Biden Promises to Ban Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Magazines “Come Hell or High Water”  – The Published Reporter®

Biden Promises to Ban Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Magazines “Come Hell or High Water” 

President Joe Biden speaks while hosting a screening of the movie “Till” in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, US, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. File photo: HorizonUI, Shutter Stock, licensed.

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  During a speech on Wednesday, President Joe Biden vowed that, “come hell or high water,” his administration would ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines following a new series of mass shootings in the United States. 

Biden made his declaration Wednesday evening at the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. 

“I know it may make some of you uncomfortable, but that little state above me, Delaware is one of them, has the highest rate, one of the highest rates of gun ownership,” he said. “But guess what? We’re going to ban assault weapons again come hell or high water and high-capacity magazines. When we did it last time to reduce mass deaths.” 

Biden’s renewed push to ban assault weapons comes on the heels of the country’s most recent mass shooting on February 13, when Anthony McRae allegedly shot and killed three students and injured six others at Michigan State University, before then killing himself before he could be apprehended by authorities. 


Big Tech is using a content filtering system for online censorship. Watch our short video about NewsGuard to learn how they control the narrative for the Lamestream Media and help keep you in the dark. NewsGuard works with Big-Tech to make it harder for you to find certain content they feel is 'missing context' or stories their editors deem "not in your best interest" - regardless of whether they are true and/or factually accurate. They also work with payment processors and ad-networks to cut off revenue streams to publications they rate poorly by their same bias standards. This should be criminal in America. You can bypass this third-world nonsense by signing up for featured stories by email and get the good stuff delivered right to your inbox.

One day after that incident, Attorney General Merrick Garland said that the Justice Department would be distributing $231 million throughout the country for crisis intervention in an effort to strengthen red flag programs and reduce the risk of potential gun violence. 

“These awards will support the kinds of crisis intervention programs that we know save lives and help protect children, families, and communities across the country from senseless acts of gun violence,” Garland said.  

The funding can also be utilized in order to help spread the word in local communities regarding individuals who had been put under extreme risk protection orders, Biden said at the time. 

“Red flag laws, however, only save lives if community members effectively use this tool,” he said. “Today’s announcement gives states funding to educate the public about extreme risk protection orders and train law enforcement and other officials regarding this intervention.” 

Comment via Facebook

Corrections: If you are aware of an inaccuracy or would like to report a correction, we would like to know about it. Please consider sending an email to and cite any sources if available. Thank you. (Policy)