Survey Says: Biden’s Gun Control Push May Stall on Capitol Hill

Joe Biden talked about gun control in a YouTube interview with Wired in 2020 while campaigning for the presidency. He was wrong then, and again in his recent address on fighting crime with gun control. (Snip from YouTube, Wired)

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Joe Biden may have talked tough on gun control and he may expect a great deal of action from Congress, but a new survey by Rasmussen says a majority of American voters don’t think he will get it, and that apparently includes Democrats because less than half of them believe it likely that Congress will pass new gun laws.

The National Rifle Association approached Biden’s strategy to deal with increasing violent crime with sarcasm, but Rasmussen respondents took a more serious tone, with 57 percent saying they “don’t believe it is likely Congress will pass new gun control legislation, including 21% who say it is Not at All Likely.”

The survey was conducted with 775 likely voters around the country on June 24 and 27, with a +/- 3 percentage point sampling error and 95 percent level of confidence.

With the U.S. Senate evenly divided, and the 2022 midterm elections in just over 16 months, lawmakers hoping to keep their jobs are not likely to infuriate tens of millions of gun-owning voters.

Biden has been eating crow since his remarks on June 23 in which he repeated a canard that has already been refuted by fact-checkers across the landscape.

“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 claimed. “You couldn’t buy a cannon.”

But Politifact quickly called the career anti-gunner on that assertion, stating, “The Second Amendment limited government power, not the rights of individuals. Laws at the time that limited firearm ownership were primarily racist, aimed at controlling Black people and Native Americans.

“Broadly,” Politifact continued, “gun regulation came decades after passage of the Second Amendment when gun technology changed. The first national gun regulation law did not rely on the Second Amendment.

“We rate Biden’s claim False,” Politifact concluded.

But so far, the establishment media has not reported on this important issue. Instead, the media allow Biden a pass on his prevarication.

But Politifact contacted respected University of Tennessee law professor Glen Harlan Reynolds, who observed, “The Second Amendment places no limits on individual ownership of cannon, or any other arms.”

Further cementing Biden’s contention the Second Amendment always allowed restrictions on gun ownership, Politifact quoted Fordham University law professor Nicholas Johnson, who observed, “The amendment limited government action, not people.”

The fact-checker added, “Biden misrepresents what the Second Amendment says.”

According to the Rasmussen survey, a majority of citizens (54%) believe America’s founders “explicitly wanted an armed citizenry to keep potentially tyrannical governments in check.” That position got support from 61 percent of Republicans and 58 percent of Independents. Perhaps not surprisingly, only 46 percent of Democrats agree with that statement.

One potentially startling revelation in the Rasmussen report was this:

“Black voters (58%) and other minorities (69%) are actually more likely than whites (50%) to agree that America’s founders “wanted an armed citizenry” as a check against tyranny. However, black voters (40%) are more likely than whites (32%) or other minorities (33%) to believe new gun control laws would do more than stricter enforcement of existing laws to reduce gun violence in America.”

Biden’s recent claim about cannons and limits on gun ownership is not the first time he has made the error, and been called on it, so nobody can claim he didn’t know the facts.

What he said at the time—May 2020—in his interview with Wired, was stunning for someone who said he had two majors while attending the University of Delaware, history and political science.

“From the very beginning,” Biden insisted at just over eight minutes into the Wired interview, “you weren’t allowed to have certain weapons. You weren’t allowed to own a cannon during the Revolutionary War as an individual…No amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”

Maybe, maybe not, but what is a certainty is that no politician who misrepresents history as much as Biden has done on at least two occasions is going to get away with it. He has now made the same assertion at least twice in front of an audience and been corrected both times.

Most people would acknowledge the error, but Joe Biden seems determined to make his falsehood fact. It amounts to an exercise of what is commonly known as “the big lie,” which Wikipedia defines as “a gross distortion or misrepresentation of the truth, used especially as a propaganda technique.”


About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com 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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wil
wil
3 months ago

Not my original comment but I’ll pass it on anyhow. “Why is the left so determined to take everyone’s guns away. Maybe because they intend to do something to the people that would get them shot in the face.” Just wondering………….

American Cynic
American Cynic
3 months ago

Time to say it again… with more guns than citizens, we are a standing army, and we have the Constitution on our side, to ensure our right to defend ourselves against a tyrannical government. Is the government tyrannical? Perhaps not yet, but that’s because we are amply equipped to deal with any tyrants that try. What do you think the Leftists are so afraid of? The average Democrat only considers mass shootings, and violent crime as an issue. But for diehard #Leftists, mass shootings and violent crime is the smoke and mirrors they need to further their own agenda. Leftist… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
2 months ago
Reply to  American Cynic

We do already.

VCDL President
VCDL President
3 months ago

“No Amendment is absolute.” So we are allowed to have slaves under certain conditions (13th Amendment)?

Mack
Mack
3 months ago
Reply to  VCDL President

Actually, the term ‘infringed’ makes it absolute.

