Biden Claims Mass Shootings ‘Tripled’ After Assault Weapons Ban Ended

Posted on AllSides June 2nd, 2022
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CLAIM: President Joe Biden claimed Thursday that mass shootings tripled after the assault weapons ban expired in 2004.

VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. There was a modest increase in mass shootings, but neither the statistics nor causation is clear.

President Biden delivered a prime-time address to the nation in the wake of the mass shootings in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, last month. In pushing for gun control, he repeated a claim he has made before: that the end of the “assault weapons” ban meant a tripling...

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