Biden’s Nose Keeps Growing as WaPo Gives 2 New ‘Pinocchios’ on Guns

Joe Biden has been caught by the Washington P:ost Fact Checker again, earning two 'Pinocchios.' (Screen snip, YouTube, CNN)
Joe Biden has been caught by the Washington P:ost Fact Checker again, earning two ‘Pinocchios.’ (Screen snip, YouTube, CNN)

U.S.A.-( If one thing is consistent about Joe Biden, it is his penchant for getting caught telling whoppers even Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler cannot abide, his latest being remarks about gun owners for which he earned two “Pinocchios” Monday.

The newspaper rates falsehoods on a scale of one to four “Pinocchios,” named for the cartoon character whose nose grew every time he told a lie.

Biden’s most recent gaffe was a statement he made April 16:

“The folks who own weapons, the folks who own guns, they support universal background checks. The majority of them think we should not be selling assault weapons.”

According to Kessler’s Monday column, that’s not entirely accurate.

“There’s plenty of evidence to support his first statement — universal background checks,” Kessler wrote. “But do most gun owners also support a ban on selling assault weapons?”

Short answer: Evidently not.

Citing a 2019 ABC News/Washington Post poll of 1,003 adults, Kessler noted “households with guns and those without guns split over an assault weapons ban.”

“Among all those surveyed,” Kessler wrote, “56 percent supported a ban and 41 percent opposed it. But among gun-owning households, the assault weapons ban did not receive majority support, with only 43 percent supporting it and 53 percent opposing it. By contrast, in non-gun households, 70 percent supported the ban and 27 percent opposed it.”

Kessler’s verdict: “Biden went too far in claiming that a majority of gun owners also support a ban on assault weapons. The White House could not point to a poll that supported the claim, while a recent Post poll found that a narrow majority opposed it.”

Being called out for canards is nothing new for Biden. Back on March 30, he received four Pinocchios from the Washington Post Fact Checker—the worst score—for lies he has repeatedly told about Georgia’s new voting law.

Last September, Biden bagged another four Pinocchios for “for misrepresenting Republicans’ support for Social Security.”

When it comes to fibbing, Democrats seem to be on a roll lately. When four Capitol Hill Democrats—Sen. Ed Markey, New York Congressmen Jerrold Nadler and Mondaire Jones, and Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson—announced the “Judiciary Act of 2021,” Nadler insisted it is not an attempt to “pack” the U.S. Supreme Court.

While the WaPo didn’t call Nadler out on that prevarication, the Second Amendment Foundation’s Alan Gottlieb did in a scathing statement.

“That’s a lie, and they know it,” he asserted. “Markey, Nadler and their cronies are furious that the Supreme Court now has a majority of justices who are determined to adhere to the Constitution instead of rewriting it from the bench to advance an anti-gun-rights agenda.”

All four Democrats are avowed anti-gunners, and the attempt to create four new positions on the Court is a blatant attempt to prevent the Court from accepting new Second Amendment cases and ruling favorably on the rights of gun owners. Two issues concern Democrats: carrying firearms in public and whether modern sporting rifles—routinely mischaracterized as “assault weapons” by Democrats and the establishment media—are protected by the Second Amendment.

Gottlieb did not hold back, contending the real goal is to reverse pro-rights rulings in the 2008 Heller and 2010 McDonald cases. The latter is especially personal for Gottlieb because McDonald was a SAF case. He has been waiting more than 10 years to bring a carry case before the court and the entire firearms community wants the court to accept a case that could declare semi-auto rifles are protected.

“Those are gun rights issues that anti-gunners such as Markey and Nadler, and their Capitol Hill cohorts, absolutely do not want the Supreme Court to consider,” Gottlieb said in his news release. “For decades, gun prohibitionists have been fearful that good Second Amendment cases would wind up before a court populated by solid constitutionalists. Now, with the court’s present makeup, those same anti-gunners are terrified of a majority they perceive to be pro-Second Amendment and they’ve introduced this sham legislation in an effort to prevent a ruling that would favor America’s gun owners.”

Last year, the Court declined to review any of several gun cases up for consideration. Now, with the addition of Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett following the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the odds have improved for getting a gun case before the bench.

“Frankly,” Gottlieb said about the attempted court-packing, “it is not simply disappointing but disgraceful that a cadre of anti-gun lawmakers would introduce such a thinly disguised scheme to turn the Supreme Court into a judicial branch of the anti-gun-rights Democratic caucus. Markey’s claim that this is an effort to repair a broken Supreme Court is preposterous. For the first time in decades, the Court is well prepared to handle important constitutional issues, and all the Democrats can think of doing is to seize the court in a legislative power grab.”

With a conservative majority on the high court, there could be more successful challenges to onerous gun control laws.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a pair of gun control bills Monday. As noted by the Colorado Sun, both bills were introduced before the Boulder mass shooting last month, but that incident added momentum to the measures. Neither would have prevented the shooting, however, had they been law.

House Bill 1106 requires so-called “safe storage” of firearms to prevent “unauthorized” people from getting access. It’s ostensibly aimed at reducing suicide by firearm.

Senate Bill 78 requires gun owners to report lost or stolen guns to the police within five days of discovering the gun is missing.

In Oregon, the Oregon Firearms Federation is warning gun owners about House Bill 2510, asserting this legislation would “hold you accountable for crimes committed with guns stolen from you.” OFF also noted the bill “would also require that your guns be locked away and useless.”

