Fact Checkers Call Out President Biden for ‘False’ Statement on 2A

Mainstream media fact-checkers called out Biden last week for making false claims about the Second Amendment.

“Rogue gun dealers feel like they can get away with selling guns to people who aren’t legally allowed to own them,” Biden said on June 23, when he unveiled the administration’s Gun Crime Prevention Strategy. “There has always been the ability to limit — rationally limit the type of weapon that can be owned and who can own it.”

“The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own,” Biden continued.

He added: “You couldn’t buy a cannon.”

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You know Biden’s wrong, I know Biden’s wrong, but the good folks at WRAL.com needed to look into it to determine if what the president said had any merit.

Their findings? Direct, dispassionate, and to the point:

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.

Kudos to the journalists at WRAL in Raleigh, NC, for telling the truth. CNN, MSNBC, ABC, etc., are you guys and gals paying attention???

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

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  • J Franks July 12, 2021, 9:54 am

    Do you think the Secret Service would take things the wrong way if I mailed the White House a cannon?

    • jack July 12, 2021, 11:38 am

      Probably. But what I find disturbing, more so now than before, is how this site suggests that it will censor one’s comments. Upon submitting a statement of opinion, a message appears, stating something to the effect of: “Your statement has been submitted for approval…” What is up with that, Guns America Digest? Are we only here in defense of the Second Amendment, or the entire Constitution? I understand if someone yells, “FIRE!” in a crowded theater, but screening the voice of public discourse? I think I’m done with ya’ll.

      • S.H. Blannelberry July 12, 2021, 12:21 pm

        We have to do it to protect ourselves against spammers.

        • jack July 12, 2021, 2:58 pm

          Your line of thought parallels so many of the slippery slopes that the left has contrived. If spam is the cost we have to settle in order to ensure freedom of speech perseveres, I submit that it’s a far lesser price to pay than blood and treasure. You are hereby UNSUBSCRIBED. Oh, just one more item…please be sure to post my final comment on (what aptly should be named) Guns Digest; as I will no longer be around to attest that you did. God bless America!

          • S.H. Blannelberry July 12, 2021, 5:53 pm

            This isn’t a free speech issue. It’s a financial one. Spammers and malware have the potential to disrupt the site. You gonna foot the bill to pay the dev team to get things up and running again if one of their attacks succeeds? Don’t think so. You can either be patient and wait for your comment to be posted (like the tens of thousands of other people who frequent GA weekly) or go elsewhere… Looks like you’ve made your decision. Best of luck to you!

  • Wilko July 12, 2021, 8:56 am

    Glad some of the media actually checked into it, and reported correctly.
    However, Biden making incorrect statements – or outright lying, is the norm. If he actually told the truth about something, THAT would be news.

  • Shanz July 11, 2021, 1:36 pm

    Cmon man. You know. The thing. You think those Rambo deer are wearing Kevlar? Cmon man. You ain’t black if you don’t vote for me. Cmon man.

  • William Dupree July 9, 2021, 2:50 pm

    My grandfather is more lucid than Biden and he is dead. God help us, we don’t need crapola we are going through enough with Covid 19 and stupid Demon Crats.

  • Armed and Dangerous July 9, 2021, 1:39 pm

    C’mon man, is anybody really surprised at what comes out of his pie hole?

  • DEFENDER July 9, 2021, 1:25 pm

    “I” def “Don’t Want this” but – What I see coming:
    The Makings of a Civil War – Cities vs Country Side.

    Biden is not the real threat.
    Wait until Camala and her people take over.

    It is a Good, maybe Winning Strategy – “For Them”.
    A Permanent Dem Govt. Nation Wide.
    ie Let “All Illegals”/”Anyone” vote.

    “Stacking the Polls”:
    By then – Pretty much – All Illegals (Think Mexicans and other South Americans) will be
    allowed/”made to” vote,
    (Like they did, last time, in the North Atlanta city districts – to win/steal the election.)
    Hmmm – think about that – a “Permanent” Dem Govt. – “Established”.
    Like most US Cities – Now.

