PolitiFact Busts Joe Biden For False 2A Claim

Joe Biden is leading president Trump in the polls by 9 percent, according to the latest polls. (Photo: WIRED)

How can any gun owner take Joe Biden seriously?

Honest question.  

Over the years, not only has Biden told folks that ARs are “harder to use” and “harder to aim” than shotguns, but he has also advised homeowners who feel threatened by a potential invader to empty their double-barreled shotgun into the air, “fire two blasts outside the house,” and, more recently, told police to shoot knife-wielding attackers “in the leg” as opposed to center mass.  

Now, we have yet another foot-in-mouth situation.  About a month ago Biden did a video interview for WIRED in which he claimed that part of the reason why one should support a ban on “assault weapons” is because cannons were outlawed during the Revolutionary War.

Gun-related content begins around the 8-minute mark.

“They [“assault weapons”] have no rationale for being owned by individuals on the street,” Biden said. “They should be outlawed. … From the very beginning, you weren’t allowed to have certain weapons. You weren’t allowed to own a cannon during the Revolutionary War as an individual.”

That’s false! Biden is talking out of his behind. As Politifact pointed out:

  • The Biden campaign didn’t offer evidence to support his statement, and historians of the period are dubious laws against private cannon ownership existed.
  • There are documented instances of privateers, or privately owned vessels that legally attacked enemy ships during wartime, setting sail with cannons during the period.
(Photo: Politifact)

Instead of admitting that the former vice president made a mistake (or worse, lied), his handlers told the fact-checkers, “The vice president’s point is that to help end the tragic epidemic of mass shootings that is taking so many American lives, we need to ban weapons of war from our streets.”

Of course, their statement is problematic, too. Mass shootings are not on the rise and not more common than they used to be. There is no “epidemic.” Additionally, schools are safer today than they were in the early ’90s, as GunsAmerica previously reported.

SEE ALSO: Academics Find School Shootings Are Not More Common Than They Used to Be

And if we actually wanted to take weapons of war of the streets, we wouldn’t be laying a finger on ARs, rather we’d be confiscating surplus military rifles, like M1 Garands and M1 Carbines, which are in the hands of collectors and hobbyists around the country. Not exactly the sort of people responsible for shooting up schools or drug houses in the inner city.

What Biden and his camp don’t seem to realize is an AR is not a “weapon of war” but the civilian version of its military counterpart, the select-fire M4 rifle. The truth is, ARs are rarely used in crime and even if they were outlawed, the ban would not stop mass shooters — as a recent Bloomberg-funded study even acknowledged!!!

What all this points to is, again, Biden has no idea what he’s talking about. But honestly, saying that feels like punching down. As is the case with every interview the man does, it’s clear that he is suffering from some form of cognitive impairment.

Did anyone else notice that he called his sister (and not his wife) “the love of his life?” Bizarre, right? I always thought that designation was reserved for one’s soulmate, a person someone is romantically involved with, the person one loves, body and soul, more than any other. Maybe I’m wrong about that, though.

In any case, I can’t imagine Biden being the next president of the United States. If he is elected in November, the 2A is in trouble.

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  • Christopher Chason July 4, 2020, 8:06 am

    Well, Joe will be happy to learn that ASSAULT RIFLES are ALREADY BANNED! For anyone who does not possess a Class III FFL! It has BEEN that way for DECADES!
    OH! HE thinks that AR-15s are ASSAULT RIFLES???!! Is that it?
    WRONG AGAIN, Joe! Assault Rifles have Select-Fire capability! AR-15s DON’T! They are Assault Rifle LOOK-A-LIKES!
    As for “Assault Weapons”? ANY WEAPON becomes an Assault Weapon, the moment it is used to ASSAULT someone!

  • Norm Fishler July 3, 2020, 8:15 pm

    Chop, cut and paste to the max.

  • Chien Rouge July 3, 2020, 7:07 pm

    Biden should actually read history instead of what the leftist have fed him his entire life. Does he not know that the Revolutionary war started when British soldiers were dispatched to Concord to seize a cache of arms and were met by Patriots that were intent on denying the British government tyrannical action …..disarming citizens. This issue later on became embedded in the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution that all citizens have a right to keep and bear arms and shall not be infringed. Trump gets it ….. Biden doesn’t.

  • S v R July 3, 2020, 4:13 pm

    What horsesh#t!!!!!!

