Democrat President Joe Biden is calling for a federal ban on so-called “assault weapons” in response to the fatal shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
On Wednesday, a shooter armed with a handgun killed three people and left a fourth critically wounded.
The suspected gunman was a “67-year-old career college professor,” CNN reported.
It was later reported that the 67-year-old had applied to be a professor at UNLV.
However, he “was not hired,” according to ABC News.
When Biden released his statement about the shooting, facts about the UNLV attack were not known.
Details such as the description of the shooter–a professor–and the type of gun used–a handgun–had not been established.
Nevertheless, Biden used the incident to push for an unconstitutional ban on “assault weapons” anyway.
Biden’s statement said, in part:
“For all the action we have taken since I’ve been President, the epidemic of gun violence we face demands that we do even more.
“But we cannot do more without Congress.
“Republican lawmakers must join with Democrats in Congress to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, pass a national red flag law, enact universal background checks, require the safe storage of guns, and advance other commonsense measures that will help stem the tide of gun violence.”
Biden ended his statement by referencing the UNLV shooting and also the killing spree that Shane James allegedly carried out in San Antonio and Austin, Texas.
However, the New York Post noted that James allegedly used “a large caliber handgun,” according to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar.
Yet this was another fact that was not known when Biden stepped forward to call for an “assault weapons” ban.