Biden Calls Law-Abiding Americans ‘The Resistance’

By Larry Keane

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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- President Joe Biden traveled to New York City for a media event to try and show America he’s doing something about rampant crime. Instead, he blamed the Second Amendment and lawful gun owners, said nothing about holding criminals to account and repeated the same tired lies about the firearm industry he keeps at the ready – lies “fact-checked” as being false each time he’s previously recited them.

It makes no difference to the president. He’s not even trying anymore. To President Biden and national gun control groups the problem is always the gun and the law-abiding members of the industry. It’s never the criminal.

Blaming the ‘Resistance’

President Biden was joined by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, and Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams for a “Gun Violence Strategies Partnership” meeting to talk about how to solve the crime surge, particularly those involving firearms. Instead of real solutions, the focus devolved into blaming law-abiding gun owners and again pushing a gun control agenda.

“Enough is enough,” President Biden said. “Because we know we can do things about this, but for the resistance, we’re getting from some sectors of the government and the Congress and the state legislatures, and the organizational structures out there.”

That “resistance” the president spoke of is the American people. Over the past two years, they’ve become fed up with police defunding policies and soft-on-crime prosecutors, like Manhattan’s Democratic District Attorney Alvin Bragg. They’ve invested in their own safety. The “resistance” is the 21 million lawful gun buyers in 2020, including more than 8.4 million first-time buyers, and the 18.5 million gun buyers in 2021, with more than 5.4 million first-timers.

The ”resistance” has backstopped Congress from passing federal gun control that doesn’t address crime. It also stopped President Biden’s nominations of paid gun control lobbyist David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and banking activist Saule Omarova as Comptroller of the Currency because not even all U.S. Senate Democrats could support them. They would have turned those agencies into bludgeons to hammer the firearm industry to achieve a special interest, gun control agenda.

Favorite Falsehoods

The president turned his aim from lawful gun owners towards the firearm industry and repeated a lie he’s rehearsed several times before.

“Imagine had we had an aliabil… [sic] they’re the only industry in America that is exempted from being able to be sued by the public. Only one,” the president protested. “Why the gun manufacturers?… It’s got to end. They’ve got to be held responsible for the things they do that are irresponsible.”

He repeated the claim for emphasis. “And I find that outrageous.”

This is flatly false. The president knows by now, or his speechwriters do and they don’t bother with the facts. CNN, Politifact, and Washington Post have all checked President Biden on his remark, including after he said it in the White House Rose Garden.

CNN cleanly rebuked it. “This is false. Gun manufacturers are not entirely exempt from being sued, nor are they only industries with some liability protection.” Politifact rated it false. Washington Post wasn’t kinder, saying, “Biden is wrong to claim the gun industry is totally immune.”

The firearm industry has liability protections under the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), bipartisan legislation enacted under former President George W. Bush. The firearm industry cannot be held liable when unaffiliated third-parties, in this case criminals, misuse a legal, lawfully sold product. It’s fundamental tort law and is similar to an individual attempting to hold Ford and Budweiser responsible for drunk driving deaths. The law was passed in direct response to lawsuits filed against the industry by control groups and municipalities like the city of New York and the state of New York. These types of lawsuits continue to be filed, now even by foreign governments represented by the same gun control group, the Brady Center.

Colonial-Era Error

President Biden continued to ignore facts on the Second Amendment and its history. He even erred when speaking about the Revolution-era days and why the right to keep and bear arms was so sacrosanct.

“When the amendment was passed, it didn’t say anybody could own a gun and any kind of gun and any kind of weapon,” President Biden remarked. “You couldn’t buy a cannon, and when – the – when this, uh, this amendment was passed.” It did, and does, say the right of the People “shall not be infringed.”

Even The Washington Post was brutal in their assignment of “Four Pinocchio’s” to this statement. “Biden has already been fact-checked on this claim — and it’s been deemed false. We have no idea where he conjured up this notion about a ban on cannon ownership in the early days of the Republic, but he needs to stop making this claim.”