  • Lucius F Foster July 3, 2020, 2:39 pm

    Biden Trump Democrat Republican, we all should be tired of what is being offered as choice in our country. Trump is a racist, liar, back stabber, another Epstein friend and women hater and has sold out our environment and 2nd amendment rights when it benefits his people. Biden is politics as usual and most Americans only voted for Trump because they were tired as politics as usual. Trump is not an option people, have some respect for what our four fathers fought for and the type of men they were. Trump has made us look bad in the view of the world. He does not speak for the majority in this country, “WE THE PEOPLE”.
    Time to go back to our roots and take our country back for all people of all colors and beliefs. Our country always stood for the asylum seekers and those who needed protection from evil. What the hell is going on people? The best thing we could do is not vote for TRUMP OR BIDEN and really show the world we are tired of this shit.

    • Rob July 3, 2020, 7:55 pm

      Keep crying little baby. Trump will win again in November. I think your mommy needs to change your diaper.

    • Kane July 3, 2020, 11:11 pm

      Count me out…

    • Randall Loop July 4, 2020, 1:06 pm

      You my friend are exactly what is wrong with this country… Regurgitating lies spit out by the left with out checking your facts. I’m not gonna try and educate you but you should start on line one and just assume that every word is bull crap until you can show specific documented examples. They don’t exist

  • Stan d. Upnow July 3, 2020, 12:12 pm

    Joe Biden– Like A Rock …………………………………………only dumber.

  • Gary July 3, 2020, 11:55 am

    When they limit looting rioters to groups of 10 or less, then i will consider limiting mag capacity and semi autos. Of course that will never happen. Lets see how his double barrel technique works in these riots.

  • Carbine Williams July 3, 2020, 11:21 am

    Sniffy feely Uncle Joe belongs in a nursing home with most of the senior members of Congress.He and Nancy and Maxine could share a room with rubber walls

    • Christopher Chason July 4, 2020, 8:08 am

      But the Grey Bar Hotel would also do just fine.

      • Eric Bragg September 3, 2020, 11:21 am

        I’ll drink to that!

  • M Cz July 3, 2020, 11:14 am

    2A supporters and gun owners that comment on this site should remember not all commenters are who and what they claim to be. I have no doubt many of those that use hateful and vitriolic words against those we think are anti 2A and pro Democrats and Democratic politicians are actually trolls that are trying to make gun owners look bad and sound almost like lunatics. Name calling and vitriolic, violent words are only used by those that do not have the ability to make sound arguments supported by reason or facts.
    It may feel good to say something nasty about a perceived opponent, but I implore that we self edit and clean up our comments and think about our comments before we hit that send button.
    The old saying that “You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar” is true. If we are to convince non believers of the validity, justification and righteousness of our position, we should do so with thoughtfulness and reason and not words designed to denigrate opponents.

  • davud July 3, 2020, 10:52 am

    well, one thing we know biden WON’T do is ban bump stocks. as to whether he’ll propose extrajudicial gun confiscation while in office like trump, i guess we’ll see.

    • Tex July 3, 2020, 11:57 am

      I may not be up on all the important issues of the day but I don’t remember President Trump mandating “confiscation” of guns with bump stocks. From what I recall, the possession of a bump stock was rendered illegal after that asshole in Las Vegas shot those folks from his hotel window. The ensuing ruling made bump stocks illegal to possess….not the guns they were attached to. How to solve the problem? Remove the bump stock…..hide it until later when it WILL be needed…and attach the original stock to the rifle. Problem solved. Remember what our parents taught us….never throw away anything you think you might need in the future and that’s how we should treat our bump stocks. Take care and have a safe July 4th and God bless America.

      • Walleye July 3, 2020, 4:06 pm

        If the Trump administration can get away with banning bump stocks just by using his phone and pen like BHO, then what’s to stop the next president from simply writing an executive order banning ALL firearms with no legislative action?

  • SteveinSedona July 3, 2020, 9:40 am

    Trump is a buffoon, no question about that. The way he’s handling the whole corona virus issue is laughable. But I voted for him in 2016 and I will again in 2020. Why? Because the alternative is worse. It’s sad that a country that has produced leaders like Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln can’t put forth anybody better than Trump/Clinton in 2016, and Trump/Biden in 2020.

    • Ernie July 3, 2020, 12:09 pm


    • Stan d. Upnow July 3, 2020, 12:23 pm

      That “buffoon,” as you call him, has done a virtual miracle against all odds & opposition in rescuing this country from the Obama-orchestrated slide into Socialist hell. Sure, he has faults and has made mistakes. What administration hasn’t? But, you harp on his Covid response as your sole judgment of his performance in office?
      Not only are you wrong on that point, but that’s a tactic the scumbags in the media use to constantly bash him.
      Closet Leftist, Steve? At least you realize the consequences of voting for ANY Progressive-Socialists.

