated the Rockefeller Institute of Government’s findings mass shooters prefer handguns over rifles by a margin of three to one."
"Secondly, Biden fails to note that school shootings occur in places where the most gun controls exist; places where law-abiding individuals who otherwise carry a gun for self-defense are mandated to disarm for gun-free zone policies," Hawkins concluded. "These and other gun controls already guarantee that an attacker does not have to worry about facing armed resistance."