Biden’s A Broken Record: President Keeps Telling This Lie About 2A

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The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) blasted President Joe Biden this week for repeating a widely discredited claim about the 2A.

During his announcement Monday that his administration would ban so-called “ghost guns,” Biden said the following, “From the very beginning, the Second Amendment didn’t say you could own any gun you want and big as you want. You couldn’t buy a cannon when in fact the Second Amendment passed. And certain people from the very beginning weren’t allowed to purchase guns.”

This is a lie, as CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb noted in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica.  

“Every time Joe Biden repeats this canard,” observed Gottlieb, “he reinforces the notion that he is a habitual, pathological liar. Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler last year publicly corrected this falsehood, noting it wasn’t the first time he had been fact-checked on the claim. By now, anybody else would have learned to keep his mouth shut, but Biden evidently just can’t let go of a good fib.”

It definitely wasn’t the first time Biden’s been called out for this fib.  Back in 2021, news affiliate WRAL also took the president to task.  Their independent fact-checkers noted the following:

Biden said that from the start, the Second Amendment “limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own.”  The Second Amendment limited government power, not the rights of individuals. Laws at the time that limited firearm ownership were primarily racist, aimed at controlling Black people and Native Americans.  Broadly, gun regulation came decades after passage of the Second Amendment when gun technology changed. The first national gun regulation law did not rely on the Second Amendment.We rate Biden’s claim False.

In short, private citizens could own cannons. 

“Biden has been repeating this tale for at least two years, and probably longer,” Gottlieb said. “Honestly, we’ve got to challenge everything he says about the Second Amendment, about gun rights and gun ownership in this country. He isn’t just wrong; he is wrong-headed. 

“Now is a good time for Americans to wonder what else about gun rights Joe Biden has been lying about,” Gottlieb continued. “This isn’t just an idle error, it’s an obsession with him. He has been trying to misrepresent and even discredit the Second Amendment’s protection of the right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms for decades, even when he’s caught and called out for it. No honest person does that. 

“It’s time for Joe Biden to stop lying about the Second Amendment,” he concluded.

Sure is!  Would also be nice if he stopped telling us that inflation is “transitory,” that vaccines are “safe and effective,” and that his son Hunter has done nothing wrong and never received any money from China.  

Don’t hold your breath.  

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Walleye April 18, 2022, 2:05 am

    Alan Gottlieb is an amazing thinker who unapologetically trumpets 2A. His advocacy and clear speaking deserve our reverence and appreciation.

  • J Bellamy April 16, 2022, 4:53 pm

    Goes to show you did not read all of what Donald Mann wrote. Both Biden and Trump are habitual liars, they both need to keep their mouths shut.

  • DONALD MANN April 15, 2022, 2:36 pm

    Yes . . . Biden has made incorrect statements about the 2A . . . However, this statement: “Every time Joe Biden repeats this canard,” observed Gottlieb, “he reinforces the notion that he is a habitual, pathological liar. Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler last year publicly corrected this falsehood, noting it wasn’t the first time he had been fact-checked on the claim. By now, anybody else would have learned to keep his mouth shut, but Biden evidently just can’t let go of a good fib.” is very hypocritical . . . Trump lied every time he opened his mouth and continues to lie . . . About everything! He has been fact checked so many times and yet he continues to . . . he can’t let go of a good fib. Trump is a habitual, pathological liar.

    Stop bustin Biden’s balls because you don’t like him or democrats or liberals or whomever . . . Focus on the actual problem. Biden cannot change any of the current gun laws or regulations. As stated above, only Congress can make/change laws. Most of the current gun laws came about because someone did something really stupid and horrible with a gun that got the hoplophobes panties in a wad and we know their answer is to get rid of the guns (outlaw cars to prevent drunk driving fatalities!). Exuberant gun owners and manufacturers and sellers have gotten undue attention that further riled the anti-gun populace . . . i.e., “ghost guns” . . . if the folks who make and sell 80% receivers had been content to “quietly” sell them (they would have sold by word of mouth and subtle marketing techniques) instead of offering in the same ad and package all the remaining components to completely make/assemble a functioning firearm, there would likely be a lot less attention on them. No, the manufacturers and sellers did nothing wrong or illegal in selling the 80% receivers, the kits were very economical and convenient . . . “For law abiding gun owners”. It was the criminals who screwed us on that one.

    My point . . . Stop pushing partisan politics and distorting facts to suit your agenda . . . Focus on the real problem, not those with different political views. Let’s convince the hoplophobes that we “RESPONSIBLE AMERICAN PATRIOT GUN OWNERS” are not the problem and the GUNS are not the problem . . . IT IS THE IRRESPONSIBLE, UNEDUCATED, UNTRAINED, AND MOSTLY CRIMINAL AND MENTALLY UNSTABLE part of the population that causes all the problems involving firearms. As responsible gun owners, let’s stop reinforcing and emphasizing that which the anti-gun crowd exploits . . . their fear and lack of knowledge. They think we are all militant gun nuts . . . especially when we show up at rallies or protests all geared up with military garb, vests, mag pouches filled to where we look like porcupines bristling with magazines, thigh holsters, helmets, and of course the ubiquitous “assault rifle” and everything camouflage painted! Yes, we may have the right to do so, that does not mean it is the best or smartest thing to do . . . and to those anti-gunners and far left liberals, it is absolutely playing into their worst fears.

    Let’s be smarter than they . . . Let’s go on a smarter imaging and advertising campaign that shows us as the responsible intelligent gun owners who protect them and police up after our own brotherhood and gun community . . . by educating them with facts and our own good behavior.

    There . . . that’s my rant. I got guns to clean!

    • bob April 15, 2022, 10:53 pm

      ..have to laugh at Donald Mann, who says Biden made “incorrect statements”, but Trump is a habitual pathological liar. Haha! There’s your hypocrisy, Donald – staring you right back in the face from your mirror.

    • J Bellamy April 16, 2022, 4:54 pm

      Donald Mann I like what you said here.

    • Shanz April 17, 2022, 5:42 pm

      Hey I know you’re scared of showing Democrats your AR15, if you even own one. I’m not. You’re a pussy dude and thx for your Biden vote asshole.

  • John April 15, 2022, 1:13 pm

    Biden obviously failed history or would like to think everyone doesn’t know about it.

  • Rouge1 April 15, 2022, 12:43 pm

    It’s that easy to fool the fat stupid lazy Americans about their constitutional rights lol. Easier than taking candy from babies. A senile poopy pants retard pedo with a crackhead pedo son can fool them.

  • Bill April 15, 2022, 7:06 am

    Joe Biden is not God, a king, or anything but a federal government employee. As such he does not have the power to make laws and his mandates only apply to federal government employees. Only Congress has the constitutionally granted power to make laws, not the president, who is only a government figurehead and nothing more.
    Our nation’s laws only apply to those who have given their informed consent and are not slaves or subjects of the government. We the people created the government, not the other way around. A free American people do not ask permission from government to exercise our inherent rights.

  • vannie April 13, 2022, 3:17 pm

    Both ghost guns that have been used in criminal acts were being used by criminals that should not have been on the street but had been released .

  • akjohnIII April 13, 2022, 2:20 pm

    Sleepy Joe,
    I don’t know where you get your information from. I doubt it you ever read the Second Amendment. I am reading it right now and cannot find where it says which guns you can and cannot own. I think you need to do some research before you make these false claims, which are very common with you.

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