Fact-Check: Joe Biden ‘Civilians Couldn’t Own Cannons’ ~ FALSE ~ VIDEO

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- President Joe Biden has doubled down on his claim that private individuals could not own certain types of firearms when the Constitution was ratified. In a press conference in New York City with new Mayor Eric Adams, Joe Biden repeated the claim: “You couldn’t buy a cannon when this (Second) Amendment was passed.”

Biden has made the same false claim at least once before in an interview with Wired from May 2020, Biden similarly stated:

“From the very beginning, you weren’t allowed to have certain weapons. You weren’t allowed to own a cannon during the revolutionary war as an individual.”

AmmoLand News was able to find the truth of this argument and as you expect, President Biden was wrong again.

The reality is that muskets, privateer ships, swivel guns, and cannons were owned and operated by private individuals throughout the Revolutionary War. In fact, one could argue that without individuals owning this military equipment that the war could very well have been lost.

In order for Biden’s claim to be validated in any way, you would need to have some form of law or de facto precedent that banned/prohibited the ownership of cannons by private individuals. While it is true the British did implement forms of gun confiscation in the years during the Revolution there is no mention of a ban on any type of cannon or firearm.

Below is a quote from an article written by David Kopel, Research Director of the Independence Institute, a public policy research organization, and a staunch defender of Second Amendment rights:

“…the British gun control program that precipitated the American Revolution: the 1774 import ban on firearms and gunpowder; the 1774-75 confiscations of firearms and gunpowder; and the use of violence to effectuate the confiscations. It was these events that changed a situation of political tension into a shooting war. Each of these British abuses provides insights into the scope of the modern Second Amendment.”

Even at the height of British gun control in Colonial America, nothing specifically prevented private individuals from owning a canon and there is very good reason for that: privateers. Civilian privateers had for years been employed by both the Crown and later the fledgling American government. At the height of the war, privateers were well equipped with cannons and muskets. These men were civilians, oftentimes equipping their private whaling, fishing, and cargo vessels with cannons purchased or plundered on the high seas.

Could you imagine telling privateers, “you can keep the plunder but no cannons!”

Verdict – False

Biden’s claimed, “You weren’t allowed to own a cannon during the revolutionary war as an individual.” 

The Biden campaign (at the time) and his current administration have provided nothing to support this claim. Many respected historians and researchers have in fact refuted this claim already. Without evidence to support it and with more evidence showing that civilian ownership of cannons was perfectly legal it is obvious that Biden is unaware of this nation’s history.

AmmoLand rates this claim as FALSE.

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JDT

Now creepy pants is gonna try and ban my cannon rights!

Mike11C

Biden is a total piece of uh, uh, you know the thing…

swmft

more than 100,000 drug od deaths per year cdc number 39,700 gun related deaths (still wondering if it is like covid related hit by truck but oh tested positive for covid head is still on bumper covid death??????) 24,000+ suicides fix the drug problem and mental health you would do more for saving lives than eliminating every gun and hammer and knife

JDT

it’s not about saving life it’s about disarming the people…almost 1/2 million Americans die every year from tobacco.

DDS

Lets not forget these guys.

https://southbendreplicas.com/

Don

Hern Iron Works sells full-sized cannon. They are located in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. The make Revolutionary war and Civil War replica, shooting cannon. It is too bad Biden remains so stupid. But there is no hope for gun owners with the idiot in charge.

swmft

how many cannon ,including auto cannon have been used in a murder in US in last 100 years bet even fbi does not have any info on something like that happening ever

CourageousLion

What can you possibly expect from a brain dead puppet?

Deplorable Bill

Yup, I watched this happen yesterday. Between these lies and his others, it appears he is about to start national firearm confiscation. The British tried the very same things. It all went sideways when the British got wind of a firearms cashe in Concord. The British military marched there to confiscate all of it. They were engaged and delayed at Lexington. When they got to the farm outside of Concord, where the arms had been, they found ——- nothing. When they offered to murder the owner of the farm, the militia, who had retrieved the firearms and had concealed themselves… Read more »

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swmft

this is how i feal as well, have seen first hand what happens when people cant or wont defend themselves, china would kill a farmer who did not give all his crop to state to be redistributed that was late 60s bet it has not changed

StLPro2A

LiAR-, SNIFFER-, GAFFER-IN-CHIEF

Orion

Biden’s knowledge and understanding of the conditions leading up to our Revolutionary War, our Constitution and the Framers who wrote it is nil. With each passing day through his pathetic comments, he proves it in Full Color.