      • John Henry July 3, 2020, 5:56 pm

        Mr. Stan d. Upnow, It is refreshing to read your words that speak so well of THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

        It reminds me of the writings of Mr. Ben D. Over who shares your sentiment when speaking of THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

        What a subversive group of Treasonous Traitors led by some of the most powerful people in OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT have done in the last 3 years in an attempt to disgrace, discredit and ultimately depose of OUR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SHOULD ALL STAND TRIAL FOR THEIR TREASONOUS ACTS AND THEN BE HUNG BY THEIR NECKS UNTIL DEAD.

        I remember hearing hillary clinton make a statement during the campaigning in her failed attempt to become OUR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. What Hillary said that so many people just shrugged off was a very telling statement, hillary said “IF TRUMP BECOMES PRESIDENT WE SHALL ALL HANG”. We can look back know and realize that hillary knew exactly what they were doing and what would happen to her and her supporters if TRUMP BECAME THE 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

        Donald J. Trump did win and he became the 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. What hillary and those that supported her did in their attempt to remove PRESIDENT TRUMP from office and subvert the lawful election and will of the CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES SHOULD SEE hillary and her cohorts all swing from the gallows.




      • Christopher Chason July 4, 2020, 8:21 am

        Very WELL stated!

    • CharlieKing1 July 3, 2020, 12:34 pm

      Please tell me how Trump could have better handled the Coronavirus issue besides claiming it’s laughable and calling him a buffoon.

      • Christopher Chason July 4, 2020, 8:13 am


    • Christopher Chason July 4, 2020, 8:19 am

      What EXACTLY makes Trump a “Buffoon”?
      You must have been expecting PERFECTION? Sorry! We Tried to get Jesus onto the ballot, but He was not interested; so we got another imperfect human! Still, he has done a better job than ANY of the clowns in recent memory, despite having to deal with AntiAmerican DemonCrats and other Communists and Fascists, like MOST of the News Media!

  • John July 3, 2020, 9:32 am

    Testing for dementia to be in any office should solve the problem. All those democrats who dropped out and this is their best offering!! Why all this campaigning and no vice running mate? Why because they are already running. The other way.

  • Jim Parker July 3, 2020, 9:28 am

    Somehow the editors found photos of Joe with no applesauce on his shirt. Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure there are laws in most states that prohibit the abuse of the elderly. Elder abuse includes what these pricks are doing to poor old Biden. He had the brain rot more than 10 years ago and today he’s positively feeble. Can anyone imagine Biden doing three hours of debate this fall with Big Don under those bright hot TV light? Hint: debating some braindead twat like Kamela Harris or Liz Warren is child’s play compared to doing three hours with Donald J Trump. Take my word on that.

  • Wilko July 3, 2020, 9:28 am

    Dear Jo(k)e Biden,
    I know democrats don’t like our American history, and are working hard to either “revise” or eradicate it, but here is a historical note for you: During the Revolutionary War the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights hadn’t been adopted yet. Your argument, if it was cogent, which it is not, still wouldn’t have merit.
    You, sir, are the epitome of your party’s symbol – a jackass.

  • stickers July 3, 2020, 8:56 am

    Heck, I have cannon today, and many of my friends do, too. Hidin’ Biden is a fool, with no idea what he is talking about, no matter what the topic is.

    • John July 3, 2020, 10:20 am

      The sad thing is at one time you could order a brand new Thompson .45 machine gun right out of a catalogue. Wish it would go back to them days thanks Dillinger and Nelson and all the gangsters and mafia from the 20’s and 30’s. Biden is an idiot. Hey Joe I am only 38 and I know more than you and you was born a lot closer to the 20’s and 30’s than I was. But it is also knowing your American history in which I don’t think they teach that in school anymore and that’s very very sad.

    • Rattlerjake July 3, 2020, 11:32 am

      It’s interesting how the only weapons the left hates are modern weapons. We can own cannons, muskets, world war weapons, like garands and SKS’s but they HATE modern weapons. WHY? Because they make us a threat to their corruption and tyranny. 100 years from now (which will never come), and the military/government has lazer, thermal, and plasma pulse (I’m just making up stuff) weapons, then 21st century arms will of no consideration. The whole idea is to have us outgunned, they want their army to have carbines and us indians to only have bows!

  • Doc T July 3, 2020, 8:09 am

    Poor little Ricky. This little sheep needs to open his eyes to the literal lies and false propaganda that his precious Biden and the left wing media love to propagate. Trump may not be a polished bullshitter like your boys Biden and Obama, but he’s done something that nobody else has…look at our economy prior to the Covid China virus. Look how he has shut down the North Korean dictator’s BS, how he’s handled the relentless attack on not only our country’s foundation, but the daily non stop attacks on him and his family.

