WH Comments On Confiscation – WATCH

During a White House press briefing, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that it is unacceptable that 25 million Americans own AR-15s. When she was asked about Biden’s plan to confiscate firearms she didn’t say no.

A reporter asked Jean-Pierre about an interaction during Biden had with political loser Beto O’Rourke who said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.” Then Joe Biden talked about O’Rourke “taking care of the gun problem with me,” and said, “you’re going to be the one who leads this effort.” So the reporter asked if Joe Biden supported “not just banning the sale and manufacture of semi-automatic weapons, but further than that, confiscation?”

A reporter asked, “I just want to ask you a quick follow-up. In the last presidential campaign, one of the Democratic contenders said that what he would do is come for AR-15s. Does the President support not just banning the sale and manufacture of semi-automatic weapons but, further than that, confiscation?”

“Let’s — let me just be very clear: What we’re talking about — AR-15s, the assault weapons ban — they are weapons of war, and they should not be on the streets across the country in our communities. They should not be in schools. They should not be in grocery stores. They should not be in churches,” she railed. ” That’s what the President believes. And he has done more than any other President the first two years on an executive order. And as you know, we all know how government works. There’s only so much that he can do. And so now it’s time for Congress to do the work. And he’s happy to sign — once that happens, he’s happy to sign that legislation that says, “Okay, we’re going to remove assault weapons. We’re going to have an assault weapons ban.”

Notice she didn’t say no.

Earlier in the press briefing Karine was asked to comment about the 25 million AR-15s owned by Americans.

“I want to ask you a question about guns and get your response to some of the arguments that Republicans are making now about the push to ban semi-automatic weapons. One of the things they’re saying is that there are 25 million of these devices out there in circulation in the homes of millions of Americans and therefore you can’t ban them. What’s the — what’s the President’s response to that?” A reporter asked.

“That’s unacceptable. That’s our — that’s our response. It’s unacceptable that Republicans are saying that there’s nothing that we can do,” she said.



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