The White House on Thursday endorsed the idea of raising the legal age for Americans to purchase rifles to 21, citing President Joe Biden’s own remarks condemning the idea.
A CBS reporter asked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during the daily briefing if Biden would support raising the age required to legally purchase a gun.
“The president was very clear about this just recently when he said in his remarks just on Tuesday that it doesn’t make sense for an 18-year-old to legally buy an assault weapon,” Jean-Pierre replied.
She emphasized that Biden was “very clear” about his opinion about whether 18-year-olds should be able to purchase a gun, again citing his remarks on Tuesday.
“The idea that an 18-year-old kid can walk into a gun store and buy two assault weapons is just wrong,” he said.
Biden again expressed his opposition to 18-year-olds buying guns on Wednesday, during a speech at the White House on police reform.
“The idea that an 18-year-old can walk into a store and buy weapons of war, designed and marketed to kill, is, I think, just wrong,” he said. “It just violates common sense.”