    NOW – Take that Strategy Nation-Wide. Hmmm.

    Its also why they are letting (Mexicans, +) flood-in now – to “permanently” stack the deck for the future.
    They call Voter “Verification” – Voter “Suppression” – (hmm – Of course they would.)

    Then – Actual/”Real Americans”(Born & Naturalized) will not be allowed to even Buy a Gun or Ammo.
    Its a Huge S*it Sandwich. Take a bite.

    Or – get ready
    Better Fight Back – NOW.

    .

    • jack July 12, 2021, 10:46 am

      Hold on, cowboy. I’m a red-blooded, card-carrying (retired U.S. Navy I.D. card) American of Mexican descent. I and my family, and multitudinous confidants of common origin are all of the conservative persuasion. Please don’t stereotype us as that which the radical left desires you do. The underlying design of the commie left course of action has been for Biden and his bunch to deliberately ignore the enforcement of existing immigration laws which prohibit illegal entry to our country, for the sole purpose of tying the hands of our border agents. A large portion of U.S. Border Patrol agents, along with other LE departments, have had to be moved from positions of protecting our southern border, to babysitting hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants that have been caught and detained in federal facilities; leaving very few eyeballs to watch for, intervene, and apprehend the drug runners who are bringing in that which is killing our people at an alarming rate. Also, human traffickers, and those involved in money laundering/illicit finance, are pouring in as well. This is not a conspiracy theory, but a well orchestrated scheme to replace (with Illegal aliens that the left hopes will, again illegally, vote Democrat) at a rate of 500:1 (or greater), American lives that have been lost (or will be lost) to drug overdose. However, I believe that in the end, this is going to backfire on the left because the great majority of Central and South Americans have very strong familial customs and traditions (valuing elders, hard work, respect, responsibility, etc.), and these “harvested voters”, God willing, are, and will continue to see through the left’s agenda and recognize that they are nothing but pawns for the Democrat party; and either vote for a party other than Democrat, or not vote at all. Also, many of the countries that these people are fleeing are Socialist (or something else far different from that for which the U.S. stands); which is antithetical to that which they are seeking by coming to America. Clearly, the current administration is in cahoots with the Mexican drug cartels, and a lot of people on both sides of the border are making a ton of money (Hunter?). It is an operation which in the end (I pray) will have proven to be futile. So, please stop casting aspersions on those who look different than yourself, and whom you know very little about. I don’t want to have to second-guess which foxhole I may have to jump into when SHTF. Just sayin’….

  • D.J. July 9, 2021, 12:59 pm

    Can’t buy a cannon ?

    Years ago , as a Civil War reenactor, I knew many men
    that owned cannons . Some owned several .

    W.T.F ?!!

  • Elmer Fudd July 9, 2021, 11:20 am

    He must have just misspoke.

    What the Potato in Chief meant to say, was “Rogue gun dealers feel like they can get away with selling guns to Hunter Biden who wasn’t legally allowed to own one. Hunter lied on his ATF Form 4473 when he purchased a pistol and that rogue dealer was not punished.”

  • John July 9, 2021, 8:24 am

    He lost his mind way back when. Now he is just continuing to display it. He said he would use F15s and nukes against people on our soil! Just a matter of time before Pelosi and Harris take him out so they can take over. OMG

  • Damian July 9, 2021, 8:06 am

    Damn auto correct, BULLSHIT FLOW, like a computer knows what I’m thinking……..

  • Damian July 9, 2021, 8:03 am

    As usual no clue what he is speaking about. Just open your mouth and let the bulletin flow.

  • dragonslayer July 9, 2021, 7:01 am

    One CAN buy and own a cannon.

  • john colacchio July 9, 2021, 5:56 am

    OMG! The man has completely lost his mind..

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