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President Joe Biden begs America to ban assault weapons
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President Joe Biden begs America to ban assault weapons

The 46th leader of the United States has called on his fellow Americans to give up the guns.

Joe Biden has called on his fellow Americans to give up their guns on social media.

"Ban assault weapons – it’s beyond time," he wrote on Twitter.

And, somewhat unsurprisingly, American gun nuts did not take too kindly to the suggestion.

Conservative State Representative for Ohio’s 65th district Mike Loychik responded, referencing the nation's Second Amendment, which is the right to bear arms.

Also, last time we checked, bears didn't have arms. Instead they are the keepers of four legs and zero guns, but whatever.

Loychik wrote: "[It] shall not be infringed."

Another person tweeted back: "Ban corrupt politicians - it’s beyond time."

A third replied: "It’s only an 'assault weapon' if it’s used to assault someone. My AR is a rifle, and I’m glad I have one to protect myself."

It also sparked a lot of calls from people for Biden to do go around Congress and ban them himself.

One user said: "My brother in Christ you are literally the president."

Another added: "He talking to us like that’s OUR job."

President Biden has previously been vocal about his desire to abolish America's rather willy-nilly gun policies, speaking out after the deadly mass school shooting in Uvalde, the supermarket shooting in Buffalo, the shooting at a Christian school in Nashville, and, well, we could go on.

At time of writing, 171 mass shootings have taken place across the United States since January 1.

There has been one mass shooting in the United Kingdom and zero in Australia in that time.

In fact, gun deaths are extremely rare in countries like Japan, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Australia as these countries have implemented incentives or legislation that aims to decrease the number of firearms in circulation, World Population Review reports.

So, it would seem that gun control is directly linked to less shootings. Who knew? Not America, it would seem.

Anyway, some Americans praised Australia’s gun laws following the Uvalde shooting.

As the calls for gun reform grow in the US, many are pointing at Australia and applauding the nation for becoming the gold standard for how to react to a mass shooting event.

Officals stand by the memorial for the victims of the Uvalde shooting.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard decided to overhaul the country's gun laws in the wake of a mass shooting in Tasmania, where 35 people died.

Following the massacre at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, many took to Twitter calling for the US to replicate Australia's move to ban assault rifles.

One person wrote: "Today, I was at the site where tragedy changed Australia’s gun laws…and I can’t understand why the U.S. won’t change either."

Another said: "I think we should copy Australia's gun laws. They handled it well. Homicide went down!"

Where did that thinking go, then?

Topics: US News, Joe Biden, Politics, Gun Crime, News