Arizona Don

There is little doubt President Joe Biden is coming after our guns. He, right now is telling us he is. Why shouldn’t we believe him? After all he said it before he was elected and now he is saying it again. First he will come after the guns that look scary to people who know nothing about guns (AR’s and AK’s which he refers to as assault weapons but are not assault weapons). Then if he accomplishes their confiscation, which I doubt, he will come after another classification probably all semi-auto rifles and hand guns. Then lever actions like Henry and Marlin. Then who knows but eventually… Read more »

Deplorable Bill

Well, righteously said Sir.

Arm up and carry on

CourageousLion

Let me get this straight… JOE BIDEN is coming after our guns? HOW? Oh you mean he is going to get some guys who wear red coats to go out and do his bidding…well, shoot the bastards between the eyes. And when it starts don’t cower in your house waiting for them to come get yours. Go AFTER THEM. WAR OF THE FLEA! JUST FUCKING TRY IT!

swmft

I think after they dig enough graves even the police will think gun confiscation is a bad idea

Macpuma

Muzzle loading cannon as far as I know are still legal to buy and own without restriction. Civil war cannon are available online. Steen Cannons Also, many museum ships, like the USS Iowa, still have working 16″ guns.

mlhtd51

Two kinds of People in the World Today, Ones You Need and Sonsabitches You Don’t Need. Enough Said.

musicman44mag

Remember, if you hear things that are untrue enough, it becomes the truth. Now hear this. President biden once said he would use our own military weapons against our citizens if we had a civil war. President biden said he would use our own military weapons against our citizens if we had a civil war. President biden said he would use our own military weapons against our citizens if we had a civil war. We all know this to be true because we blew up Ammoland about it for a few days. Now, try and find anything about it on… Read more »

JSNMGC

Are you referring to his comments about nukes and F-15s?

If so, numerous articles and youttube videos came right up.

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2021/06/biden-says-gun-owners-would-need-f-15s-and-nukes-to-take-on-the-us-govt/

musicman44mag

I typed “Biden statement about using the American Military against American citizens”. Everything came up Afghanistan. Thank you, I guess it’s not as bad as I thought.

Have a great day, because of you, mine is better. Thanks.

JSNMGC

You’re welcome. I entered: “Biden nukes f-15s.”

Have a good day.

swmft

well that is what has been said from the beginning second amendment protects the others , without guns become slaves look how Canadians and Australians are treated internment camps for un vaxed cant drive a truck

Deplorable Bill

I did watch and listen to all of those who were running for president. I do remember biden, cumonma, beto, a pro communist spy screwer and other communist minded hopefuls say exactly that. I watched biden say this crap yesterday, live, on the news. They ran on this crap. They have made many promises and outright threats against the constitution, the nation and the people they swore to defend. There is ZERO reason to think or hope they will not try to enact their evil, unconstitutional ideals and threats.

Arm up and carry on

uncle dudley

After over forty years in congress you would think he would have learned the history of the country, but it’s apparent he was only working for Joe and not the U.S. or it’s people.

musicman44mag

He is creating the history he wants us all to believe. Soon you won’t be able to find anything on the net that talks about the revolutionary war being over guns and powder. Children are no longer taught that in school. When they try to burn the books we will know we live in a Nazi country but they will use the excuse to save the trees and the planet so everyone will buy in foolishly. They are already burning and banning the truth on the internet. Think about the internet as being a book and the truth becomes clear.… Read more »

swmft

the destroy education so they can indoctrinate , government is turning into thugs world wide… who put something in the water…and general population supporting the bs …society is de evolving jungle rule

2gats

joe biden……”if I only had a brain….”

musicman44mag

Man, I should know what song that goes to but I can’t remember. For some reason I am thinking Wizard of Oz.

OrGONE

swmft

phd of thinkology

Finnky

I think it was the scarecrow in Wizard of Oz. Lion wanted courage, tin man wanted a heart & scarecrow wanted a brain in his straw filled head.

