By: Teresa Mull

Sloppy Joe just made a renewed call for a so-called “assault weapons” ban and a ban on “high-capacity” magazines after two police officers were shot in Los Angeles by an unprovoked gunman who has yet to be apprehended.

GPM reported previously that Biden spoke at a gun safety forum organized by March for Our Lives and Giffords, an anti-gun organization. Before meeting with other Democratic presidential hopefuls at the forum, the Biden campaign released an 11-page gun-control plan that includes, among other things, much stricter regulations surrounding what the left likes to call “assault-style weapons.”

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In his manifesto, Biden also proposes universal background checks for all weapons sales (with the exception of sales between close relatives), red flag laws, banning “high capacity” magazines, and removing legal protections for gun manufacturers.

Teresa Mull ( is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.