In fact, the Constitution of early America – before the Bill of Rights, and Second Amendment, was even ratified – granted and encouraged “special waivers” to American merchants and sailors, “allowing private individuals to act as pirates on behalf of the United States against countries engaged in war with it.” Americans given waivers and who owned warships obviously also obtained cannons for use in battle.

In fact, it is still perfectly legal to buy a cannon today.

It is the presidents’ fundamental misunderstanding and blatant lying about the Second Amendment that informs his gun control agenda and misguided approach to solving the crime problem. Millions of law-abiding Americans took ownership of their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves, understanding the president won’t. Instead of mangling the meaning of the right and pushing for more gun control on law-abiding Americans, the president should keep it simple. Take on the criminals and punish them for breaking the law.


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USMC0351Grunt

The day the federal government begins a gun confiscation in this country is the very same day that the federal government will find out that they are outgunned outmanned and outsmarted because they have dumb asses at the helm of their orders and directives which would follow suit through their supply chains and support entities as well as communications. The only thing this effed up government can do is destroy America from within silently relying on the apathy of the American citizens to not step up to the plate and demand reversal of all the regulations and executive orders that… Read more »

StLPro2A

I prefer Mr. Deplorable Resistance, thank you. Proud and loud. We’ve got enough guns. Hoard ammo. It’s gonna be a target rich environment.

StLPro2A

I feel s-o-o-o-o special this morning. Got a message that Ammoland Censors approved my message!!!! Help me out here. What exactly is the difference between FB/Twitte/other Leftists censoring and Ammolsnd censoring???? Pot calling the kettle black??? For thee and not me???

USMC0351Grunt

Damn straight!

Henry Bowman

We The People haven’t even begun to resist! When we do, EVERYONE WILL KNOW IT.
The revolution will not be televised, but you can take it to the bank that IT WILL BE HEARD and it will SHAKE THE TYRANTS TO THE CORE.

USMC0351Grunt

So sayeth, the Patriots of the United States!

Wild Bill

Once it starts, we better win, or all Rights will be forever lost. So we better so some thinking how, first.

Henry Bowman

Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss-Poor Performance.

Also known as the 7P principle. It works!

gunnerdd517

biden,the bald faced liar. he not that long ago, gave the drug co.s immunity from liability for their so called covid vaccines. Biden is a Socialist, and pushes that agenda. We absolutely must be disarmed. Biden laid it out several years ago when he conjured the scheme of getting rid of privately owned guns by attrition. Break a firing pin ? Cant buy one, etc. But that way isnt fast enough,Communists&Socialists should be gotten rid of by attrition. Kick them out of public schools and all positions of authority. Ban them from seeking public office. at first signs of not… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt

And yet we still can’t find that one dumbass that voted for him?

Wild Bill

Somebody must have been running the copy machine. Good humor!

Last edited 3 months ago by Wild Bill
ExGob

Yes, we are the resistance, and we resist under authority granted to us by the 2nd amendment to our country’s Constitution. The amendment makes no mention of who it is applicable to; it simply states that it ‘shall not be infringed.’ To me, that clearly states that no person shall be allowed to infringe the rights guaranteed by the amendment. We are quick to extol the guarantees and importance of the 1st amendment; does the 2nd not deserve equal recognition?

Last edited 4 months ago by ExGob
incorrigible

You got it right in the second instance, but wrong in the first! The second amendment GUARANTEES, not GRANTS, a God given (natural, if you prefer) right! There is a vast difference.

DDS

See US v Cruikshank (1876)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Cruikshank

“The right there specified is that of ‘bearing arms for a lawful purpose.’ This is not a right granted by the Constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.”

ExGob

Animals are not born into our world with a guarantee of anything. There are places on Earth where promoting otherwise could get your head chopped off. If there is an entity that provides us with anything that can be deemed a birthright, then we owe that entity eternal thanks that we live in The United States Of America.