    Poor little Ricky. You keep holding your nose and doing what you want, but President Trump will win again and by a landslide and our country will continue to flourish like never before

    • Slim July 3, 2020, 12:16 pm

      Trumps and true water head retard… You think anything different you are as well! Notice your the only one repeating his BS?!

      • Rob July 3, 2020, 7:59 pm

        “Trumps and true water head” Go back in your mom’s basement libtard.

  • JGinNJ July 3, 2020, 8:01 am

    A Biden government will be far more likely to get the US involved in another senseless foreign war, particularly against Russia.
    It will also lead to more years of extraordinarily large trade deficits with China, and while a free trader or a Wall Street corporate type might not see any problem with that, the average citizen in the US doesn’t understand what the implications are, beyond the loss of certain types of jobs. A Biden government will move to expand the Supreme Court, to reduce the influence of the judges recently added. The Electoral College will be history, so a handful of counties will control the US. The 2A is only there as long as there is not an amendment to repeal it. In short, there really is no choice.

  • Phil July 3, 2020, 7:51 am

    I’m looking forward to my next purchase, an AR-14! Burisma Joe says they are around. Anyone know where I can get one?

    • Rattlerjake July 3, 2020, 11:39 am

      It will surprise me if the manufacturers don’t already have a huge stockage of 14 round magazines ready for instant sale! And watch the deals come out, gun shops will take in 15 rounders in trade plus some cash for a 14 rounder.

  • Jrp July 3, 2020, 6:08 am

    Yeah. Let’s give Biden another 47 years in politics. Hell fix it. You must be smoking something. He’s borderline dementia and has been sucking tax payers dry for long enough. You would hate Trump no matter what he did. I dont hate Biden. He’s just incompetent. Gun control is never going stop. They want to take all the guns and are slowly chipping away our rights from god. That’s tyranny. Don’t bother with a rebuttal. We know your a progressive aka New Democrat and anti gun. You know. A shill.

    • krinkov545 July 3, 2020, 9:15 am

      Funny I hate Biden with a perfect hatered, Jesus Christ hates pedophiles like Beady Eye Biden more than I ever could.

  • Charles minor July 2, 2020, 2:53 pm

    I want to order one of the free guns you promised in your sign up ad when you are ready to send my free gun I will give you my real address.

  • Ricky B. July 2, 2020, 11:20 am

    While I very much appreciate you fact checking Biden on his inaccurate propaganda regarding historical gun laws, I have serious concerns with the conclusions you’re drawing here…

    “If he is elected in November,the 2A is in trouble.”

    The forgoing quote is complete nonsense! This is America, where our gun rights are LITERALLY second only behind our right to free speech. We are not guaranteed any right to drive cars in this country… You are licensed for the privilege to drive by the individual state in which you live. Your RIGHT to guns is enshrined in the absolute highest law in the land. No POTUS will ever have the power to change this and I am personally confident that any future POTUS who actually tries would never be provided a second term in office because they would’ve had to lie through their teeth just to achieve their first.

    The ONLY reason this country ever experienced the federal level gun restrictions from Clinton’s first term is because there was BIPARTISAN support for the 1994 crime bill. Almost 40 different House Republicans supported that legislation and several Republican Senators did as well… Please look it up and don’t just take my word for it if this is “news” to you!!!

    I really enjoy the Guns America blog and I agree with most of y’alls opinions regarding most laws that impose restrictions on our 2nd amendment rights. Every time I read direct support for the giant orange national embarrassment that is POTUS 45 on here though, it just makes me sick… How are Americans who claim to be “conservative” still making excuses for a clown who routinely sides with the Kremlin over the clear & consistent PUBLIC objections of our own military leaders?!?!?!?!?

    • S.H. Blannelberry July 2, 2020, 11:29 am

      Ricky, gun rights are in trouble in this country. They are. If Trump can ban bump stocks, what do you think Biden will try to do??? Check out his agenda: https://joebiden.com/gunsafety/

      • Ricky B. July 2, 2020, 2:27 pm

        Look you don’t have to convince me that Biden is NOT going to be one of our greatest presidents… Hell, out of the first 46 men to hold that office, he may very well rank as 45th from best to worse. Any American man who has been unfortunate enough to experience divorce proceedings any time since Biden championed the “Violence Against Women Act” back in the 1990’s knows exactly how the implementation of that law, regardless of how well intentioned it may have been, would effectively make men’s interests entirely subordinate to that of any women they face in any future civil litigation… The name of that law is probably the most insidious aspect of it because it ensures that any future opposition to the injustices it would facilitate are sure to make the injured party appear like they support violence against women.

