Biden: “Down in Philadelphia and New York, areas I know well, like up here, you’d see a truck pull up, pull the curb and selling weapons, selling guns, selling AR-15s.” pic.twitter.com/RH23Zq9zHR
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 16, 2023
For the first time ever, we explicitly made gun trafficking a federal crime. They say, “What the hell? It wasn’t already?” No, I’m serious. Think about it.
You go home and tell your mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, and uncle that, “Whoa, gun trafficking is now a crime.” They’re going to look at you like, “What are you talking about? It’s always been a crime.” It wasn’t a crime.
We did the same thing for straw purchases. That’s when a middleman, who can pass the background check, buys a gun usually for someone who can’t pass the background check. It’s now a federal crime if you do that.
And finally — we finally clarified who needs to register as a federal licensed gun dealer, because a federally licensed gun dealer is required by law to run background checks on those he’s selling the weapon to. And in most cities — down in Philadelphia and New York, areas I know well — like up here — you’d see a truck pull up, pull to the curb, and selling weapons — selling guns, selling AR-15. Selling weapons.
Well, guess what? You do that now, you go to jail.