Finnky

Even the lowest of biological entities is born, hatched, sprouted, spawned or cloned with the right to fight for survival to the best of their ability. Yes even viruses, bacteria and amoebas.

None

Biden can rot in hell along with every dem and rep scum bag that follows his agenda I can’t believe that piece of shit represents America, surely not the America I want to live in
Fk him

Boz

The Constitution is a list of restraints against the government. Anything not specifically granted to the power of the govt. is left to the states and the People. Biden is an idiot. He thinks that the Constitution lists every make and model of gun that Citizens are “allowed” to own and that if it’s not on the list then you can’t have it. What a maroon! — Bugs Bunny

Deplorable Bill

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” the second amendment, THE law of the land. The 2A is a legal reflection of a right and obligation given to mankind from the LORD, there is no higher authority. Like us, our forefathers had personally seen decades of tyranny, treason, illegal taxes, illegal imprisonment, illegal search and seizure, threats, threats of violence, outright violence, murder etc. from their government at the time, the British. All of this and then add to it gun control, were… Read more »

Bruce

I am honored to be labeled the “resistance” as the brave French resistance who fought the national socialists (NAZI party). Hopefully, when the dust settles, the collaborators will receive the same fate as those French scum that bent over to the NAZIs. The brave Canadian truckers are the 1st volley.

Rowboat

Government tyranny is on full display in Canada now, for all to see ! The evil, corrupt and tyrannical Justin Trudope is the poster child for a treasonous Globalist agenda. This is a trial run by several governments , including ours, to see if we REALLY have the guts to take them down. I’m very proud of the truckers, who are the backbone of our two Countries, putting their Lives, their Fortune and their Sacred Honor on the line for Freedom, just as our Founding Fathers did against the other Tyranny of the Crown! May God bless you and keep… Read more »

JSNMGC
Rowboat

Whenever I thought about the “Resistance “ in this country, I naturally assumed that the police would be on “our side”. As a retired LEO myself, I never met many Liberals in the FRONT seat of a squad car. I must say , I’m shocked and appalled at the actions of many police officers that obeyed orders to “ stand down “ in the face of anarchy, Seattle, Portland, Baltimore, Charlottesville, Kenosha and the list goes on, yet they obeyed the order to take down violently peaceful right wing protesters. Now I see where the police in Canada have BECOME… Read more »

JSNMGC

The “just following orders” thing has been around for a long time. In many rural areas, LEOs were never put to the test.

It doesn’t take a “liberal” in a squad car, just someone willing to follow orders to enforce heinous laws against their fellow countrymen.

A lot of people used to think most LEOs would “be on our side.”

None

The Leo’s are as bad as Biden that rolled over here and in Canada

gunnerdd517

like obama(if thats his name), did to our military officers. A purge of those who would uphold and defend the Constitution, Liberals are doing to law enforcement.

Monkey Mouse

He is insane. Here in commie NJ, we added over 1M new gun owners since 2019 – the largest % in the entire country, even though we have some of the most liberal anti-2A laws out there. In fact our governor barely squeaked out a win last November and was shut out of a new round of gun control a few weeks ago. I’m sure many other liberal states are moving in the same direction (sorry CA) to either stop or even reverse gun control coming down the pike. NYC is an interesting place – only the criminals, police, wealthy,… Read more »

MP71

The people coming from NY and CT should wonder how many of those out of state plates belong to undercover agents. I’m in Kommifornia (for now). It’s well known that CA DOJ sends agents to surveil gun shows in Nevada looking for CA plates. When the unsuspecting CA subject goes through the “agricultural inspection checkpoint “, agents there already know which license plate numbers are to receive extra scrutiny.

