President Joe Biden has been caught spreading “disinformation” once again about firearms and the Second Amendment as he continues to drive the left’s radical gun control agenda.
Biden visited Uvalde, Texas in response to a school shooting which took place there last weekend, but the president took advantage of the spotlight to peddle a number of false claims.
One of the claims he made, speaking to reporters alongside Marine One, was that a 9mm bullet “blows the lung out of the body,” which critics online exposed as a blatant falsehood.
The Daily Caller’s David Hookstead commented on Biden’s claim regarding 9 mm bullets, asking, “Will fact checkers be flagging his comment as misinformation?”
Shelby Talcott, White House correspondent at The Daily Caller, noted that Biden had been talking about “rational gun laws” and appeared to suggest that a 9 mm was a “high caliber” weapon that should potentially be banned.
Saying that he had consulted experts, Biden claimed that a “9 mm bullet blows the lung out of the body” and added, “There’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of self protection, hunting.”
“It was never about AR-15s or “assault rifles.” It’s about convincing you to give up your inalienable right to defend yourself,” James Lindsay tweeted.
“So they’re ditching the whole “assault weapon” shtick this time and coming straight for 9mm handguns?” Newsweek’s Josh Hammer added.
Dario Morrow agreed, saying, “And THIS is why people don’t support gun control. It never stops at the AR-15’s. Never. The President of the United States is talking about going after 9mm handguns, the most popular home defense weapon in America. This has never been about ‘doing something’ to protect kids.”
The president also repeated an often used lie that that the Second Amendment was not meant to be “absolute” along with the assertion that when the Bill of Rights was written, citizens could not legally own cannons.
“The Constitution, the Second Amendment was never absolute. You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed,” Biden continued. “I think things have gotten so bad that everybody is getting more rational about it.”
“You could absolutely own a cannon back then. In fact, John Hancock lent 4 of his personal cannon to George Washington and the Colonial Army for the duration. Where the hell do you people think the weapons for the Colonials came from early on?” @PatriotsofMars tweeted.
“This has already been debunked,” @RBPundit pointed out. “You could, in fact, buy a cannon when the second amendment was passed and could buy one today if you had enough money.”
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley noted that the president was spreading in “disinformation.”
“There’s a real chilling effect on people talking about the facts of gun control. You know, people want to suggest that you can simply legislate away gun violence. That’s not going to happen. There’s 400 million weapons in this country, 15 million of which are estimated to be AR-15s,” Turley said.
“But it also is a fact that when we banned assault weapons for that earlier period there was not an appreciable decrease in gun violence associated with it. So we can have what the president calls a common sense discussion, but we need to be able to deal with it on a factual rather than purely rhetorical way.”
“And it’s got to start with the president. Today he repeated a clearly false statement about the Second Amendment,” Turley continued. “Many of us have repeatedly said that his statement that you could not own a cannon or other weapons when the Second Amendment was ratified is untrue. Even The Washington Post admitted it’s untrue and yet the president keeps on repeating that as a defense for his call for gun control. He’s undermining his own case by repeating what is ironically disinformation.”
While the president’s claims are obviously false to common sense Americans, they may be enough to further rile up Democrats who are looking for any bit of bait to shove gun control down our throats.