Biden again urges FUND not to disappoint police and says he’s determined to ban assault weapons

President Biden urged “funding the police” and pledged to enforce an assault weapons ban during a public address in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

“When it comes to public safety in this nation, the answer is not to disappoint the police; it funds the police.” He added, “We expect them to do whatever it takes to protect us, to be psychologists, to be sociologists.”

The President continued: “Do you realize that more police officers are killed over domestic violence than anything else?

“We’re asking so much of you,” Biden added, speaking directly to law enforcement.

“I’ve yet to meet a cop who likes a bad cop. Everything is bad,” he said, slamming away 2020-era slogans circulating among progressives like “defund the police” and “ACAB” (all cops are b*****ds).

“I don’t know of any cop who feels good about the fact that there might be a bad cop. I’m tired of not giving them the help they need,” Biden added.

The President outlined his Safer America plan for a $37 billion annual law enforcement and crime-fighting budget, including $13 billion over five years to hire and train 100,000 additional police officers.

President Biden urged

President Biden urged “funding the police” and pledged to enforce an assault weapons ban during a public address in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Semi-automatic AR-15s like those pictured above would be included in an assault weapon ban

Semi-automatic AR-15s like those pictured above would be included in an assault weapon ban

The president also promised to ban assault rifles, following the 1994 ban that expired in 2004. “I am determined to ban assault weapons in this country. Certainly. I did it once and I will do it again,” he told the crowd of more than 500 at Wilkes University.

Biden claimed he has two shotguns at home and is not opposed to the Second Amendment.

“We live in a country full of weapons of war. Guns that weren’t designed to hunt, they were designed to take on an enemy,” Biden said. “For heaven’s sake, what’s the point of having these guns outside of a war zone? They do heavy damage.”

He quoted the late Justice Antonin Scalia as saying that the rights of the Second Amendment are not unlimited.

Biden campaigned for the bipartisan gun control law earlier this year and celebrated that he “beat the NRA.”

“We beat the NRA. We took them on and we hit them straight,” Biden said. “You have no idea how intimidating they are to elected officials. The NRA was against, which means a large majority. The vast majority of Republicans in Congress couldn’t even stand up and vote for it.’

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“I don’t know of any cop who feels good about the fact that there might be a bad cop. I’m tired of not giving them the help they need,” Biden said

“We took on the NRA, we will take on them again. And we won and we will win again,” he added.

The bill, which has bipartisan support in the House and Senate, will tighten background checks for younger gun buyers, tighten penalties for gun dealers, close the so-called “boyfriend loophole” and make $750 million available for states enacting red flag laws.

The President has attacked Republicans who claim to support the police but have not vigorously condemned Jan. 6.

“Let me say this to my Republican MAGA friends in Congress. Don’t tell me you’re supporting law enforcement when you all condemn what happened on the sixth? Don’t tell me, he said.

“For heaven’s sake, whose side are you on? Whose side are you on?” the President roared.

“You’re either on the side of the mafia or you’re on the side of the police. You can’t be pro-law enforcement and pro-insurgency. You can’t be a law and order party and call the people attacking the police on January 6th patriots. You can not do it. What are we teaching our children? As simple as that.’

“Now it’s disgusting to see the new attacks at the FBI — threatening the lives of law enforcement officers and their families simply because they’re executing the law and doing their jobs,” Biden said.

“I want to say as clearly as I can that there is no place – no place – in this country to endanger the lives of law enforcement officials. No place. none. Never. Period. I am against defunding the police. I’m also against defunding the FBI.’

Biden’s trip to Keystone State comes four days before former President Trump’s visit to the same city for a rally.

His stop in Wilkes-Barre marks the first of three visits in a week to the politically important swing state ahead of November’s congressional elections.

The former president is running for Republican gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano and GOP Senate nominee Dr. Advertise Mehmet Oz.

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro will appear with Biden on Tuesday, but the party’s Senate nominee John Fetterman will not. Fetterman will join Biden when the president is in state on Labor Day.

President Joe Biden will make his pitch to

President Joe Biden will make his pitch to “fund the police” and renew his call for an assault weapons ban during his Tuesday trip to Wilkes-Barre, Pennslyvania

Donald Trump will be in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday to hold a campaign event for the Senate and Republican gubernatorial nominees

Donald Trump will be in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday to hold a campaign event for the Senate and Republican gubernatorial nominees

In the hard-fought gubernatorial race, Mastriano has accused Shapiro, the state’s attorney general, of being lenient with crime.

Republicans have tried to link rising crime rates in the wake of the pandemic to Democrats and the “Defund the Police” movement that emerged from 2020 racial justice protests.

Biden was originally scheduled to deliver the speech in mid-July before testing positive for Covid.

Pennsylvania is a key state for both parties in November’s midterm elections with competitive gubernatorial and senate elections.

Biden also plans visits to the state on Thursday for a key policy speech and next Monday to mark Labor Day.

The President will speak on Thursday outside of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, the site where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were debated and adopted by America’s Founding Fathers.

He will discuss how the nation’s standing in the world and its democracy are at stake.

“He will speak about the strides we have made as a nation in protecting our democracy, but how our rights and freedoms continue to be under attack,” the White House said. “And he will make it clear who is fighting for these rights, for these freedoms and for our democracy.”

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro is running with Biden on Tuesday

Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro (left) will appear with Biden on Tuesday; Shapiro in a fight with Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano (right)

John Fetterman

Mehmed Oz

President Joe Biden is seen campaigning with Democratic Senate nominee John Fetterman (left) on Labor Day in Pennsylvania with Dr. Mehmet Oz (right) fighting.

It is unclear whether he will mention his predecessor in the Oval Office: ex-President Donald Trump.

Biden had made Trump’s supporters and his brand of conservatism a punching bag for Democrats, accusing “extreme MAGA Republicans” of wanting to take away people’s rights.

He is trying to portray November’s contest – which will decide control of the House and Senate – as one between supporting democracy or GOP extremism.

At a political rally in Rockville last week, Biden said Trump and the MAGA Republicans were “destroying America.”

“I respect conservative Republicans, I don’t respect these MAGA Republicans,” Biden told the crowd gathered at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland.

Biden warned that “MAGA Republicans not only threaten our personal rights and economic security, they are a threat to our democracy itself.”

“They refuse to accept the will of the people, they welcome political violence, they don’t believe in democracy,” he continued. “So right now, those of you who love this country, we must be stronger, more determined and more committed to saving America than MAGA Republicans are destroying America.”

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