In a memo first shared with The Hill titled “Trump’s America in 2025: More Guns, More Shootings, More Deaths,” the Biden campaign cited Trump’s previous comments to argue that the Republican front-runner would allow more firearms in schools and would promote a nationalism. concealed carry law
“A Donald Trump presidency will mean more guns in schools and more guns in the hands of criminals, all because he thinks being pro-gun makes him look tough,” Biden campaign spokesman Seth Schuster said in a communicated “But his refusal to stand up to the gun lobby to protect our children makes him weak and a coward.”
“We simply cannot allow his extreme agenda in the White House that will cost more American lives,” Schuster added.
The memo is part of a concerted effort by the Biden campaign to highlight the potential consequences of another Trump presidency. Previous posts have covered abortion, immigration and threats to democracy.
Biden has pushed for tougher gun laws for years, having championed an assault weapons ban while in the Senate and serving as the Obama administration’s point person to develop potential solutions after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
Biden in 2022 signed bipartisan legislation that enhanced background checks for gun buyers between the ages of 18 and 21, made obtaining firearms through straw purchases or straw trafficking was a federal crime and clarified the definition of a federally licensed firearms dealer, among other measures.
Despite this, mass shootings have been a persistent problem during Biden’s presidency. Most recently, Biden traveled to Lewiston, Maine, earlier this month after a gunman killed 18 people in two separate locations there.
In a speech at an NRA annual meeting earlier this year, Trump pledged to protect the Second Amendment and argued that the rise in school shootings was the result of widespread mental health problems in the country.
He said that if elected, he would support putting more guns in schools to protect them from future shootings, proposing a new tax credit to reimburse any teacher for the cost of a concealed-carry firearm and training a qualified expert.
Trump also said he would ask Congress to pass a bill to create “hidden national reciprocity.”