One of the morals of that story was that they each already had what they needed inside them. Just needed help bringing it out.

musicman44mag

Thanks, that’s it.

CourageousLion

My handle is the result of that transformation in ME. I posted in many places as Courageous Lion. Here is one that was found by the web site owner who posted it. It was written by me in the mid 2006 for MEDIA BYPASS MAGAZINE! https://www.educate-yourself.org/cn/communistmanifestortenplanks12sep06.shtml

CourageousLion

It was the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. I was the Cowardly Lion until about the age of 20.

hippybiker

Typical Bovine Scatology from an infirm, idiot! As an example of propaganda mills, when this first hit the news, I got 30 days in F*ckbook Jail for mentioning that I knew people in reenactment groups in Illinois that owned Canons for use in their programs, and that I had met people who fired canons into Lake Michigan for fun!

Mystic Wolf

I live in the desert and one of the families that is out here has a couple of cannons, one is 3 pounder the other is a 5 pounder. That 3 pounder can and has sent a shot for about 800 yards, when that one was fired the shot landed in my back 20, the thing is this family manufactured the cannons themselves both are made from cast iron with bronze straps. This idiot biden does not know what he is talking about. You do not even need to fill out the 4473 to have a cannon.

CourageousLion

Hmmmm….maybe we should truck a few hundred of them to DC.

Knute Knute

I’ll take one of these instead. I like the 360 degree rotation. Too bad that it requires a 3 man crew, and cannot even fire without at least 2.
But still one of the coolest private cannons out there.

Knute Knute

OOPS, Forgot the link!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dJDn5F1GQk&list=PL9e3UCcU00TROa-o4xJsJ5UKS2b_PWKSB&index=16
And, OFC this one was sold at auction, so this video alone puts the lie to what Biden’s handlers told him to say… 🙂

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Wild Bill

That is pretty cool!

Knute Knute

Ain’t it though? I want one!!!
Hitch it up to my 3/4 ton and take it everywhere I go… 🙂

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Knute Knute

I’d call it my everyday carry!
Imagine how popular that’d make one at the next 2 gun match! I’d like to see the faces of the ROs when I ask if it can fit somewhere in some BUG category! Just say that when your pistol runs dry, you transition to THIS firearm! 🙂

CourageousLion

Wear your badge of fascist book jail proudly. I’ve been in that “jail” so often loose track. I think it is about 325 days a year. Gives me lots of time to post in other places. If any site starts censoring me, I’m gone.

JMacZ

Well Biden owns a cannon, but like his feet he also sticks it in his mouth. What a disgraceful idiot. If he really wanted to ‘honor’ those two fallen NYC officers, he shouldn’t have attended. Turning their event into a political dog and pony show was utterly disgraceful and banal.

Mystic Wolf

Just remember that the biden is suffering from alzheimers and does not remember things from one day to the next! The biden has had his brain turn into mush from the 50 years he has been in one office or the other.

Fergie

Why does this idiot think you need numbers on your gun?? So the government will know you have it?? Screw that! Americans have made guns since the beginning and no moron is going to say different!! We need less government, not more!

CourageousLion

No, not so that the “government” will know it, but rather that some PSYCHOPATHIC CONTROL FREAKS will know you have it. Just like “what’s your social”? WHO THE FK EVER DECIDED THAT I SHOULD HAVE A NUMBER TO LIVE? SOME BODY. SOME MORON MENTALLY DERANGED “LAW” MAKER. I was 14 when a number was forced on me. I was making a DEPOSIT in my local bank and the dumb ass teller wanted me to verify “your social”. Geezzzz….I felt like going in and smacking him in the head.

Sarge2020

You can still own a functional cannon….just FYI.

Sarge2020

And a mortar too.

HLB

Nothing so satisfying as to watch that bear can mortar launch a can over in to the next valley.

HLB

HLB

beer.

HLB

Mystic Wolf

Mortars are fun to have, there are a few that I know that have them and they are fun too shoot.

Don

Friends and I had mortars and cannon that shot concrete filled orangejuice can. About 2.25inch bore, or 57mm. We even made small explosive shells that used CO2 cylinders filled with black powder. They were not big explosions but they were still fun.

Arny

Another President with no knowledge of American history. I know damn well it was taught when this moron went to school. He must have been hanging out with Corn Pop.