        Regardless of the many reasons I am not happy about Joe Biden becoming the 46th POTUS, the alternative is simply UNACCEPTABLE! The only valid comparison you could draw to POTUS 45 is if the Democrats nominate their own reality TV personality as their candidate… Someone like Kim Kardashian or any one of the “real housewives” of where ever. Donnie the Douche Trump is no less embarrassing as the leader of the free world then any one of those bitches would be!!!

        Do the right thing gentlemen… Hold your nose, bite down so hard on your lip that you chew a hole in your face & vote to save America from the whiney, feminine, orange-makeup wearing bitch who currently resides in the Oval Office this November!!!

        • Max Powers July 3, 2020, 3:51 am

          Hey, Ricky B.!

          I appreciate you voicing your displeasure with POTUS 45, and under our 1st Constitutional Amendment, you’re free to do so!

          I’m glad you chose this medium, because, in turn, I get the ability to ask you some questions to expand on your political position, to help me decide where to give my precious vote on November 3, 2020.

          I had displeasure with POTUS 44, who almost destroyed my small business, but, he’s ineligible to run for the office again, so it’s water under the bridge for me. But, I had a feeling the day HE won that his Presidency would be unremarkable, at best. However, I put up with him as POTUS for 8 years, in spite of my growing disdain for his policies and the direct harm they had on my well being.

          So, for starters, I pose a few questions to you about Mr. Biden, and I hope you respond.

          1. Where does he stand on the issue of ILLEGAL immigration. And how do you personally feel about allowing or condoning criminal behavior? Because, ILLEGAL immigration remains against the law, and has consequences, mainly due to the burdens it can cause upon the citizenry. Immigration laws began appearing on the books in 1790 and have expanded since then. Should any or all of them be modified/removed? Why?
          2. Where does he stand on capitalism as an economic model? In a free society, pure capitalism works best. The USA continues to have a modified/hybrid capitalistic system which work mostly, but, overall it meets the needs of the people better than other models. Which is YOUR preferred model of the 4 basic economic types? Why?
          3. Where does he stand on the issue of gun control. More importantly, where do YOU stand on this issue. In your utopia, does anyone have guns at all? Will Mr. Biden bring you to that utopia? How will he do that? How would YOU do that? I’ve given the issue a lot of thought. A world without guns. Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? But, other countries have guns, and some of them don’t like us much. How would we rid them of THEIR guns? Do you know of a way to eradicate all firearms worldwide? Does anyone? The first recorded “murder” occurred in the Bible. Cain killed Abel. Not with a gun. Will all murders stop if the guns are gone? They haven’t stopped since the days of Cain, right? Why do we need to eliminate firearms, anyway? They’re simply yet another tool in the toolbox to use to eliminate anothers life. But, there’s still sticks, stones, incendiary devices, vehicles, pianos hoisted by block and tackle waiting for one to walk underneath, etc. And, most importantly, how would you ensure ALL firearms have been eradicated? After all, it only takes one to exist to be a potential “trouble” for others. And we still have steel, and drill presses, and lathes and whatnot. We’d have to make metal forging, casting, stamping, etc. all illegal as well, wouldn’t we? And there goes your Prius! Those machines that stamp it off the assembly line could be “converted” after work hours for a little independent project or two . . . right? Might as well outlaw the mining of ore. And fire or heat. NO smelting!

          I can always come back with more questions about Mr. Biden’s position, along with yours. But, I think when it comes to a lot of the problems our country faces, they revolve around a bigger core issue. Mental Illness.

          We’ve been deinstitutionalizing America since the 1960’s. We aren’t helping the mentally ill as we should. I’m sorry to say, but, we have caused people that really, really need a safe place to stay to protect them from themselves and others to walk free among those who are more stable. It’s taxing the criminal justice system as well as the very foundation and fabric of our society. I think that we should all come together to find a way to reinstitutionalize and ensure safe space for the troubled minds. Ricky B., more than anything, I hope you agree with me on this. It’s critical. It’s the solution. It’s the right thing to do. And I promise, if you come together with me on this, I’ll pledge to ensure you have ample accommodations as we work as hard as we can to get your medicine all dialed in. Remember, you can take the red pill orally, OR it may be alternatively administered as a suppository.

          • David July 3, 2020, 9:44 am

            Well said. Poor ole Ricky is living in a fantasy world where cops will protect him. Oh wait, Biden’s Democrats want to do away with them too. If Ricky will just goggle it, he will find out that those loving, peace keeping, all inclusive, tolerant democrats just a couple of years ago introduced legislation in the US Congress to limit the First Amendment rights of the American citizens.luckily it failed but if they can get away with it we will have NO first or second amendments. What will we be then, Ricky? Slaves, that’s what. I am afraid Ricky is like Mitt Romney; just another snake in the grass. Now I am smart enough to know that they can take my guns but: they will have to step over my dead body and a ton of empty brass to get them!

