Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted on gun control less than 24 hours after two sheriff’s deputies were ambushed inside their patrol car in Compton, California, on Sept. 12.
Biden spoke out against guns and high-capacity magazines, after calling the attack “unconscionable,” according to Fox News on Sept. 13.
The victims are a 24-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, whose condition was described as critical after they underwent in surgery. A $100,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those who may have been involved in the attack.
“The two deputies were doing their job, minding their own business, watching out for the safety of the people on the train. To see somebody just walk up and start shooting at them, it pisses me off. It dismays me at the same time. There’s no pretty way to say it,” said Sheriff Alex Villanueva, according to CBS Los Angeles.
President Donald Trump was forceful in referring to the punishment that the offender who assaulted the officers should receive.
“We also believe that if you kill a cop you should get the death penalty,” Trump said at his rally in Nevada.
If you murder a police officer, you should receive the death penalty! pic.twitter.com/07n5Rwrb4b
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2020
Both gun ownership and the gun industry are constitutionally protected in the United States, but gun confiscation is one of the items on the Democrats’ agenda.
So said Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). Mark Oliva, a spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, considered the consequences of Harris being elected vice president.
“Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate makes this ticket the most serious threat to American Second Amendment rights ever faced in a presidential election,” Oliva said, according to The Washington Free Beacon.
“During her short-lived presidential campaign, she demanded gun-control legislation within 100 days and threatened executive action if Congress didn’t deliver,” Oliva added.