Biden says U.S. isn't sending Ukraine rocket systems that could possibly reach Russia

In terms of a possible ban on semi-automatic weapons, Biden said, “The Constitution, the Second Amendment, was never absolute," according to a White House press pool report.

Updated: May 30, 2022 - 1:42pm

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President Joe Biden told reporters at the White House on Monday that the U.S. won't send Ukraine rocket systems that could possibly reach Russia.

It was previously reported that the Biden administration was considering sending such systems to the Ukrainian government during the ongoing invasion of its country by Russia.

"We are not going to send to Ukraine rocket systems that strike into Russia," Biden said on Monday.

He also addressed potential gun control measures that could be put into place after the mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas. Biden was asked if there's an area he sees agreement on with Republicans in terms of gun policy, such as a potential red flag bill.

"That's hard to say because I have not been negotiating with any of the Republicans yet," he said.

In terms of a possible ban on semi-automatic weapons, Biden said, "The Constitution, the Second Amendment, was never absolute," according to a White House press pool report.

Biden also reportedly told the press that "there's simply no rational basis for it in terms of self-protection, hunting."