Skip to comments.Biden concedes new laws won't totally end gun massacres
Posted on 02/01/2013 12:19:04 PM PST by Red Steel
Washington (CNN) Vice President Joe Biden, who spearheaded the White House's effort to find ways of reducing gun violence, admitted to reporters Thursday that any measures passed by Congress would fail in totally eliminating gun deaths.
Biden was speaking on Capitol Hill after meeting with Democratic lawmakers to build support for gun control legislation currently making its way through Congress. While he said no law could ever eliminate gun deaths, the vice president stressed that attempts must be made to prevent gun violence, particularly as Americans are demanding an answer from the government on how to end tragedies like the December massacre in Connecticut.
"Nothing we are going to do is fundamentally going to alter or eliminate the possibility of another mass shooting or guarantee that we will bring gun deaths down," Biden said, echoing remarks President Barack Obama made in January when he said "there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely."
In December and early January, Biden led a panel assigned by President Barack Obama to look into the issue of gun violence. Using the group's recommendations, Obama proposed that Congress pass laws reinstating an assault weapons ban, limiting gun magazine capacity, and expanding the type of gun sales requiring background checks.
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He is Half right, NONE of the proposed laws would stop a criminal or mentally deranged person from obtaining a firearm and going on a rampage. All we can do is be prepared for them.
Nothing will guarantee that they’ll never happen again.
The best thing we can do is get rid of the gun free zones and allow staff to be armed if they wish.
Mass shooters aren’t gamblers. They plan and they plan to die. If they don’t know who might be armed it throws a big element of chance into their planning. That might very well be the one thing that will deter most of them.
I read this as “...unless we also disarm everyone too.”
Exactly. Why is it the Loony Lefties only understand the concept of "Fight fire with fire" in a political context?
Well....that thing about fertilizer....if you just walk into a county Co-Op and try to buy a trailer load...they will ask a question or two, if you aren’t from around the local area.
I’m curious why all the Obama/Biden crowd doesn’t immediately comply and turn in all their guns? I thought they support them in their disregard of 2A? Why would a Dem need a gun?
He covered himself nicely here with the word “totally,” didn’t he. He can always claim gun-grabbing prevented some, but not ALL. No way to prove it, is there.
“....new laws won’t totally end gun massacres”
The new laws will not end gun violence simply because they will not change the nature of those who are inclined to carry them out.
It is certain that the disarming of law abiding citizens will only result in an increase of gun violence.
What PROFOUND deep thinking. I'm thoroughly impressed by the DEPTH of his statement. /s