Besides, the Prime Directive in Nature is Self-Preservation; we the citizens of America can be weaponized of our own free choosing for that express purpose. No one else can make that choice for us.

And that includes preserving our Republic from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Arizona
Arizona
3 months ago
Reply to  Mack

Yes, we know, you are a victim. You are a sheep. Baaaaaa! Baaaaa!

Russn8r
Russn8r
3 months ago
Reply to  Arizona

You sound like a bot. How many times are you going to cut and schart the same post?

Bob
Bob
3 months ago
Reply to  Russn8r

“Conspicuously crystal clear cut”????? Wouldn’t it have been better and much more proper if you had just used “Conspicuously clear”?

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  Arizona

Back in your hole troll, get off his leg.

From the shit hole of orGONE, potland

Russn8r
Russn8r
3 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

You’re boring the hole off me, Schart.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Wash, rinse, repeat, wash rinse repeat. LOL. You aren’t gaining any supporters with your copy and paste diatribe, u r lucky I am on my phone.. At least we can all acknowledge that u and your buddy prison guards help make orGONE into the shit hole it is because your pension and job security is more important than resolving the criminal problem. So. I will let u go troll and when I am back at my computer I will give you the thrashing you deserve. From the most screwed up place in orGONE the very north Portland. Copy and paste… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by musicman44mag
Bob
Bob
3 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

methinks he has a button on his computer that says. “Repeat the last post”.

Mike the Limey
Mike the Limey
3 months ago
Reply to  Arizona

You appear to be a far left troll who thinks citizens are animals.
I suggest you read your own posts whilst looking at yourself in a mirror & denying your own words are most applicable to the person you see.
If you do deny that, you’re a liar too.

Bob
Bob
3 months ago
Reply to  Arizona

You’re damned right I’m a high school dropout! I’m so dumb I graduated before I would have had I stayed in school. Then, since my miserable obtuse intellect would not allow a higher degree, I was only able to be graduated from college Summa Cum Laud with a degree in business. Ergo, I believe, after reading your contentious, derogatory, inflammatory dribble I can only come to one conclusion. Actually, it comes as a question. Why do you despise the USA and people/patriots in this country? I am reminded of a favorite saying from my eighth year of twenty that I… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
2 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Be A Man Among Men: Rhodesian Army.

Arizona
Arizona
3 months ago
Reply to  Mack

Well, your delusions of intellectual superiority have no impact on reality, and what you count as a being an irrefutable argument everyone else here sees as a pile of steaming excrement, suitable for a leftwing communist underground site, and the rest is simply garbage.

Most chose not to engage trolls like you, as there is no point debating your errors – you will never learn, nor engage in actual debate.

On occasion I may call out your bs, but I will likely go back to ignoring and skipping over your diatribes of self-flatulation.

Arizona
Arizona
3 months ago
Reply to  VCDL President

You finally ALMOST said something correct. The phrase is correctly stated: “All power comes from the barrel of a gun”. We the People created the government, and We the People can disband the government: it is our right and duty to throw off any government that fails to perform its duties or exceeds the limits we placed on its powers.

The current US government is in violation of the terms of its charter, and while We have ignored innumerable instances thereof, our patience and forgiveness of violations is not infinite.

Bob
Bob
3 months ago
Reply to  VCDL President

Now I understand him! The poor boy got drafted and had to spend a mere two years in the military. He may have been drafted into the Marine Corps. Had he been, the scenario may have gone something like this. Scharf: “I’m not going to Vietnam and you can’t make me.” My boss in Leavenworth was a Marine Master Sergeant. He was tasked with encouraging recalcitrant Marines to want to go to Vietnam. He told me his secret once. He said that he hung those who were recalcitrant on the chain-link fence until they begged to go to Nam. Maybe… Read more »

Russn8r
Russn8r
3 months ago
Reply to  Bob

I think you gobbled too much Agent Orange or whatever your BFF’s name was. Bending over & spray-pasting diarrhea is a known side effect.

Last edited 3 months ago by Russn8r
uncle dudley
uncle dudley
3 months ago

If you listen to Biden speak on most subjects you will see just how bad our country is being ran, he has spent his entire life in congress and eight years as vice president and he still doesn’t know the history or the laws our country was built on.
He is one of many who like being someone important while living off the people of the country who foot the bill, while also getting rich off of under the table deals from companies seeking special deals.

