Speaking to the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference Wednesday in Baltimore, President Joe Biden once again vowed to ban so-called “assault weapons” as the Democrat audience cheered.
The reaction Biden received only serves to reinforce what the Second Amendment Foundation said recently in the organization’s 2023 advertising effort: “Your Second Amendment rights are under attack like no other time in history.”
Biden had been speaking for 24 minutes before he told the audience, “I know it may make some of you uncomfortable, but that little state above me, Delaware is one of them, has the highest rate, one of the highest rates of gun ownership. But guess what? We’re going to ban assault weapons again come hell or high water and high capacity magazines.”
However, Ammoland checked and discovered Biden’s remarks about Delaware are not true, according to a chart posted online by World Population Review, which lists Biden’s home state near the bottom of the list with 34.4 percent gun ownership. Putting this in perspective, Montana is at the top with 66.3 percent, followed by neighboring Wyoming at 66.2 percent and Alaska at 64.5 percent.
Going down the Top Ten list, Idaho is fourth at 60.1 percent, West Virginia is next with 58.5 percent, Arkansas at 57.2 percent, followed by Mississippi at 55.8 percent, Alabama with 55.5 percent, South Dakota at 55.3 percent and North Dakota 55.1 percent.
While the remark is yet one more example of Biden fibbing about guns, his remark inadvertently recognized how uncomfortable some members of his party are about the rate of gun ownership in the country.
Thanks to the SAF advertising effort, Biden has become infamous for telling a CNN Townhall audience in 2021 that he not only wants to ban semiautomatic rifles—the so-called “assault weapons” against which has crusaded for decades—but also 9mm pistols, the most popular personal protection handgun in the country. The film clip of Biden actually saying so is at the heart of the SAF 60-second advertisement.
SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb noted recently that their advertisements were aired more than 1,000 times last year, and were viewed by more than 85 million people, including those who saw the ad “multiple times.” The message is broadcast on several different cable networks.
While Fox News reported Biden’s remarks, other news outlets have overlooked his promise, instead focusing on other parts of the president’s 34-minute speech.
Biden has repeated the vow to ban “assault weapons” since the Feb. 13 attack at Michigan State University left three students dead and others wounded. The man believed responsible, Anthony McRae, was not a student or staffer at the university in Lansing, Mich. Authorities still haven’t publicized a motive, and McRae left the campus only to take his own life a couple of hours later. He used a handgun, not a rifle, in the attack.
That attack came almost five years to the day (Feb. 14, 2018) that 17 students and adults were murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
But Biden may be unable to fulfill his threat to ban semi-auto rifles for a couple of reasons:
- Republicans now control the U.S. House of Representatives, and the caucus appears in no mood to entertain the president’s anti-gun agenda.
- Federal courts in Maryland and California are currently in the throes of re-examining bans in those states under the new guidelines established by the Supreme Court last June in the Bruen ruling.
Biden has been a leading proponent of gun control since he arrived on Capitol Hill some 50 years ago. He claims credit for shepherding the Clinton ban through Congress in the mid-1990s, but never mentions that passage of that legislation—during Bill Clinton’s first term as president—cost Democrats the majority in both the House and Senate in the 1994 mid-term elections.
His promise to ban “high capacity magazines” is also in trouble, as state-level bans are being challenged in federal courts by SAF and other gun rights organizations.
According to the World Population Review report, “Estimates show that there are anywhere from over 200 million to more than 350 million guns in the U.S. Because of variances in regulations throughout the nation, it’s impossible to get exact numbers when it comes to the total number of guns in the nation and the number of guns in each state.”
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Every time he says that, another half million AR-15’s are sold.
200,000 of any item puts it in “common use” per scotus, making it impossible to ban or even call “dangerous and unusual”, and legally exempt from NFA as well.
And if a terrible, tragic accident happens to one or two SCOTUS Justices (like Scalia)?? What then my friend? Keep in mind – these bastards are working hand in hand with Satan, there is no end to their evil and desire to enslave you, kill you or both for that matter.
Wrong! There is evil that even Satan is scared of.
Gee whiz, he said that there is no end to their evil!!
OHHHH….NO Mr. STEVE!!! Not big bad SATAN! PPLLEEAAAZZZEEE save me from him someone! I can’t believe I live in a day where people actually believe some of this superstitious NONSENSE. Maybe you should read that bible a little closer.
