UPDATED 7:28 AM PT – Thursday, June 24, 2021
Attorney General Merrick Garland appeared to admit illegal guns are the main cause of violent crime in Democrat-controlled cities. At the White House on Wednesday, Garland announced he will be holding illegal firearms traffickers accountable
“The strike forces will focus on addressing significant firearms trafficking corridors that fuel violence in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, D.C.,” he announced.
This statement contradicts Joe Biden’s claims that a tougher control of legal gun owners would help reduce violent crime. Throughout his career as a politician, Biden supported gun control while vowing to make it more difficult for qualified Americans to purchase legal firearms.
However, Biden’s attorney general said he will support the police in fighting illegal guns, which also doesn’t fall in line with the Democrat agenda.
“The Justice Department’s violent crime reduction strategy and our initiatives to stem the rising tide of illegal illegal guns will save lives,” Garland stated. “But these steps alone will not solve the problem of violent crime; success depends on all of us joining together.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland outlines Gun Crime Prevention Strategy
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Biden’s attorney general also claimed an overwhelming majority of legal gun sales in the U.S. do not pose a public safety threat due to existing rules and regulations.