He also called for a ban on high capacity ammo magazines….
Such a bill would need 60 US Senate votes…
THAT is NOT gonna happen…
Biden knows this….
President Biden on Thursday called for Congress to pass an assault weapon ban and a ban on high-capacity magazines in outlining his requests for Congress on gun control policy.
“There’s no reason someone needs a weapon of war with 100 rounds, 100 bullets, that can be fired from that weapon. Nobody needs that, nobody needs that,” Biden said in the Rose Garden.
He mentioned that Congress passed a 10-year ban on assault weapons in 1994 under President Clinton, when Biden served in the Senate. It expired in 2004….
“Folks, this is just the start. We’ve got a lot of work to do,” Biden said.
He also called on Congress to pass two bills the House passed last month. One would strengthen background checks, and the other would close the so-called Charleston loophole by extending the time federal investigators have to conduct background checks.
Both bills and legislation to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines would need 60 votes to make it through the Senate, meaning 10 Republicans would have to cross the aisle to overcome a legislative filibuster….