Another Speech, More Biden Lies

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posted on March 8, 2024
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“None of this, none of this—I taught the Second Amendment for 12 years—none of this violates the Second Amendment or vilifies responsible gun owners,” yelled President Joe Biden (D) at his 2024 State of the Union Address.

The president shouted this absurd claim after running through his wish list of anti-gun proposals that do, in fact, violate the Second Amendment and vilify law-abiding gun owners.

Biden started by trotting out his creation of the “Office of Gun Violence Prevention,” and noting that Vice President Kamala Harris (D)—who has the lowest favorability poll numbers for a vice president in history, according to Axios—is “leading the charge.”

This office is no more than an attempt by this administration to employ professional gun-control advocates and amplify its propaganda with taxpayer dollars, as reported by the NRA Institute for Legislative Action.

The president then shouted, “I’m proud we beat the NRA when I signed the most-significant gun-safety law in nearly 30 years because of this Congress. We now must beat the NRA again. I’m demanding a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Pass universal background checks.”

We’ve repeatedly reported on the dishonesty of Biden’s anti-freedom proposals, including here, here, and here, to name but a few. The painfully obvious reality is that each of these proposals demonizes law-abiding gun owners and does not even mention or address the criminal element within society.

Perhaps most-boldly of all, Biden repeated his favorite claim of how he “beat the NRA.” This is a strange thing to say as constitutional carry passed in two states just this week, bringing the total up to 29 states; in fact, more than a dozen states have enacted some form of constitutional carry while Biden has been president, and the NRA was instrumental in passing each of these. All of this comes as Americans have been purchasing firearms in record numbers since Biden took office, with more than one million background checks being conducted per month for the purchase of a firearm for 55 straight months, according to data from the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Biden’s comments mirror his previous addresses. In his 2023 State of the Union Address, Biden said, “Ban assault weapons now! Ban them now, once and for all.”

And, at his 2022 State of the Union Address, Biden said, “I ask Congress to pass proven measures to reduce gun violence. Pass universal background checks. Why should anyone on the terrorist list be able to purchase a weapon? Why? Why? And folks, ban assault weapons with high-capacity magazines that hold up to a hundred rounds. You think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests? Look, repeal the liability shield that makes gun manufacturers the only industry in America that can’t be sued. The only one.”

It’s hard to see how Biden “beat the NRA” when his anti-Second Amendment agenda is so unpopular that he needs to restate his lies every single year, but this speech does serve to illustrate the importance of this November’s election, where freedom is on the ballot.

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