CONGRESS/GOP/GUNS/JOE BIDEN: “Republicans allowed the bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines to expire after just ten years. We know these bans worked. Multiple analyses of the data around mass shootings provide evidence that, from 1994 to 2004, the years when assault weapons and high-capacity magazines were banned, there were fewer mass shootings – fewer deaths, fewer families needlessly destroyed. There’s overwhelming data that shootings committed with assault weapons kill more people than shootings with other types of guns.
Yet, despite this knowledge, President Trump and Republican leadership in Congress refuse to pass even the most basic common sense gun safety measures – including reinstating the assault weapons and high-capacity magazine bans, which has the support of nearly 70 percent of the American public.”
-Joe Biden, “Statement By Vice President Joe Biden On The Anniversary Of VAWA And The Bans On Assault Weapons And High-capacity Magazines,” joebiden.com, Sep. 13, 2020