In response to rising crime in mostly Democrat-controlled, "Defund The Police!" cities, Joe Biden held a press conference on Wednesday, where he AGAIN made false claims about the Second Amendment. Like his statements in April, this week's were also historically inaccurate. Based on what he said, Mr. Biden and his "handlers" are either being intentionally deceitful or blissfully ignorant. Here's an excerpt:
"The Second Amendment, from the day it will passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun or what type of weapon you could own. You couldn't buy cannons. Those who say the blood of Patriots, you know, and all the stuff about how we’re gonna have to move against the government. Well, the tree of liberty is not watered with the blood of patriots. …
"If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons. The point is that there's always been the ability to rationally limit the type of weapon that can be owned and who can own them."
And, according to Time, "The first piece of national gun control legislation was passed on June 26, 1934." Americans owned and used firearms -- even cannons -- for more than 142 years before government intervened. PolitiFact judged the cannon claim, which the former-Vice President also made during the 2020 presidential campaign, "false":
The [Biden] campaign was unable to come up with an example of a law banning private ownership of cannons, and historians of the period doubt that any existed. To the contrary, there are documented instances of privateers, or privately owned vessels, setting sail with cannons during the period.
Also, the "blood of patriots" quote Mr. Biden stumbled over was written by Thomas Jefferson, America's third president and author of the Declaration of Independence, in a 1787 letter: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." While no reasonable person wants to see a violent uprising overthrow the U.S. government, many men and women have shed their blood to ensure and protect our great nation's freedom and security from tyranny over the past 245 years.
Finally, if citizens need fighter jets and nukes to overthrow the government, why are radical Democrats and FAKE NEWS still so bothered by the weaponless "insurrection" on January 6?
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Again, the Second Amendment says "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." The U.S. Constitution is very clear when it comes to gun control. Police cannot be everywhere, which is why American citizens have used firearms to defend their lives and property for nearly 250 years.
As American cities become battle zones of crime and gang violence -- and as the U.S. southern border disintegrates -- the answer proposed by radical Democrats and the Unhinged Left should NOT be to make it harder for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves.
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Fact-check: Could individuals own cannons during the Revolutionary War? (PolitiFact via Austin American-Statesman)
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