Attorneys general from different states in the US have opposed President Joe Biden’s proposal to impose a ban on “assault weapons,” which they consider “unconstitutional”. This occurred when the President mentioned it during his State of the Union speech. Led by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, the group of fifteen AGs wrote a letter to Biden, voicing their opposition to his plan.
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The letter states that the AGs will use “every tool at our disposal” to oppose any attempt to infringe on Americans’ right to defend themselves with guns. It goes on to explain that Biden’s definition of “assault weapons” is too broad, and includes firearms commonly used by law-abiding citizens for self-defense. The National Shooting Sports Foundation estimates that there are at least 100 million semiautomatic handguns and 45 million semiautomatic rifles in the United States.
In addition, the attorneys general highlighted that Biden’s assertion regarding the reduction of mass shootings due to the 1994 federal ban on “assault weapons” has been refuted by two distinct studies released by the US Department of Justice during the Clinton and Bush administrations.
The attorneys general pointed out to Biden that the right to possess and carry firearms is a crucial and well-established liberty in the United States. It is a right that guards and protects the right to life, and stands as a bulwark against tyranny. They concluded their letter by warning Biden that they will oppose any attempt by his administration to trample on this constitutional right.
The attorneys general have made it clear that they will not stand for any infringement on Americans’ right to bear arms, and will use all of their resources to protect this right. This letter serves as a reminder to President Biden that the right to bear arms is an important part of our constitutional tradition, and should not be taken lightly.
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