Joe Biden Hosts ‘Celebration’ for Gun Control Bill After Red Flag Law Failed to Stop Mass Shooting

FILE - President Joe Biden signs into law S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File

President Joe Biden is hosting a “celebration” for gun control Monday, which is just one week since a red flag law failed to prevent the Highland Park July 4th attack.

The Associated Press notes the “celebration” is centered on the gun control package which Biden signed into law on June 25, 2022.

Breitbart News reported that gun control package, guided through the Senate by Sen. John Cornyn (R), , expands background checks for some gun buyers, uses taxpayer money to incentivize states to enact red flag laws, and broadens the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) prohibited purchasers list by using domestic violence statutes to cover dating relationships.

The “celebration” comes even though red flaw law failed to prevent the Highland Park attack from occurring.

President Joe Biden signs into law S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 25, 2022. First lady Jill Biden looks on at right. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

President Joe Biden signs into law S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 25, 2022. First lady Jill Biden looks on at right. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The AP observes, “The South Lawn event on Monday morning comes a week after a gunman in Highland Park, Illinois, killed seven people at an Independence Day parade, a stark reminder of the limitations of the new law in addressing the American phenomenon of mass gun violence.”

Guns Down America director Igor Volsky said of the gun control package, “There’s simply not much to celebrate here.”

In addition to the seven deaths and numerous wounded in Highland Park, the city of Chicago witnessed at least 71 people being shot over the Fourth of July weekend, eight of them fatally.

But Biden is celebrating gun control.

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 and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

 

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