President Joe Biden is not revered for his public speaking. When he is not stuttering, losing his place on the teleprompter, or shouting gibberish, he is speaking falsehoods. And that’s the most dangerous part of Joe Biden’s time in office — the number of falsehoods he spreads, falsehoods the media does not challenge him on. As we shall see today, he has spread another dangerous falsehood, but not a new one. He has repeated an oft-refuted claim about Second Amendment absolutism, a claim so easy to refute that it is remarkable even he hasn’t dropped the talking point.
Biden was portrayed and sold to us as a harmless grandfatherly figure — someone who would respect our freedoms and only lecture us when necessary. But he has been anything but a kind grandfather. Instead, he has been a harsh disciplinarian and a misleading one at that. We yearn for a day when our President respects us enough to tell us the truth. Of course, that day was less than 2 years ago — we had such a man, and the media decided it was their life’s mission to sink him.
One of the things Joe Biden has not been transparent on is the Second Amendment. And his record on the Second Amendment is abysmal. He put forward Beto O’Rourke as a solution to our “gun problem”. Now, anyone who has ever heard Beto speak knows the man is an utter radical, completely unfit to handle anything, let alone our “gun problem”. But Biden and the Dems will not stop until they mislead everyone.
More recently, he has made a string of bizarre claims, maintaining that it was illegal to own a cannon during the Amendment’s framing. Here is one claim he made, a claim we reported on earlier this year:
“This doesn’t violate anybody’s Second Amendment right. We talk like there is no amendment that’s absolute. You could not buy a cannon when this amendment was passed. There’s no reason why you should be able to buy certain assault weapons.”
Now, this claim was so false even the liberal Washington Post couldn’t help but correct him during a June 2021 version of the claim:
“Some readers might think this is a relatively inconsequential flub. But we disagree. Every U.S. president has a responsibility to get American history correct, especially when he’s using a supposed history lesson in service of a political objective … Moreover, Biden has already been fact-checked on this claim — and it’s been deemed false. We have no idea where he conjured up this notion about a ban on cannon ownership in the early days of the Republic, but he needs to stop making this claim.”
After being challenged by his own, you might have thought Biden would stop making these claims. But lo and behold, he has not. After the tragic shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Joe Biden knew what he had to do: take advantage of the moment by political opportunism and downright dishonesty. He said the following on Wednesday:
“The Second Amendment is not absolute. When it was passed, you couldn’t own a cannon. You couldn’t own certain kinds of weapons. There have just always been limitations.”
And as we have seen, this claim is still false no matter how many times Joe Biden repeats them. Either Joe Biden is habitually dishonest, or his memory is faltering. Either way, he is showing himself once more to be unfit to lead our great nation.
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