Its the PHA’s (Psychotic Hairless Apes) biggest failing. Personal responsibility is so frighting to them, that they have to attempt to create “Saviors” to do it for them. They can’t face the idea of being responsible for their own actions.
I bet there are that many “legally” owned SBR’s. So why aren’t they protected. I mean the big difference between an AR pistol with the arm brace and a Mission First Tactical stock is NOTHING.
Make sure you cache some of those items where only you and a trusted confidant knows where they are. I don’t trust DeSantis, Haley, Pompeo or any of those other faux-conservatives if something happens to DJT before 2024. The Commie Mutants will stage another Orlando nightclub shooting of degenerate sexual-deviants (primarily because they are the protected class now) and those listed above, along with quite a few other so-called Conservatives, will fold like a portable stadium chair to placate the screeching Sodomites. And a little advice, stop advertising how much you have – there is no such thing as “anonymity”… Read more »
Wise advice. The only problem with it for me is I am on record in oregoneistan for a CCW. That gives them all the info they need so I am on their list and I don’t care. I knew that would happen and to me, my safety is worth them knowing I have guns though I realize it should not be required. When law enforcement does a pull over and asks the dispatcher for the plate information, it comes back with the registered owner, car type and if they have a CCW or not. Were all on a list somewhere.… Read more »
I wasn’t talking about preserving only your immediate means of fight-back tools. I was referring more about having those “xtras” available for after you give up your “throwaways”. I will capitulate initially. Pull the old “why can’t we all get along” routine. Then, when things have quieted down – I break out the good stuff and go on offense. 30 years of instruction, hands-on experience in Army SF will be quite useful once I can recover some of my cached items. The reason I plan on handling it like this is I need to see who turns out to be… Read more »
With that said…at my age? I don’t care anymore. I rather go out in a pile of hot brass than kissing some slime infringing on my rights.
Amen, Brother Amen. I’m old, grouchy and slowly dying with an end that promises to be both painful and protracted.
A pile of Hot Brass promises a quicker and cleaner death.
Yeah! I’m still pissed off that DeSantis banned bumpstocks through executive action, which later empowered the ATF to go after FRT triggers, frames/receivers and pistol braces. Screw that New York living, golf playing, never-shot-a-gun-in-his-life DeSantis. Donald Trump would never do that!
When obummer buddied up to Cuba and Castro, I bought one because instantly the Cuban missile crises came to mind. I was never into the AR until that happened.
Due to my OCD, I bought a 5.56, 300 BO, 50 Beowulf, 6.5 Grendel, 6.5 Creedmoor, .308, 350 Legend, 450 Bushmaster, 300 Winchester magnum, 500 Automax and a .22. I just wanted to makes sure I had one that I would be able to use if I ran low on one kind of ammo or another. And guess what? Only ONE is at my place! The rest are in safes in a safe place.
That’s exactly what prompted me to buy the platform too. Before that, I was indifferent to owning one.
The thought of Hillary Clinton winning in 2016, was when I decided I needed more than one, and I started stockpiling ammo for every caliber of Gun I own.
The minute obummer won the second election I started building bullets, buying powder, projectiles, brass and primers not to mention all kinds of bolt carrier groups, parts, springs, buffer tube stops and more.
I will never use up all the stuff I have but if the SHTF, I am covered and I will be able to trade for food or whatever else I need. If the government makes a law that it is against the law to sell the parts or repair a gun like obummer tried to do, I will be a proud felon.
and even more of those unicorn AR-14’s the democrats talk about.
Don’t you mean fuck Joe Biden?
your giving him a lot of credit, 5 minutes. they use ambiguous words to confuse people on the issue, i.e., assault weapons, gun free zones, large capacity magazines, universal background checks. if progressives would tell the truth on policies no one would vote for them or their policies. he can pontificate all he wants to but that will only make people more sure that he is incompetent to hold the office. just hold on joe until the next election we don’t want commie-la to assume that position.
Bad news Brandon, Americans bought 1.2 million new guns in Feb 2023. Come and get them Brandon. FJB
Yeah, Brandon. Come here first. I wouldn’t use a gun, I’d use a pen. Just like John would.
Good luck with that, Commiecrats!
BWHHHHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD ONE!
Henry, Henry, Henry…one guy with a video camera can make a lot of progress towards freedom. You should know that! It was YOU who used one as part of Unintended Consequences.
Yes, if the opportunity presents itself… That, and a pig-pen!
