President Biden on Sunday expressed optimism about getting gun control legislation passed on Capitol Hill — claiming he’s done it before and can do it again.
“I’m the only one who’s ever gotten it passed, man,” Biden told reporters at New Castle Air National Guard Base in Delaware.
“Everyone keeps wondering whether I care about dealing with rational gun control — the only gun control legislation ever passed is mine.
“It’s gonna happen again.”
The president said that he was even willing to call Republican members of Congress to help push through a deal in an evenly-divided Senate.
Biden was referring to the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban. The ban expired in 2004.
The impetus for more gun control was raised in the last few weeks as two separate mass shootings took place at Atlanta-area spas and a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.
Biden, however, would not address a reporter’s question about whether he would be taking a trip to the border as the US sees an increase in the number of immigrants crossing over from Mexico.
The question came as new photos on Sunday revealed the overcrowded conditions at border facilities.
On a sour note for Biden, the president said that he was giving up sweets and candy in anticipation of the Easter holiday.
“You have no idea how hard it is for me,” he said.