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Joe Biden: Gun Control Votes ‘Only The Beginning’

Joe Biden Gun ControlHuffington Post – by NEDRA PICKLER

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday the expected upcoming Senate votes on gun control are only the beginning of the White House’s fight.

The fate of gun control legislation is unclear. A vote on a Senate bill, including expanded background checks and harsher penalties for gun trafficking, is expected next month.  

The White House also has been pushing for limits on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, but those provisions won’t be part of the Senate bill. Instead they are to be offered as amendments, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says they don’t have enough support to pass.

“That doesn’t mean this is the end of the process. This is the beginning of the process,” Biden said during a conference call organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns pushing for the gun control measures.

“The American people are way ahead of their political leaders,” Biden argued. “And we, the president and I and the mayors, intend to stay current with the American people.”

The conference call included thousands of gun control supporters ahead of Thursday’s National Day to Demand Action organized by the mayors group and other gun control proponents. Organizers said more than 140 events were scheduled in 29 states, timed to reach lawmakers while they are in their home districts on spring break.

President Barack Obama was planning an event in the White House East Room with mothers who support gun control, victims of violence and law enforcement officials.

Biden says his office is in touch with congressional offices every day, making the case for the legislation in the wake of the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school in December that killed 20 students and six staff trying to keep the children safe.

“The courage that was demonstrated by those teachers, we don’t expect the same amount of courage from our elected officials,” Biden said. “But Lord’s sake, we do expect them to have the courage to stand up and take responsible action to end this senseless violence.”

Biden was optimistic for the fate of the background check provision.

“I think we’re on the verge of getting a serious thorough universal background check system in place,” Biden said. “And it will, emphasize it will, save lives.”

But the White House seems to be acknowledging the assault weapons ban and limit on magazines are not likely to make it. Biden mentioned it as well in the call, repeating that it’s just the beginning for the issue for the White House. “We believe that weapons of war have no place on our streets,” Biden said.

Obama spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Wednesday that after all the president has pushed for an assault weapons ban, having a vote on an amendment represents progress.

“I can’t stand here and guarantee that it’s going to pass, but it is a question that 100 senators are going to ask themselves when they wake up in the morning and look themselves in the mirror about whether or not they are going to – about which side they’re going to be on when it comes to voting on a ban on military-style assault weapons,” Earnest said. “And the president will certainly continue to advocate for senators to support that ban.”

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7 Responses to Joe Biden: Gun Control Votes ‘Only The Beginning’

  1. I totally agree that weapons of war have no place on Americas streets, Joe. So, why are police, DHS, etc., allowed to have ARs, tanks, drones, helicopters, machine guns, etc. It would be nice if you could clear up this question for me, Joe. We might sleep a little better at night.

  2. NC says:

    Hey G.I. Joe, why don’t you do us all a favor. Take out your trusty old shotgun, put a shell in it, go out on your front porch, point it at your senile head and pull the damn trigger. It will save us all the headaches, including yours.

  3. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “But the White House seems to be acknowledging the assault weapons ban and limit on magazines are not likely to make it. Biden mentioned it as well in the call, repeating that it’s just the beginning for the issue for the White House. “We believe that weapons of war have no place on our streets,” Biden said.”

    EXCEPT in the hands of the Bolshevik police and the so-called ‘government’ agencies, right JOE?

    I guess the only thing that’s going to shut that annoying yap of yours up is a rope around your scrawny communist neck, right JOE?

    We got lots of rope, Joe.

    LOTS.

  4. ARIZONA says:

    DHS is ran by the russians,thats the reason they refuse to answer questions to anyone,WE HAVE A REAL,RED DAWN about to take place in america,DHS has been placing 8x8x8 cargo containers,FULL OF AMMO and WEAPONS around america,seen them? THERE easy to spot,there painted SAND COLOR or CAMO GREEN,anyway it don’t matter ,there easy to spot ,they have been seen at wal-marts,truck stops,police stations,super market parking lots,their all over the country ,KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR THEM,they seem to always be in pairs(2) sitting together at the back or side of the lots,THEY CONTAIN everything you ever dreamed you might want to KILL commies with……………………………….

  5. ARIZONA says:

    BIDEN AND DADDY BUSH were the main boys who covered up the death of JFK in 63′,bidens and old COMMIE from way back,he can say anything he wants,we know his real colors,him and all his friends are TRAITORS,and have never been brough to trial for killing kenndy,THE POLICE GANGS,will never arrest them cause their commies too………..and get ready for a WAR cause these commies KNOW their caught,TREASON,has only one PUNISHMENT……….SUMMARY EXECUTION………remember kids ,100ft. rope,food ,water and LOTS and LOTS of…..AMMO……………………

  6. ARIZONA says:

    GEORGE WASHINGTON,used to say a prayer to the LORD,before every battle,one night after a ferce battle he was taking off his clothes,and SIX bullets fell to the floor,they stuck in his clothes, but never touched his skin…….PROVES, IF THE LORD IS WITH YOU,he will protect his own………….remember I told you this……….the lord loves his children,and he will protect them………THEY whipped ass on the british didn’t they……………………

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