In the aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attack, President Obama today called on Congress to reinstate the assault weapons ban as well as pass legislation to make it harder for suspected terrorists to obtain firearms.
The president said there are a number of “common-sense” gun control measures that Congress should take to reduce gun violence without violating the Second Amendment and, for the first time since the deadly shooting Sunday, he enumerated several steps he wants Congress to take.
“People with possible ties to terrorism who are not allowed on a plane shouldn’t be allowed to buy a gun,” Obama said, referencing “No Fly, No Buy” legislation pending on Capitol Hill that would prevent any suspected terrorists on “No Fly” lists from buying firearms.
“Reinstate the assault weapons plan,” he added. “Make it harder for terrorists to use these weapons to kill us.”
“Otherwise, despite extraordinary efforts, despite all the sacrifices that folks make, these kinds of events are going to keep on happening,” Obama warned. “And the weapons are only going to get more powerful.”
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I won’t even go in to how AR’s are not assault weapons (the AR stands for Armalite Rifle)….