None

Fedx the gun home in parts screw the border nazi’s

Mac

I believe it is crystal clear, Joe Biden is one addled old man. He needs his wife to wipe his mouth, the Secret Service to address the the other end. He requires far, far left traitors to write down what he is to say and when to take questions. He is kept under wraps as much as possible lest the public get a look at how bad off he really is. Joe is nothing more than a puppet and it is readily apparent who is pulling the strings. The conundrum is, looking past Joey boy, the line of succession is… Read more »

PMinFl

Mac, I printed out a list of the 25 constitutional sussessors and not one is qualified to be president.This is why all of his cabinet and appointments are so bad, no one wants any of them to be in line for succession.

Last edited 4 months ago by PMinFl
MICHAELANGELO

Sleepy Joe’s head is so far up his ASS!!

Roland T. Gunner

Hunh. Dumb asshole isnt as stupid as we thought. He recognizes fully half the nation is in the “resistance” against the usurper and his fraudulent regime.

Idaho Bob

I AM THE RESISTANCE!
I will not wear the muzzle!
I will not take the jab!
I will not surrender my weapons!
I will resist tyranny to my last breath!
I AM THE RESISTANCE!

None

I’m with you

Austin

I guess I don’t mind being the “resistance.”

CourageousLion
CourageousLion

Proud to be a member of the RESISTANCE to A LAWLESS OUT OF CONTROL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT! THAT HAS BEEN IGNORING THE CONSTITUTION SINCE THE WAR OF SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE!

Roland T. Gunner

Would that be that infamous society gala frequently characterized as the “War of Northern Aggression”?

JMacZ

“Enough is enough,” President Biden said. “Because we know we can do things about this, but for the resistance, we’re getting from some sectors of the government and the Congress and the state legislatures, and the organizational structures out there.”

Enough IS Enough Slo Joe. Shut your pie hole!
Under the best of conditions, Biden is nothing but an idiotic loud mouth.

Last edited 4 months ago by JMacZ
PAF145

Biden and the retards that support him hate America

CourageousLion

Well they hate the RED STATES for sure!

swmft

they vacation in florida ,rather than comifornia

gunnerdd517

i suspect that when one gets right down to it, they hate themselves too.

CourageousLion

Good. Maybe they will kill themselves and leave us alone.

swmft

they hate you doing what you want rather than what you are told

Cooter

Our government is organized crime at its finest anyone who believes this clown is on some good dope

CourageousLion

Proving it isn’t “our” government. I quote George… But there’s a reason. There’s a reason. There’s a reason for this, there’s a reason education SUCKS, and it’s the same reason it will never, ever, EVER be fixed. It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you’ve got. Because the owners, the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now, the BIG owners! The Wealthy… the REAL owners! The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians. They are irrelevant. The… Read more »

musicman44mag

He is gone and look how true that is today!!!

CourageousLion

A few triggered tards don’t like what he had to say. LOL! Like I really give a flying rats ass about them.

willyd

DUMB A-S JOEY, try to do what he said about Firing a couple of SHOTS off the back porch in DELEWARE, I’ll tell you who and where you will be seeing and where you will be sitting for some time, Police and Jail!!!!!!!!!!

Rodoeo

at least us ‘regular folk’ would..

musicman44mag

Exactly. Hunter sure as hell wouldn’t, even if he was all doped up at the time.

Montana454Casull

Joe finally hit on something that he is right about . Yes ilegitiment clownshow Joe Biden we are the resistance to your communist agendas. The same way we resisted the Britts tyranny ! Joe better go change his depends and sue them because it has shit in it ! After all it did not when he put it on so it must be depends who filled it with shit ! Makes as much sense as holding gun manufacturers responsible for crimes committed with thier product by criminals .

musicman44mag

Or the beer company that made the beer rather than the driver.
LGB FJB

Finnky

I have no doubt he said similar things amount civil rights/desegregation movement in the 60’s. He and his ilk have a great deal of influence over whether resistance takes path of MLK or the black panthers. Seems they are shooting for black panther route – but don’t recognize size, skills or determination of their opposition.