Wild Bill

School? He can hardly remember his own name!

Knute Knute

He sometimes calls his wife; “That lady”. Can’t even remember his wife’s name. That is very very senile!

musicman44mag

Mabey he took to many other kids back behind the gym and got his head beat in so much that now the brain trauma is finally catching up to him.

OreGONE

Mystic Wolf

Well he does have alzheimers so yeah his brain what is left of it has turned to mush.

swmft

he is brain dead! maybe they keep giving him infusions of brain cells from cadavers,or abortions why he disappears for days on end

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Knute Knute

Maybe that’s how they keep him going! Because, no matter how far down he sinks, he always seems to be able to remember the words; “C’mon Man!” and “Son of a bitch”.
We can start calling those new ones his “C’mon man” brain cells! 🙂

CourageousLion

Well I know he is a bit older then I am. And it WASN’T taught when I was in school. I gradjated from the pubic cesspool in 1972. Carol Shitty Florida.

swmft

military schools were still teaching , had a friend graduated eddison when it was all white , he was in the cuba blockade in 62

nrringlee

OK, here is the central truth at work concerning the Progressive New Left and sock puppets like Joe Biden representing the same: facts do not matter. Facts lead to premises. Premises are the means by which you form opinions. When your facts are bad, your premises are flawed and your opinions become effluent. This is the case. But the Progressive New Left has a sold defensive tactic to defend themselves in debate when their magical thinkng falls apart. Saul Alinsky armed them with the Rules for Radicals way back in 1972. Those tactics allow New Left Progressives to exit debate… Read more »

musicman44mag

Spot on.

swmft

second

Mac

If Biden’s lips are moving he is LYING!

nrringlee

The same can be said of any person on the political left. Biden is just dumb enough to believe the propaganda.

swmft

please use correct word dumd is inability to speak biden is stupid , and to the exact point iq below 25 idiot so he is a stupid idiot can barely talk

Mystic Wolf

And about half the time he can’t walk

Knute Knute

He also doesn’t notice that the ‘Rose Garden’ outside his ‘Oval Office’ is in full bloom in December! Do you think that he no longer knows about the seasons passing, or is he so far gone that he thinks the basement his handlers keep him in is the White House? My personal opinion is that he doesn’t know they appointed him the President. That’s why his handlers keep getting caught on open mics calling him; “Mr. Former Vice President”. I think he thinks that O’bomba is still in the White House, and he just got caught doing something bad with… Read more »

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Laddyboy

Before the Revolutionary War, “Americans” were SUBJECTS of the British Crown. One MUST remember that the “Colonists” also were SERVING the Crown by FIGHTING the French, Spanish and Indians who rejected the Crown. Thus, before the Revolutionary War, It WAS EXPECTED that “Subjects” owned the FIRE Power to REPELL the current “enemies”. At that time, “Subjects” could own any projectile weapon they were able to obtain. During, late, the RW “Subjects” of the English Crown, THREW OFF that “Subject” word and became CITIZENS of the Americas.

Wild Bill

Technically, George Washington and the continental army siezed sovereignty from King George and the parliament. Then GW and the continental congress gave sovereignty to the American people.

nrringlee

The ‘war’ was actually a civil war, a transfer of political power. The American Revolution actually happened long before the shooting started. The Revolution was the transformation of civil, economic and social relationships by conditions in the New World and the influx of various populations from across the globe who had the opportunity and necessity to reinvent their life conditions. That is a revolution. A fundamental change in the human condition. That is why America is an exceptional country. We don’t change tyrants. We change the conditions of life.

Wild Bill

I think that it was more of a world war. France and Spain provided money, war materials and soldiers to us. Fighting took place in the N. America, the Caribbean, India, the high seas, and even Britain was invaded. .

swmft

no Asian countries were involved not world war , it was a shifting of power remember magna carta gave rights to nobility and church in around 1200 (english government has repealed all acts of the magna carta so only government functionaries have rights) our fight for independence came at a time when there was a lot of infighting in the royal houses of Europe ( remember these people were all related in some way) and by proxy of helping us the spanish and french could get even with england. the articles of confederation formed a week union and people figured… Read more »

Rob

I’m intrigued by how you mimic the emphasis by capitalization so often employed by NRA snail mail and others. Perhaps NRA-ILA has an opening for you? You should check.

