BELLEVUE, WA – Anti-gun-rights President Joe Biden has once again taken advantage of two high-profile shooting incidents this week in Texas and Nevada to push for a ban on so-called “assault weapons” when published reports indicate such firearms were not used in either case.

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says Biden is “remaining true to form, dishing out the same gun control rhetoric he has used in the past, whether it matches up with the specific facts of a crime or not.” It is not the first time Biden has called for a ban on semi-auto rifles.

The New York Post, in its coverage of the Texas mayhem, reported that at least some of the victims suffered gunshot wounds from a “large caliber handgun.” Several news agencies covering the campus shooting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas reported the killer there was armed with a handgun.

Yet in his prepared White House statement, Biden demanded that, “Republican lawmakers must join with Democrats in Congress to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”

“At least Joe Biden is consistent,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, “which is to say he’s like a broken record, repeating the same misleading rhetoric over and over. The president and his speech writers should find a new script, or at least wait until they have some facts on which to base their statements. Instead, they seem to go on auto-pilot whenever they can exploit a gun-related tragedy.

“It is hard to know whether Biden is intentionally lying, or if it is dementia,” he stated. “Either way, his one-size-fits-all gun ban fixation is intellectually bankrupt. It purposely promotes a false impression that banning modern rifles will result in a crime-free Utopia.

“Biden is locked into an obsession to ban modern semiautomatic rifles,” Gottlieb observed, “but he ignores two details. Rifles—of any kind—are used in a fraction of all homicides in any given year, and banning rifles will have zero impact on the criminal misuse of handguns, other than perhaps increasing the use of pistols in crime. In Biden’s case, his rifle ban rhetoric amounts to political bait-and-switch, and he’s hoping nobody notices. It’s disingenuous, if not downright dishonest.”