Does Biden Want To Abolish the Second Amendment?

Does Biden Want To Abolish the Second Amendment?

Image via Fibonacci Blue/Flickr If elected, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to abolish the Second Amendment, regarding the “right of the people to keep and bear Arms.” Under his plan to end the “gun violence epidemic,” Biden outlines several policies on his website to reduce the accessibility of firearms, implement universal background checks on purchasers, and institute buy-back programs for assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The plan also notes that new measures will “respect the Second Amendment, which is limited.” What’s False Biden has never called for abolishing the Second Amendment. Moreover, under the U.S. Constitution, abolishing an amendment requires two-thirds approval in Congress and ratification by three-quarters of states. Though Biden’s proposed administration could push for an overhaul of the Second Amendment, that power is not vested in the president alone. U.S. Election Day is Nov. 3, 2020 . Check your state’s vote-by-mail options. Browse our coverage of candidates and the issues. And just keep fact-checking. In September 2020, several iterations of the same meme circulated on social media claiming that U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly stated that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden “wants to abolish the Second Amendment.” We rate this claim as “Mostly False.” Our search did not reveal a specific point in time when Biden said that he wanted to abolish the Second Amendment. In fact, we found several incidents where Biden denied wanting to abolish the amendment in its entirety. As part of his 2020 campaign, the presidential hopeful did outline a […]

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