President Threatens Americans, Twists History to Push Antigun Agenda

By Larry Keane

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Nothing screams peaceful return to normalcy like threatening gun owners with airstrikes and nuclear weapons. IMG iStock-85213614

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- President Joe Biden is at it again. The Commander-in-Chief quite literally threatened Americans with unprecedented military action in an attempt to justify the most radical anti-gun agenda ever thrust on the nation.

History, facts, and even the U.S. Constitution don’t matter when it comes to his nouveau interpretation of the Second Amendment. The more President Biden speaks on guns, the more he’s turning out to be the least trusted man to understand them and their place in America.

President Biden’s remarks from The White House, with the U.S. Attorney General standing by his side, completely missed the purpose of the Second Amendment. The president attempted to justify banning modern sporting rifles (MSRs) and standard capacity magazines by reinterpreting the Second Amendment as a Constitutional clause to protect hunting in America.

Rights, Not Needs

He said, “…no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds unless you think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests or something.”

That’s not what the Second Amendment is about. It’s a Bill of Rights, not needs and anytime anyone in the government attempts to dictate to Americans what their needs are, be worried. The president wasn’t done, however.

“And I might add: 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,” President Biden said. “You couldn’t buy a cannon.”

Actually, Americans could own cannons then and still can. In fact, America relied on private citizens and their cannons for military success. The Austin American-Stateman reported this when President Biden attempted to peddle this same falsehood during the presidential campaign.

“Privateers were privately owned and operated ships that in wartime captured enemy ships for profit,” the newspaper reported. “While privateers received a license from the government that allowed them to avoid being prosecuted for piracy, they were not a part of the official navy. So any cannons they set sail with (or that they seized from the enemy) would be private property, not the property of the government or the regular military.”

Washington Post fact-checked the president’s preposterous claim not once, but twice, and gave him Four Pinocchios, the most that can be given. Politifact rated the statement as “False.”

Did He Just Threaten Nukes?

If that wasn’t bad enough, President Biden went so far as to threaten the use of unprecedented military force against American citizens to make the case to ban guns.

“Those who say the blood of lib- — ‘the blood of patriots,’ you know, and all the stuff about how we’re going to have to move against the government,” President Biden explained. “Well, the tree of liberty is not watered with the blood of patriots. What’s happened is that there have never been — if you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.”

“The point is that there has always been the ability to limit — rationally limit the type of weapon that can be owned and who can own it,” he added.

Setting aside the fact that this wasn’t the first time President Biden threatened military force against American citizens, he actually justified why the Framers had the foresight to ensure the American citizens were never left without the means to defend themselves against a tyrannical government.

The only part of what the president claimed that came close to the truth was restrictions on who could possess a firearm. The federal government placed no restrictions, but states did. They banned black slaves and indigenous Americans from the right to keep and bear arms. That’s hardly a historical point to make a case for disarming Americans today. As we have noted before, the origins of gun control are rooted in racism.

Set the Record Straight

David Harsanyi, writing for National Review, pointed out that President Biden not only edited history to fit his anti-gun narrative, he also edited quotes. The quote referenced by the president is derived from Thomas Jefferson’s letter to William Stephen Smith, son-in-law of John Adams.  The full quote reads: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

A government that would threaten the lives and liberty of its own citizens is exactly the reason the Founding Fathers included the Second Amendment in the list of things the government couldn’t do. When it comes to guns, it’s clear – shall not be infringed.

President Biden is the last person who should be dictating gun policy to America. Time and again he speaks about a subject of which he has no practical understanding of, at best, or totally ignorant of, at worst.

President Biden infamously told his own wife to blindly fire two blasts of a shotgun if there was ever an intruder. This advice was actually invoked in a court case, where the accused, Jeffrey Barton, was charged with aggravated assault. Prosecutors ended up dropping those charges and instead charged him with police obstruction, of which he was convicted.

President Biden once argued to ban 9mm Glocks, claiming in an interview with Charlie Rose that he could kill more people with a .38-caliber revolver. He also oddly told police they should shoot “unarmed” attacking criminals wielding knives “in the leg.” Police ripped that suggestion. Fox News reported the Fraternal Order of Police said it was “completely ridiculous,” “unrealistic” and a “pandering talking point.”

President Biden is the last person America should be looking to for firearm policy. His ideas are beyond ignorant. They’re dangerous.


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gunnerdd517
gunnerdd517
3 months ago

yo-biden, bite me !

Patrick53081
Patrick53081
3 months ago

Joe is 2-time loser and Kamala couldn’t get through her own party’s primary. Joe is also the epitome of what is wrong in politics today. 47 years of feeding at the federal trough and only his family, friends, and political supporters benefit. We give politicians a $1 in taxes and are lucky to see a 20 cent return, as they pat themselves on the back for a job well done. Add in all the unelected bureaucrats that infect our government and you can understand where we are today. This of course is facilitated through the compliance of the sycophant media… Read more »

Arizona
Arizona
3 months ago

Pretendsident Biden can shove it where the sun don’t shine. We don’t care what he says, as he has no legitimacy. His dementia will keep getting worse, and he will be removed or step down soon.

