True to Form, Biden Uses SOTU to Continue Personal War on 2A

Joe Biden went after guns and the firearms industry late in his State of the Union speech. (Screen snip, YouTube, PBS)

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Joe Biden waited until late in his State of the Union address to remind Congress and the country he hasn’t given up his lifelong war on the Second Amendment, nor has he overcome his penchant for prevarication when it comes to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA).

Well into his speech (just over the two-hour mark), Biden renewed his attack on gun owners, calling on Congress “to pass proven measures to reduce gun violence.”

“Pass universal background checks,” Biden demanded. “Why should anyone on a terrorist list be able to purchase a weapon? Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that hold up to a hundred rounds.”

He then went off script, trying a quip that immediately got him into trouble with one of the nation’s largest grassroots gun rights organizations, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

Biden remarked, “You think the deer are wearing Kevlar vests?”

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb issued a fiery rebuttal, stating, “Biden’s remark about deer and Kevlar vests was intended to perpetuate the myth that the Second Amendment is about hunting. If he honestly believes the right to keep and bear arms is protected by the Constitution just so we can head to a duck blind, he needs remedial courses on U.S. history and constitutional law.”

Biden tried to justify his demand, claiming, “These laws don’t infringe on the Second Amendment. They save lives.”

To which Gottlieb responded, “His claim that bans on so-called ‘assault weapons’ and original capacity magazines are ‘proven measures’ to reduce violent crime is demonstrably untrue. Just look at the FBI Uniform Crime Report.”

And in a reference to Biden’s opening remarks about the battle going on in Ukraine, Gottlieb added a further dig: “And we should note these are the same kinds of guns and magazines Ukrainian citizens are using to defend their freedom from a savage enemy bent on killing innocent civilians including women and children.”

Biden’s comments brought further reactions from members of Congress. When Biden called for the repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, calling it “the liability shield that makes gun manufacturers the only industry in America that can’t be sued,” Twitter lit up.

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) tweeted, “Big Biden Lie: gun manufacturers are the only industry that can’t be sued. Truth: If guns malfunction, the manufacturers can be sued. Not so with vaccines!”

Radio Host Buck Sexton quickly reacted on Twitter, asserting, “Biden is just lying about the ‘liability shield’ for firearms manufacturers No other industry is made liable for criminal misuse of their product. But his base is full of hysterics who hate gun owners, so facts don’t matter.”

A cornerstone of Biden’s political career spanning almost a half-century has been gun control. But he has been known to ignore facts and history, which has gotten him into trouble in the past. Gottlieb alluded to Biden’s repeated canard about how Americans were not allowed to own cannons when the Second Amendment was written some 240 years ago, an assertion that brought four “Pinocchios”—the designation for an outright lie—from Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler. Perhaps this was why he didn’t attempt to repeat the tale during his Tuesday night address.

Biden also called on Congress to “pass universal background checks,” even though it is widely accepted that criminals do not acquire their guns via normal commercial channels where they would have to submit to background checks. And, there are documented cases where mass shooters—who never before committed any sort of crime—legally bought their guns and passed one or more checks. For example, Isla Vista, California killer Elliot Rodger was one such offender, purchasing three handguns in California—a state that already required background checks on all gun transactions—in the months leading up to his 2014 rampage in which he fatally shot three people. Rodger passed all three checks and the state-mandated waiting periods.

Such facts have never seemed to matter to Biden, who has been unable to push his gun control agenda and has actually suffered some losses, most notably his inability to appoint retired ATF agent-turned-gun control advocate David Chipman to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a debacle covered extensively by AmmoLand News in 2021.

Perhaps the tempest erupting from Biden’s SOTU remarks is best summed up by CCRKBA’s Gottlieb, who observed, “There was a time in the distant past when people forgave Joe Biden for his gaffes and fabrications, but his crusade against gun owners and the firearms industry has clearly become an obsession for which he no longer gets a pass. He wants Nancy Pelosi and Capitol Hill Democrats to gut the Second Amendment, and by default, the entire Bill of Rights. That cannot be allowed.”


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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Russn8r

“Biden also called on Congress to ‘pass universal checks’”

So did Gottlieb after Sandy Hook, but claimed his scheme wouldn’t lead to abuse, as sheriffs would do the checks. Even NRA refused to go along.

He fails to get, or pretends not to, most sheriffs are in bed with ATFBI. Any list of gun owners – whether held by ATF, gun dealers or sheriffs – is a de facto registry. A tyrannical gvt can grab it & few sheriffs will resist. Most sheriffs & chiefs oppose sanctuary laws with any real teeth e.g. no punishment for violating WY’s law.

