Jen Psaki Says Gun Control Is Biden’s Top Priority

( White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed once again this week that gun control is a “top priority” for President Joe Biden, just days after the new president encouraged Congress to start implementing new legislation.

The comments come at the time of the third anniversary of the tragic Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, a tragic event that saw 14 people killed. It has long been used by Democrats to push for more restrictions on the Second Amendment right to bear arms, and that’s precisely what appears to be happening now that the Democrats have control of the Congress and White House.

“Today, as we mourn with the Parkland community, we mourn for all who have lost loved ones to gun violence,” Biden said in a statement.

“For three years now, the Parkland families have spent birthdays and holidays without their loved ones,” he added.

Biden insisted that the families were not alone, with people all over the country knowing the pain that gun violence causes – something that Republicans and Democrats alike can agree with.

The president, however, chose to use the tragedy to push flawed gun legislation and restrictions that might just make it more difficult for people to defend themselves.

“Today, I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets,” he said.

When a reporter asked Psaki about the plans, she insisted that Biden is “not afraid of standing up to the NRA.”

During the campaign, then-candidate Joe Biden also promised that he would push for new legislation that forces gun owners to pay a new $200 tax on each firearm they own or instead choose to give them to the government. The plan could cost gun owners $34 billion.