RoyD
RoyD
3 months ago
Reply to  Arizona

Thing is, like Kamala, Pedo Joe isn’t running anything. They are but puppets which the Masters use to their ends.

james
james
3 months ago

Dr. Jill BIden is the unofficial POTUS, she was right at home working at the POTUS desk on AF-1. She should be charged with elder abuse.

PMinFl
PMinFl
3 months ago

The first thing that riles me up about this article is the use of the FALSE TITLE, Mr Biden is the RESIDENT let’s get this srtaight!! no I didn’t misspell.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
3 months ago

Biden’s “ideas are beyond ignorant. They’re dangerous.”
Nothing else needs to be said.

Peel the onion
Peel the onion
3 months ago

47 years and still clueless. Absolutely Clueless is Joe. Speaks inflammatory, incendiary, inaccurate, and idiotic language and we are the laughing stock of the world. As to nukes, seriously? First of all, they are offensive weapons. No defensive capabilities except retaliation (which still isn’t defensive unless you count the deterrent factor). As to F-15’s, what, you’ve not been briefed on SAM’s?? Again, Clueless!
I would just like to see who the real puppet master is so we really know who deserves our ire.

Captn John
Captn John
3 months ago

Biden’s threatening comments are those of a domestic terrorist. Although jail is where he belongs an institution would suffice.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
3 months ago
Reply to  Captn John

The quid-pro-joe is acting more like a tyrant all the time, he is well into the dictatorship range right now and fast approaching the tyrant stage, the time is coming that action will have to be taken. All too soon the DEMONcrats will be coming after our guns as they always wanted and it will be up to the people to defend themselves and their families from an unjust tyrannical government.
Read the CONSTITUTION it is all in there about what to do with a destructive government.

willyd
willyd
3 months ago
Reply to  Mystic Wolf

I will only give up my guns to SLEEPY JOE, he has to be at my front door to claim them, and only him to be sure he checks them all!!!!!!!!!!!

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
3 months ago

All of those several hundred special agents employed by the US Secret Service really ought to find new jobs.

Boz
Boz
3 months ago

PIease stop using the word president, he is not.

shakesfist.
shakesfist.
3 months ago

By his own logic we should then at the vary least have fully automatic weapons and 50 cal so we can up are game against the F-15 bombers.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
3 months ago
Reply to  shakesfist.

The F-15 was not designed as a bomber, it is for every practical purpose a strike fighter, a multi purpose aircraft

Jonesy
Jonesy
3 months ago

Democrats always get this Wrong !!

He said, “…no one needs to have a weapon that can fire over 30, 40, 50, even up to 100 rounds unless you think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests or something.”

swmft
swmft
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonesy

so if the police and government give up their machine guns and bombs ad planes drive unarmored we can do 20 round mags

Ram
Ram
3 months ago

Forty seven years of doing nothing. Biden must be the one who read Michael Bellesiles fabrication of American history.

Boz
Boz
3 months ago
Reply to  Ram

Biden wrote the Forward.

JimmyS
JimmyS
3 months ago

It isn’t against any law anywhere in the US to think that deer wear Kevlar vests. It is High Treason for a sitting President to openly advocate for the destruction of my rights.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
3 months ago
Reply to  JimmyS

It is also treason for a sitting president to threaten the people with military action if the people refuse to relinquish their weapons. And quid-pro-joe did threaten the people with nuclear weapons.

swmft
swmft
3 months ago
Reply to  JimmyS

or attack civilian population with military scotus needs to be pushed to rule gun control act unconstitutional and machine guns and rocket launchers are legal protection

JimmyS
JimmyS
3 months ago

“This just in: A public official has lied to the American People. A shocked nation has been stunned into a collective, silent stupor. More details to follow.”

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
3 months ago

My representative made a resolution to establish a “National Warrior Call Day.” She is obsessed with the military.

https://cheney.house.gov/category/press_release/

Neither she nor any of the Wyoming enforcers said one thing abouth Biden’s threats.

gregs
gregs
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

?

Jonesy
Jonesy
3 months ago
Reply to  gregs

P S must be tripping.

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
3 months ago
Reply to  JSNMGC

The “representative” part of the Republic does not work.

Mystic Wolf
Mystic Wolf
3 months ago

You would rather have a communist form of government???

APG member
APG member
3 months ago
Reply to  Mystic Wolf

YOU seem to prefer a binary dilemma: A broken republic or communism. How about we move toward a Free Society!

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
3 months ago
Reply to  APG member

I’ll vote for that.

People just can’t leave others alone.

It’s accelerating. Over the last 15 months or so, millions of government employees (I’m not just referring to enforcers) took a giant step forward in attempting to order people to do the most ridiculous things and at the same time implemented a massive transfer of wealth from productive people and future generations to people who they deemed friendly to their agenda.

Some people who post on this forum make excuses for authoritarians, but things are starting to change.