BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today blasted President Joe Biden for shamelessly exploiting the tragic mass killing in Sacramento to further his gun prohibition agenda by calling for bans on so-called “ghost guns” and demanding background checks for all gun sales.
Six people died and a dozen more were wounded in the attack, which occurred just after 2 a.m. Sunday. Two brothers, one of whom was injured, are now in custody.
“Biden’s response to the Sacramento killings is little more than a shell game,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “He wants to ban ‘ghost guns’ without any evidence such a gun was involved. He wants to require background checks for all gun sales, but the individuals now in custody were prohibited persons who would never have undergone a background check in the first place. Biden wants to ban so-called ‘assault weapons and high-capacity magazines’ but police reports say they recovered an illegally-altered stolen handgun that fires like a machine gun, which is already illegal. He wants to repeal gun manufacturers’ protection from liability, which would have had no impact on stopping this violent act, and the president knows it.
“The suspects already in custody in this case are brothers,” he added, “and one had an outstanding warrant for his arrest on a charge of misdemeanor domestic violence. Both have been described as prohibited persons with criminal records, which means neither can legally possess a firearm. There are existing laws that already address this situation, yet Biden and many of his cronies are callously using this tragedy to advance an anti-gun-rights agenda with absolutely no relationship to the crime.
“While the rest of us are wondering why such people are out on the streets, possessing guns they shouldn’t have under existing laws,” Gottlieb said, “the president is promoting an agenda he knows would not have made a difference. That isn’t being disingenuous, it’s simply dishonest.
“The president needs to reload his brain before shooting off his mouth,” Gottlieb stated.