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Biden Proposes Assault Weapon Ban, Gun Buybacks

Former Vice President Joe Biden
Former Vice President Joe Biden. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 02 October 2019 08:06 AM

Joe Biden's campaign Wednesday announced his policy on gun control, revealing an 11-page plan that seeks to reinstate a ban on assault weapons while not forcing current owners to sell their weapons to the government.

His voluntary buyback plan falls short of what other Democratic presidential candidates seek and does not specify how much he proposes the government offer for firearms or how many people they think will give up weapons voluntarily, reports The Washington Post.

Biden, along with several other Democratic presidential candidates, is to attend a forum in Las Vegas hosted by gun control advocacy groups Giffords and March for Our Lives on Wednesday. At the event, he is expected to unveil an agenda that will include spending $900 million over eight years in anti-gun violence programs for the nation's cities where gun violence has hit hardest, reports USA Today, quoting two senior campaign officials.

The plan Biden's campaign released Wednesday calls for current gun owners to either register their weapons or sell them to the government.

The former vice president's plan, shown in full on Axios, also requires biometric technology for new guns, which would allow them to be fired only by people authorized to use them, a plan he's proposed while on the campaign trail.

In addition, Biden's proposal calls for enacting legislation to give states and local governments grants to help them require gun licensing and funds to enact red flag laws. It also seeks legislation prohibiting anyone convicted of a hate crime from purchasing a gun and restricts the number of firearms a person can buy to one a month.

The former vice president also favors pulling back a law that protects gunmakers from being held in civil cases for their weapons.

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Joe Biden's campaign Wednesday announced his policy on gun control, revealing an 11-page plan that seeks to reinstate a ban on assault weapons while not forcing current owners to sell their weapons to the government.
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