A State of the Union address by a Democratic president would not be complete without a shout-out to the anti-gun agenda.
On Tuesday night, President Joe Biden fulfilled that obligation, in part, by reprising a silly and rhetorically ineffective refrain he used in the past.
“And folks, ban assault weapons with high-capacity magazines that hold up to a hundred rounds,” exclaimed Biden. “You think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests?”
You may recall that Biden used the same “deer wearing Kevlar vests” line before a limited, joint session of Congress, last Spring. It was a dumb thing to say back then and it seems even dumber now given the global state of affairs.
Case in point:
@OccupyDemocrats: 2016 – No civilian needs an AR-15 regardless of whatever mental gymnastics you do. Also OccupyDemocrats: 2022 – Hurray! Ukraine is handing out 10,000 “weapons of war.” Welcome to the 2nd amendment. pic.twitter.com/xctE7HyJTw— Stefani Lord NM Representative Dist 22 (@Lord4NM) February 28, 2022
While the 2A protects the rights of hunters, that is not the reason why the Founders and Framers included it in the Constitution, as we’ve covered before. The 2A was enshrined because it’s a safeguard against tyranny.
What Biden and his gun-grabbing minions don’t understand or refuse to consider is that ARs with drum mags are kryptonite to despots and dictators. Sure, whitetail deer don’t don Kevlar vests, but invading forces do. And that’s precisely why a nation of sovereign individuals need ‘em.
During the State of the Union, Biden also echoed bromides about cracking down on “ghost guns,” passing “universal background checks” and repealing the “liability shield that makes gun makers the only industry that can’t be sued.”
Homemade guns are not the threat anti-gunners make them out to be and there’s little evidence that universal background checks will reduce crime. Not to mention the fact that the claim about gun industry immunity is a bald-faced lie. Even CNN admitted such:
But predictably, those working to destroy 2A rights lapped it up.
“During his first year in office, President Biden has led the strongest gun safety administration we’ve seen, and this speech is further proof that he remains fully committed to keeping Americans safe from gun violence,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety, in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica.
“Going forward, there are more critical steps the administration and Congress can take to save lives — including revitalizing ATF, using executive powers to crack down on unlicensed gun sellers, and strengthening background checks — and we look forward to working with them every step of the way,” he continued.
Looking ahead, there’s zero doubt that the Biden administration, with the help of Bloomberg’s Everytown, will continue to assault one’s right to keep and bear arms. It’s up to us to stop them.