Joe Biden Says ‘We Must Do More’ After California Gun Controls Fail to Prevent Mass Shooting

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 23: U.S. President Joe Biden steps off Marine One on the ellipse on May 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, son Hunter Biden and grandkids spend the weekend at Camp David. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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Joe Biden pushed for ‘more’ to be done Wednesday after California’s stringent gun controls failed to prevent the San Jose attack.

Biden began his push before all the details of the shooting were known, tweeting:

NBC News reported Biden also released a statement, in which he said, in part:

There are children, parents, and spouses who are waiting to hear whether someone they love is ever going to come home. There are union brothers and sisters — good, honest, hardworking people — who are mourning their own.


Biden has been pushing for an “assault weapons” ban, universal background checks, red flag laws, and a host of other gun controls during the past two months.

California has an “assault weapons” ban, universal background checks, a red flag law, a 10-day waiting period on gun sales, a limit on the number of guns a law-abiding citizen can purchase in a month, a “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance, and numerous other guns controls, as well as controls on ammunition sales.

None of these controls prevented the 57-year-old suspect from entering San Jose’s Valley Transportation Authority building and using two handguns to kill eight people.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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