Remember what Elon Musk said: “The Real president is whoever controls the Teleprompter.” Biden is nothing more than a Manchurian Candidate in an empty suit. He is the tradeoff made by the Liberal Progressive Democrat leadership. For allowing an old man to live out his dream of being President.
Joe has probably been hitting Hunters crack pipe while hiding in his basement in Delaware.
Joe and the Hoe can dream on we need to ban worthless politicians from stealing from the American taxpayers
Come and take them, butt munch!
First he sniffs then he munches.
No, he won’t. The Constitution, hundreds of court decisions including SCOTUS, and thousands of quotes from founders to justices and congress in the first 100 years of the nation all affirm no president has such power. Nor does congress or the courts. And we wouldn’t abide a ban anyhow. We wouldn’t even bother with aesthetic workarounds like last time. We’d simply exercise our rights while loudly telling him where to shove it.
FJB and his illegitimate regime.
Pres. Ziden can kiss my ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It CHAIRMAN XIDEN! Spell correctly! LOL!
1A & 2A
WHEN THEY ARE GONE…..
SO ARE YOU.
No Joe not “come hell” its more like go too hell . There is a reason Montana tops that list clown we are a red state and will never comply with your over reaching bullshit . MOLON LABE ilegitiment, incoherant, clownshow dipshit Joe Biden .
Then get rid of that toilet hole US senator of yours. I have a great friend who was born in your state and lives there and he hates him.
He panders to veterans for votes in Montana but I am guessing he will be done after 2024 if we are lucky here in Montana . I will do my part and vote a strait republican ticket to try to send him packing .
Someone put grandpa to bed before he falls up the stairs again
Never been there, but I’ve been told that people in hell want ice water.
Bottom line? Joe ain’t gettin’ what he want’s either.
Look, he and others (to include George W. and his Daddy-O) have been yammering about banning Semi-Auto weapons since the 80s. Heck, even Reagan said he didn’t think we “needed” them. That old Pedophile Biden is just throwing some red meat to his crowd of freaks and Commie Mutants. Ignore them. That doesn’t mean they’ll go away. What it does mean is you will live longer due to not stressing out every time that demented loser opens his mouth.
The gun ownership stats by state at the beginning of this piece certainly UNDERSTATE gun ownership. They’re necessarily based on surveys, and we’re at the point where many people don’t respond to surveys at all, and of those that do, many (the smart ones, anyway) do not admit to owning anything of value, including guns, jewelry, gold, etc.
This is certainly plausible, Hank. Still, it’s the only data readily available, and it comes in handy at times like this.
Thanks for reading and sharing this AMMOLAND report.
For sure. I’ve had “property tax” assessors at my door asking questions that I blatantly lied to them with the answers.
So whats their plan? Confiscate all the “assault weapons” and send them to Ukraine? FJB and F the whole federal government because now they are complicit in everything biden and his minions do.
I say we ban Democrat politicians first.
Like they have any idea how many guns are out there. And like I care about what this illegitimate asshat says. Bring it Bitch
The ramblings of an old demented fool.
Every time I read about Biden’s gun ban I donate $25 to Second Amendment Foundation or Gun Owners of America
I just did my donation. I won’t get to buy a box of 9 mm but my money will take another shot at those who want to destroy our 2nd Amendment.
Pretty sure “the Big Guy” won’t be getting 10% from your contribution!
Thanks for your generosity, and for reading and sharing this AMMOLAND report!
I’d go broke if I did that. Seems I watch or read about some of this garbage 10 times a day!
If I were to survive confiscation, there would be a trial.
At my age, the trial would only be the first telling of the legend.
He probably is mega-dosing with Adderall, courtesy of Dr. Jill. Joe sent Jill up the hill, to fetch a pail of water. When she came back down, she was wearing a frown, cuz Joe was washing their daughter.
Good one. But he was probably doing more than washing their daughter. Sick sack of shit that he is.
No longer any of that, I think………the daughter can run faster and besides all he can do now is sniff sniff and more sniff. Trying to find the scent that sets him free.
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Bring it, Felicia! See you at Lexington and Concord.
A six foot section of rope is an assault weapon.
We need to use that rope too make Joe into a wind chime .
also a shoestring tied to a beltloop.
Eff Joey the walking talking Eff up.
And here I thought 0bozo was the best gun salesman! The BIG MAN has beat 0bozo’s record!
Actually, he still is the best gun salesman. He’s the other “big guy” pushing “proxy Joe” on gun control, who’s also getting his 10%, and he’s backed by Soros.