SK

RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA! Durham report HILLARY, HILLARY, HILLARY. Hang ‘em high. This whole Russia invasion thing is a distraction. They knew this report was coming out. That’s why we’ve been hearing about this so called invasion since November and the rhetoric has been ramped up the last week. They all knew Trump was being hacked. From Obama down. Even McConnell and McCain knew. McCain was part of it. FJB

musicman44mag

I just heard that Hitlary paid to have the white house computers infiltrated. Gee, isn’t that like something a terrorist would do? Shouldn’t she be tried and if found guilty shot by a firing squad? Oh, I forgot, she is part of the chosen not a peasant. Sorry, excuse me.

Ronnie

HIS THREATS WILL BECOME ‘REALITY – SOON” — REMEMBER THE WORD’S FROM DJT AT THE LAST RALLY RECENTLY – ” WAIT TILL YOU SEE WHAT JOE BIDEN WILL DO TO YOUR 2ND AMENDMENT ” ! THIS WAS A ‘WARNING TO US” ! AND WE BETTER TAKE HEED – AND DO WHAT WE CAN TO “STOP HIM IN HIS TRACKS ! (legally speaking) WE HAVE TO DO THIS BY THE LAW – BUT IF THEY GO ABOVE ‘OUR LAW OF THE LAND ‘ THEN WE ALL NEED TO “REFRESH OUR MEMORY OF “OUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ” !!!

gregs

“Imagine had we had an aliabil… [sic] they’re the only industry in America that is exempted from being able to be sued by the public. Only one,” the president protested. “Why the gun manufacturers?… It’s got to end. They’ve got to be held responsible for the things they do that are irresponsible.”

had he said vaccine manufacturers, he would have been right.
how many people around the world have been adversely affected by a vaccine with abysmal efficacy?

Finnky

Forget industry. Immunity must be stripped from public servants – starting at the top. Got a mirror handy Brandon?

Son of Waylon

Grandpa joe is completely useless, hold the line, don’t comply, this OUR history in the making, don’t let any of these turds fool you, especially some faded green haired, angry cat T-shirt wearing, work hating, Low self esteem, political leftist!!

Darkman

Dementia Joe is only proving how badly his mind has gone bye bye. #Resistance is a Liberal Democrat group formed in 2017. Against President Trump.

Green Mtn. Boy

You have to realize even when he was first elected to the senate over 47 years ago he never had a original thought,the man has always been a complete moron even before dementia set in.
The only reason Obowelmovement chose him as his Vice President was because he was easily lead around be the nose.

Arizona

Joe was assassination insurance for bowelmovement.

Green Mtn. Boy

Never thought of it that way but your point is valid.

musicman44mag

just like kamalatoe is to obiden.

DDS

Even today the concept still applies, though updated a bit. During the Obama years, the most dreaded words in the English language were “President Joe Biden.”

Today, those words are “President Kamala Harris.”

goodchowder

I’m flattered, and honored, that our rogue Leftist President recognizes We the People as the Resistance!

Green Mtn. Boy

That is after all just what the second amendment is about,the resistance to tyrannical governments and remember the founders warned of us it.

The Marxist Left and they refer to themselves as Democrats are the furthest thing from democratic, they are the unAmerican totalitarian Commiecrat party. In order to fulfill their ultimate goals they have to remove all civilian arms from” We The People” right down to peas and straws.

Arizona

The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these [usurpers] are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.

SK

From my cold dead hands. FJB

swmft

not even then

CourageousLion

Make sure you leave us with then having lots of cold dead hands. 10 at the least, 100 would be great, 1000 and you’re in history books. 10,000 we make you the next leader.

CourageousLion

Some triggered tards think that killing communist murders is a bad thing.

None

Exactly

swmft

same as communism,and they mean totalitarianism. power mongers will never say what they mean someone would dispose of them early on.a real communism would be an absolute democracy,better described as absolute gridlock ,or mob rule where individualism would get crushed

CourageousLion

Individualism is the enemy of those in power. Which is why they try to beat it out of you in the 10th plank public school system.

CourageousLion

GOOD LUCK WITH REMOVING THOSE ARMS!