Democrat Joe Biden announced in a statement late last week that he aims to “defeat” the NRA, a civil rights organization dedicated to protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

Biden made the statement last week on the 10-year anniversary of a shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that killed six people and wounded Gabby Giffords, a former congresswoman.

“As President, I pledge to continue to work together with Congresswoman Giffords, and with survivors, families, and advocates across the country, to defeat the NRA and end the epidemic of gun violence in America,” Biden said in the statement.

“On Friday, Biden pledged to DEFEAT THE NRA,” the National Rifle Association wrote on Twitter. “Biden wants to ban our semi-auto rifles, tax our guns/mags & more. He knows the only thing standing in his way to DISMANTLE THE 2ND AMENDMENT is NRA. Gun owners must stay vigilant & be engaged in elections and the legislative process.”

Biden has openly called for banning semi-automatic firearms, high capacity magazines and has said that he wants to tax owners of semi-automatic firearms under the National Firearms Act for weapons that they already own. An NFA tax stamp costs $200 per item.

Biden’s remarks come after national tensions escalated last week following the infamous incident that broke out at the Capitol as Congress was certifying the Electoral College results.

Biden also made remarks that were widely deemed racist and sexist following the incident when he announced that “priority” for economic business relief would be made in part based on race and gender.

This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.

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