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Rock

Biden makes Jimmy Carter look good !
Yeah, I’ll take Trump back in a heartbeat !

john

Biden had committed “Treason” pulling out of afghanistan while arming the enemy of the United states the Taliban. He left Americans behind his son Hunter is criminal drug addicted now accused of domestic violence while in possession of a handgun . Hello Dad It’s Hunter what did you do now !!!! Let me call my friends in the Ukraine I get you nice job title so you can turn your life around. The democrats are never going to stop going after the American public’s firearms. The NRA needs to attack attack and attack the democrats credibility, though they will not.… Read more »

Tank

Yes some really good salient points. The experimental VaXXine sham we just lived through & experienced has got to be perhaps the most hyprocrical example of medical tyranny doublespeak rhetoric I have ever witnessed. It’s beyond obvious guns are a tool as is any weapon. I can guarantee with certitude that vaXXines are also a tool of tyrants as the blowback & fallout will continue to reveal the truth no matter how much they try to cover up what just happened. Spoons don’t make people fat & guns aren’t the sole culprit for killing people. The Human Condition has never… Read more »

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Arizona Don

Many things have gone wrong for Biden since taking office. In fact it would be an understatement to say everything has gone bad. Currently under Biden we have; crippling inflation, much higher gas prices, much higher food prices. A supply side crisis which is causing empty shelves in many if not all our grocery stores. Open borders allowing drugs, illegal guns, and millions of illegal aliens to cross into our country not vetted and unchecked. Consequently criminals, gang members and people with covid are entering. Dramatically increasing crime and that means all crimes but especially homicides and car jacking. And now we are a breath away from… Read more »

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 not only about self defense, defense of others, sporting, collecting, defending the nation against foreign invasion, it is about a people’s, a nation’s, defense against a corrupt, tyrannical government like the one we have now. This is exactly why we must keep it and this is exactly why the corrupt people in government and the privet sector are trying to get rid of it. It… Read more »

Arizona Don

Much as been said about gun owners and guns in the United States of America. A considerable amount of what has been said is both unfounded and untrue. The untruth for the most part comes from the far left leaning propagandized citizens of this country who would like to fundamentally transform this country into something no one has asked for few if any citizens understand, including those proposing the change, and even fewer will ever accept the transformation at least peacefully. Currently Biden says he is going to come after out guns. It seems reasonable to believe that is his intent, desire and… Read more »

musicman44mag

It’s all deeper than just your gun. The old feeble man doesn’t know what he is saying and it is hard for his brain to hold back the Freudian slips. Did you hear him say when he was talking about wages that he is going to drive wages down? Yep, he has the data to back it up too with letting illegals come across the border into America that are willing to take your job and do it for less because their main goal is to send it to their home country leaving less money in America and them being… Read more »

john

Bill Gates the vaccine monster himself has said that another pandemic is in the making and mRNA vaccines will be the needed for all in late2022 and in 2023. If you have not read the Deer now have covid the corona virus in the North will hunting be banned. There is danger ahead from those we elected in Washington

Country Boy

I watched some of TSOTU address. I found that watching Pelosi and Harris’s facial expressions, and body language most interesting, yet frightening..
They appear to be overly excited, like they’ve just passed a bill that We The People haven’t yet learned about. Pelosi appears very giddy at times. Try watching it again and watch Pelosi’s body langauge and seemingly drug induced behavior. And to think these idiots are running the country…Tttttttttt…….

GmanNM

I think you got it right with piglosi’s behavior -“drug induced” seems about right. I think Mrs Speaker has been taking liberal advantage of the drug laws and DC and CA and her behavior, at SOTU and her attempts at giving non-scripted soap box tirades show degraded thinking skills that are certainly more than just age related. I think it’s past time to put the old cow to pasture. She is way over her expiration date and the old hippie has fried one too many brain cells.

john

She is a reptile from the swamp welding too much power her latest trip Feb 2022 to israel and abroad as speaker of the house needs many questions and answers. Colluding with a foreign government comes to mind.

Oldman

Biden has sold out America to Russia and China. He works at their pleasure. Why else would he shut down our energy in favor of buying Really crude from Russia? We are his serfs and we WILL toe his line, or else. I will give him his ‘or else’, when he has grabbed enough intestinal fortitude to come get it.

john

To destroy are way of life in the name of Stakeholder Capitalism

Finnky

Anyone else notice that biden wants to ban high-capacity mags holding up to 100 rounds? I read that as standard mags: 5, 10, 20, 30, 40 or 60 (for 5.56/223) are all OK with him – as are high capacity mags holding over 100 rounds. Would hate to try swinging an AR-10 loaded with 110 rounds of 308, but a PS90 modified to hold several hundred sounds just great. Oh yeah, 90 is standard mags for 5.7 isn’t it? Not that I agree with him – I think a mag holding 35 or 75 should be fine as well as… Read more »

nrringlee

In fifty years of serving himself at the public trough Biden has been detached from the truth. Now he is detached from both truth and reality. He will be the death of the Progressive New Left. Thank God for him in that.

musicman44mag

I pray your words ring true.

john

He might be responsible for another world war

Tank

Excellent article that hits many key talking & data points of truth. The only large scale acts of violence I see are by US GubMINT, DOS/CIA, US/NATO Junta – Gladio puppet regimes using usual obfuscation & gas lighting tactics in political theatre. We can see lots of crabwise aporia political hypocrisy lexicon jargon & not too much productive positive melliferous yields from any of those policies. American Exceptionalism & Empire is being deliberately incrementally disassembled using progressive/liberal/bohemian political ideology as shield & cover while China & Russia are being pivoted & positioned for future power transitional changes forthcoming. Technology transfer… Read more »

