Biden again calls to FUND not defund the police and says he is determined to ban assault weapons

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Biden again calls to FUND not defund the police and says he is ‘determined to ban assault weapons in this country’ in crime speech in Pennsylvania

  • ‘When it comes to public safety in this nation The answer is not to defund the police; it’s fund the police’ 
  • The president went on: ‘You realize more police officers are killed dealing with domestic violence than anything else?’
  • ‘I don’t know any police officer that feels good about fact there might be a lousy cop. I’m tired of not giving them the help they need,’ Biden added   
  • Donald Trump will be in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday to hold a campaign rally for Republicans’ Senate and gubernatorial candidates 
  • Biden said will ask Congress for $37 billion for crime prevention programs
  • Biden will be back in Pennsylvania on Thursday and on Labor Day
  • State is critically important to both parties in November’s midterm election 

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President Biden made a forceful call to ‘fund the police’ and promised he would push through an assault weapons ban during a public address in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

‘When it comes to public safety in this nation The answer is not to defund the police; it’s fund the police.’ He added, ‘We expect them to do everything…to protect us, to be psychologists, to be sociologists.’

The president went on: ‘You realize more police officers are killed dealing with domestic violence than anything else? 

‘We ask so much of you,’ Biden added, speaking directly to law enforcement. 

‘I’ve not met a cop who likes a bad cop. There’s bad in everything,’ he said, swatting away at 2020-era slogans that circulated among progressives like ‘defund the police’ and ‘ACAB’ (all cops are b*****ds). 

‘I don’t know any police officer that feels good about fact there might be a lousy cop. I’m tired of not giving them the help they need,’ Biden added.

The president outlined his ‘Safer America’ plan for $37 billion in the annual budget to go towards law enforcement and fighting crime, including $13 billion over five years to hire and train 100,000 additional police officers. 

President Biden made a forceful call to 'fund the police' and promised he would push through an assault weapons ban during a public address in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

President Biden made a forceful call to ‘fund the police’ and promised he would push through an assault weapons ban during a public address in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Semi-automatic AR-15s like the ones pictured above would be included in an assault weapons ban

Semi-automatic AR-15s like the ones pictured above would be included in an assault weapons ban 

The president also promised to ban assault-style rifles, harkening back to the 1994 ban that expired in 2004. ’I’m determined to ban assault weapons in this country. Determined. I did it once and I’ll do it again,’ he told the crowd of more than 500 at Wilkes University.

Biden claimed that he has two shot guns at home and he is not against the Second Amendment. 

‘We’re living in a country awash with weapons of war. Weapons that weren’t designed to hunt, they’re designed to take on an enemy,’ Biden said. ‘For God’s sake, what’s the rationale for these weapons outside of a war zone? They inflict severe damage.’ 

He quoted the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who said that Second Amendment rights  were not unlimited. 

Touting the bipartisan gun control bill from earlier this year, Biden celebrated that he had ‘beat the NRA.’   

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

'I don't know any police officer that feels good about fact there might be a lousy cop. I'm tired of not giving them the help they need,' Biden said

‘I don’t know any police officer that feels good about fact there might be a lousy cop. I’m tired of not giving them the help they need,’ Biden said

‘We took on NRA, we’re gonna take them on again. And we won and we will win again,’ he added. 

The legislation, which received bipartisan support in the House and Senate, will toughen background checks for younger gun buyers, beef up penalties for gun traffickers, close the so-called ‘boyfriend loophole’ and put $750 million up for grabs for states that enact red flag laws. 

The president assailed Republicans who claim to support police but have not condemned Jan. 6 forcefully enough. 

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

‘For God’s sake whose side are you on? Whose side are you on?,’ the president roared.

‘You’re either on the side the mob or the side of the police. You can’t be pro law enforcement and pro insurrection. You can’t be a party of law and order and call the people who attack the police on January 6, patriots. You can’t do it. What are we teaching our children? It’s just that simple.’

‘Now it’s sickening to see the new attacks in the FBI – threatening the lives of law enforcement agents and their families for simply carrying out the law and doing their job,’ Biden said. 

‘I want to say as clear as I can there’s no place in this country – no place – for endangering the lives of law enforcement. No place. None. Never. Period. I’m opposed to defunding the police. I’m also opposed to defunding the FBI.’

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

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

The former president will be campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano and GOP Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz. 

Democratic gubernatorial candidate 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 the state on Labor Day.

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

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 rally for Republicans' Senate and gubernatorial candidates

Donald Trump will be in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday to hold a campaign rally for Republicans’ Senate and gubernatorial candidates

In the highly-competitive governor’s race, Mastriano has accused Shapiro, the state’s attorney general, of being soft on crime. 

Republicans have tried to tie the post-pandemic rising crime rates to Democrats and  to the ‘defund the police’ movement that arose out of racial justice protests in 2020.

Biden was originally scheduled to give the speech in mid-July before he tested positive for covid. 

Pennsylvania is a big state for both parties in November’s midterm election with its competitive gubernatorial and Senate contests.

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

The president will speak Thursday outside of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, the site where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. 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 talk about the progress we have made as a nation to protect our democracy, but how our rights and freedoms are still under attack,’ the White House said. ‘And he will make clear who is fighting for those rights, fighting for those freedoms, and fighting for our democracy.’

Democratic gubenatorial candidate Josh Shapiro will appear with Biden on Tuesday

Republican gubenatorial candidate Doug Mastriano

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

John Fetterman

Mehmet Oz

President Joe Biden will campaign with Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman (left) on Labor Day in Pennsylvania amid his battle with Dr. Mehmet Oz (right)

It is unclear if he will mention his predecessor in the Oval Office: former 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 seeking to paint November’s contest  – which will decide control of the House and the Senate – as one between the support of Democracy or the GOP extremism. 

At a political rally in Rockville last week, Biden said Trump and MAGA Republicans were ‘destroying America.’

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

Biden warned that ‘the MAGA Republicans don’t just threaten our personal rights and our economic security, they’re a threat to our very democracy.’

‘They refuse to accept the will of the people, they embrace political violence, they don’t believe in democracy,’ he continued. ‘That’s why in this moment, those of you who love this country, we must be stronger, more determined and more committed to saving America than the MAGA Republicans are destroying America.’

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