Biden casually threatens gun owners, saying they will need much bigger weapons to ‘take on’ the government.
During a recent press conference, President Biden mocked gun owners who buy weapons to defend against tyranny, saying they would need to have “F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons” to take on the government.
“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 said. “You couldn’t buy a cannon. [Those who] say the blood of the, the blood of patriots, you know, and all this stuff about how we’re going to have to move against the government.”
Our founders explicitly wanted an armed citizenry to keep potentially tyrannical governments in check.
Instead of threatening to nuke law-abiding American citizens, maybe this doddering old fool should ask himself why crime is rising so rapidly in cities w/ the most gun control? https://t.co/uus7Mv8eNS
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 23, 2021
“Well, the tree of liberty is not [watered with] the blood of patriots, what’s happened is that there never been, if you want, if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons,” the president continued. “The point is that there’s always been the ability to limit, rationally limit, the type of weapon that can be owned, and who can own it.”
Aside from Biden’s glaring, casual threat against American gun owners, his claim about the Second Amendment is false. National Review senior writer David Harsanyi said that while writing his book on gun history, “never once did I run across any law that restricted Americans from owning any weapons they desired (unless we’re talking about blacks or Indians; because most gun restrictions in U.S. history have been employed to unarm the people who need weapons most).”
"The dirty little secret that these out-of-touch politicians don’t want you to know is that, while bigots were working with the Klan to take guns away from Black Americans, the @NRA was fighting to arm them.
— NRA (@NRA) May 20, 2021
President Biden has been going after the Second Amendment for a long time, but now it’s even more obvious that he doesn’t care about the rights of the American people. Biden believes that the government can “nuke” the people anytime they want, and so the right to bear arms really doesn’t matter to him.
Biden is the very definition of the tyranny that gun owners want to defend themselves against. We cannot let him continue to lead this country, or else he will continue to tear it—and the American people—apart.