Biden Gets Plenty Wrong on Guns During Congressional Address

By Larry Keane

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- President Joe Biden spoke for more than an hour to a limited Joint Session of Congress for his first major speech since his inauguration. It was during a three-minute stretch near the end, though, that the president got plenty wrong about firearms, the Second Amendment and the record number of diverse Americans who purchased guns during the last 15 months.

No Matter How Many Times You Say It…

President Biden talks big about “taking on the NRA.”

“I’ve done before and I’ll do it again,” he repeats again and again. “In the 90s we passed universal background checks. A ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that hold a hundred rounds…that can be fired off in seconds. We beat the NRA. Mass shootings and gun violence declined. Check out the report over ten years.”

NSSF did. That’s not what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report tells at all. In fact, it says the opposite. Others caught the president in his lie too.

According to the CDC report, the “Assault Weapons Ban (AWB), which also restricted magazine capacity, did not reduce crime rates.” The kicker is that since the 10-year-ban expired in 2004, the violent crime rate in America dropped steadily while ownership of Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) rose dramatically. Today there are more than 20 million MSRs in circulation.

Make It Up as He Goes

President Biden referenced his Rose Garden gun control executive actions, including banning so-called “ghost guns.” “Anyone from a criminal or terrorist could buy one of these kits and within 30 minutes have a weapon that’s lethal,” the president claimed.

These so-called “ghost guns” are unfinished firearms and the unassembled parts that are popular with hobbyists and gunsmiths. They have been legal since before the founding of our country. They are time-consuming and expensive to assemble and they’ve become a gun control calling card especially for certain blue state governors. Again, the president is on the wrong side of the data, which shows there is no evidence that ghost guns are commonly used by criminals to commit their crimes.

President Biden wasn’t done stretching the truth.

“I don’t want to become confrontational, but we need more Senate Republicans to join the overwhelming majority of Democratic colleagues and close the loopholes on background check purchases of guns.”

Fact-checkers, including even CNN and the Politifact, recently called out the president’s false claims of background checks at gun shows. Every firearm transfer from a licensed retailer, whether at a store, gun show or initiated online, must be completed in a face-to-face transaction, signed background check forms, and verification through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

As far as his claims of widespread gun control support. That’s cratering. Even Newsweek admitted it.

Wrong on Facts. Wrong on the People.

President Biden’s address to the American people lasted more than 60 minutes but in the three minutes he spoke about firearms, he got a lot wrong. He’s also wrong on what the American people want.

“I think this is not a Democrat or Republican issue. This is an American issue,” the president said while urging Congress to pass more gun control. But the people have spoken. More than 21 million people from diverse backgrounds passed a NICS check to purchase a firearm in 2020, including more than 8.4 million first-time buyers. The pace hasn’t slowed so far in 2021 either and public interest in more gun control has dropped dramatically over the past several months, to the lowest levels in years.

On firearms, President Biden needs to get his facts straight and get a better read on what the American people want.


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PMinFl
PMinFl
17 days ago

The president doesn’t have to get facts straight, he just lies or maks up his facts as he goes. The media have to call him out some day, but they haven’t become disenchanted yet. At least we know the truth.

VCDL President
VCDL President
17 days ago

Another lie: universal background checks have never been passed in Congress. I’m amazed at how that whopper is not caught by fact checkers.

GomeznSA
GomeznSA
17 days ago

Has slow joe EVER gotten anything correct (he certainly ain’t ever been ‘right’) regarding guns or their proper/safe use? From ‘advising’ to let off a couple of blasts from your balcony (hard to do from yer basement) to firing thru your front door, his knowledge is flat out wrong. Didn’t somebody try to use the shoot thru the door comment to try to justify a criminal charge?

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
17 days ago
Reply to  GomeznSA

Yeah they did that person is now sitting in jail for the 15 years or more

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
17 days ago

Ok, fine, Joe Assclown. I give in. You can have drum magazines holding 100 rds or more, BUT NOTHING ELSE!

PMinFl
PMinFl
17 days ago

Personally I have none and see little use (except military) for 100 rd drum magazines but he can’t have them anyway.

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
17 days ago

It takes more than 30 minutes. My first 80% aluminum lower took many hours with a cheap Harbor Freight drill press and cross slide vise. Later ones went faster as I bought a Grizzly heavy duty drill press and Compound Table. I can do one 80% lower milled and drilled in about an hour. Of course there is the added time of installing the parts, maybe another hour if you have a complete lower parts kit including the buffer parts and stock. The drill press I use can do a decent job with plunge end mills as long as you… Read more »

Circle8
Circle8
17 days ago

Biden is a brain dead old fool who jumps when ever obama tells him to do so. If either of them say it, sponsor it or sign it you can bet it is a lie or at least un American.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
17 days ago
Reply to  Circle8

Well he is taking his marching orders from china

nrringlee
nrringlee
17 days ago

Facts do not matter to the progressives and leftists. Try to convince them of the error in policy and premises and your words fall on deaf ears. Facts do not matter to the left. Only ideology matters. Sheep will fallow the Harris/Biden regime through the gates of hell. And those are the facts of the case.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
16 days ago
Reply to  nrringlee

I refuse to use the names of these two USEFUL IDIOTIC NITWITS. I address them as the DemoKKKrat Administration!

Buzz
Buzz
17 days ago

Elect a CLOWN…. Expect a CIRCUS

JayWPB
JayWPB
17 days ago

He got one thing right, “This is an American issue”.

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull
17 days ago

I did not listen to the idiot , nor do I care what the ilegitiment clown has to say as he is delusional. Until he has Hunter charged for falsifying his firearms purchase form on the illegal drug use question . Anything that he signs or says is irrelevant . Joe Biden and the clown show he is orchestrating can eat a turd

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
17 days ago

They can even start from the clean end lol.

BOB
BOB
17 days ago

q

BOB
BOB
17 days ago

President Biden? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

PMinFl
PMinFl
17 days ago
Reply to  BOB

“the office holder”

Hazcat
Hazcat
17 days ago

“Biden Gets Plenty Wrong on Guns During Congressional Address” … and nothing was done about it except preaching to the choir by the right.

Ric Scott and Rubio (what’s their NRA score?) have sponsored a bill to federalize Red Flag laws. Expect that to pass.

Add that to the pending loss at SCOTUS and things look bleak.

linkman
linkman
17 days ago

I can take an 80% lower in 30 minutes and turn it into a useless lump of metal or plastic for myself. Seriously, 30 minutes to finish one?

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
17 days ago
Reply to  linkman

Uttered by a Marxist buffoon who has never built a thing in his 47 years in government and lacks the brain cells to even attempt a Polymer 80.

RoyD
RoyD
17 days ago

I didn’t watch or listen to it. I read the portion dealing with “guns.” Fuck that piece of shit and his Commie handlers!

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
17 days ago
Reply to  RoyD

Congressional Address? That’s news to my house too, didn’t even know, can’t watch any news now makes me want to hurt liberals and outdoor mask wearers.