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Joe Biden Schedules First Gun Control Talk Since Senate Bill's Failure

Joe Biden Schedules First Gun Control Talk Since Senate Bill's Failure

On June 18, Vice President Joe Biden will be holding an event to “tout the administration’s progress in combating gun violence.”

Politico reports the event will be framed around “President Obama’s plan to protect our children and communities by reducing gun violence.” 

This will mark the first time either Biden or President Obama have “held a public event on gun control” since a Senate bill pushing background checks for private gun sales went down in flames in mid-April. 

During the White House’s campaign for that gun control legislation, Biden tried to dissuade homeowners from buying AR-15s by talking about how much easier it is to aim with a shotgun versus an “assault rifle.” He also touted the benefits of firing two shotgun blasts into the air to scare off intruders. He said you can “just fire the shotgun through the door” to keep people away from your house, if need be.

At least one person–a 22 year old Virginia Beach resident–was arrested for taking Biden’s advice about firing a shotgun through the door.

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