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Joe Biden Seems to Hate Cannons as Much as He Hates the Truth

Monday, April 15, 2024

Joe Biden Seems to Hate Cannons as Much as He Hates the Truth

For quite some time, we’ve talked about Joe Biden and his gift for gaffes. Whether it is him losing battles with his teleprompter, his train of thought spectacularly derailing, forgetting which politicians have passed away, or simply mumbling incoherently, Biden has proven himself to be arguably the most inarticulate man to ever occupy the White House.

But then there are the lies; especially about firearms.

When it comes to Biden, the old joke about knowing a politician is lying when his lips are moving could easily be rewritten as, “How do you know when Joe Biden is lying? When he is talking about the Second Amendment.”

Recently, Biden sat down with Univision News for an interview, and he repeated one of his most blatant lies. While discussing plans to continue his assault on our right to keep and bear arms, Biden claimed, “From the very beginning, I used to teach the Second Amendment in law school, from the very beginning, there were limitations. You couldn’t own a cannon. You couldn’t…. You could own a rifle or a gun.”

We’ll stay away from the unproven claim that he ever taught anyone anything in law school, and stick to what he says about the Second Amendment.

Ignoring Biden’s general ignorance about firearms with the comment about owning “a rifle or a gun,” we’ve pointed out he has made the same general statement about cannons on a number of occasions. And he has been called out on it by fact-checkers on a number of occasions.

Either Biden’s handlers are failing to inform him that everyone knows he is lying about cannons and that he should drop that spiel from his anti-Second Amendment repertoire, he simply cannot remember that he has been told so, or he just doesn’t care that he is lying and hopes he can repeat the lie enough to convince the public that it is the “truth.”

Based on the history of Biden’s staff being inept, coupled with his own history of gaffes, forgetfulness, and lies, it’s anybody’s guess as to the root of the cannon lie. It is, however, unquestionably a lie.

Going through the transcript of the Univision News interview—fair warning, it is an arduous task trying to figure out what Biden is trying to say on many occasions—there are several other gaffes/lies when it comes to firearms.

In the transcript, he refers to “the idea we don’t have background checks for anybody purchasing a weapon….” Is he really not familiar with federal law that requires background checks on all firearm purchases from licensed gun dealers? Is he not aware that every new firearm purchased in America is subject to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)? We cannot opine as to whether he said what he intended to say, he simply screwed up his wording, or if he is lying.

There are just too many options to consider based on who was speaking.

Biden wasn’t the only one lying, though. The man interviewing him claimed, “(G)un violence remains the number one cause of death for children in America.”

Biden responded, “Absolutely.”

Of course he did, because he has stated the very same lie, as has his vice president, the White House Briefing Room, and myriad gun control advocates and anti-gun media outlets (for example: herehereherehereherehere, and here, to cite merely a few examples).

Like the cannon lie, though, just repeating something over and over again does not make it true. We’ve exposed this lie before, just like with the cannon lie, and we’ve been supported in our position by the unlikely source of the generally-anti-gun Washington Post, just like with the cannon lie.

Some lies are just too obvious to ignore.

Biden also lied when apparently speaking about the so-called Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA). He claimed the law “outlaws weapons that are made that you can’t trace, and so on and so forth.” In fact, the law did no such thing,

Biden was likely referring to the illegal rule his Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) implemented that restricts the long-standing American tradition of law-abiding citizens making their own firearms for personal, lawful use. The rule, in part, contends that ATF has the statutory authority to regulate so-called unfinished or 80-percent frames or receivers. As firearms built from unregulated parts for personal use do not require markings and are not subject to federal recordkeeping, gun control advocates refer to firearms constructed using unfinished frames or receivers as “ghost guns” to spook the ignorant. These same advocates make the claim that these guns are “untraceable,” as if the ability to trace a firearm somehow prevents a crime, rather than it merely being a tool that may help solve one.

The problem with Biden’s claim (but not the only one) is that the ATF first proposed the new rule in 2021 and published the final rule on April 26, 2022. The BSCA, however, was signed by Biden on June 25, 2022, making Biden’s claim impossible, once you realize we have yet to accomplish the ability to time travel.

The “and so on and so forth” comment is, perhaps, frighteningly enlightening when it comes to trying to figure out Biden’s future plans when it comes to forcing anti-gun laws onto America.

While he was wrong about the BSCA’s relationship to the ATF’s illegal rule on homemade firearms, he has clearly shown that his administration will do everything it can to use the law to attack the Second Amendment.

As NRA stated when we voiced our opposition to the BSCA:

This legislation can be abused to restrict lawful gun purchases, infringe upon the rights of law-abiding Americans, and use federal dollars to fund gun control measures being adopted by state and local politicians. This bill leaves too much discretion in the hands of government officials and also contains undefined and overbroad provisions – inviting interference with our constitutional freedoms.

Those words of warning have been proven to be accurate on a number of occasions. We expect Biden to continue to abuse the BSCA in other ways (“and so on and so forth”) to neuter the Second Amendment, and he has recently done just that with regard to trying to eliminate the private transfer of firearms. Abuse of the BSCA is just one more reason NRA plans to do everything it can to ensure he is not gifted with a second term to explore new ways to take away our freedom.

Based on how Biden seems to feel about cannons, we are actually surprised he hasn’t tried to abuse the BSCA to ban them.

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