President Joe Biden at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on February 4, 2021. [State Department Photo by Freddie Everett/ Public Domain]

In a move that has sent shockwaves through the Second Amendment community, President Joe Biden announced that he will be banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. This announcement came on the heels of the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s announcement that it would be allocating $231 million to states to be used for crisis intervention.

The President’s decision has been met with both praise and criticism. Gun control advocates have applauded Biden’s commitment to tackling the issue of gun violence, while gun rights advocates have criticized the move as an infringement on their constitutional rights.

The ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines is expected to be met with fierce resistance from gun rights advocates. However, the President has made it clear that he is committed to reducing gun violence in America.

In a statement released by the White House, Biden stated, “We cannot wait any longer to take action on gun violence. We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines to keep our communities safe. And we need to provide resources to states to address the root causes of gun violence.”

The DOJ’s allocation of $231 million to states for crisis intervention is part of the Biden administration’s broader plan to address gun violence. The funds will be used to support evidence-based intervention programs, which aim to prevent violence before it occurs.

The move is likely to face challenges in the courts, with gun rights advocates arguing that it violates the Second Amendment. However, the Biden administration is confident that the ban will withstand legal challenges.

The ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines is just one part of the Biden administration’s efforts to tackle gun violence. The President has also called on Congress to pass a comprehensive background check bill, as well as legislation to close loopholes that allow individuals to purchase firearms without undergoing a background check.

The President’s commitment to addressing gun violence has been lauded by gun control advocates, who argue that action is long overdue. However, gun rights advocates have vowed to fight the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, arguing that it will do little to address the root causes of gun violence.

As the debate over gun control continues, one thing is clear: the issue of gun violence is one that requires action. Whether the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines is the right approach remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: the Biden administration is committed to addressing this critical issue.

By Grady Owen

After training a pack of Raptors on Isla Nublar, Owen Grady changed his name and decided to take a job as an entertainment writer. Now armed with a computer and the internet, Grady Owen is prepared to deliver the best coverage in movies, TV, and music for you.