          • Ricky B. July 4, 2020, 10:58 am

            @Max Powers

            If questioning my mental health makes you feel better about having America represented at the highest level by a carnaval barking clown, you go right ahead buddy. Since you brought up mental illness, let’s discuss Donnie the Douche’s obvious mental health “challenges”.

            Donnie has lived a remarkably privileged life & he is the current POTUS… How is this man so absurdly insecure that he walks around calling himself a “very stable genius”? How is the Leader of the Free World so thin skined that he feels the need to personally respond to almost every criticism and/or joke that anyone makes about him, regardless of how insignificant that critic may be? How could anyone who claims to understand leadership believe that ever acknowledging a prior mistake or ever apologizing to anyone under any circumstances is somehow a “sign of weakness”?!?!?!?!?!?!? How are these NOT obvious indications of severe personality disorders?

            Let’s forget for a minute how dangerous allowing someone who is so obviously mentally defective to hold a position as powerful as POTUS actually is… Just from a “figurehead” perspective, how are you ok with this know-it-all buffoon serving as one of the most important examples of “leadership” for your children?!?!?!?!?! Is trusting their own “gut instinct” instead of hard work & diligent study how you teach your kids to prepare for making the most important decisions they will need to make in the future?!?!?!?!?!?

            You enjoy your Independence Day, buddy… I sincerely hope we continue to have something to celebrate on July 4th in the future and your reality TV POTUS does NOT mark the beginning of the end for our great nation!!!

          • Max Powers July 4, 2020, 11:03 pm

            Thank you for the reply, Ricky B. I’m having a phenomenal holiday weekend, as I pray you are as well. After all, our founding fathers wanted this day celebrated annually, and in grandiose style.

            Years ago, I read a study that researched the average effective period of a Chief of Police. The study showed that it was approximately 6 years before the ineffectiveness became problematic.

            The first 2 years they’re getting comfy in their position. The second 2 years they are most productive in bettering their agency and the third 2 years they begin to slowly dabble in self-service before service to their agency, culminating in the period that exceeds the 6th year as mostly serving themselves, except when beneficial to keeping their position.

            Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts, absolutely.

            In my years of public service, I’ve found that there is a “deep State” that consists of self-serving politicians and leaders. It isn’t a formal “deep State” where they have a convention or anything. It’s a bunch of independent ones everywhere. And it encompasses the established power within any organization, government, corporate structure, churches, schools, private clubs, etc. The long-term leadership takes on a big fish mentality, regardless of how small their pond is.

            It’s human nature. Thus, due to a plethora of examples of repetition of this self-serving corruptibility, someone comes up with the phrase, “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

            I didn’t come here to defend POTUS 45, he can do that all by himself. I came here to ask you for answers to three important questions that influence where I give my vote. Your response answered none of them, but instead moved instantly to defend your own mental health against my accused assumption. THAT is liberal (emotional) thinking, not cognitive (logical) thinking. Don’t answer my question, dwell on my accusation. I placed that paragraph at the end to see who I was dealing with. A person ready to champion the cause of his candidate? Or a person who is susceptible to mind control by an agenda. I’ve now learned that you chew the blue pills like sweet candy.

            So, I will now ask you to defend Mr. Biden’s 40 year political record. List his achievements, and in any order. My own research has shown him to be a county councilman from 1970-1972. He had a record of performance that was unremarkable.

            In 1972 he became a U.S. Senator, until becoming Vice President in 2008.

            In examining his long record as a Senator, he was anti-2A, voted for the Iraq war AND supported the Patriot Act, voted for NAFTA (and believes China ain’t so bad), cut medicare and social security benefits, voted to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act, supported TPP, and I’m not even going to go down the road of his record on hot-button issues like race (see: Kamala Harris’ exchange with him during the debates), Roe v. Wade, etc.

            And, of course, as VP, he doesn’t really have a bunch of authority, so he doesn’t need to do much.

            THAT is just part of his mundane record in public office. But, I’m mostly a Constitutionalist, you know, the thingy that is the cornerstone of building the US into the greatest country ever? And his record gives me pause to dig deeper. In examining constitutional issues, he sides more on the cornerstone should be made of gelatin, rather than build upon the strongest stone line of thought. And you just can’t build anything substantial on a Jell-O cornerstone. And that isn’t my opinion, that’s a fact backed up by construction techniques that go back to ancient times. Build upon the strongest stone.

            Please, enlighten me on the good and great things he’s done in all those 40 years of public service. I’m just not finding anything remarkable.