Filiopio

When I read such news, I always remember the events I read about on the pages of the great depression essay at https://studydriver.com/great-depression-essay/ and I think that events always have repetitions and moves in a circle. I don’t know how to really understand it.

Laddyboy

@Filiopo; I think of a pendulum, not a circle. On on end of the pendulum, Freedoms, clothing, foods, cars, houses, work exist. On the other end of the pendulum, Restrictions, changes of attitudes exist. After the Colonists broke free of the Crown, we were working on the RIGHT END of the pendulum. Today, the DemoKKKrat communist party Demands Americans SWING to the LEFT END of the pendulum where Our Freedoms are limited or removed. Kind of the same as when the Crown OWNED its Subjects. However, Americans will not abide with the socialist/communist agenda(15,21,31,New World Order)!!! America and Americans will… Read more »

Wild Bill

We have to defeat this socialist/pestilence agenda in our lifetimes because the follow on generations don’t have what it takes.

nrringlee

Well stated. Freedom is a precious commodity and elites will always arise and try to subjugate their neighbors. Our Natural Rights are the stop gap to prevent that subjugation. So excuse me but I have to go clean our AR-`5’s and load 1500 rounds of hollow points for the same. This who freedom thing will keep you busy.

swmft

same old ship different day

Knute Knute

“the use of violence to effectuate the confiscations. It was these events that changed a situation of political tension into a shooting war. Each of these British abuses provides insights into the scope of the modern Second Amendment.” And we also have a huge amount of political tensions today. When criminals are attempting to rape, pillage, and destroy you, that is where the “tensions” come from. The same now as it was in 1774-6. I predict that government violence to confiscate(a3 dollar word meaning; to steal) our firearms will once again be the spark to ignite this powder keg. Just… Read more »

Laddyboy

IF the DemoKKKrat communists/S.E.S. cabal keeps pushing, YOU MIGHT BE CORRECT! I HOPE and PRAY the “war” remains with words. One must be vigilant, and knowledgeable of what is happening in this “political war”. One MUST be prepared.
Old saying: Hope for the best —– be prepared for the worst!!!

musicman44mag

You keyboard cowards that represent the left go somewhere else. We don’t need you down voting a statement that is true or correct. Go play with your buddies in your own playground. We aren’t messing around in your sand box.
OreGONE

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Knute Knute

But they won’t…because taking over ALL of the sandboxes is their agenda!

swmft

and they took the guns from Canadians and Australians, they will have a hell of a time regaining rights, no way to fight back will be war of the mouse

Green Mtn. Boy

Brandon is one braindead ignorant Imbecile and those are his finer points,FJB/LGB.

swmft

do you really think his iq is that high,25/49 i would say closer to mid 20s idiot

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Laddyboy

His brain/thinking abilities are diminishing DAILY. I can be SEEN when he is speaking “off-the-cuff”. Without the drugs or acting-DOUBLES, he often cannot complete a single thought.

musicman44mag

Ya and his earpiece isn’t helping either.

Wild Bill

Yes, that made him the perfect mouth piece for the socialist marxists to control after they cheated him to power, and it is working.

Arizona

FJB. Lying piece of socialist filfth

Treedodger

AmmoLand rates this claim as FALSE……I rate Dementia Joe a complete idiot.

Knute Knute

Ammoland rates nothing, and never has. At least not in all of the years I’ve been reading the comments. The censorship comes from the media, government or big tech. You’ve been so long without ever reading a real news story that you seem to have forgotten what journalism IS. It’s reporting the facts… instead of CREATING the stories!
Making up what you think that ammoland MIGHT claim… is EXACTLY the definition of “fake news”.

Laddyboy

AGREED!

Knute Knute

Yes, but that is the same censorship that is everywhere, on every platform. I was talking about Ammoland, specifically, being the one to do the censoring. Everything online, all traffic, has to go through the authority’s hands in the form of giant rafts full of servers owned by googletube(50+ percent of the stock belonging to the Khazar Mafia, so their property to do with as they please), or else through the Utah Data Center, code named “bumblehive”. A rather appropriate nickname for a bunch of bumbling hive minds, isn’t it? :-)That is why we will win this conflict. Because thinking… Read more »

swmft

se another agrees with me 0 to 23 idiot