We need to ban the senile, corrupt pervert that occupies the white house first. Since these “assault weapons” are in common use any ban would be unconstitutional but the human potato is too stupid to understand that.
Joe Biden needs to be impeached, investigated, charged and sentenced to a very lengthy prison term, for around a dozen or so crimes he’s committed. One of which is treason and sedition against the United States.
LOCK HIM UP!
Wouldn’t it be easier to ban Joe Biden? The man does suffer from dementia.
I predict that even in death Biden will be a useful puppet. Upon his death the Democrats will blame everything on FJB, thus they are all innocent of the betrayals, treasons, and high crimes that happened on his watch. Just wait and see.
I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that this guy will see hell before we see an “assault rifle” ban. Of course there is the possibility he will come to repentance and forgiveness for his lying and thievery prior to his departing, or he might come to his 2nd Amendment senses. Both are highly unlikely.
That’s the MORON n’ Chief! Lie, Lie, Lie!
He knows any such ban would be overturned by the Supreme Court. But taking away gun rights have become a means of punishing the right for electing Trump. They’re going to F with us, and if a bunch of us end up in prison before the laws get overturned, all the better.
Yeah . . . Biden’s close friend Xi told old Joe that guns in the hands of American Citizens are a big problem.
So StupidEffinBiden wants to disarm Americans to make it easier for Xi to invade.
When the crowd was whooping and cheering at his B.S., someone should have stood up and asked if he would lead by example, and get rid of the guns that protect HIS rear end 24/7/365!! That right there lays bare all of the lies spewing out of his mouth!
That commie ain’t banning squat. “Come and Take it.”
Joe is a pos bought, paid for and owned by china. He is a traitor that should be hung………as are and should be many members of the house and senate.
Where are the sheriffs when our “representatives” are committing treason???
Good luck with that….
Nice article Dave. Your use of the word fibbing instead of lying also shows that you are a nice person. LOL
Well, I am ‘ever the diplomat!’
Thanks for reading and sharing this AMMOLAND report!
Biden didn’t even promise hell or high water but he has sure delivered it.
Political pandering to his far left base, since we ALL KNOW that this won’t happen as long as any segment of the government, House, Senate or Executive is in Republican hands. If the Democrats happen to secure all three, then they have the SCOTUS to get by. ( thank God for Clarence Thomas! ) and if all else fails, then the Tree of Liberty gets refreshed ; so take heart , fellow gun owners, we are still the largest armed population in the world, by far ! with two hundred MILLION potential soldiers! FJB .
Then he and congress will make millions of once law abiding citizens criminals. Since Democrats love criminals I figure they will ignore us like they do muggers, rapists, and murderers.
Everytime this Demented Dipschitt opens his mouth, all I hear is “But when a long train of abuses and ursurpations pursuing invariably the same Object…”
As far as I’m concerned, it’s time to “throw off such Government, and establish New Guards for our future security.”
“But Biden may be unable to fulfill his threat to ban semi-auto rifles for a couple of reasons:”One: His enforcers will meet the same fate as the enforcers for King George Two: FINALLY state militias will form and the first 13 words of the 2nd amendment will be back in force and effect. Three: Chairman Xiden is tried for crimes against humanity because of the people of Europe who suffered due to his order to destroy the Nord Stream pipe line. He is tried in an international court, sentenced and sent to Russia to be executed. Four: The psychos that… Read more »
Regarding the last paragraph and the amount of guns in the nation. I think there was an article on here that said DOJ or ATF has records for 1.5 billion or more guns in the good ol USA and where the people that own them are located. Of course, these records are not to track who has guns and where, this information will only be used to track how many guns and what type they are in America which was claimed by the alphabet agency. Ya, RIGHT. On CPAC, Matt Gates said that this list needs to be removed and… Read more »
Is it me or does that 2AF ad sound like a late-night TV attorney spot?
We’ll cross that bridge when we get there —– and then burn it. The British tried the same thing, forced gun control, in March of 1775 —– and it started a war that birthed a nation. There has only ever been one reason that a nation disarms it’s citizens. China did it, russia did it, Britain did it, Cambodia did it, Nicaragua did it, Nigeria did it, Venezuela did it, France did it, Germany did it etc. etc. etc. What happens when a nation disarms it’s citizens? Slow or rapid extinction. The rate of extinction likely depends on how much… Read more »