Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is outraged that the Biden administration is once again calling for a ban on semiautomatic/assault weapons, but her argument against such legislation was vigorously swatted down by the White House.
On Twitter, Greene wrote:
The AR-15 is my favorite gun for hunting & home defense. Banning “assault weapons” will not stop a transgender from shooting up his own LGBTQ community or any other murderer already breaking laws to kill people. More gun control laws just create more defenseless victims.
Joe has been a career politician in office longer than I’ve been alive and he knows NOTHING about guns. Joe is an elite politician who enjoys the protection of AR-15’s but wants to take your guns away and leave you defenseless at the mercy of criminals who don’t care about laws.
I will always protect American’s GREAT Second Amendment! No Assault Weapons Ban!!
What the administration had to say in response is on point and perfectly rebuts Greene’s knuckle-dragging reaction to the issue of gun violence in the United States, which has the most lenient gun laws in the world along with more deaths from guns than any other nation on the planet.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates issued this statement:
These sentiments, from a politician who has called for violence against those with whom she disagrees, are not only inherently discredited – but they prove President Biden’s point. An assault weapons ban is one of the most effective actions we can take to support law enforcement in the fight against gun crime. Police chiefs have attested to that and the American people support doing so. Choosing the gun industry lobby over keeping our streets safe and protecting our children’s lives is flatly unacceptable, which is why President continues to advocate for an assault weapons ban.