            Now, regarding mental health. My own training and personal experiences with Altzheimers patients show a discord/deterioration in their cognitive skills and obvious loss of memory. My own personal opinion of Mr. Biden is that he has early onset of this wretched disease. Which means that over the course of the next 4 1/2 years the deterioration will only worsen, and cause a constitutional crisis (or is that the plan?) Who would be his VP candidate? And who would Michelle appoint as HER VP when she takes over the spot? Nancy? Hillary? Would Arkancide occur to a sitting POTUS when the latter holds the #2 spot?

            Again, just so we’re crystal clear, Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. 6 years effective “life span” of a police chief, with the study easily transferable to anyone in a position of power.

            Mr. Biden has somehow found a way to spend 40 years in public service. Tucker Carlson recently said something that resonated with me, again from personal experience.

            His words: “The problem with assessing political candidates is you never really know what they’re like until they get ahold of power. And by then, of course, it’s too late. The decent ones wield power with restraint and humility. They understand the limits have their own wisdom — human wisdom — and they also understand the inevitability of unintended consequences, which are the rule. They know they won’t be in charge forever, and so they tread lightly.

            But the bad ones, they go crazy. And the more power they get, the crazier they go. Power is the drug they’ve been searching for. It’s why they went into politics in the first place — not to help you or their fellow citizens or to improve our society, but to fill the empty space inside themselves. These are profoundly damaged people. Not a single one of them has a functional relationship with their fathers, not one.

            Unfortunately, people like that run a lot of this country right now. They’ve never had more power at any time in our history.”

            Orange-Man-Bad has held POTUS for 3 1/2 years now. His record of achievement includes everything listed on magapill.com and more. I haven’t seen him really do anything subversive or to the USA, or overtly self-serving either at this time. But, of course, I’m watching him in the midst of his work in public office.

            If that old Chief of Police study holds the water I think it does, we should still have about another 3 years with Orange-Man-Bad before he really starts setting himself up for the private life after POTUS.

            So, thank you Ricky B for making me really take a better look at the “options” I have for the 2020 election. It’s now pretty crystal clear to me, no other word in the English language rhymes with Orange, so I’ll vote to keep POTUS in power!

            I owe you lunch! And I’ll be sure to bring your suppositories!

        • perlcat July 3, 2020, 4:15 am

          Oh, Ricky. Ever since the first democracies, politicians have tried to get people to vote on single issues, holding our nose all the while. For all your hatred of Trump, he has a lot going for him. Thanks to your ilk, he couldn’t even swipe a USA Today from a hotel lobby without the media p1ssing all over themselves, so he’s less corrupt overall than any president we’ve had since Jefferson. The worst scandals he’s faced, you guys had to manufacture, and you guys look like a bunch of nitwits as a result, and have to have a lying media bury each embarrassment as it’s debunked. You guys hype him up as a comic book-style super villain, when he’s mostly a bullsh1tter in the mold of P. T. Barnum. As to making you guys crazy, freaking out, ranting, huddling in safe spaces, vomiting semi-literate tirades all over the blogs and social media, telling us we’re going to h3ll because we voted for him, or that we’re r@@@@cists because we refuse to hold our noses and vote for ol’ Quid Pro Joe’s run for whatever he thinks he’s running for? We consider that a bonus.

        • Solo July 3, 2020, 5:06 am

          I Agree with you 100% Rick.
          I love firearms, I really enjoy the sport, and collecting rare arms.
          We have a clown as a president, and though many of my friends love this idiot, for what I dont know. Blinded I guess?
          They dont see how he is dividing this great nation even more than before.
          Even though I dont care for Biden, I dont think he would lead us to a second civil war.
          Like I feel with this moron who thinks he is gods gift to this Earth.
          I just wanted to let you know you are not alone.
          If This Great Nation Falls It Will Only Fall From Within.

          • Phil July 3, 2020, 7:48 am

            Solo: bet you don’t go to your local town meetings…

          • Rob July 3, 2020, 8:27 am

            @solo, you’re the moron here with (P)Ricky. Biden told beto that he’ll have him in charge of the gun situation in this country. Beto said hell yes we’re going to take your AR’s. Apparently, you’re blind and ignorant and not seeing all the lies the left wing media has been spewing since 2016. The left wing idiots like you have been dividing this country by rioting/looting and talking b.s on social media. When Trump wins again in November, you’ll cry like a baby again.