Then there is Senate Bill 554, which OFF contends “would make gun owners felons if they were NEAR a public building with a firearm, even while in possession of a concealed handgun license.”

While Biden may continue collecting “Pinocchios” for his falsehoods, his Democrat colleagues in Congress and out in the states will keep pushing gun control measures they know will not prevent crimes, according to critics. The only thing standing in the way, at least until 2022 when Republicans hope to recapture the House and possibly the Senate, is the federal court system with a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.


About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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To a Democrat telling a lie is as natural as breathing. They know nothing else.

APG member

But Republicans are as honest and pure as the driven snow and never tell a lie. Your partisan blinders are allowing your rights to be taken away piece by piece. Stockholm Syndrome?

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APG member

If that were true, do you imagine your continued voting practices will remedy this situation?


So the Dumbocrats are better? Please explain; I’m waiting…

APG member

You seem confused. Democrats are the left wing of the authoritarian carrion eating bird you keep voting for. Together with republicans they conspire to remove your rights incrementally. You keep doing the same thing over and over expecting different results!!! Some would say that is insane.


This is true to a (very) large degree and yet no viable/acceptable alternative party federal-level (at least in my state) candidates have been in the offering. The anti-2A crowd has been running a strategy concentrating on local and state races. This must be met with equal vigor as well as holding the (RINO) R’s accountable on the legislative level.

Roland T. Gunner

Yes; so what would you suggest? 2nd Amendment remedies?

APG member

We live in a Jetsons world, and have a Flintstones government. According to the constitution you should have a representative for every 30,000 state residents. I have no need of representation, and neither do you, we can think and vote for ourselves. The technology exists to easily automate the legislative process. A (HANG ON) blockchain based governance system would eliminate 95% of corruption and incompetence we endure, maybe 100%. If you must beat a dead horse the Libertarian Party has never wavered in their position on 2A…


The clown has been lying for 47 years and cheated at the ballot box , does this surprise anyone that he would tell more lies now that he has parked his demented ass in the oval office through election fraud ?


The democrats say they are all about, “common sense,” gun laws. Yet, they never use common sense when they make a law against guns. Common sense should be able to tell them that the gun isn’t the problem, the problem is the person behind the gun that has intent to use it to commit a crime. But, the democrats turn a blind eye to that because they show they are more concerned about protecting the criminal element than they are about protecting those who elected them to their office. The gun is an inanimate object, there is no life in… Read more »


Biden has been a bold faced liar since the very infancy of his political career. Why he was allowed to continue his career after lying about his education etc. is beyond me. Biden is a clear example of establishment powers and their projection of political power. Biden literally speaks out of both sides of his mouth. He plays cool uncle Joe to cool his opponents and he spew nonsensical rhetoric to his moronic tribe.


Well, he is a Democrat, so there is that. They know nothing else.


You know 55% of Republicans (according to Fox News, the channel that don’t let their invited guests speak the truth) says Joe is doing a good job. He’s has a 60% favorable mark. We just went through 4 years that our president lied his butt off constantly. And your best responds is “he is a Democrat?” C’mon Roy. We need a better response than that.

Btw, the most honest I have ever seen Trump was his interview with Hannity the other night. Even Sean couldn’t believe his answers. Smh.

Need more meat on that bone!

-Don’t Tread On Me

Rebel VA

I remember another uncle joe: Stalin!


Concerning the poll: the data cannot be trusted in any event since semi-automatic AR variants ARE NOT ASSAULT WEAPONS. This inaccurate wording skews the participants responses.

WI Patriot

This idiot has been lying his entire political career…


Hey slow joe here is an idea for you and all of your wannabe gun grabbing buddies: when you can get all of the CRIMINALS out there to abide by background checks, or even better to simply quit committing crimes, I ‘might’ consider ‘universal background checks’. NOT until then.
FWIW – I have undergone multiple background checks since 1973 – and passed all of them. Just how many more do I need to pass to satisfy them?


While I appreciate your sentiment, I have never considered ANY background check to be congruent with the 2nd Amendment. As far as how many you need to pass to satisfy them – the answer is zero. They will never be satisfied until every firearm, that is not under their control, has been confiscated and destroyed.

Ryben Flynn

Even with a pro-gun majority on the SCOTUS, they keep rejecting cases concerning gun rights. Nothing has changed.IMO, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh misrepresented their view on the 2nd. Amendment. One or both have joined the Liberal side on rejecting 2A cases to be heard. It only takes four Justices to decide to accept a case.

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Those who represent the “Democrat Communist Party” (DCP) have always been, and always will be liars, because their god is a liar, and the father of lies!
There is only one ay to be rid of this plague, and that is to be rid of them that are in charge.


The truth never supports New Left Progressive public policy proposals. That is why they resort to the ‘noble fiction’ in order to deceive the majority in to policy that is not in the interest of the people but in the interest of the select few. This is what you get when you put any brand of progressive or socialist in power. Not power to the people. Power inflicted against the people. The republican party is a classical progressive party. They are certainly not a truly liberal or liberty party. You get what you pay for. No just is. No peas.


“Let’s emasculate the 2A”, is the mantra of the Left, especially here on the Left Coast. “Sickening, it is,” said Yoda.


Who was the subject of the recall? Hickenlooper?