JPM
JPM
3 months ago

The liberals put a senile old fool into the White House and by the time they are through, the Constitution won’t be worth the paper it’s written on, if they are allowed to continue by the citizens of this country. The last “election” proved voting is a farce and “peaceful” protests by the Right are deemed “insurrection” by the liberals while violent deadly riots by the Left are “peaceful protests and free speech”. There is only one recourse left for those who believe in the Constitution and love and respect this country, but Feminism and liberalism along with public “education”… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by JPM
American Cynic
American Cynic
3 months ago
Reply to  JPM

I upvoted your comment, and I agree with you. But there is something we can do. We must wrest the media out of the control of the Left. We must mount formidable media campaigns of our own to barrage Americans with demonstrable truths. We must root out all Leftist/Marxists in positions of power and expose them for what they are. And… we must not give up the fight for the hearts and minds of students. Indoctrination of our young is despicable. And finally, if we must break apart the union in order to preserve our freedom, so shall it be… Read more »

Arizona
Arizona
3 months ago
Reply to  American Cynic

A national divorce for irreconcilable differences is pretty much assured. Whether it is done peacefully, through secession, or as part of negotiations to end a revolution is yet to be determined.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  JPM

Don’t get so down. We will be fine. In the end we will be a better, stronger America.

Last edited 3 months ago by musicman44mag
Superman
Superman
3 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

You are whistling past the graveyard. Wake up.

Hazcat
Hazcat
3 months ago

He doesn’t need new laws as long as Congress allows the ATF to continue to abuse the Constitution, give themselves new power and write new ‘rules’.

Last edited 3 months ago by Hazcat
Don
Don
3 months ago
Reply to  Hazcat

ATF isn’t writing new laws on braces. They are just defining what makes the braces stocks.

Finnky
Finnky
3 months ago
Reply to  Don

The law previously meant what they previously said it did. Now they are changing their interpretation, thus potentially changing who gets prosecute do for what. Technically you are correct that they are not changing the law, but by changing regulations/interpretations they are effectively changing the law. Technically a puddle of diarrhea is not a stool, but it remains smelly shit. Same as what the atf is doing. You constantly harp on people for using braced pistols to go around NFA restrictions, saying they’ve always been illegal – common sense shows they are rifles, thus they are SBRs and regulated Nedra… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
2 months ago
Reply to  Don

Schmuck

JSNMGC
JSNMGC
2 months ago

You are being too kind.

Don believes people should follow all gun laws (including registration of semiautomatic rifles) and that enforcers should enforce any gun law against those people they are ordered to enforce them against and not enforce them against people they are ordered to not enforce them against.

Macpuma
Macpuma
3 months ago

Cannons were very commonly owned by individuals. Ship cannon were obviously owned by the ship’s owners. The Texas revolution started in part when Mexican authorities tried to seize cannons. Militia artillery companies owned their cannons. And last but not least, the Battle of Lexington and Concord was aimed at capturing privately owned militia cannon.

Jaque
Jaque
3 months ago

Are all comments flagged for approval or just mine ? Never has this happened before.

Russn8r
Russn8r
3 months ago
Reply to  Jaque

Several of mine have been flagged for no compelling reason when they are the first post on an article. Usually pointlessly approved a day or two later when few will see them. My guess is some hypocrite wants to control the discussion, but still wants to maintain plausible deniability of not censoring. It’s effectively shadow banning, like Twitter.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
3 months ago
Reply to  Jaque

All depends on the word or words u choose. If I try and tell u a couple of them, mine will get flagged so I won’t for now.

Jaque
Jaque
3 months ago

The endless lies about guns and crime by the communists is planned and deliberate. The base of communist party believe these lies as do the low information voters. We are around guns every day and an AR is no more sinister looking than a toaster to us. But to the typical soccer mom or ivy league accountant a gun is a scary evil thing.

I think it was one of Hitlers men who said a lie repeated often becomes truth. The communists are using lies for the same reason

Arizona
Arizona
3 months ago

Dementia Joe keeps repeating the lie “no amendment is absolute” and “no right is absolute” as well, because he and his handlers intend to trample all civil rights, and keep appropriating powers the Constitution never granted to the federal government, and expressly reserved to the states and the People.

Biden and all the globalist socialist scum can choke on their lies and propaganda. We will not be subjects, nor surrender our freedom.

gregs
gregs
3 months ago
Reply to  Arizona

leftists/progressive want to rule by emotions and fiat and don’t consider the rule of law something to follow. that he could, or would so egregiously misstate what the Constitution and Bill of Rights says demonstrates that he should not have even been considered a candidate for President.

Finnky
Finnky
3 months ago
Reply to  Arizona

No right is absolute, including Joe’s right to continue breathing. Were it not for current VP, I could see hoping he would just forget to breath.

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner
2 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

An inside source with the Secret Service asserts that the stairways of the White House are thoroughly littered with bananna peels.

Z
Z
3 months ago

Herman Gobbles art of Nazi propaganda is what the democratic socialist liberals use in their lies…!

gregs
gregs
3 months ago
Reply to  Z

actually it was joseph gobbels, but herman gerring was just as bad.

Mike the Limey
Mike the Limey
3 months ago
Reply to  Z

Hermann Goering: Head of the Luftwaffe, founder of the Gestapo & senior member of the National Socialist German Workers Party (a decidedly LEFTIST party…)
Joseph Goebbels: Berlin gauleiter & propagandist for the above Nazi Party.