Fact-Checking President Biden

Fact-Checking President Biden

President Joe Biden (D) addressed a joint session of Congress. Attacking our Second Amendment rights was a big part of his speech. Let’s unravel some of his spin, disinformation and, yes, outright lies. “Gun violence has become an epidemic in America,” said Biden, trotting out one of his campaign lines. Until 2020, America had seen a long, overall decline in violent crime. Last year, however, likely saw a rise—in some cities even a surge. This, of course, had nothing to do with gun ownership and rising gun sales; it had everything to do with riots, movements to defund the police, and so on. Treating guns as an “epidemic” isn’t just empty rhetoric. It’s a way to push through a radical agenda under the smokescreen of a “public-health” issue. As America’s 1st Freedom reported previously , “[T]he entire ‘public-health’ approach is flatly inconsistent with the laws and customs of a free republic such as ours. Individual rights are just that: rights.” Simply put, people can be dangerous , whereas firearms are just tools that, like any other, can be misused by criminals or used lawfully and responsibly; millions of Americans do the latter every day. “I know how hard it is to make progress on this issue. In the 90s, we passed universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines that hold a hundred rounds that can be fired off in seconds. We beat the NRA,” said Biden. There’s a lot of misinformation to unpack in this […]

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