        • Richard Thomas July 3, 2020, 8:26 am

          No, No, No and No. How can anyone support Joe Biden? The guy is so looney he loses his place in conversations while he is talking. He literally can NOT function as a leader. I don’t care what he did in the past, he can NOT function now. As far as Donald Trump goes, he’s not my favorite President but he has done the job with a stable mind at least. He’s a crass individual, that’s for sure, but he has never committed the treasonous acts he was accused of. Joe Biden on the other hand was recorded talking about interfering with foreign powers by withholding funds (an act that the Democrats tried to impeach Donald Trump for). Additionally, Joe Biden has made so many racist statements and even sponsored bills to prevent desegregation in public schools. Biden is NOT an acceptable candidate for President and he doesn’t even possess the cognitive capacity to lead any more.

        • Kane July 3, 2020, 11:33 pm

          Nope, I will never vote for Biden.

      • David July 3, 2020, 3:40 am

        Ricky, where have you been during the last 26 years (starting with Feinstein’s bogus “Assault Weapons Ban)?

        Where have you been when the SCOTUS recognized 2A even as District Courts and states were taking away the 2A rights of We the People?

        Look at California (my home state). We have a list of firearms allowed to be sold in the state. Then they make us pay a fee to buy ammo… not over the internet but through an authorized ammunition seller. Now they want to restrict the sale of parts. Break a spring and you may be out of action for a while. That list of authorized guns? The new idea is that for any new gun added to the list, which is rare, TWO guns must be taken off the list. Even BB guns and pellet guns are restricted although, by definition, they are not firearms. We have had judges in the state who rule based on the Constitution only to be overruled by the 9th Circuit Court. We voters have approved/rejected certain legislative actions, only to be ignored.
        CCWs are issued by county sheriffs. Some approve of 2A and CCWs while others do not.

        The Constitution regarding 2A was changed in 1934 with the National Firearms Act. Actually, some changes came before 1934 by cities like Dodge City, KS which banned carrying firearms within the city limits.

        So, please! Do a little research. With luck, POTUS may get another SCOTUS appointment and we can get the matter settled IAW the Constitution so many of us love and are sworn to ‘protect and defend against all enemies foreign and domestic’.

    • james kramer July 3, 2020, 7:59 am

      thank you for a sane, rational comment. i also enjoy most of gunsamerica but i don’t care for the partisan propaganda.

    • Mark July 3, 2020, 8:15 am

      All I have to say is open tour eyes and wake up. I don’t think he’s speaking about a total repeal of the 2a. If they can ban assault riffles that kill not very many people pistols will be next. You’ll be left with a revolver possible, shotguns, and bolt action riffle. Wake up my friend.

    • Paul Lech July 3, 2020, 8:42 am

      Ricky boy. You must not learn by mistakes. The government banned alcohol and people rejected it, violence erupted. The amendment was replealed. The government can amend & reamned the anything they want inclueding 2A. It will take that civil war to change their minds
      If you want to prevent it ” Hold your nose, bite down so hard on your lip that you chew a hole in your face & vote to save America from the”man who is keeping us from a civil war.

      Blacks rioting is not a civilwar. If that was the case we have had more then 1 civilwar already. All it is is a bunch of babbies want more free thing handed to them so they don’t have to work and get the taxpayer’s money. ( Sound like a democrap doesn’t it.)

      2A is law. Resisting arrest while on drugs is a crime. Which should we worry about Dicky boy.

      • Rattlerjake July 3, 2020, 2:02 pm

        “The government can amend & reamned (sic) the anything they want inclueding (sic) 2A.” That’s a bullshiit statement if I ever heard one. Maybe the government DOES amend and reamned??? anything they want, but that doesn’t mean they “can”, as in having the authority to do so. The 18th amendment was repealed because it was blatantly a violation of the rights of the people, and the rights of the states where commerce is concerned. The government has no rights, power, or authority other than what the Constitution gives it. Nowhere does the Constitution allow the government to prohibit anything. Add to that, that the people cannot give the government a right or authority that they don’t have either; meaning that if I don’t have the right/authority to prohibit others from doing, then I can’t give government that right/authority either.

    • Rattlerjake July 3, 2020, 11:50 am

      Well peabrain ricky, maybe you should dig deeper and you’ll find that your claims about driving are nonsense. The Supreme Court, many years ago, ruled that driving for personal travel is a RIGHT, not a privilege! Should I repeat that? Driving is a right, a right that has been stolen from us through government lies and unconstitutional laws. The same goes for forced registration and licensing of our vehicles. The Constitution allows government to regulate COMMERCE, NOT PERSONAL ANYTHING!!!!!!! Does it sound familiar? It should, the government stole our right to drive and forced registration and licensing — the SAME THING THEY ARE NOW DOING WITH GUNS!

      It’s fools like you that have absolutely zero understanding of freedom, mush less the Constitution, that have given government free reign to take those freedoms.

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