Fact check: Claim that Biden called the Second Amendment ‘obsolete’ is satire

Fact check: Claim that Biden called the Second Amendment 'obsolete' is satire

The claim: Joe Biden said the Second Amendment is ‘obsolete’ A post offering Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s views on the Second Amendment started off as satire, but has now contributed to the spread of misinformation ahead of the 2020 election. “Biden Says the Second Amendment is ‘Obsolete,’ ” reads the headline of the article from the site America’s Last Line of Defense that has been shared by users on Facebook . USA TODAY reached out to those users for comment. “Just recently, Biden confirmed one of those very fears during a campaign speech at the Joe Barron Jewish community center in Pohtaytoe, Virginia, referring to the sacred and God-blessed Second Amendment right of all Americans to own and use firearms at any time anywhere for any reason whatsoever as ‘obsolete,’” the article reads. False quotes have been frequently attributed to Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee. Several originate as satire and are then shared by users who perceive them to be fact. A well-known satirical site The claim that Biden called the Second Amendment "obsolete" stems from the site called America’s Last Line of Defense and the top of its page reads, "SATIRE FOR YOUR CONFIRMATION BIAS." The article is listed under "BIDEN SATIRE FOR DELUSIONAL TRUMPSTERS TO HATE" and according to the site’s about us page, America’s Last Line of Defense defines itself as a "network of parody, satire, and tomfoolery." "Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and […]

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