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Mudhunter

People like Joe Biden are incapable of speaking as if the are in reality or to use simple honesty when discussing a matter. Even if Biden was perfectly sane, he would still speak as he does now. Many laws focus on punishing all people instead of specifically going after criminals. The lie about this trend is what empowers tyranny at the expense of individual freedom. For instance, the NFA 34 is not aimed at criminals. It is aimed at all citizens as potential criminals who MIGHT cause major death and mayhem. What is lost in that discussion is it is… Read more »

Arny

They can pass what they want. I could care less. C’mon Man get the party started before I need a Hoveround.

Wild Bill

I like your spirit!

JSNMGC

There are a lot of people here who are delusional about who will be at the party.

It would be preferable if the enforcers just decided they were not going to enforce unconscionable laws (and therefore differentiate themselves from the enforcers used by Mao, Stalin, Hitler, the Kim family, Pol Pot, etc., etc.).

Tank

True.

GmanNM

That public pension retirement is too enticing. “Just doing my job” or “Doing what I was ordered” aren’t going to cut it when the shtf. I suspect some of the non-civilian enforcers will have something to be worried about then. If someone doesn’t have the spine to stand up against the rot within an agency (from town/county commissioners all the way through the highest levels of federal gov) then they are part of the problem that is causing our great republic to look like a banana republic.

Country Boy

Ditto.

gregs

leftists are unable/unwilling to tell the truth. if they did, very few would vote for them, you will always have people that support them.
they have to resort to lies, innuendo’s, misinformation and deception to citizens to have them support them, never the truth. pick a subject, crime, racism, equal rights, voting, free speech, religious liberty, or any of the other right listed in the Bill of Rights, they want to restrict or eliminate them.
i will die free or fighting to defend freedom.

Wild Bill

The S. Ct. has already changed the definition of Right. A Right used to be a shield that the government could not get around or by pass. A Right stopped government in its tracks. The Right holder was the equal of government. That was a check on the government’s authority build into our system by the founders. The elitist S. Ct., since before we were born, has been adopting a “balancing” approach when government asserts it authority and someone defends with their Right. Eroding the notion of what a Right is erodes the entire BOR all at one time. Very… Read more »

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Finnky

@WB – You are right. Fighting the police is just used as evidence that we are dangerous and evil – and costs lawmakers nothing. Like a snake, you have to go after the head.

Wild Bill

roger that.

Tackleberry

The problem is that dense urban centers tend to have a majority of leftists at the top tiers of their police forces, while the rank and file fall more to the center, right. So until such a point that those rank and file abandon support of the politicians, and or abandon their posts, you still have to go through them to get to the head of the snake. The rank and file will continue policing the streets only so long as there is stability. Only once the actual SHTF is well underway will you see the system(s) fall apart. So… Read more »

john

Who is the slippery snake in the house. There are a lot of reptiles in Washington. Who is the biggest swamp monster????

john

The democrats are waiting for the fight to begin they have locked themselves behind walls and razor wire. The democrats opened the Southern border letting the enemy in freely. The democrats have locked Americans down forced businesses to shutter and close forever while allowing riots on the streets of sacuntery cities.During a man made pandemic with a little man, where is Dr Facui The democrats have issued mandates against our freedom granted in the constitution then charged those who did not obey with fines and jail. The democrats and rhinos are arming the ukraine do to democratic failed foreign policies… Read more »

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Ronnie

WHEN THE H3LL IS OUR ‘ CONGRESSMEN ‘ GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS ” TYRANNICAL – DICK-TATER’!!!! HE HAS “COMMITTED TREASON – SEVERAL TIMES ” > AND THIS IDIOT IS STILL IN OFFICE !
FIRST = DECERTIFY OUR 2020 ELECTION! THEN ‘CLOSE THE G0D DAMN BORDER ! THEN ‘DEPORT EVERY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT!” THEN ‘DISMANTLE THE WHOLE ” FAKE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ” ! WE ‘THE PEOPLE ‘ WILL MAKE IT “SMALLER / LESS COMPLICATED/ DROP THE INSANELY ‘HIGH SALARIES/ BENEFITS ‘ THEY ARE “STEALING FROM US ” ! WE NEED OUR ECONOMY BACK AS IT WAS ( 2016->2020) !

Tank

Hopeium

Green Mtn. Boy

Braindead Marxist sockpuppet,FJB/LGB.

swmft

bet he would have loved to work for stalin

musicman44mag

Stalin reincarnate.

Arizona

Biden lies, as usual. Those all infringe, and we won’t be having it. Shove that speech where the sun don’t shine, Dementia Joe.

musicman44mag

I’m sure there is room for more! Can we put hillary, hunter and peolsi up there too?

john

This is their agenda and has been for years Biden ran on taking guns from americans. Did you vote for him as he got more votes than Obama and that president had Joe locked up in the basement as vice president. Come get em target rich environment.